Mortal Kombat vs. Killer Instinct Is Happening, and 4 More MK Crossovers We Want

NetherRealm Studios, who has given us two really amazing Mortal Kombat games recently in the form of the ninth entry in the series and the crossover involving the DC Universe, has been working on acquiring an old and beloved fighting franchise to add to their roster. Rumors that they were seeking to purchase the rights to the Rare game Killer Instinct began appearing late in 2011, and earlier this month Mortal Kombat creator Ed Boon tweeted...

RT @YoungNate19: @noobde Mortal Kombat vs. Killer Instinct. EB: We just got the OK to do it! Coming in 2013! Stay tuned!

Now, that tweet did appear on April Fools' Day, so let's not all start high-fiving each other just yet, but the quest by NetherRealm to secure Killer Instinct is pretty widely known. It's possible it may be legit.

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Jef Rouner is a contributing writer who covers politics, pop culture, social justice, video games, and online behavior. He is often a professional annoyance to the ignorant and hurtful.
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