NetherRealm Studios, known best for the Mortal Kombat series, has developed a reputation for making visually stunning and high production fighting games. Aside from Mortal Kombat, the studio worked on the DC universe’s Injustice series. It would appear as though NetherRealm may be tackling the other half of the comic book titans, with rumours suggesting that they are working on a Marvel Fighting game.
According to industry insider Daniel Richtman (and as reported by Stealth Optional), NetherRealm Studios is currently working on a Marvel fighting game for the new generation of consoles. Though few details have been revealed, development on the game is reportedly already underway.
In the past, superhero games based on popular comic books have been hit-or-miss, with movie tie-ins and more diluting the well of superhero games. In recent years however there has been a push to up the quality of superhero titles put out, with games such as Marvel’s Spider-Man, the Batman Arkham series and more all consisting of high production values, and releasing to critical and commercial success.
The Marvel vs Capcom fighting game series has garnered a loyal fanbase over the game’s many entries. Unfortunately, the latest release, Marvel vs Capcom Infinite, was much less well received. On the fighting game front meanwhile, Injustice: Gods Among Us and Injustice 2 took the DC cast of heroes and villains and pitted them together in a fighting game which not only looked great, but was well received. It would therefore make a great deal of sense if NetherRealm were in fact tasked with making a new Marvel fighting game.
Of course, this leak should be taken with a pinch of salt, until Marvel or NetherRealm themselves confirm it – though the studio’s Creative Director Ed Boon has mentioned his desire to make a Marvel game in the past.
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