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Mortal Kombat creator would 'love' Scorpion in Smash – will it happen?

by Michael Gwilliam
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Mortal Kombat’s co-creator Ed Boon opened up about the idea of either Scorpion or Sub-Zero appearing in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, and gave fans some hope.

In an interview with Shacknews, Boon was asked how he would feel about potentially celebrating Mortal Kombat in Smash Bros with Scorpion joining the fray with Sub-Zero as an echo fighter.

“From my perspective, for me personally, I can’t speak for all of Warner Bros or anything, but it would be kind of like a stamp of approval,” the 55-year-old replied. “It’d be like being part of the gang and all that stuff.”

(Timestamp 2:05 for mobile viewers)

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“I would love to see something like that,” he added. “Again, I’m not speaking for everybody, but for me personally, that would be a really cool thing to see.”

Boon isn’t the only major video game creator to speak out about wanting to see their creation in Smash.

As Dexerto has previously reported, Doom Eternal’s director Marty Stratton said his team had reached out to Nintendo about adding Doom Slayer to Ultimate, but the conversations never turned into anything serious.

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Additionally, Overwatch Game Director Jeff Kaplan went as far as telling Nintendo that could add any of the game’s heroes to Smash, but he would personally like to see Tracer blink into battle.

Could Scorpion and Sub-Zero come to Smash?

Smash Ultimate already has a few representatives from fighting games in its roster including Ryu and Ken from Street Fight and Fatal Fury’s Terry Bogard. Mortal Kombat would be the first western-developed fighting game to have characters join the roster.

While it’s unlikely we’d be able to see any brutal fatalities in the world – even as Final Smashes – due to Smash’s E10 rating, it’s not like this hasn’t happened before.

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Mortal Kombat wouldn't be the first M-rated game with a fighter in Smash.

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Mortal Kombat vs DC toned down the violence to keep a T rating, so the same could happen in the event its fighters entered the fray.

Neither Scorpion or Sub-Zero would be the first fighters from a Mature-rated franchise to join the roster. Bayonetta and Solid Snake both come from M titles. It’s not just fighters either. Resident Evil had a Spirit Board event and Assassin’s Creed got some love with a Mii Fighter outfit, so it’s clear that nothing is off-limits as far as subject matter goes.

With six characters still yet to come as part of Fighters Pass Volume 2, the speculation is high. Only time will tell if Boon gets his wish and Nintendo lets Mario duke it out with Scorpion.