Mortal Kombat and Injustice developer NetherRealm Studios are reportedly developing a new Marvel fighting game. This would be the first straight-up Marvel fighting game since Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite from 2017. It is currently being heavy rumoured in the videogame industry that at E3 2021, NetherRealm will reveal Injustice 3, with the game releasing later in year. There is no reason that this couldn’t still happen, because of this rumour, but it seems like after they complete their Injustice trilogy, NRS could be making the leap from DC to Marvel.
It should be stated that this recent report from Daniel Richtman from Stealth Optional is rather light on any sort of specific details. However, Richtman does claim that development has already started on the game for next-gen consoles, (meaning the PlayStation 5, the Xbox Series X and the Xbox Series S.)
There is of course, the chance that we could see this new Marvel based fighting game revealed before the next Injustice game. It really depends on how far along the Marvel game is in its development cycle. If it has been in development a significant amount of time, then it will likely be the studio’s next game released. However, if it is instead only in the early stages of development, then we can probably expect to see Injustice 3 being released first. It has also been speculated, (although is highly unlikely,) that we could get a merge of properties, resulting in a Marvel vs DC fighting game.
In the meantime, all that we have to go on is this new report and pure speculation. So, as always take everything discussed above with a large pinch of salt until more information is revealed officially.
At the time of writing, all of the parties mentioned above, – Marvel, WB Games, or NetherRealm Studios – are yet to comment on this recent report.
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