Some of the best fighting games in history have been crossover titles. What’s a crossover? Think of Super Smash Bros. or Marvel v. Capcom: These are games that take hugely popular characters from completely different universes and throw them together into a ring.
We asked a handful of communities on social media and Reddit which crossovers they would like to see in the future. Here were our favorite responses.
Note that crossovers planned for the future will not be a part of this list—so, sorry Tekken x Street Fighter. We also limited the list to franchises and companies that have made fighting games in the past or had their characters included in other fighting games.
SNK vs. Capcom sequel
This is one of the original crossover series. Made popular in the arcade and ported over to the PS2 and original Xbox, SNK vs. Capcom featured characters mainly from the Street Fighter, King of Fighters, Fatal Fury, and Darkstalkers.
Seeing Ryu square off against Kyo Kusanagi once again would be a delight.
SNK is the creator of the classic arcade and handheld unit of consoles known as Neo Geo. The company focused on arcade fighting games and frantic shooters such as Metal Slug, Samurai Shodown, and the King of Fighters series of games.
Nowadays, SNK isn’t the huge company it was back in its arcade heydays but that hasn’t stopped fans from hoping and waiting for future installments.
Shonen Jump vs. Marvel/DC
Goku versus Superman? Yes please.
Shonen Jump is the publisher of most of the world’s popular manga including Naruto, Bleach, and One Piece to name a few.
But should the Shonen characters square off against DC or Marvel heroes? Those we asked couldn’t put their finger on which american publication they wanted to see against some of Japan’s finest. So why not both?
Sega vs. Nintendo
While this has been made somewhat real Sonic’s addition to the Super Smash Bros. series of games, the rivalry could easily be expanded on.
Nintendo’s portfolio of IPs is legendary and has stood the test of time with titles such as Super Mario, Legend of Zelda, and Pokemon.
When you look beyond Sonic the Hedgehog, Sega has a substantial pool of characters to choose from. With titles such as Vocaloid, Persona/Shin Megami Tensei, Bayonetta and Virua Fighter to chose from, Sega could supply a big enough roster to rival Nintendo’s.
Bandai Namco vs. Square Enix
We saw a few suggestions for a mix-match of Square Enix and Bandai properties, such as Final Fantasy vs. Soul Calibur or Tekken, loitering around the comment sections.
Instead we decided to pit both franchises against each other for one big mash-up of every franchise under their belts. Final Fantasy, Dragon Quest, Tekken, Soulcalibur, and Pacman.
You could easily see the likes of Cloud taking on Pacman in a crossover game.