There are few things as odd in the video game world as the concept of crossovers. Oh, placing two great tastes that take great together seems obvious enough, but in some cases, the combination doesn't consist of great tastes that you'd dare to stick together. Take the bizarre announcements in just the past year. You've got Capcom crossing over Tatsunoko, which will feature the oddity of Ryu and Chun-Li battling characters from Gatchaman and Gold Lightan. Then you've got Cross Edge for the PS3, which will feature an insane crossover between Disgaea, Mana Khemia, Darkstalker and who knows what else. However, for those not familiar with obscure Japanese games and animations, by far the strangest crossover announced in the last year is Midway's Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe.
Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe is following in the steps of Capcom's Marvel vs. Capcom idea and bringing the two brands together into a fighting game. A dimensional rift has opened up between the Mortal Kombat and DC universes, and as with any good superhero crossover, it means that there is fighting afoot. For those wondering exactly how Superman can lose to Sonya Blade, Midway has confirmed that the magical nature of Mortal Kombat's Outworld and other factors have weakened the DC heroes to the point where they can actually fight the MK fellows without winning in a single attack. To quote Mystery Science Theater 3000, it's just a video game, and you should really just relax and enjoy watching Scorpion and Superman duel it out.