Did you wake up this morning and thought to yourself, “Y’know, today I’d love to watch a ridiculous amount of over-the-top, gruesome violence and death scenes”? Well, looks like you’re in luck – to go along with the release of ‘Mortal Kombat X’, we have two videos for you to check out that has every fatality cinematic that appears in the game, one by a user named MKIceAndFire, and another by IGN.
To get an idea of how bloodily detailed these fatalities are just take a look at the Youtube comments: many of them, even the ones made by fans of the game, feature phrases like “Some of these scenes are genuinely hard to look at”, “Anyone else feeling sick?”, and “I know that this is Mortal Kombat but dang.”
MKIceAndFire’s video shows off the fatalities as well as giving the button combinations to pull them off; IGN’s features some characters not seen in MKIceAndFire’s, and also shows off the X-Ray move cinematics, most of them so brutal (such breaking skulls and spines) they could really be fatalities in their own right. You can check out both videos (if you can stomach them) below.
Controversially, ‘Mortal Kombat X’ is offering DLC to make fatalities easier – instead of inputing a series of movements and buttons, this DLC would make fatalities as simple as holding down R2 and pressing another button. Since fatalities only occur after one player has already defeated the other player, this DLC would not give any kind of unfair advantage and would be purely to make it easier to see the fatality cinematics. However, what is strange is that the DLC is not a one purchase deal – you buy them in bundles of 5 or 30 (the former for $1, the latter for $5), making them a consumable micro-transaction. It seems like a strange thing to offer to the consumers, but if it sells, it sells.