Mortal Kombat X Will Revive a Long-lost "-ality" Finisher

Mortal Kombat X Will Revive a Long-lost

Mortal Kombat X will see the return of a long lost "'-ality" finishing move, though exactly which one will be making a return hasn't been revealed.

“For those who are familiar with the Mortal Kombat, we’ve first had the Fatality and we added a Babality. We had the Friendship moves, Brutality moves and all of these crazy things over the years,” series creator Ed Boon told IGN. “We are going to be reinstating an ‘Ality’ from a previous game into Mortal Kombat X. And I can’t wait to be able to talk about it but at the moment I can’t.”

2011's Mortal Kombat reboot included Fatalities (particularly violent, character-specific finishing moves), stage-specific Pit Fatalities, and Babalities (pictured above), in which the winner turns the loser into a baby. Other -alities seen in earlier Mortal Kombat games include Brutalities, which see the winner beating the loser to a pulp with a long series of blows, Animalities, in which the victor turns into an animal to maul their opponent, and Friendship, comically non-violent peace offerings.

Brutalities seem like the most likely finisher to be making a comeback, as they were in development for 2011's Mortal Kombat but couldn't be finished in time

Mortal Kombat X was announced earlier this year, after a progressively less cryptic countdown on Twitter by Boon. It's being developed for Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and PC, and is planned for a 2015 release.


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Comments Comments (11)

Posted by birdman
On Monday 18 Aug 2014 10:23 AM
Still remember the babalities, friendships etc from back in the day. Always crumbled under the pressure of the dark screen when it came to enter the code though most of the time and just fluffed them with an ankle trip or uppercut!
Posted by darklordfoamy
On Monday 18 Aug 2014 10:33 AM
Well I'm hoping for either friendship which were always funny or animalities as they were entertaining though hoping they make a bit more sense with some characters aka Scorpion turning into a bloody penguin in UMK3. I still want to know what the decision behind that one was.
Posted by predatorhunter
On Monday 18 Aug 2014 10:48 AM
excellent cant wait to see which one they decide on, maybe with luck they will bring them all back.
Posted by drunk_monk
On Monday 18 Aug 2014 12:17 PM
Babailities were so funny, I'm glad they are bringing the humor back to brutal to the death fights.
Posted by ActualTats
On Monday 18 Aug 2014 12:43 PM
Personally campaigning for Animalities!
Posted by IIIII
On Monday 18 Aug 2014 2:12 PM
should bring back Harakiri aswel
Posted by Bappernz
On Monday 18 Aug 2014 5:21 PM
AM really looking forward to this
Posted by Jas
On Tuesday 19 Aug 2014 11:11 AM
Hopefully its Animalities
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Posted by Durty Driscoll
On Wednesday 20 Aug 2014 11:06 AM
I've enjoyed the slapstick finishers at the end of Killzone rounds on PS4. they are welcome relief to all the running and gunning. So I'd rather see some of the softer 'atalities return. Not because I'm squeamish but because variety is the spice of life.
Posted by ironfist92
On Wednesday 20 Aug 2014 12:24 PM
Animality pleaseeeeee

And this time, SCORPION actually turns into a SCORPION!
Posted by dman
On Wednesday 4 Feb 2015 4:22 PM
I watched the stream and they said it will be a new ality!