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Brutalities Return in Mortal Kombat X

Runtime: 46:23    Author: Mortal Kombat Community    Category: Trailers

Yesterday, NetherRealm Studios teased the return of Brutalities in Mortal Kombat X, and in today's MKX Kombat Kast livestream, the these finishing moves were properly introduced.

You can see montage of Brutalities in the video above, starting at around the 18:00 mark, before designer Brian LeBaron goes on to explain a bit more about how they will work. Brutalities are triggered by meeting certain conditions that vary depending on the Brutality in question, like beating an opponent with a throw or winning without blocking. They don't have any gameplay effect, LeBaron said, and are purely a visual spectacle designed to bring back "that humiliation factor" of arcade fighting games.

There'll be "over 100" Brutalities in the game, with varying levels of difficulty. However, LeBaron said that they wanted them to be more accessible than they were in previous games, so most of them are relatively easy to perform.

In contrast, Brutalities in the console versions of Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 (where they were introduced) and Mortal Kombat Trilogy were analogous to Fatalities, albeit with longer, more complicated input sequences. These Brutalities made the victor perform a long string of regular attacks, similar to Killer Instinct's Ultra Combos, before the defeated opponent exploded in a mass of blood and bones. They were unpopular due to both their difficulty and perception as being less interesting than the easier-to-perform Fatalities, and have only appeared in one other game since Mortal Kombat Trilogy, 2005's Mortal Kombat: Shaolin Monks.

Mortal Kombat X is coming to PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox One, Xbox 360, and PC on April 16.


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Comments Comments (4)

Posted by predatorhunter
On Friday 27 Feb 2015 3:14 PM
sweet would love animalities to return but some of these look awesome. also ed boon posted a pic of a cage on twitter theres another character reveal tomorrow possibly johny cage.
Posted by rcvillamor3
On Sunday 1 Mar 2015 9:16 AM
Blood and gore return as classic staple of MK!
Posted by PE0PLEKN0WME
On Sunday 1 Mar 2015 7:25 PM
Still remember the blood code for mega drive. ABACABB. Haha
Posted by sakuraba
On Monday 2 Mar 2015 10:41 AM
Watched some of the brutalities on youtube awesome!!!!