Fatalities have always been the calling card of the Mortal Kombat franchise. So, of course, the new entry, MK11, is following suit, as the recently revealed Fatality trailer clearly shows. The video contains everything you could want. There’s limbs flying everywhere, heads being lopped off, spines being torn out of bodies, faces ripped off, the works. And, of course, buckets upon buckets upon buckets of blood spraying all over the place.
If you’re a Mortal Kombat fan, like yours truly, we can safely assume that you’re not exactly squeamish. So, I’d urge you to check out the new Fatality trailer for Mortal Kombat 11. It is a spectacle to behold. How about Scorpion wrapping Raiden in his chain and cutting him in half? Sonya Blade shooting Baraka into the sky and then helicopter blades? How about Skarlet disemboweling Raiden, then using the gushing blood to form a scythe and then impale him on it? Or, you know, one can go the simpler route, like our boy Baraka, who simply rips Scorpion’s face clean off.
Even the old-school fatalities have an extra layer of polish and flair to them. Take, for example, Sub Zero’s iconic Spine Rip, which caused the forming of the ESRB rating system back in the day. Let’s break it down, shall we? First, he impales the opponent upside-down on a spear of an ice sculpture. That’s a lot of panache right there already. He then punches through the gut, and removes the spine and head, one vertebra at a time, like opening a zipper. As the final screw you, the fatality ends with Sub Zero swinging the head around on the spine, and sticking it onto the spear point. It’s truly, gloriously, ridiculously awesome.
Mortal Kombat 11 is coming out on April 23rd, 2019. You’ll be able to play it on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, and Nintendo Switch. There will also be a beta period in late March for those of you that want to play as early as possible and preorder the game. Plus, there’s two special editions of the game on top. For more on that, check out our article on Mortal Kombat 11 preorder bonuses and special editions content.