The newest Mortal Kombat has been out for a few days now and naturally, a number of hardcore fans have managed to pick it apart and find every little nugget of bloody goodness. It’s a truly amazing thing to see just how much love gamers have for this series when they manage to not only find all the secrets it has to offer, but to already start theorizing on what the next game in the series could feature. I can’t imagine a bigger compliment to NetherRealm Studios and Warner Bros. Interactive than asking for seconds of their newest title.
But on to the point. Mortal Kombat has shown just how far it can go with insane gore, but which of the newest Fatalities are the best of the bunch? The series has a rich history of showing unique ways to kill your opponent, some great, some not so much, and the latest Mortal Kombat is no exception. How do these new ones measure up? Let’s find out.
I should note that I went by my usual “one-per-character” and “regular-fatalities-only” rules, as well as one that eliminates any repeat Fatalities or composite Fatalities (as in, ones that are two old ones combined). It really isn’t fair to compare ones we’ve already seen with ones that are brand new, is it? But even with these rules in place, it was really hard to narrow the list down. If you agree or disagree, feel free to say so in the comments below.
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Honorable Mention: Smoke’s Smoked Out Fatality
We’ll start with an honorable mention, then get into the good stuff. Again, it was really hard to narrow the list down to ten. This one is one I really wanted to include in some fashion, but only for the story behind it so it wouldn’t really fit on the actual list.
While the Fatality is pretty good on its own merits, what stuck out for me was the unique situation behind it. As it turns out, a YouTube user by the name of piranhasoldier made a fan version of this Fatality. It arrived on the internet before the real version appeared. This certainly raised some eyebrows when the real Fatality appeared, but as far as I know, MK went gold before the fan version appeared, so it could just be a coincidence. Still, the MK YouTube page Favorited the fan version, which could mean nothing, or it could be hinting at something.
Well, I thought it was interesting.