Gamers had a chance to check out and learn every Fatality from the core roster of Mortal Kombat X when the game launched a few weeks ago, but as DLC characters start to roll out, the community is in for brand new ways to finish their opponents. One of the first content additions to the game is now available for season pass holders and players are already mastering the horror icon’s arsenal of attacks, Fatalities, and Brutalities.
Mortal Kombat X Kombat Pack holders should now have access to Friday the 13th’s Jason Vorhees in-game. The goalie mask-wearing killer and his trademark machete feel right at home in the violent world of Mortal Kombat and his debut trailer definitely confirms that he has the fighting chops to hold his own. We’ve know Jason’s fighting variations for a few days now, but without the Kombat Cast streams that we had before the game’s launch, we actually had to wait until his release to have a look at the fighter’s finishing moves.
Spoiler and violence warnings definitely apply for both preview videos. Prepare yourself for some gore before you watch Jason tear into his victims with both his bare hands and his trusty weapon of choice…
The first Fatality, in which Jason slams his opponent into the ground like a ragdoll and tears their limbs off, feels a little disappointing. The attack definitely gets the job done and conveys the character’s super-human strength, but it doesn’t really feel very much like Friday the 13th. This is pretty surprising, considering how much the rest of the character’s look and feel seem to perfectly capture his essence in the movies.
Luckily, the second brutal finisher involves the machete and looks much more like the kind of kill that fans of the film franchise are used to seeing Jason deliver. Not every kill in the movies is the result of a machete swing, but those are likely the ones that most fans associate with the killer. The game does a great job of making that weapon the perfect tool for a finisher.
If that isn’t enough gore, here is a look at the character’s Brutality, as well:
The unkillable fighter’s finishing moves are definitely just as brutal as some of the others that we’ve seen, but we look forward to seeing what the community thinks of them. The fighter’s personality is definitely well-represented in Jason’s intro trailer and his variations, so hopefully the community connects with the slasher.
In the age of DLC, it’s not surprising that the focus has quickly shifted from the core roster of characters to the add-on content. NetherRealm Studios assures fans that the team will continue balancing and tweaking all of the fighters to maintain the game’s competitive environment.
What do you think of Jason’s Fatalities? Do they live up to the horror-film icon’s legend? Let us know in the comments.
Mortal Kombat X is out now on PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, iOS and Android. It will release on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in June.