Mortal Kombat X may have been released several months back, but the developers at NetherRealm Studios are still managing to keep the game’s many dedicated players engaged. DLC may keep things fresh, but it’s the game’s capacity for hidden secrets that really keeps people invested.
The latest DLC character to hit the game is Tremor, who joins the cast today for anyone who purchased the Kombat Pass. Already, one of his secret techniques has been uncovered, with YouTube channel ReallySmallProductions claiming to be among the first to share it across the Internet.
As well as the series’ trademark Fatalities, Mortal Kombat X also features the less widely referenced Brutalities. These character-specific techniques allow players to use a special move to round out a match, typically with a more violent twist to ensure that the opponent stays down.
One of Tremor’s secret Brutalities has been captured on video by ReallySmallProductions, and it’s just as brutal as you would expect from the rest of Mortal Kombat X. To execute the move, players reportedly have to hold down on their controller as they clear out the last part of their opponent’s health with a throw.
Staying quiet about the commands for attacks like this is one of several ways that the latest entry in the long-running Mortal Kombat series attempts to deliver elements of the arcade experience. While the information might not stay secret for very long, there’s certainly some appeal to being able to pull off something that your friends cannot — especially while you’re playing online.
Between this, the intriguing meta-game being played between various Factions and a robust selection of paid and free post-release content, Mortal Kombat X certainly seems to have some legs. The question is, where does the game go from here?
The Tremor pack is the last piece of downloadable content currently scheduled for release, but it doesn’t seem that Mortal Kombat X is done just yet. Speculation about which characters would be added into the game after launch ran rampant ahead of its initial release, and it’s liable to do so once again now the announced fighters are all playable.
However, it may be time for NetherRealm Studios to move on from Mortal Kombat — at least for the moment. There’s plenty of talk about a Justice League video game as DC prepares to expand its cinematic universe, and as such a sequel to Injustice: Gods Among Us would seem like a safe bet for the near future.
Mortal Kombat X is currently available for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.