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Quan Chi's bloody shower, Kung Lao's beat down and Scorpion's lethal Shoryuken; Brutalities are back... and there are over 100

Posted by John 'Velociraptor' Guerrero • February 26, 2015 at 7:52 p.m. PST • Comments: 85

In today's live stream from NetherRealm Studios, we got Brutalities back in a big way.

In Mortal Kombat X, it seems as though they are almost nothing like the original concept. Instead of long, brutal combos that end in obliteration, Brutalities now seem more like quick fatalities.

From what we saw in the stream, these finishers tend to take on a glorified nature of a character's existing special move. Take, for instance, Kung Lao's beat down technique.

This move sees Kung Lao repeatedly punch his opponent's face, drop and elbow to their rib cage, and then toss them across the screen. In the Brutality version, the animation begins the same way, but Kung Lao just continues to punch his victim's face until their head is clean off.

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Developers mentioned that, in accordance with traditional MK special enders, Brutalities will have special requirements to execute. This means, you'll have to jump through a few hoops such as perhaps going through a whole round without blocking.

We don't know what the special requirements will be exactly, but we do know that players will be able to actually combo into Brutalities. This is going to make for some extremely hype moments as there will no longer be the pause, the FINISH HIM, a dimming of the lights and a quick animation before a character is obliterated.

Now, death is worked right into the game play.

Hit the jump to see the official Brutality game play trailer.
Suck on that!

Source: GamesHQMedia.
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