Iconic Mortal Kombat 2 stage Fatality brought back in Mortal Kombat 11 as Sub-Zero Brutality

NetherRealm Studios' Easter Egg game is on point

Posted by John 'Velociraptor' Guerrero • January 20, 2019 at 11:30 a.m. PST

Especially due to the lack of spoilers that inherently come from internet culture, Fatalities and Easter Eggs in the early Mortal Kombat titles had a special surprise and pop to them. You might play through one of these games a handful of times before even seeing a finishing move performed, and even more rare were the stage Fatalities.

The first time you knocked someone into The Pit in MK1 was a very memorable moment, and sometimes a total accident as all one needed to do was perform an uppercut after "FINISH HIM!" appeared on screen, and developers doubled down on this in MK2.

In addition to bringing The Pit back, devs also included The Dead Pool and Kombat Tomb as stages that offered unique Fatality opportunities. You'd never expect it because they remained completely out of sight during game play, but Kombat Tomb hid a long row of vicious spikes on the ceiling above the camera's view.

Figure out your character's special input and you could knock your defeated foe up into said spikes, leading to one of two animations where they'd either bleed out or slowly slide down and eventually fall back to the floor.

It seems NetherRealm Studios has given this nostalgic 90's title a callback in the upcoming Mortal Kombat 11 as Sub-Zero has a Brutality that clearly echos this older kill move.

Jake "PND Mustard" Neal posted the following footage on his Twitter showcasing the Brutality. As a bonus, we've included an MK2 stage Fatality compilation from SuperKiroChan after the jump.


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