Here’s More, Unsurprisingly Gory, Mortal Kombat X Gameplay (NSFW)

Here’s More, Unsurprisingly Gory, Mortal Kombat X Gameplay (NSFW)

From what we’ve seen so far, Mortal Kombat X is shaping up to be the best, if not the most violent, instalment in the 22-year old beat-em-up series. Another gameplay clip has popped up online and while it’s a bit too much for my tastes, I certainly won’t stand in the way of anyone keen to literally dispense some brain-snapping bargains on their virtual foes. NSFW purely for crazy amounts of blood, gore and blood-gore.

Courtesy of Games HQ, the video shows two fights — Scorpion against Sub-Zero and Kano punching it out with Raiden. Apparently it’s Xbox One and/or PS4 gameplay — the clip’s description isn’t sure which platform it’s from. There is a whole six minutes and 30 seconds of it though.

Raiden has an interesting move where he places balls of lightning in the air, which can sit there as obstacles for your opponent, or be connected together via a beam using a separate action. The fatalities are brutal, with Raiden copping some back-of-the-head laser action from Kano.

One of the most talked-about features is the X-ray mode that shows somewhat involved details of injuries suffered by players, such as breaking bones, twisted muscles and the like. There’s a bit of a disconnect though — towards the end of the clip you clearly see poor Raiden endure a spinal injury that would leave him in a wheelchair, yet he stands back up just a few seconds later.

Obviously, it’s a video game and Raiden is a supernatural being, so it can be explained away, but it still looks odd.

Mortal Kombat 10 Gameplay (PS4/Xbox One) [YouTube, via Reddit]

Comments

  • People can’t seriously look at how much more gory this looks compared to MK9 and think it’s getting through the censorship board

    • yep because gore isn’t censored any more. The only way it would be banned is if it contained sexualised violence (mk doesnt) or if it had drugs that gave you a some sort of benefit (mk doesnt have that). It’ll get through fine.

    • Yeah that’s right. This is definitely gonna be an interesting one.
      With no restriction on themes, and violence being accepted under the smallest of restrictions,
      I think we’ll finally learn just how adult our new R rating really is.
      Either way, this game looks freakin awesome!

  • MKX won’t be banned, get real mate lol. Didn’t you know, the ACB has no issue with violence, it’s fictional drug use that they must protect adults from 😛

    Have you played Outlast? The Last of Us? Wolfenstein: The New Order? Outlast and it’s expansion Whistleblower in particular, contains by far the most disgusting, messed up shit I have ever seen in a video game. Seriously mate, the entire game is filled with buckets of blood, gore, sexualised violence….Look up a few videos. It was released uncut in Oz. No game has been banned for violence since the implementation of the R rating. All up only two have been banned for anything else. MK9 was released uncut once the new rating came into effect, but compared to games like Outlast, MKX is just over the top and silly.

    But in the end, none of this matters to me as I purchase all of my PS4/PS3 games from the U.S/UK PSN stores by using digital points cards. NBN connection FTW! I haven’t even thought about all of this petty little games ratings business in years. I grew up and realized how truely irrelevant the ACB is many many years ago.

    Create your own freedom!

  • Wow, I’ve never really played Mortal Kombat before MK 4 on the Nintendo 64, but I’ll definitely be giving the one a go 🙂

  • It’ll only be refused if the violence is “cruel or realistic, excessively frequent, prolonged/detailed or repetitive.”
    they’re basically saying constant, realistic excessive prolonged torture is a no-no.
    Only the fatalities are gratuitous, and even then I wouldn’t say they’re prolonged and excessively frequent. Also they’re optional.
    it’s just my opinion, but I think it could be okay. 

  • I think it would be nice to turn off the x-ray stuff.. I can see it losing its appeal for me pretty quickly. And I know that my next point is a bit useless because the whole game revolves around each fighter taking huge punishment and getting straight back up as though nothing happened until their empty health bar dictates that it’s time to drop, ..but to so clearly see a guys neck bones get shattered into a million pieces and then to see that character get straight back up for more is just odd.

    • I felt the Xray stuff in MK9 was worthwhile. It does get a bit boring seeing the same animation and that disconnect where a dude gets his neck broke, only to get back up made no sense, but as an actual mechanic it felt pretty integral! Did you play MK9 by chance?

  • Wait, what? RYE-den? I’ve never heard it pronounced RYE-den before. He then comments on it being RAY-den on the Sega Genesis… is Raiden ever pronounced as RYE-den in any of the games? Is there a super-secret American version that has different pronunciation?

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