Mortal Kombat 1 brings back Cyrax's ridiculously exaggerated Fatality
One of the best features of the Mortal Kombat games and one of the main differences from other famous fighting game series are the brutal Fatalities. ...
One of the best features of the Mortal Kombat games and one of the main differences from other famous fighting game series are the brutal Fatalities. Finishing cinematics used by the characters to confirm their victory. Whether it's ripping out an opponent's spine with the skull still attached or freezing the opponent only to shatter them into a thousand pieces, over the years, there have been some incredibly cool Fatalities, pun intended. Some of them will make a comeback in Mortal Kombat 1, including a fan favorite, thanks to Cyrax.
As we approach the release date of the next Mortal Kombat game, NetherRealm continues to reveal more of what the game has to offer. On the YouTube channel Mortal Kombat 1 Highlights, Kung Lao is shown summoning Cyrax to execute his Fatality and end the fight. Cyrax enters the scene, appearing surprisingly calm considering what he is about to do. He starts emitting bombs from his chest, scattering them on the ground around himself and the opponent.
It turns out that the proximity of Cyrax and Kung Lao's bombs wouldn't have mattered much. Just before they explode, the camera zooms out, revealing a massive explosion that engulfs most of the Earth before the planet itself completely detonates. This not only kills all those involved in the fight but also everyone on the planet. The game then informs the player that a Fatality has occurred, as one would expect.
Regardless of how amusing and exaggerated it is - two crucial ingredients for any Mortal Kombat Fatality - its appearance in Mortal Kombat 1 will only be the third time it has been used in the series. Shinnox has put together a handy video (thanks, Event Hubs) that showcases all three Cyber Bomb Fatalities from the series side by side, or rather stacked on top of each other. The first time was in Mortal Kombat 3, then it was revisited for Mortal Kombat Gold, and the third clip is the one shown above from Mortal Kombat 1.
Since Ed Boon appeared during the Gamescom Opening Night Live, more news about Mortal Kombat 1 has been coming in rapidly. It turns out that Hanzo will indeed be in the game, but not in the way one might have expected. A first look at Sindel was revealed, and it was confirmed that the Elder Gods still exist, although nobody knows exactly why.