Decapitations, dismemberments and lots and lots of blood: That's the Mortal Kombat we all know and love.
NetherRealm and Warner Bros. have been keeping Mortal Kombat's fatalities under wraps, but know that the demo has hit PSN - at least for PSN Plus subscribers - the cat is very much out of the bag. Probably a good thing too, as judging by this video of all the demo's fatalities, if it had hung around for much longer it would have come to a rather sticky end.
What is immediately striking is how graphic the fatalities are, especially when compared with their PG-13 counterparts in the last MK game, Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe. Heads are torn off, faces are eaten, people are chopped into pieces, and someone even falls into a pit with spikes at the bottom. Besides the fatalities of the characters in the demo, there's also a short montage of other character's finishing moves at the end, with lots more blood and gore to go around. Interestingly, there also seems to be a lot more level based fatalities, with people having their faces held in molten lava, getting their heads smashed into passing trains, and even being eaten by demonic trees.
Watching the video really does put you in mind of the classic Mortal Kombat games, from before the series lost its way. If anything, the new fatalities might be a little more violent than the old one, although it's equally possible that it just seems that way because of the improved graphical fidelity.
Mortal Kombat comes out for PS3 and Xbox 360 on April 19th.