While not all the characters in Mortal Kombat vs. Dc will have fatality moves, there will be "brutalities" that will be just as good - though not as, well, fatal.
"All of the MK characters and all of the DC villains will have fatalities," Midway Developer Ed Boone said, before clarifying, "The DC heroes who don't kill that often will have brutalities that will function just like fatalities but don't actually kill the opponent."
Boone also said speculation about a watered-down or fatality-less experience was unfounded and was fueled by an absence of official information.
"Unfortunately, this assumption has been made by a good number of players and even some of the press, but you really can't fault them when so little information has been officially announced," he said.
The developer pronounced himself pleased with DC's level of cooperation, and said everyone understands that the company's comic book characters were not as overtly violent as those found in Mortal Kombat.
Nonetheless, he added, "Certain animations, blood effects, and sound effects that we have in the game are really pushing the T-rating envelope."