Mortal Kombat is making a big effort to earn respect this time around. With Street Fighter having cleaned up twice already this generation, the faded gore-'em-up has a lot to do if it's going to escape its current 'Hey, didn't you used to be famous once?' plight. And it's setting out to do said lot via a new, deeper combat system, stripped back 2D gameplay, and an insane level of carpet-ruining multilation. A level of mutilation that may genuinely be a peak for the series. A level of mutilation that the official E3 trailer didn't allow you to see. But now you can.
You might recall that the aforementioned trailer ended with Kung Lao about to pull a deeply unfortunate Sub-Zero over a rapidly-spinning bladed hat, thereby turning him into a two-for-one Sub-Zero special offer. Being a big tease (and probably having to deal with all sorts of inconvenient legalities), the trailer cut off at that point. But via this footage from an E3 presentation, we can now bring you all of it. Trust us, MK is raising the bar this time. Then slamming it through someone's eye socket and twisting it around until their skull breaks open.
So what do you reckon? Interest piqued in MK again? Are you a die-hard fan currently whooping with excitement? Do you need to see more of its much-vaunted deeper gameplay to decide if it can compete? Or will Street Fighter always just be plain better? Let us know in the comments, or shout loudly at our thriving social portals on Facebook and Twitter.
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