Blood and guts fans worried about the removal of fatalities in the new Mortal Kombat game can put their fears aside. Or move them slightly off centre at least - "Finish him!" is in.
Ed Boon, co-creator of the series, was quick to clarify the issue. "There was never any statement on our part that fatalities will be gone or that finishing moves will be gone," he said in an interview withGameTap.
"We did acknowledge that we won't be able to do the same kinds of outrageous moves, like tearing someone's head off and the spine being attached to it.
"But there are a lot of assumptions that there will be no blood in the game, that there are no fatalities in the game. It's an assumption that, because the DC characters will be in there, those features will have to be dropped. My response is that, no, we're modifying fatalities."
Modifying fatalities doesn't sound too bad, but we're still concerned. Ed added "I certainly can't speak with authority as to what DC will permit. There will certainly be some limitations. But my intention is that we want to push the envelope of a T-rated game as far as we can without being an M-rated game."
May 9, 2008