Mortal Kombat has always been known for its over-the-top fatalities. Violent is an understatement. But, that’s what Mortal Kombat is known for.
What about the sound effects for fatalities? Mortal Kombat X developer NetherRealm gave us a behind the scenes look at how they created the sounds for MKX’s trademark fatalities.
Turns out, all you need is some green goo and a plunger. Throw in a bit of elbow grease and you have the goopy sounds of someone’s insides being ripped out.
NetherRealm also talks about how they smashed vegetables, fruits and nuts with hammers to create other sound effects. Sounds like they went all Gallagher on it.
Check out the full livestream below. It should start right at where NetherRealm shows us how they created the sounds for fatalities. If not, fast forward to 19:30.
The hour long video includes a lot more about Mortal Kombat X including music and more. Plus, there’s a video introducing Erron Black as a playable character. Check out the trailer below.
You can see a lot more of his moveset in the hour-long video above. Fast forward to about 23:30 to see it.
Fatalities is one of the highlights of any Mortal Kombat game. But for some, they can be a bit too tricky to pull off. NetherRealm’s Tyler Lansdown confirmed that a small skull seen in the bottom of the screen in previous gameplay videos is related to easy Fatalities.
“Now, we’ve learned through years and years of study that there are a lot of people who just can’t pull off Fatalities, or they get freaked out or they can’t figure out the timing,” Lansdown said in yesterday’s stream. “So when the game launches, you’ll have a couple of those–maybe three of them–day one. You’ll have those just to use and do easy Fatalities on.
“There are certain places you can unlock those and things like that. So you’ll always have access to easy Fatalities – if you want to use them.”
NetherRealm also said Goro will be sold as DLC in the future. The character is included as a preorder bonus. No surprise here. Pre-order bonuses are typically sold as DLC in the future across many games.
Mortal Kombat X will launch on PS4, Xbox One and PC on April 14. Xbox 360 and PS3 versions were originally slated to launch on the same day, but have been delayed until summer.
NetherRealm seems confident with Mortal Kombat X. You don’t typically see such a large push in video content from games before release. And, definitely not games that developers/publishers are worried about.
Let me know what you think about Mortal Kombat X. Everything is shaping up for it be a solid game.