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Celebrate 25 Years of Mortal Kombat With a Violent Video

October 9, 2017Written by Elizabeth Henges

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Time flies when you’re having fun, doesn’t it? The Mortal Kombat series has been around for 25, and the Mortal Kombat Community is celebrating with a video overview of the iconic video game series. Since Mortal Kombat is well-known for its violence, this video is just a bit on the violent side.

This three minute video if full of Fatalities:

The Mortal Kombat series started in 1992 and has 22 titles under its belt, with the latest release being Mortal Kombat XL in 2016. As stated above, the series is well-known for its violent and gruesome Fatalities, specials that can sometimes involve literally ripping the spine out of your enemy. Of course, the series’ violence made quite a splash in 1993, where blood and gore were largely unseen in Western console gaming.

NetherRealm Games also cooked up their own festivities for Mortal Kombat 25th anniversary:

Raiden Now Available for Injustice 2
Just in time for Mortal Kombat’s 25th anniversary, Raiden, the eternal God of Thunder is the newest addition to the Injustice 2 character roster.  Players who purchased the Injustice 2 Ultimate EditionInjustice 2 Digital Deluxe EditionInjustice 2 Ultimate Pack or Fighter Pack #2 can play now as Mortal Kombat’s protector of Earthrealm or as Black Lightning, a brand new Premiere Skin that accompanies the Raiden DLC.
NetherRealm Studios’ Mobile Games Mortal Kombat 25th Anniversary In-Game Content
On October 5, Injustice 2Mortal Kombat XInjustice: Gods Among Us and WWE Immortals for mobile devices will receive Mortal Kombat anniversary in-game content introducing new and exciting characters for players to collect.
    • Injustice 2 for mobile adds Mortal Kombat’s God of Thunder Raiden, allowing players to battle the deity in Challenge Mode.  Raiden can be won in premium chests or purchased directly in a special offer.
    • Mortal Kombat X for mobile adds Shao Kahn the Konqueror in full Diamond tier regalia. Players can also step up and battle against two new versions of Goro, the four-armed undefeated champion for 500 years.   In addition, fans can gear up for intense raid-style combat in the all new Relic Hunt feature.
    • Injustice: Gods Among Us for mobile adds the dangerous assassin Scorpion to its line-up.
    • WWE Immortals pays homage to Mortal Kombat as WWE Superstar Xavier Woods suits up as classic Mortal Kombat character Raiden.

Do you have any Mortal Kombat releated stories you’d like to share?