The official Mortal Kombat X Gameplay trailer has hit the interwebz.  The trailer reveals that Kung Lao, Kitana, as well as a few new faces wil be playable characters. Fans will also be delighted to discover that Goro is playable as well, although you have to pre-order the game to be able to play as him. But enough about the characters – you wanna see some gameplay footage and feast your eyes on that ultraviolence you love so much, right? Well, hide your kids and hide your wives, because this trailer is super violent and gory.  Even by Mortal Kombat standards.

I’m disappointed that I didn’t hear a single “GET OVER HERE” in that entire clip.

I’ve played most of the MK games and I’ve never felt squeamish at the violence and brutality in any of the installments. Each new game release comes better graphics and more ways to install some visceral fatalities. But, its always been cartoonish type violence; it doesn’t register the same way as real word violence does. Now, having said that, this latest MK game is a blood-soaked gore fest, and not in that fun fictional kind of way. I wouldn’t say MK has finally over done it with its violence, but it’s  borderline uncomfortable to watch.  Maybe it’s just me, but the sights and (awfully realistic sounds) are enough to make me go “yeah, that’s gross”.

Mortal Kombat X will allow players to select from different versions of their favorite characters, such as Sub-Zero and Scorpion, each version boasting different abilities and strengths, and will provide a new story that will pit good against evil.  Players will enter a persistent online tournament and X promises to be the most brutal, immersive entry of the franchise yet. The game will be available for pretty much any next gen platform, though Nintendo seems to be staying out of this one.

Mortal Kombat is one of those franchises that thrills its fans much more often than not.  Fans can only hope that X will continue that trend.  As long as they stay away from Babalities, Friendships, and Animalities, the game will likely be a wonderful treat.

Mortal Kombat X arrives on Xboxes, PlayStations 3 and 4 and PC on April 14.

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