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Mortal Kombat X launch trailer chopped to Chop Suey

Mortal Kombat X: Hip happening.

I don’t know Mortal Kombat well; never heard its name spoken out loud. As far as I know, the correct pronunciation might be to say the high-kicking K twice, for emphasis.

On the other hand, I know Chop Suey to be the most exciting assembly of noises ever committed to CD. And improbably, it’s System of a Down bassist Shavo Odadjian who’s cut and glued this trailer together. Perhaps he’s captured the essence of Mortal Kombat’s appeal, just as This is Eve did CCP’s semi-penetrable space MMO. Let’s find out.

“There are fates worse than death,” apparently, but the majority seem to involve death as a byproduct: having your torso rended in two, or your skull splintered against somebody else’s. I’d call these kind of yuckily-detailed x-ray injuries throwback, but Sniper Elite 3 wasn’t even a year ago.

Don’t be deceived: Mortal Kombat X isn’t launched, not yet. But it approaches, and will arrive on April 14th – next Tuesday.

NetherRealm’s last game was Injustice: Gods Among Us, the brawler with Batman and the DC gang in it. Anybody play that?