Traditionally, Brutalities were long combos that required memorizing eleven button combinations that resulted in the opponent exploding into a shower of blood and bones (biology be damned). They were very unpopular when first introduced in Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 and quickly dropped from the series after several failed attempts to popularize them. Enter 2015 and the latest in the series, Mortal Kombat X. The Brutality is back, but much simpler and actually brutal. Think of them as mini-Fatalities.
The video above not only shows off the new finishing move, it goes into great detail about stance changes. Your choice of stance can greatly impact how you play a character during a match. For instance, Cassie Cage can deal damage from afar using air strikes or grapple with her opponents. One stance may not be better than another, but that’s really up to the fighting game community to figure out, right?
Mortal Kombat X is coming to the PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One on April 14, 2015.