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Mortal Kombat X’s take on the selfie is definitely NSFW

Whether you’ve been a fan since the original Mortal Kombat arcade game back in 1992 or you’re a newcomer to the series, upcoming title, Mortal Kombat X features a move unlike anything we’ve seen before.

Whilst NetherRealm Studios’ latest fighter brings back series staples like Sub Zero and Scorpion, MKX also features a few new faces; including Cassie Cage – daughter of Sonja Blade and Johnny Cage. Cassie resembles her mother in appearance and adopts her father’s characteristic cocky nature. She also wields a nightstick and pistols, both of which she uses to great effect.

Cassie’s first Fatality, dubbed ‘Bubble Head’ made its way online a while back, and hilariously features a piece of bubble gum ballooning up as it fills with blood from a bullet wound in your opponent’s forehead (I’ll let you search YouTube for the full scene).

NetherRealm has just released Cassie’s second gruesome finisher however, and this one is an alarming take on the selfie. As the title of this piece suggests, the video is pretty graphic (what Mortal Kombat move isn’t?), so don’t play it if you’re sitting in the middle of your office.

The move involves Cassie smashing her opponents lower jaw off with a swift blow of her nightstick and catches them before they fall to the floor to bleed out, instead pulling out her smartphone, snapping a selfie and sharing it to social media. You could argue that some things are better left offline, but if we were once of Earthrealm’s defenders, we might like to show off from time to time on social networks.

Speaking of which, eagle-eyed viewers will notice that Cassie shares her gory new selfie to fictional social media sit ‘Friendships’ – a tip of the hat to the Friendship finishing moves originally introduced into the game’s series with Mortal Kombat II. You can even spot other characters like Ermac commenting on the post, it’s a pretty brilliant example of art imitating life – if you consider video game evisceration and/or dismemberment art that is.

Mortal Kombat X launches on April 14th and a partner mobile app is also on the cards too.

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