E3 10: Downloadable fatalities a possibility for Mortal Kombat

There’s no doubt that NetherRealm Studios’ just-announced Mortal Kombat is a throwback to the classic, 2D-fighting feel of the series. But make no mistake — from the game’s slick visuals that bring the gory world of Mortal Kombat to life, to its support for stereoscopic 3D on the PlayStation 3, the developer plans to make the game feel as modern as ever.

Also on the table? Extensive plans for downloadable content. The demo NetherRealm is showing on the floor hints to as much — the game’s character select screen features a single box that says “DLC” on it. While they’re obviously not talking specifics, the obvious conclusion would be that we’ll see post-release support for downloadable characters. But according to the game’s executive producer, Shaun Himmerick, downloadable characters could just be the beginning.

NetherRealm is building the title with the future in mind, designing it for full downloadable content support from everything from additional fighters, to new arenas, and even fatalities. Yes, there may be even more ways to slaughter your enemies added to the game post-launch.

Check back soon for more details on the title, which looks to be the most brutal in the series to date.

Nick Chester