Prime yourself for punishment with two gory Mortal Kombat X preview clips

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Mar 31, 2015, 5:54 PM EDT (Updated)

The Mortal Kombat franchise has never been for the squeamish, with brutal dismemberments, deadly disembowelments and murderous skeletal strikes aplenty to quickly vanquish opponents with the simple snap of a sternum or crack of a cranium. Goro, Tremor, Tanya, Predator and Jason Voorhees have already been confirmed as playable characters for April's highly anticipated Mortal Kombat X and classic character skins offered in special Kombat Packs, with more sure to follow in future DLCs as the game rolls out.

To amp up the bloodlust for its upcoming release, NetherRealm Studios have provided a new sneak peek at the first 30 minutes of the game in single-player story mode, where you can study up on Shao Khan's invasion of EarthRealm, conflicts between Raiden, Shinnock and the Elder Gods and learn the true beginnings of the Mortal Kombat tournament while playing as Johnny Cage. 

Scorpion and Sub-Zero put in appearances as the plot progresses and the fantastic animations give us a glimpse into the gorgeous level of detail and depth given this 10th installment of the premiere fighting fantasy. Have a look and immerse yourself in the insanity.

After a quick breather, go ahead and have at IGN's Mortal Kombat X fatality supercut, showcasing every single disgusting death and x-ray in the various attack arenas.  It's a slightly sickening symphony of slaughter with a bounty of still-beating hearts, gushing blood, torso tearing and strings of steaming innards propeling you to a flawless victory.   Hold off on that spaghetti supper and brace yourself for the crazy carnage carnival. 

Do the gruesome fatalities live up to expectations for you?  Mortal Kombat X brings the brutality on April 14, 2015, for Playstation 4, Xbox One and PC.

(Via Sploid and Bleeding Cool)