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Scorpion's fatality in Mortal Kombat X is disgusting and amazing

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The Mortal Kombat franchise has an impressive array of ways to gruesomely kill people, but few of the game's fatalities are as gory and disturbing as the one Scorpion can perform in Mortal Kombat X.

Sure, Noob Saibot and Kung Lao's bisecting finishing moves from 2011's Mortal Kombat are pretty rough stuff, but Scorpion's latest fatality is something else. Developer NetherRealm showed the fatality behind closed doors at this year's E3, but it hasn't been seen widely until today, when the studio showed it off during a Twitch livestream (which explains why the quality of the video isn't spectacular). It should go without saying that if you're not a fan of gore, it's probably not for you.

NetherRealm showed off about 45 minutes worth of Mortal Kombat X gameplay during its livestream today, which is archived below. It's full of gameplay that highlights the game's fighting style variations, and has more grisly fatalities from Sub-Zero, Quan Chi, Ferra/Torr and others. (Skip to 14 minutes in for the demo.)

Mortal Kombat X is coming to PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Windows PC, Xbox 360 and Xbox One on April 14, 2015.