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Mortal Kombat's gross fatalities are created with slime and a plunger

Visceral may be the most overused word in video games (sorry, people who made Battlefield Hardline) but I'm at a loss for a better one to describe the gross-ass squishy-guts noises of a Mortal Kombat fatality. How NetherRealm Studios gets that sound, however, is a lot more prosaic.

As this video shows (excerpted from yesterday's live broadcast by NetherRealm) it involves a paint-bucket full of slime and a toilet plunger. I recall doing this exact same thing with a cup of He-Man slime back when I was 12.

Of course, this has the potential to create many inadvertent fart noises. We're assuming they aren't part of the final production, but who knows?

Mortal Kombat X launches April 14 on PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Windows PC, Xbox 360 and Xbox One. Carl Weathers is in it.

Mortal Kombat X: Brutalities montage

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