Mortal Kombat 1 Fatalities Can Be Experienced in New Way With New Accessibility Option

Mortal Kombat 1 Fatalities Can Be Experienced in New Way With New Accessibility Option

Mortal Kombat 1 beta test participants reveal how a new accessibility option will allow players to experience fatalities in a brand new way.

Highlights

  • Early access tests of Mortal Kombat 1 unveiled exciting updates, including an accessibility option that brings descriptive audio to fatalities.
  • This feature allows visually-impaired players to fully experience and enjoy the gory details of Mortal Kombat’s iconic finishing moves.
  • The addition of this inclusive feature highlights the developers’ dedication to making the game accessible and demonstrates a positive trend in the gaming industry towards greater inclusivity.

Early access tests of Mortal Kombat 1 have revealed a number of exciting new updates and improvements to the game, including an accessibility option that can change the way players experience fatalities. A select number of fans were invited to try out these latest features, and one fan discovered how this particular accessibility option revolutionizes Mortal Kombat’s iconic finishing maneuvers.

First announced in May of this year, Mortal Kombat 1 promises to be a fresh reboot of the iconic fighting game franchise with a new story and timeline. Developer NetherRealm Studios recently invited players to try out some of the newest features of the upcoming game, including the opportunity to test out a massive change to the game’s beloved yet notorious fatalities.

During early access testing of Mortal Kombat 1, Edmond Tran found out that one of his opponents was actually blind. Curiosity led him to finding out about how blind players can enable a new accessibility feature in Mortal Kombat 1 that activates a descriptive audio voice-over for the game’s round-winning fatalities. When this option is turned on, a narrator describes each character’s finishing fatality move in absolute gory detail. This allows visually-impaired players to fully experience and revel in the highly intricate and absolutely gruesome fatalities that Mortal Kombat is best known for.

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From the narrator’s visceral description of ripping someone’s heart out to the voice-over light-heartedly mentioning a head exploding like a firework, this new accessibility feature will be a welcome addition to Mortal Kombat 1. Previous games in the series have been more limited in their offerings of accessibility features, so this inclusive new addition opens up a new opportunity for players who may have previously been unable to enjoy the franchise.

With more players able to experience and enjoy the game without hindrance, Mortal Kombat 1 is already placing itself a step ahead of its predecessors. Knowing that the developers are working to bring the game to as many players as possible is promising of their continued dedication to the fighting game community and broader gaming audiences. Many AAA games have been focusing on improved accessibility features in recent years, with The Last of Us 2 and God of War Ragnarok being prime examples. For an iconic series like Mortal Kombat to also focus on inclusivity in gaming is reassuring for players of all backgrounds. Gaming is always better when more people can play, and greater accessibility options in video games is a trend that should continue to stay at the forefront of game development and design.

Mortal Kombat 1 releases September 19 for PC, PS5, Switch, and Xbox Series X|S.

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