the Deadly fight The series has never escaped violence or overly mature images, but it has happened that its developer, NetherRealm Studios, has made concessions as needed. And sometimes, as in Mortal Kombat 11, the developer has censored its content for a comic effect.
In Mortal Kombat 11, one of Kabal's brutalities portrays the character revealing his true face and fundamentally frightening the other fighter to death. Originally, the face developer was censored by a series of distorted pixels, but NetherRealm decided not to censure the brutality, for one reason or another.
The uncensored brutality of Kabal is just one of many changes introduced in Mortal Kombat 11 with the latest fix. Especially, the patch was meant to balance the fighters in Mortal Kombat 11 and modify some changes in modes like time towers and crypt. In addition, the patch introduces new brutalities in Mortal Kombat 11, but NetherRealm wants players to find out what they are. Kabal's "tactic of fear", however, is not new, it has just been changed, apparently for the better.
Unfortunately, all fans who expect to be surprised by Kabal's uncensored brutality will be disappointed. The real face of Kabal looks more like something Beetlejuiceand is more comical than it is scary or macabre.
Presumably, NetherRealm's initial intention was to animate enough bizarre details to make them look horrible, or to suggest something strange, under pixelation. Without that, however, Kabal just looks silly and the idea of everything Mortal Kombat 11 dying fighter at the sight of his face is laughable.
It's unclear why NetherRealm switched to the uncensored version in the last Mortal Kombat 11 patch notes. Now that we have seen what is hidden under the pixels, it appears that the studio has not censored the brutality to preserve the rating of the game or to try to appease a culture; it's a stylistic choice and works best with untouched pixelation.
Mortal Kombat 11 is available now for PC, PS4 and Xbox One.