Every major brawler out there has left its mark on history one way or another. Capcom’s Street Fighter series, for example, is widely considered by beat-em-up aficionados’ as the pinnacle of 2D-based brawlers for its intricate combo system and fast-paced gameplay. Virtua Fighter on the other hand, is renowned for its flurry of meticulously-timed attacks and precision blows. Then of course there are those franchises that are remembered for stamping a more, shall we say, irreverent mark in the history books – Dead or Alive’s relentless parade of tits and arse certainly springs to mind in that respect. Unsurprisingly, this is also where Mortal Kombat fits in. For all its capabilities as a competent brawler, the franchise has, since its inception in the early 90s been remembered for one thing – blood. Well, that’s an understatement; buckets of blood, dismemberment and grisly fatalities would be more accurate.