Nightwolf is on his way, but before he gets here we get a first look at his new brutality, courtesy of the Mortal Kombat Twitter account.
Soon, players shall all experience Nightwolf’s personal brand of spirit-infused violence. It is worth noting that the spirit-infused violence comes in the form of the Great Bear, Wolf, and Eagle, which he summons to provide him with supernatural strength and to vanquish Earthrealm’s enemies. Nightwolf's spirit animals tend to suggest he has friends in "high places."
Mortal Kombat players have already seen a few of Nightwolf’s moves thanks to an earlier gameplay trailer, as well as two brand new fatalities that are quite gruesome. Now that it’s the weekend, it’s time to experience the simple things, like taking out a hatchet and caving in some unfortunate opponent's skull.
That’s basically what you’re in for with Nightwolf’s new brutality, as shown on the Mortal Kombat 11 Twitter feed yesterday. It is widely known that brutalities aren’t exactly supposed to be clever, but this one might just be a little too plain for those that have gotten used to the casual ultra-violence that Mortal Kombat has become known for.
Nightwolf’s brutality can be summarized as just tackling his opponent to the ground, taking out his hatchet, and striking his opponent in the forehead several times. He seems to lose a bit of steam near the end, but that doesn’t really matter since, by then, his hatchet is several inches deep into Kollector’s skull.
Then, in a way we could totally see Nightwolf ending a midnight tryst, he gets up, announces that “the Great Spirit has spoken,” and summons an eagle to land on his arm.
It’s simple, but satisfying in its own way. However, the name NetherRealm studios have given Nightwolf’s brutality might need a second pass in the creative department. They called it “Native Violence,” which seems a little on the nose and insensitive simultaneously.
A few folks over on Twitter noted the name and suggested that it perhaps be changed before Nightwolf goes live for Early Access holders on August 13th. With three days to go, that seems doubtful, but nothing is certain.
Everyone who didn’t buy Mortal Kombat 11’s Kombat Pack will be able to buy Nightwolf as DLC on August 20th. Then, after that, maybe Sindel will arrive in a month or two.