Rejected Mortal Kombat Secret Character Fatalities

The latest installment in the Mortal Kombat series launches on Tuesday for PS3 and Xbox 360, and the PS3 version in particular will feature Kratos of God of War fame as a special bonus character. But did you know that before the Ghost of Sparta got the gig, old mascot favorites like Pac-Man, Mario and Link once auditioned to be secret characters in previous games?

Unfortunately, none of them ever made the cut, but thanks to Machinima their fatality audition tapes have finally been uncovered. So, if you want to watch Pac-Man chow down on Kano’s intestines or see Link rip Nightwolf’s heart out and hoist it above his head like a piece of the Triforce (my favorite is actually the NBA Jam finisher), check the video below. Click play if you dare!

Mortal Kombat Secret Character Tryouts Ep.1 (MK Fatalities Machinima) [YouTube]

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