Here’s How the Sounds Are Made for the Mortal Kombat Video Game, & It’s Gruesome
Have you ever wondered how the sounds in the Mortal Kombat video games were made? Truth is, you probably have everything you need in your home to make those same disgusting sounds that help the gruesome game come to life.
VICE News dropped by Netherrealm Studios in Chicago, Illinois, to learn about the sound effects process for 2019's top-selling video game, Mortal Kombat 11, as well as others before it. The process is pretty shocking.
If you twist a bell pepper in just the right way, it sounds like someone’s chest cavity being ripped open. A lot of non-gamers may not be aware that Mortal Kombat is still being produced. In the early 90s, the game was at the bleeding edge of realistic digitized violence, and the franchise was so controversial that Congress held hearings about it. Believe it or not, the series has only gotten more violent since then. The most recent installment, Mortal Kombat 11, features zoomed-in sequences where characters can break spines, bite out chunks of brain, or gouge out eyes. But try playing it, and it’s not just the sights that will make you ill - it’s the sounds. - VICE NEWS
Bananas, bell peppers, walnuts, and common household tools like hammers are used to make the sound effects for Mortal Kombat. Believe it or not, many movie and television production companies go through the same lengths to produce the highest quality sound effects for their projects, and in most cases much more extreme.