Images like this make MK great

We thought that Until Dawn was a shoo-in for the stupidest story of 2015, but Mortal Kombat X may yet give it a run for its money. This brand new video of NetherRealm's forthcoming fighter includes a peek at some of the cut-scenes from the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3 title's single player mode – and it's all looking amazingly awful so far.

In addition to the mismatched cast of characters – which includes Jacqueline Briggs, daughter of Jax, Takashi Takeda, son of Kenshi, and Kung Jin, descendant of Kung Lao – there's also talk of mysterious amulets, ancient armies, and other such nonsense. There's also a brief glimpse at an amazing fatality which sees Reptile's head kicked clean off his neck – and then peppered with arrows. Day one.