The Terminator

Ridiculous gore-fest Mortal Kombat 11 has welcomed some extra characters into its ranks of late, including the iconic Cyberdyne Systems Model 101 from the Terminator franchise.

Putting aside the rampant silliness of this particular series, the trailer showing a digitised representation of the one and only Arnold Schwarzenegger did grab our interest. While he didn't turn up to record the lines (he apparently hand-picked someone to imitate his voice, which must have saved him so much time and effort), the character appears to be pretty authentic, which is all we really need.

Now we've had chance to sample what the T-800 is like in Mortal Kombat 11 on Switch, we can't help but feel a little cheesed off. Sure, we know that the Switch isn't as powerful as the PS4 and Xbox One, and the footage taken from the gameplay trailer is intended to show the very, very best version of the game – but there's no escaping the fact that the version of The Governor we're getting as Nintendo fans doesn't look quite right. In fact, as one of our staffers commented, he looks like an NPC from the Call of Juarez series (which, incidentally, is finally coming to Switch).

Here's what the character model looks like close-up, taken from the aforementioned gameplay trailer:

Terminator Mortal Kombat 11

And here's what he looks like on Switch:

Of course, when not viewed in extreme close-up, things are a lot easier to stomach and we've already established that simply getting the full Mortal Kombat 11 experience onto a portable system like the Switch is quite an achievement.

But man, that face. We can't un-see it.