Mortal Kombat retailer-exclusive DLC going on sale

NetherRealm head Ed Boon says all preorder DLC will be made available for pay; trailer coming Friday.

When NetherRealm Studios rebooted the Mortal Kombat series in April, retailers encouraged gamers to preorder the title at their shops with various reservation bonuses. Soon, all that content will be made available to everyone…for a price.
Mortal Kombat's DLC kollection goes on sale for all sometime in the future.

NetherRealm Studios' Ed Boon announced the news via Twitter recently, saying "The 7 Klassic outfits & 3 Klassic fatalities that were retailer exclusives will be bundled into one DLC package."

Boon did not note when content will go on sale but did mention that a trailer for the content will be released tomorrow.

Mortal Kombat--the ninth installment in the popular fighting series--shipped for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 on April 19. For more on the brutal fighting title, check out GameSpot's review of Mortal Kombat.

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Eddie Makuch is a news editor at GameSpot, and would like to see the Whalers return to Hartford.

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final_fantasies
final_fantasies

anyone knows about new characters? Ive heard about a skarlet (on MK official site) any rumours or adicional info? :)

kavadias1981
kavadias1981

Why don't they release it for free. People bought their game didn't they. The least they can do is give them some "thank you" DLC. Pssh, I will never pay for DLC; developers are taking the biscuit.

dstv
dstv

How do we get rid of overpriced on-disc dlc?.....its simple we kill the batman

Drakkengoth
Drakkengoth

400 is reasonable, but i was really hoping for new characters! or Boss DLC... two Shao Kahns vs Goro & Kintaro? sheer heavy epicness...

steveguttenberg
steveguttenberg

Now all we need is for someone to predict that this will be sold for much more than the actual planned price. Then when the real price is announced, it will seem low by comparison. If all practices are excusable as business strategy, it's acceptable customer strategy to learn and anticipate their tricks. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Door-in-the-face_technique

anik786
anik786

@ irishdude199210 yeah but easy money. Hope it is free

irishdude199210
irishdude199210

Personally I think paying for costumes is ridiculous.

thuban
thuban

theres no way this is gonna be free. the developers arent generous enuf for that. else they would of added them to the original version, only 2 reasons they made it available, either because they have gotten 1000s of complaints about not being able to access this content without the PRE ORDERed version. or that or they planned on doing exactly this from the start.... and from a marketing possiton, the latter almost guarantees every person who bought the game will spend more than the RRP. from buying collectors edition or DLC. my guess is its gonna cost around 900-1200points or equiv value all things said im still happy they are releasing it :) the one thing u want from a BEAT EM UP game is to unlock ALL moves and outfits... having that missing was always a little disheartening

twztid13
twztid13

@DrKill09 Mortal Kombat multiplayer on ps3 is unlocked for everyone until the store returns. you don't need to use your pass to play online.

DrKill09
DrKill09

All I want is to be able to activate my online pass, but the F*(^&ing ps Store is still down :(

HaloPimp978
HaloPimp978

If its a considerable price I will get it but if its like 10 bucks no thank you.

Crazy_Legs87
Crazy_Legs87

Don't go overboard with the DLC. I hate DLC.

Warlypwnage
Warlypwnage

LOL some people were dumb ebough to pay 100$ for a reptile costume on ebay for nothing now.

85dee
85dee

One thing I'm sick of, are the people who claim "I spend $60 for an unfinished game, and had to spend another $60 to unlock everything I was entitled to!". No. You spend $60 for what the company licensed you to have, which was 100% of the game. Any other content you buy is extra. It's not like they sat around thinking of what to cut in order to make more money. The only game I can think of off the top of my head that had story elements removed, and it was blatantly mentioned in the game itself, is Assassin's Creed 2. Even then, I don't accuse the company of ripping me off for an incomplete game. If a game comes out, it has a pre-order costume, map or item, I fully expect that at some point that item will show up on the PSN store for a small fee

bushisprez
bushisprez

lmfao at the idiots who bought singular klassic skins on ebay for $30. We need news on dlc characters, not alt kostumes.

CFritzRun
CFritzRun

Don't get me wrong, I think this installment brings Mortal Kombat back to notoriety but honestly I wouldn't pay a dime for costumes. New fatalities, characters, x-ray moves,etc and I'll be interested. That was my main peeve with the game, the fact that each character has one x-ray move. I would like to see variety with them. For instance, if the opposing character is facing the opposite direction or both characters are in the air then I'd love to see a variation on what x-ray move they will do. It's probably asking too much but on the other hand seeing the same x-ray move makes it lose its luster after a while.

mokalid
mokalid

u guys did a great job good game

angelbless
angelbless

These are great news but...You do know the costumes are already on the disc right? So it would be too bad if the price is close to 10$ or more >:/

SDMF_TrueBlue
SDMF_TrueBlue

Um...any price greater than free is too much. We already spent $60 for the game. There is no reason to charge us to unlock content already on the disc.

alien33
alien33

I'm not giving more than $5 for those.

darkcomedian
darkcomedian

Im calling 240 (3$) Microsoft Points, but maybe that's just wishful thinking on my part.

vega13mv
vega13mv

no kratos for xbox? no thanks

zahel_krest
zahel_krest

I remember Boon saying that NRS won't charge gamers for the stuff already inlcuded in the disc. I hope they keep their promise.....I don't want NRS to be like Capcom...greedy, really greedy

Doug2k7
Doug2k7

i don't know why everyone is getting all hyped over this someone twitted boon yesterday asking how much will it cost and all he replied was i don't know yet. Meaning this could still be free and probably will be. They mentioned some free stuff coming on twitter awhile ago. anyone can figure this out. the patch will be free this will be free. the only thing that will cost microsoft points to download and get will be the dlc characters like skarlett kenshi etc. and if they release like the retro sektor and cyrax those costumes would be considered as payable since there not on the disk already. i guranteed im right.

blacksaibot
blacksaibot

You can get these "DLCs" via hack. Why buy something that's on a disk you already paid for?

matok1
matok1

Ok Boon.........I'll pay..!! (if the price is reasonable too ..) Mostly because I appreciate NR for their great work. tho -tbh-- it's just not fair that we have to pay for dlc that already on disc

Speuj
Speuj

Might grab this... I'm waiting for the confirmation on Freddy and Jason though! C'mon guys! Get with it! =P

ManiacKawaii
ManiacKawaii

Btw yh they promised that this DLC 'd be free. I mean okay if MK9 won't chunk up enough of money so they wanted to make more profit. But MK9 outrun even Portal 2 in sales. Plus Boon clearly promised that there won't be any on disc DLC..but hey: those costumes ARE already on the disc..*sigh*

BeerMage
BeerMage

Those costumes are already on the disk. I'm not paying anything to have them unlocked. I already bought the game for full price ffs.

ManiacKawaii
ManiacKawaii

Kay carlos pesina might be a good mokap but he doesn't LOOK like one..I mean :|

The_Rick_14
The_Rick_14

This is just messed up. Shady on disc DLC rears it's ugly head once again. Not cool, Boon. Not cool.

Henninger
Henninger

I already have Sub-Zero, Ermac & the code 4 Jade's MK3 outfit. Do i really wanna pay 4 the rest of them? They said there's 7 of them. I have 2.5 (PS Store isnt up so i cant get Jade's outfit) of them. Is it worth it? I hope they have a seperate plan as well.

LgacyX6
LgacyX6

I'll pay good money to get the entire DLC set though I wonder to myself... what the heck to do with the Klassic Sub-Zero I got when I went to Best Buy to get MK9.

TroubleMaker411
TroubleMaker411

Worth it for the fans I suppose. I'll see the price before I make that decision

KsatriaKilat
KsatriaKilat

there's always something up Ed Boon's thick eyebrows