Mortal Kombat X Launching April 2015, Goro Fighter Included with Preorders

Warner Bros. confirms launch date for Xbox 360, Xbox One, PS3, PS4, and PC game.

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Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and NetherRealm Studios announced today that Mortal Kombat X will launch worldwide on April 14, 2015. The game is coming to Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, and PC.

It was also announced today that Goro, a four-armed Shokan warrior, will be playable in the game for people who preorder Mortal Kombat X. You can see an image of Goro above. Presumably, Warner Bros. will release Goro publicly sometime after launch for people who did not preorder, but this was not confirmed today.

Mortal Kombat X is the next entry in the longrunning fighting series, following 2011's Mortal Kombat, which was also developed by NetherRealm Studios. Warner Bros. says the new game will deliver the "most brutal Kombat experience ever." For the first time in the history of the series, players can choose from multiple variations of each fighter, which impacts what strategies you'll use.

For more on Mortal Kombat X, check out GameSpot's previous coverage.

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SoVegOwnz

What's the big deal about pre-ordering this game when you guys are just going to buy it anyways....

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Deus_Leonis

Locking a character behind a pre-order just made me pirate this game when it comes out..so yay for pre-order bonuses! lol

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yngsten

Mortal Kombat without Goro is like a burger without dressing. BS

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trotz75

If you don't like this Crap don't pre order

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Mega_Skrull

If that's not simply unlocking him early and it's really dlc, they can go drop themselves off the same cliff as EA & Co

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roman4545

k

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skootbootz

So annoying. I wish people wouldn't fall victim to this type of marketing (better yet wish devs would stop doing this), It's total bullshit.

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ahmad1011

one of the best upcoming games cant wait to play it

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chipface-z

Screw this game hard. At least until a "Komplete Edition" comes out. This is just bullshit.

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VinHolder

Pre order if not already in game...:

Bo rai cho

Meat

Moloch

Ermac

Dramhin

Rain

Havock

Kenshi

& Motaro

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danyjr

Just wondering if it is coming to Steam?

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nefphlegm

There shouldn't be a reason to lock characters... what is this Street Fighter X Tekken all over again?

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StellarKip1

<< LINK REMOVED >> Once upon a time, DLC was just a concept utilized mostly in the realm of PC gaming. But some wise guy in the console gaming realm, realized he could extort more money from us humble gamers by applying the DLC concept to consoles. Unfortunately, we poor saps unwittingly bought into the concept because we had to have those extra maps for Call of Duty or those new characters for Street Fighter. Forever changing the amount of money we spend on a single game. I'm an old school gamer and miss the old days when you had to achieve a specific goal in the game and were rewarded for your efforts with a secret level, character or power-up. Kids have it so easy these days.

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nefphlegm

<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> Thanks for sharing. As long as the next generation of gamers keep dishing money out this practice will not end. It's a real shame.

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J-007

I think preorder incentives should include a worthy little blast from the past or a nice featured item representing the game or to promote it a little. Not today's recycled extras unless they're special enough

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-S3R6i0-

Didn't we already get lucky enough to play as this guy in recent titles?

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RicanV

Goro was a significant character in the MK series. I'm surprised it's potentially a pre-order only bonus,

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tonytones21

<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> I like the way you explain things deadpen lol.

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bu3aDeL_Maz

kool, waz goeng 2 pre order it aniwais

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dragon7867

Day 1 disc lock character Goro? Yeah, f*** this game.

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omar_q

I used to just spam that move where he goes in the air and lands stomping on people thinking I was good :')

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gosushi

<< LINK REMOVED >> Ugh...I hate it when the CP does that. -__-

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Dpboom1

I know it's not gonna really happen but what if this is the only way to get Goro. What if he's not in the Komplete Edition?

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roman4545

<< LINK REMOVED >> without Goro in Komplete Edition wouldn't be "K"omplete yes ?

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Martyr77

So is someone going to claim they didn't have time to actually put this in the game? When the game comes out in April.....OF NEXT YEAR??!?!


I am not buying this. I am tired of content deliberately being removed from the game so they can offer it as an incentive early on and then later charge for it. It should be on the disc and part of the game period. PASS.

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Dpboom1

Goro/ The DLC is on the disc

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Martyr77

<< LINK REMOVED >> but behind a paywall

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Johny_47

"This puny mortal is no match for me"


"Those were five hundred dollar sunglasses ass hole" =P

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PSYCHOV3N0M

<< LINK REMOVED >> Hahaha classic movie.

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Nazgoroth

This is actually a reason for me not to buy it. Preorder bonuses are nice... but excluding people a character for not pre-ordering... oh do p1ss off.

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skootbootz

<< LINK REMOVED >> Yeah pre-order bonuses should be exactly that a bonus that comes out much later, After the game has been released. Not some shit that they already have developed and put on the disk a year and a half before the games release. It would be diff if Goro was not going to be in the main game, but he clearly is going to be there so WTF.

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-S3R6i0-

<< LINK REMOVED >> Dude, you've already played as Goro a number of times. It would be on thing if they excluded new characters or locked the fatalities, but f#&^@#g Goro? Just be happy for the extra bonus. Mortal Kombat X already has more than enough recycled characters, crossing Goro off that list is a blessing.

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rawkstar007

They think that holding Goro hostage will boost their preorder sales. I personally think this will actually lower their non-preorder and overall sales and anger many. Not the wisest of marketing moves.

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-S3R6i0-

<< LINK REMOVED >> By this time, the addition of Goro should be an added perk, not something to make or break your buying decision about this game. The reason for making Goro a pre-order bonus might not be what you think. They probably have a whole new slew of ideas and characters, including more 4 armed monsters to keep you satisfied. And rather than lock new characters or features, they're locking $h!t you've already seen a million times already.


If you want to wait for the reviews to come in before you buy it, I don't blame you, but this is fucking Goro from MK1, for god's sakes.

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SoNinCroft

As someone on IGN forum posted:

"No thanks, because I guess it will have DLC characters, skins and maybe stages I better wait for the "Ultimate Edition" that includes all of that for the price of 1 game. I'm not in that hurry to pay for a fighting game that sells me overpriced DLC characters/skins to then include all of that in other edition. Thanks but not thanks."

I'm agree with that.

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skootbootz

<< LINK REMOVED >> Yep. Same with Tomb Raider if your an Xbox One owner do not buy it on initial release. Wait like a year when they release the full game with all content for the same price. Please don't blindly screw yourself.

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nurnberg

This game better not have DLC or else I am not buying it.

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dragon7867

<< LINK REMOVED >> Too late.

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Simulator_Shock

I'll just skip preordering this game and wait for the "komplete" edition to come out.

DLC is the cancer that is killing the game industry.

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everson_rm

Plz nether realms, scrap the 360/ps3 version! or the game will look like crap because of last gen.

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Simulator_Shock

<< LINK REMOVED >> NetherRealm is only working on the PS4/Xbone versions, the PS3/360 versions are being made by a different team.

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maruxxxx

bla bla bla Who gives a s*** about Goro? Unless they've fully developed this character...

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spacecadet25

Don't fall for this pre-order trick. He will probably be a $5 character DLC. If you were previously considering buying the game at $40 or $20 a little while after release, but now want to pre-order to get Goro, you are paying a huge premium for one character.

And Goro has never been that fun to use very much in the past anyway.

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jack00

<< LINK REMOVED >> Well said brother, couldn't of explained it better myself, and i'm fukin awesome.

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Chronologo

<< LINK REMOVED >> I'll just wait for the "ultimate edition" that usually comes out a couple of months later and with all DLC