The recent Mortal Kombat reboot turned out to be one of the most enjoyable, and surprisingly deep, fighting game titles available on the current console generation. Ditching 3D environments, and subsequently sidestepping, Mortal Kombat thrived on 90s nostalgia – delivering plenty of MK fan service as well as competent and fast-paced fighting action.
But, despite an enormous roster of twenty-seven kombatants, NetherRealm Studios is preparing to unveil plenty of DLC for the title – starting with the highly-anticipated Kitanta glitch-turned-new fighter, Skarlet, as well as “Klassic” skins for cyborg assassins Cyrax and Sektor, available on June 21st.
Mortal Kombat players have been looking forward to Skarlet’s DLC debut for several weeks but the cyborg ninja Klassic skin announcement came out of nowhere – and hints at the possibility that more retro skins will be en route in the coming months.
Up until this point, the Klassic skins seemed to be reserved for the various human ninjas in the title – Sub-Zero, Scorpion, Reptile, Ermac, Mileena, Jade, and Kitana - first as individual pre-order DLC bonuses and then as part of the “Klassic Skins Pack” available for $4.99 on PSN and 400 MSP on the XBox Live Marketplace. Coupled with the recent announcement of a Mortal Kombat DLC season pass, which will give players access to a total of four new fighters as they are released (Skarlet, Kenshi, Rain, and one mystery fighter), it seems likely that new Klassic skins will be made available alongside some, if not all, of the new Kombatant DLC releases.
In case you haven’t been keeping-up with the Mortal Kombat DLC details, check out Skarlet’s gameplay and story videos below – followed by the Cyrax and Sektor Klassic skin announcement montage:
The Cyrax and Sektor skins are certainly cool looking (much better than their human “campaign” skins) – which is a good thing since it appears the costumes are skins only – i.e. the characters will not receive an added Klassic Fatality. The Klassic Scorpion, Reptile, and Sub-Zero pre-order skins also included a retro finishing move.
Unlike Skarlet, who will be available as part of the Mortal Kombat DLC season pass (1200 MSP or $14.99 on the PSN) or individually (400 MSP or $4.99), the Cyrax and Sektor skins will be entirely free. The retro robot assassins will be included in the Skarlet DLC download file, for anyone splurging for the new fighter, but will also be available in the complimentary Mortal Kombat Compatibility Pack #1, which allows players to face-off against Skarlet – even if they elected to skip the character’s DLC pack.
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Mortal Kombat is available now for PS3 (with an exclusive Kratos fighter) and Xbox 360.