‘Mortal Kombat’ Klassic Skins DLC Coming June 7th

May 29, 2011 by  

Mortal Kombat Klassic Skins DLC Trailer

If you’ve found the nostalgic combat offered with the recently-rebooted Mortal Kombat exactly what the doctor ordered, then we’ve got some good news. The newly stylized costumes and over-the-top fatalities are a nice addition to the foundations of the series, but there’s something to be said for keeping the more retro costumes and moves intact. If you’re a fan of padded vests, then you’ll want to pick up the Mortal Kombat Klassic Skins Pack, coming to PSN and Xbox Live on June 7.

While the Mortal Kombat series spent a few years locked in a slump with lackluster titles like Mortal Kombat Vs DC Universe, the ninth iteration in the series was a return to form.

The game brought back all the characteristics fans loved about the series, as well as new surprises like X-Ray moves and a new way of delivering story. A little over a month later, the game’s first DLC is on its way.

The Klassic Skins Pack gathers together all of the costumes and fatalities which were offered as pre-order bonuses at various different retailers. So players who did not end up pre-ordering the game will be able to gain access to the classic costumes of Sub-Zero, Scorpion, Reptile, Ermac, Mileena, Jade, and Kitana. Also included with the package is the classic fatalities of Reptile, Scorpion and Sub-Zero.

All of this will be available bundled in a pack for $4.99 on Playstation Network and 400 MSP on the Xbox Live Marketplace, so check out these ‘klassic’ costumes and fatalities in action in the trailer below:

Even after bringing the game into the third dimension, the original costumes haven’t lost their luster. Sure, they may not be as varied as the ones in the retail game, but that is where their old-school charm comes in. For those who played the original Mortal Kombat, these costumes will be a great addition to an already great game and should generate even more nostalgia.

There are sure to be gamers that will be angry at NetherRealm Studios for not providing these costumes and fatalities to gamers for free, but it’s not as if the retail game was lacking in content. And the developer isn’t sitting back and cashing in, as NetherRealm Studios are actively patching the game in order to keep it balanced.

For the amount of content that is included in the retail game as well as the amount of costumes and fatalities offered in the pack, it’s not unreasonable to have to pay for the additional content. Are you happy with the lower price of the DLC, or do you think that a developer should have to include every possible feature of a game before it releases?

The Mortal Kombat Klassic Skins Pack will be released for the Xbox 360 and PS3 on June 7.

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Source: Shacknews

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  1. Man, you cannot even buy a Big Mac for $5 these days. Its not a ridiculous price at all. Im gonna get it.

  2. “For the amount of content that is included in the retail game as well as the amount of costumes and fatalities offered in the pack, it’s not unreasonable to have to pay for the additional content. Are you happy with the lower price of the DLC, or do you think that a developer should have to include every possible feature of a game before it releases?”

    Whats sad is the fact that the content (or Kontent) is already on the disc. The DLC is simply giving you access to the items you already posses. Anyone with a modded ps3 had this available to them as soon as the game was released.

  3. guess they’re chucking a capcom with this bs, though i like how each alternate comes with its own classic fatality. if only this was released in australia :(

    P.S even though we’re getting an official R rated soon games previously banned wont be allowed in >:(

  4. Hey

  5. Damn it all!! I literally just today bought ALL of these effin’ things on ebay, costing me on average $10-15 per code!! WTF?! I’m pissed now!

    • Ed Boon told people not to buy the codes on eBay, atleast you didn’t pay $50 like some people did. But yeah, that sucks man, should have had some patience. On another note, I can’t wait to buy this dlc because I refuse to play with reptile as is lol.

  6. Man, i thought of buying the codes off e-bay, but i knew somehow they were going to release it, guess i was right xD

  7. I wish they were releasing the Kostumes individually as well because i have free codes for Jade and Mileena and it seems redundant to pay that much to have to get those 2 again. Oh well.

  8. i agree with tay about reptile but i’ll be buying this much prefer waiting for it cheap than being an ebay sucker
    not bad for the dlc considering the SF4 one costs 1000MSP and its all on the disc but at least this is 400

  9. Is there klassic Smoke? At the very end of the video you see klassic sub zero turn grey..

  10. It seems the costume pack is not yet available in the European PS Store. Has anyone heard anything about when the pack will be available in Europe?

  11. yeah, still no mortal kombat dlc in the european store :0(

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