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.