Since Mortal Kombat X‘s supremely prosperous console release for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One several weeks ago, NetherRealm Studios has stayed busy making sure fans get the most brutality for their buck. Hot on the heels of the developer releasing an abundance of grisly Jason Voorhees gameplay details comes an all-too-brief teaser trailer for another of the game’s highly anticipated DLC characters, Predator.
While the video doesn’t offer any insight into the fighting variations or move sets of the Predator, gamers are given a glimpse of the character model with its mask on, along with its signature clicking call and retractable wrist blades. Alas, before the Yautja closes in on its prey and attacks, the feed cuts short to static and white snow.
If the Predator movies are any indication of what we’ll see in terms of actual moves and combos, it will be interesting to see if the Predator’s cloaking device comes into play, as well as its deadly combi-stick and smart disc. And as far as Fatalities are concerned, one can only hope for a plasma blaster finisher as an homage to the classic scene in which the extraterrestrial hunts down Dillon in the first film
There are some Mortal Kombat X players that might eschew the DLC for the time being, as they already have a bevy of bruisers and brawlers from which to choose, but the Predator / Prey Pack makes the selection process even richer. The DLC not only gives fans an additional fighter to master, but it also includes Predator-themed skins that give established characters a new dimension, like the ability to have actor Carl Weathers play the role of Jax.
Of course, Predator isn’t the only DLC fighter to have bonus bounty included with their individual package. Jason Voorhees’ Horror Pack contains monster movie styled costumes for other characters like a Vampiress Mileena and a Kraken Reptile. And not to be outdone, Tanya’s Klassic Pack #1 has skins for Kano, Sonya, and Liu Kang, while Tremor’s Klassic Pack #2 has skins for Quan Chi, Jax, and Kung Lao.
Rather than download all of the content separately, the gamers who consider themselves to be Mortal Kombat “kompletists” will probably save themselves a little extra cash should they spring for the Kombat Pack season pass, which is included in the Mortal Kombat X Kollector’s Edition, Limited Edition, Premium Edition, or as a standalone purchase. Plus, with NetherRealm Studios including so much fresh content so soon, it’s a wonder as to whether or not they’ll treat fans to more surprises in the future.
What are your thoughts on the Predator teaser trailer? Should NetherRealm have shown gameplay for the master hunter before they did Jason?