A few years ago, Mortal Kombat fans would have been mildly interested in the upcoming release of a new game, but they would likely have gone in with cautious optimism. After MK9 burst on the scene and rejuvenated the franchise, that caution has been thrown to the wind in favor of unbridled enthusiasm.
It’s because of that enthusiasm that Warner Bros. Interactive has prepared four different special editions of Mortal Kombat X for fans. They want to give fans a choice to show their love of the Mortal Kombat franchise, and reward that allegiance with some cool items.
Mortal Kombat X’s big-ticket special edition is the Kollector’s Edition by Coarse for PS4 or Xbox One. This limited edition version of the game comes with a detailed Scorpion figurine, an in-game Scorpion skin inspired by the figurine, the Kombat Pack DLC Season Pass, and of course a copy of the game for $149.99. While most probably don’t recognize Coarse’s work, the Scorpion figurine is sure to get plenty of attention. Check out how Coarse designed the figurine in the video below:
In addition to the Coarse Kollector’s Edition, Mortal Kombat X will also offer a basic Kollector’s Edition that includes its own Scorpion statue, as well as a steel book case, a MKX comic, the Kombat Pack, and a Kollector’s Box. This edition will only be available through Amazon and retails for $180.
Those who want a special edition of Mortal Kombat X, but aren’t looking for a figurine can pick up the Premium Edition, which is available as a digital-only purchase and comes with a copy of the game and the Kombat Pack. However, while it may not feature a cool Scorpion figurine, the Premium Edition will save players some money, as it retails for a much more agreeable $89.99.
And finally, there’s the GameStop exclusive Mortal Kombat X Limited Edition available for $94.99. There isn’t much difference between the Limited Edition and the Premium Edition, but the LE does come with an exclusive Cold War Scorpion skin and a hard copy of the game. It is only available for PS4 and Xbox One, though.
Clearly, Mortal Kombat X fans will have their work cut out for them when deciding which version of NetherRealm Studios’ fighter to pick. The Scorpion figurine does look well made, but it may not necessarily be worth the extra money.
That being said, there’s little doubt that fans will want to get the Kombat Pack for the 4 added fighters, which NetherRealm says will include classic MK kombatants as well as iconic guest characters. We don’t know who those guest characters may be – we don’t even have a final MK X roster – but if they are in a similar vein to Freddy Krueger we’re eager to find out.
Will you pick up any of these Mortal Kombat X special editions? What do you think of the Scorpion figurine?
Mortal Kombat X releases April 14, 2015 for PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One.