While this morning’s news wasn’t great for Mortal Kombat fans stuck with last-generation consoles, other Mortal Kombat X players can finally stop holding their breath: fan-favorite character Tanya and the Klassic Pack #1 DLC will arrive a week from today.
That doesn’t come as much of a surprise – just yesterday, series creator Ed Boon revealed that Tanya would hit in early June – but now it’s official: the Klassic Pack will be available on June 2 for players who purchased Mortal Kombat X’s Kombat Pack (essentially, the game’s season pass), and June 9 for everyone else. Boon’s tweet didn’t mention any pricing details, but Mortal Kombat X’s last DLC offering, the Horror Pack, cost $7.99; expect the Klassic Pack #1 to cost about the same.
Tanya first appeared in Mortal Kombat 4 as a hero, although she made a heel turn in Mortal Kombat: Deception, the sixth installment in the series, and has since become one of Jade’s primary rivals. Over the past few weeks, most of Tanya’s fatalities and brutalities – including one called Edenian Drill, in which Tanya rips her opponent’s heart out so quickly that the victim has time to ponder the hole left in his or her chest – leaked online, while a brief trailer spotlighted her updated costume.
In addition to Tanya, the first Klassic Pack contains alternate costumes for three Mortal Kombat X characters: Liu Kang, Sonya Blade, and Kano. True to their name, the “klassic” skins evoke the outfits the characters’ wore during first appearance, meaning that Sonya’s sporting her sweatband and pea-green spandex, while Kano goes barefoot and hides his cybernetic implants under a white gi.
After Klassic Pack #1, there are at least two more major pieces of Mortal Kombat X DLC scheduled: the Hunter Pack, which introduces iconic movie monster the Predator, and another Klassic Pack, which features Tremor’s triumphant return to the franchise. In addition, developer NetherRealm Studio plans to release smaller sets of alternate skins, including a pack of Brazil-themed outfits and a rumored slate of holiday-specific costumes.
That’s probably not all, either. In the past, Ed Boon’s hinted that a second Kombat Pack might be on the way, and intimated that Story Pack DLC – adding characters who appear in Mortal Kombat X’s campaign mode, but not on the selectable roster, as playable characters – could be in the works as well.
Mortal Kombat X is out now for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC.
Source: Ed Boon