The good news: NetherRealm Studios plans to support Mortal Kombat with at least four downloadable characters.
The bad news: Each character will cost $4.99 (or 400 Microsoft Points).
Yup, publisher WB Games plans to perform a Fatality on your wallet with the DLC pricing for Mortal Kombat. But the company is offering a slight break to Xbox 360 owners in the form of the Kombat Pass. The pass offers players a $5 discount to download all four characters (Skarlet, Rain, Kenshi and “an unannounced new entrant”) for 1200 Microsoft Points ($15).
If you choose not to download the new characters (and I don’t blame you), NetherRealm will be releasing free compatibility packs to ensure the new characters play nice with the current characters in online play. These compatibility packs will also include two free Klassic skins, such as the Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3-inspired Cyrax and Sektor skins found in the first pack.
Skarlet will be available to download on June 21 with Rain, Kenshi and the “unannounced new entrant” (which totally sounds like a new character to us) will be available later this Summer.