Recent Articles: Mortal Kombat X

Mortal Kombat X DLC Update: Tanya will be available on June 2 for Kombat Pass owners

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NetherRealm’s Creative Director, Ed Boon, has announced that Tanya will be available to download on June 2 if you possess the Kombat Pass. Everyone else will be able to obtain the klassic kharacter on June 9:

Like Jason, Tanya will be released alongside a new costume pack for Kano, Sonya, and Liu Kang. Kombat Pass owners will receive Klassic Pack #1 for free, but other players will be able to purchase it separately for $3.99 or in a bundle with Tanya for $7.99. Tanya by herself will also be available for $4.99.

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Mortal Kombat X’s Tanya will be available to download in June

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Everyone loves Mortal Kombat X. Fans seem to game’s new Story Mode, especially the mix of new characters and returning favorites. But there was always plans to expand the game in the future and after Jason’s impressive debut in early May, NetherRealm’s Ed Boon has confirmed a second downloadable character, Tanya, will be available in just a few weeks:

NetherRealm plans to release two additional characters after Jason and Tanya, though it’s unknown if The Predator or Tremor will be next. All four characters can be purchased individually or as part of the Kombat Pass.

In the past, Boon has said that more characters (including Rain, Sindel, and Baraka) may be added to Mortal Kombat X further down the line. All three characters pop up to challenge players in Story Mode, but they’re currently unable to be selected in single-player or multiplayer.

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Play as Jason in Mortal Kombat X for free this weekend

mortalkombat10-dragonlogoMortal Kombat X will get to try Jason Voorhees out for free this weekend in one of the game’s Living Towers.

Voorhees, the classic slasher from the Friday the 13th films, joined the other kombatants in NetherRealm’s latest last week as part of the Kombat Pack expansion. He’s the first of four characters who will be added to the game this year, he’ll eventually share the stage with The Predator, Mortal Kombat 4‘s Tanya, and the never-before-playable Tremor.

All three of Jason’s variations will be accessible in the Living Tower’s six fights, which will be available until Monday.

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Flawless Retaility! Mortal Kombat X tops April 2015’s list of best-selling games

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Mortal Kombat X killed the competition last month as it’s been crowned the top-selling game of April 2015 by The NPD Group. Aside from NetherRealm’s latest and Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin at #8, the tracking firm’s report showed a top ten that was comprised solely of returning titles including Grand Theft Auto V at #2, Battlefield Hardline at #3, MLB 15: The Show at #4, and the well-loved Minecraft at #5.

Overall, it was a good month for the game industry as total sales rose 3% over April 2014. It’s a small gain, but it’s a gain nonetheless.

“Overall sales across hardware, new physical software, and accessories in April 2015 grew by 3% over April 2014 due to the strength of new physical software sales, which offset losses from hardware and accessories,” The NPD Group’s Liam Callahan told GamesIndustry.biz.

April 2015’s top ten best-selling titles (which also includes CoD: Advanced Warfare, NBA 2K15, the fourth Super Smash Bros. game, and a remastered Borderlands collection) can be found after the break. (more…)

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Jason Takes Mortal Kombat X in this new trailer

Four years ago, NetherRealm Studios Creative Director Ed Boon revealed that Jason Voorhees was considered for the guest characters spot in Mortal Kombat. Ultimately, Freddy Krueger came for Mortal Kombat players, but Boon never forgot about Jason. Beginning this week, Kombat Pack owners will will be able to download the horror icon in Mortal Kombat X.

You can see Jason expertly wield his machete against Cassie Cage, Jacqui Briggs, Sonya Blade, Reptile, and Jax in the trailer above. There’s also a blink-and-you’ll-miss-it glimpse at one of his Fatalities.

If you didn’t spring for the Kombat Pack, the Jason Voorhees Bundle will be available to download on May 12 for $7.99. The bundle also includes the Horror Pack, three horror-themed costumes for Mileena (Vampiress), Reptile (Kraken), and Ermac (Pharaoh). The bundle can also be purchased piecemeal with Jason by himself available for $4.99, while the Horror Pack has been priced at $3.99.

Future downloadable characters planned for Mortal Kombat X include Tanya, Tremor, and The Predator. NetherRealm plans to share more about those three characters at a later date.

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Jason Voorhees will join Mortal Kombat X (for Kombat Pack owners) on May 5

mortalkombat10-dragonlogoNetherRealm Studios used the latest Kombat Kast to announce that owners of the Mortal Kombat X Kombat Pack will be able to download Jason Voorhees on May 5. The rest of us mere mortals (though, isn’t everyone “mortal” in Mortal Kombat?) will have to wait until May 12 to purchase the character as part of the Ultimate Horror Pack, which will also include scary skins for Mileena (Vampiress), Reptile (Kraken), and Ermac (Pharaoh).

The developer plans to stream a special Kombat Kast this Monday, May 4, to celebrate Jason’s introduction to the world of Mortal Kombat X. If you’re not sure Jason is worth the money, don’t worry, NetherRealm’s Ed Boon said you’ll be able to try out the horror icon (for free) in a Jason-themed Living Tower.

Three other characters will eventually be added to Mortal Kombat X as part of the Kombat Pack including The Predator, Tanya, and fan-favorite Tremor.

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Xbox Store Today: Mortal Kombat X

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2011’s Mortal Kombat reboot brought the franchise back in a big way after years of neglect from the mainstream gaming community. With momentum on their side, NetherRealm Studios is finally ready to launch the next chapter in the series: Mortal Kombat X. Available to download now for the Xbox One through the Xbox Games Store, the game will take players 25 years into the future where they’ll meet new kombatants, perform new Fatalities, and compete in the all-new weekly Faction War. Say it with me… It Has Begun!

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Experience the next generation of the #1 fighting franchise. Mortal Kombat X combines unparalleled, cinematic presentation with all new gameplay. For the first time, players can choose from multiple variations of each character impacting both strategy and fighting style.

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PS Store Today: Mortal Kombat X, Titan Souls, We Are Doomed, more

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After an almost excruciating four-year wait, NetherRealm Studios has finally released Mortal Kombat X for the PS4. The game’s story picks up right where 2011’s Mortal Kombat left off, and players will be able to take it 25 years into the future with new kombatants, new Fatalities, and the all-new weekly Faction War. Say it with me… It Has Begun!

This week’s Spring Fever entry is Titan Souls, a mash-up of the top-down gameplay made famous by The Legend of Zelda and the boss-heavy theatrics of Shadow of the Colossus. Titan Souls can be downloaded as a PS4/PS Vita Cross-Buy title. Also available this week is We Are Doomed, a mesmerizing twin-stick shooter for the PS4 from Vertex Pop.

While all these games might tickle your nostalgia bone, for something truly classic, I suggest this week’s addition to the PS2 Classics storefront: Gradius V. Developed by Treasure, it is one of the finest side-scrolling shooters ever commissioned and deserves a place in your PS3 library. Though you will have to wait three days, as its scheduled to be released on April 17.

More information on all of these games (and a few other new releases) can be found after the break. A rundown of this week’s new game add-ons and discounts can be found at the PlayStation Blog. (more…)

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