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Mortal Kombat X: I ain’t got time to watch this Predator trailer… but you should

Get your stogie ready, NetherRealm Studios has released the first trailer for The Predator a day ahead of his Mortal Kombat X debut.

The galaxy’s most efficient hunter has all his toys available at his disposal in the game including an invisibility suit, wrist claws, shoulder cannon, and throwing discs of all sizes. A wise man once said, “If it bleeds… we can kill it,” but this trailer makes me think the kombatants will be the ones doing the bleeding.

If you own the Mortal Kombat X Kombat Pass, The Predator will be available to download on Tuesday, July 7. In addition to the new character, Kombat Pass owners will also gain access to the Predator/Prey Pack, which includes new costumes for Jax (Carl Weathers as Dillon), Johnny Cage (Commando), and Scorpion (Infrared).

Mortal Kombat X players who wish to purchase The Predator or the Predator/Prey Pack on their own will have to wait until July 14. The Predator will be priced at $4.99, while the Predator/Prey Pack will be priced at $3.99. Both DLC items will be available together in a bundle for $7.99.

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MKX: Predator will be available on July 7 for Kombat Pass players, July 14 for everyone else

After previously teasing The Predator’s Mortal Kombat X debut for this month, NetherRealm Studios is finally ready to announce when players will get a chance to play as the intergalactic hunter.

If you own the Mortal Kombat X Kombat Pass, The Predator will be available to download on Tuesday, July 7. In addition to the new character, Kombat Pass owners will also gain access to the Predator/Prey Pack, which includes new costumes for Jax (Carl Weathers as Dillon), Johnny Cage (Commando), and Scorpion (Infrared).

Mortal Kombat X players who wish to purchase The Predator or the Predator/Prey Pack on their own will have to wait until July 14. The Predator will be priced at $4.99, while the Predator/Prey Pack will be priced at $3.99. Both DLC items will be available together in a bundle for $7.99.

One more additional character for Mortal Kombat X remains and it’s likely Tremor will be released sometime this August.

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The Predator goes hunting against Mortal Kombat X’s kombatants this July

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NetherRealm’s Creative Director, Ed Boon, has made Mortal Kombat fans very happy by confirming konfirming that The Predator will be available as a playable character sometime in July:

NetherRealm is producing Mortal Kombat X’s add-on content at a pretty quick clip as the Predator is the third playable character to be added to the game since its April 14 release. Jason Voorhees teleported into the game shortly after launch, while Tanya made her playable debut a few weeks ago. Tremor, the final playable character and one of the few good things to come out of Mortal Kombat: Special Forces, will likely be released sometime in August.

Unlike the famous film series, this Predator won’t be hunting alone. He’ll be released alongside the Predator/Prey Pack, which will include new character skins for Johnny Cage (Commando), Scorpion (Infrared), and Jax (Carl Weathers as Dillon).

Remember, if it bleeds, we can kill it.

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The Witcher 3 hunts down the top spot as May 2015’s best-selling game

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The NPD Group has published their monthly report on the financial state of the video game industry and The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has emerged as the best-selling game of May 2015.

The Witcher 3’s victory was assured after the game leapfrogged both of April’s big releases including Mortal Kombat X (#2) and Grand Theft Auto V (#3). The only other May release to make the list, Nintendo’s Splatoon, swam its way into the fifth spot. Though Splatoon should get extra notice for being the only platform-exclusive title in the top ten.

All told, retail sales for games, hardware, and accessories were down 13% versus May 2014. However, Mario Kart 8, Watch Dogs, Wolfenstein: The New Order, and the continued success of TitanFall more than explain the sales gap. The drop-off might have been even bigger if it weren’t for a new wave of Amiibo figures. According to NPD’s Liam Callahan (speaking to GamesIndustry.biz), accessories rose 20% year-over-year, with a 73% increase for “interactive gaming toys.” Callahan also confirmed that the PS4 was the best-selling console of the month.

The complete top ten list of best-selling games for May 2015 can be found after the break. (more…)

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MK4’s Tanya returns in new Mortal Kombat X gameplay trailer

If you’re a Kombat Pass owner, you’ll be able to download a new character for Mortal Kombat X this week. Tanya, an Outworld warrior who made her franchise debut in 1997’s Mortal Kombat 4, will be available to download beginning tomorrow.

NetherRealm Studios released a new gameplay trailer featuring the character to ready their fans for her appearance, and it includes one of the most ridiculous Fatalities the series has ever seen.

Beginning June 9, everyone will be able to download Tanya by herself (for $4.99) or as part of the Tanya Bundle (for $7.99), which also includes new “Klassic” costumes for Liu Kang, Sonya Blade, and Kano. If you’re only interested in “Klassic Pack 1,” it will also be sold separately for $3.99.

Seriously, check out that Fatality, it is absolutely insane.

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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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