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Mortal Kombat 'Klassic Skins' DLC due June 7

Mortal Kombat is getting a 'Klassic Skins' DLC pack, which includes the original costumes and fatalities offered as pre-order bonuses for several of the ninja-type kombatants, for $5. It's due on June 7.

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Mortal Kombat is getting its first downloadable content pack on June 7, Warner Bros and NetherRealm Studios announced today.

The Klassic Skins pack gathers up the retailer-exclusive pre-order bonuses into one package, including the old-school costumes for Sub-Zero, Scorpion, Reptile, Ermac, Mileena, Jade, and Kitana, plus classic (with a K) fatalities for Reptile, Scorpion, and Sub-Zero. It will cost $4.99 on the PlayStation Network, or 400 MSP on Xbox Live Marketplace.

The last time we heard about DLC for the game was just over a week ago, when series creator Ed Boon teased that the first pack was coming "within the next few weeks." It sounded at the time like the DLC character Skarlet would be included in the first pack as well, but Boon tweeted yesterday that we'll see a separate trailer for her on Monday. We've asked Warner Bros Interactive for clarification, but haven't heard back yet.

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    May 27, 2011 9:00 AM

    Steve Watts posted a new article, Mortal Kombat 'Klassic Skins' DLC due June 7.

    Mortal Kombat is getting a 'Klassic Skins' DLC pack, which includes the original costumes and fatalities offered as pre-order bonuses for several of the ninja-type kombatants, for $5. It's due on June 7.

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      May 27, 2011 9:24 AM

      So we're paying $5 for content that's on the disc? I paid $150 for the super deluxe tournament edition and now I have to pay to unlock fatalities already on the disc?

      That's complete BS.

      But I'm still going to do it. So I guess that makes me a massive hypocrite. I'd like to vote with my dollar but I can't resist the classic costumes.

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        May 27, 2011 9:27 AM

        Yeeeah, I really want that classic Kitana costume.

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        May 27, 2011 12:10 PM

        this is not something new. as long as the DLC sells, they'll continue making it.

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        May 27, 2011 12:39 PM

        Yeah, its odd. Normally I bitch a blue-streak about this sort of thing, but for some reason I just don't mind this time around.

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        May 27, 2011 1:04 PM

        It also bugs me because Boon said they were NOT going to sell content that is already on the disc :/

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        May 27, 2011 1:20 PM

        welcome to street fighter 4 collector edition ;(

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        May 27, 2011 1:20 PM

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          May 27, 2011 9:55 PM

          Yes. I don't care about it to make a huge stink but when the DLC is on the disc (negating the "downloadable" part of the term) you're basically purchasing a disc but you're not getting all of the content on it. You get to pay extra later for the rest of the disc.

          And this isn't something like Windows where you're getting a cut down version because you don't want or need all the features so you pay less, this is more like if Windows was missing features entirely and then charging you to add them back in.

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            May 27, 2011 10:53 PM

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              May 28, 2011 8:36 AM

              Yes but you know ahead of time what you're getting and you basically pay for what you want.

              Everyone who bought MK9 paid the $60 or whatever but they're not getting everything on the disc, nor do they have any idea that there's anything more on the disc, nor could they just pay more and get it all to begin with.

              To me it's not the fact that there's locked content on the disc so much as the fact that they're trying to alleviate the need to "download" the content, so as to not miss out on those without good Internet access. No, I'm sorry, I'm fine with DLC as a concept but it has to be downloaded. You don't get to cheat. You don't get to keep telling me I had the content all along and all I had to do was tap my ruby slippers together or some shit.

              But anyway I'm not trying to be all "birther" about this, I'm just saying that to some of us the distinction is subtle but significant.

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                June 15, 2011 7:04 PM

                Agreed. You can justify DLC to pay for server space/bandwidth and new development costs. But paying to unlock content already on-disc is BS.

                I stayed away from gaming during my college days and for several years afterwards. This landscape of gaming, while a lot prettier and nicer sounding, is rife with moneygrabs. I can't blame businesses for doing it though, if it sells it sells. If not they wouldn't make DLC.

                For a game like Mortal Kombat though I think it was worth more than sixty bucks. Plus no one is forcing me to buy DLC. But is it really downloadable content when the content is already pressed on-disc? UW$C (iunlockable with money content) is what it should be called.

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        May 27, 2011 3:35 PM

        The game as it is playable out of the box is amazing.
        It is the first game in a long while that I feel was well worth the $60 price tag.

        The issue arises when the game with all DLC included constitutes a comeplete game, if the DLC is required for the game to be enjoyable.

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        May 27, 2011 10:42 PM

        Yeah well I have to pay $100 per Client Access License to allow people to access shares on my server. What's your point? This happens all over the world on every single piece of software. You pay to simply unlock something already installed that took them no extra effort to deliver to you.

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      May 27, 2011 1:01 PM

      Any word on whether or not they are gonna offer like .99 individual purchases? I already have Ermac, Scorpion, Mileena, and Jade costumes, as well as the scorpion Fatality.

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      May 27, 2011 1:36 PM

      Man, feel sorry for the people who are paying $30-$50 on eBay for reptile and sub-zero, oh wait, no I dont.

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      May 27, 2011 3:20 PM

      LOL. I sold my Reptile amazon code for 55 bucks.

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        June 15, 2011 7:05 PM

        OMG, seriously? I wish I would have thought of doing that...damn.

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      May 27, 2011 4:05 PM

      awesome. 5$ is the perfect price point for this. and for those bitching, the problem is not DLC, its fucking retailers demanding bullshit exclusives that creat this situation. i dont mind giving netherealm a couple bucks but damned if i'm going to go to fucking gamestop ever again.

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        May 27, 2011 4:12 PM

        ^ Yep, NetherRealm can have all of my monies for this fantastic game.

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          May 27, 2011 6:16 PM

          no Classic Smoke :( That is my primary fighter, and he's outfit is on the disc as well when you fight him as a secret combatant. Tho his moves are different. But I would like his suit with the retail smoke.

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      May 27, 2011 6:32 PM

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      May 27, 2011 6:33 PM

      I want this now....

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      May 27, 2011 10:04 PM

      Let's play adult Barbie. Seriously, maps and new characters I can see. This is a bit ridiculous.

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        May 27, 2011 10:06 PM

        it really is too bad they're forcing it on us

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        May 27, 2011 10:06 PM

        whats rediculous about it, fighting games have always had a thing with alt costumes. MK is no different. and in this case, its simply packaging the store specific bonuses together, like when relic did the exact same thing with the DoW retribution.

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        May 27, 2011 10:12 PM

        As long as people keep paying for it, they'll keep selling it :/

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          May 27, 2011 10:17 PM

          yea fuck those guys for trying to make money from their work

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            May 27, 2011 11:19 PM

            They already charged $60 for the game. It should come with it unless they give you characters WITH the alt costumes.

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            May 28, 2011 4:32 AM

            I have no problem paying for work. It seems a bit skewed though to pay $60 for the huge amount of content that comes with the game and then $5 for a couple palette swaps. I'd enjoy it more and even be willing to pay more if the content being sold was actually... content. Maybe some more challenge levels or something with actual substance.

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              May 29, 2011 9:49 PM

              Well, the alt costumes are palette swaps. The only palette swaps are between some of the ninja, as it's been since the first MK

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      May 27, 2011 10:55 PM

      This game is the shit. Old-school ninja costumes are awesome. $5 is nothing. Only one course of action here!

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      May 27, 2011 11:37 PM

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