Mortal Kombat 'Skarlet' DLC due June 21

Mortal Kombat will be getting its Skarlet DLC on June 21 for $5, followed sometime this summer by Kenshi, Rain, and an undisclosed fourth kombatant.


NetherRealms Studios and Warner Bros Interactive has taken the proverbial wraps off of its character downloadable content plans for Mortal Kombat. As previously reported, Skarlet will come first. The blood-thirsty ninja who is literally made of blood will hit the PlayStation Network and Xbox Live Marketplace on June 21 for $4.99 and 400 MSP, respectively.

That date will also bring a free compatibility pack, letting you fight online against Skarlet even if you haven't downloaded her. The free pack will include "klassic" skins for Cyrax and Sektor, straight from Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3. NetherRealm Studios boss Ed Boon had previously promised free content with the purchase of the Skarlet DLC.

The trailer teases more DLC characters coming later this summer. The blind warrior Kenshi was previously leaked but is now confirmed. We'll also get the purple ninja Rain, and a mysterious fourth character. Place your bets now, folks.

If each character costs $5 like Skarlet, getting the full set will cost you a solid $20, plus $5 for the recently-released Klassic skins pack. It may be a bit steep, but it will be hard to complain if each of the compatibility packs will include a few free goodies.

Check out Skarlet's story trailer below, which is both completely insane and totally fits the bizarre Mortal Kombat mythos.

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    June 15, 2011 12:00 PM

    Steve Watts posted a new article, Mortal Kombat 'Skarlet' DLC due June 21.

    Mortal Kombat will be getting its Skarlet DLC on June 21 for $5, followed sometime this summer by Kenshi, Rain, and an undisclosed fourth kombatant.

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      June 15, 2011 12:09 PM

      cool, i might pick that up. hopefully her hiyaaaaaa screaming won't get old fast

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      June 15, 2011 12:41 PM

      it's probably Dan

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      June 15, 2011 1:04 PM

      She can only fight for a few days every month.

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      June 15, 2011 2:28 PM

      $5 for... 1 character.

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        June 15, 2011 2:33 PM

        Seeing as the full game has 27 characters for $60 ($2.22) each, it seems a bit pricey for a single char.

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          June 15, 2011 4:03 PM

          Not to mention a complete game engine, menu system, etc makes 1 extra model worth about 20c in effective development time.

          DLC is here to make money, not to provide you with value!

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      June 15, 2011 4:16 PM

      oh, the klassic skins will run $5? that's not bad, i was expecting it to run more

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      June 15, 2011 4:35 PM

      i STILL cant play this online..

      on the ps3, always get an error message :(

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        June 15, 2011 4:43 PM

        Is it still laggy as hell as well for people who can?

        I've got Verizon's fastest FiOS plan and it's slo-mo city at times. King of the Hill is nearly unplayable.

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      June 15, 2011 4:47 PM

      5$ is a great price point. i am looking forward to this

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      June 16, 2011 1:55 AM

      Does Mortal Kombat pass online could get free DLC character? Please let me know.

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        June 16, 2011 2:42 AM

        im not sure what you are asking, but i'm pretty sure the answer is NO.

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      June 16, 2011 2:37 AM


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