Mortal Kombat DLC: Skarlet release date, compatibility pack explained

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We have some great news for Mortal Kombat owners now, as NetherRealm Studios have finally put a solid release date down for the Skarlet DLC character that has been teased throughout the last few weeks.

She will be officially available to download on June 21st, but she won’t be coming alone. We’ve also heard that players will be able to download a free compatibility pack for the game, which will enable players who don’t buy the Skarlet DLC, to still fight her online.

Furthermore, this compatibility pack will also include 2 classic skins from Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 for Cryax and Sektor, both of which will be free to download. This is excellent news for those who are a bit unhappy with the fact that NSR charged for the retro skin pack, despite the fact that they were already contained on the disc as seen in one of the Challenge Tower missions where you have to fight classic Scorpion as classic Sub Zero.

If you are planning on picking up Skarlet for the game, she will be available for $4.99 or 400 Microsoft points, as reported from ShackNews. Don’t forget that Rain, Kenshi and another unknown character are already confirmed to be coming for the game soon, so players are definitely going to be kept busy over the Summer.

Will you be downloading the Skarlet DLC? Let us know your thoughts on the paid for / on-disc DLC debate that is going on. Personally speaking, there isn’t much argument here as it’s a small fee to pay for the amount of work that NetherRealm Studios are putting in to add the extra content. $4 is hardly going to break the bank here, but it’s great that they are still offering Cyrax and Sektor retro outfits as an extra sweetener.

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  • Anonymous

    yeah
    duhhh
    who
    woudnt

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jt-Legg/512306808 J.t. Legg

    i’ll be downloading Skarlett, and all you crybaby fanboys bitching about having to pay for the klassic skins…. grow up, 400mp is a steal. IT COSTS MILLIONS TO MAKE THIS

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jt-Legg/512306808 J.t. Legg

    i’ll be downloading Skarlett, and all you crybaby fanboys bitching about having to pay for the klassic skins…. grow up, 400mp is a steal. IT COSTS MILLIONS TO MAKE THIS

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jt-Legg/512306808 J.t. Legg

    i’ll be downloading Skarlett, and all you crybaby fanboys bitching about having to pay for the klassic skins…. grow up, 400mp is a steal. IT COSTS MILLIONS TO MAKE THIS

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1581638598 Tylor Ray Gallagher

    so happy about the retro outfits for sector cyrax, happy that rain is coming, nice that scarlet is a character now (home she has a girl ninja retro outfit as well) kenchi well be cool to have (interested to see wich costumes they pick out.) and who knows who this other person is…maybe a xbox exclusive? maybe chemilon? or yet another NEW character. though i would like to see a BIG DLC pack for coustumes id like to see some ones like a theme pack like pirats or Tron that gives coustomes to that theme. and OMG better faitalitys …they were kind of lacking in creativity this time around i dont even care if they make sence….thats not the point the point is crazy and gore

  • http://www.facebook.com/edgeofblade Jason Danforth

    Rule number one about capitalism:  no one forced you to pay for it.

  • http://www.facebook.com/edgeofblade Jason Danforth

    Rule number one about capitalism:  no one forced you to pay for it.

  • http://twitter.com/PSN_Hymanator Hymanator

    In Super Street Fighter IV, Capcom is charging 15 dollars for 4 characters, and two of them can barely be considered “new” since they are just “evil” versions of existing characters. At least in MK9 you can buy the characters individually if you don’t prefer to play them all. It is annoying though that 60 dollars isn’t enough for some of these publishers nowadays. It makes you wonder how far publishers are going to exploit this DLC trend. Here are a few more DLC ideas to help game publishers milk the DLC cash cow:

    DLC to enable full 1080p or 3D support
    DLC to have more “options” in your settings menu
    DLC to add local multi-player (they already do it for online multi-player)
    DLC to be able to save your game progress
    DLC to enable extended controller support (such as Move or Kinnect)
    DLC to be able to purchase other DLC
    DLC to enable achievement or trophy support
    DLC to be able to press “start” to play
    DLC to disable in-game advertisements for a limited time

    • http://twitter.com/Aresryu Apollo

      I agree it can get ridiculous but welcome to where the game industry is headed. They already had DLC to allow you to purchase other DLC (Ultimate Alliance 2) and DLC to give you more options in your settigns menu (Marvel Vs.Capcom 3). It would not be so bad if the game retialed for $20 and you paid for DLC but retail is $60. Industry is trying to make everything even the game itself DLC to try to keep gamers from trading games in so they don’t lose money on sales. Sucks but it’s true. *smh* sad :(

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Steve-Cain/1781137224 Steve Cain

      I agree with you for the most part. For the cost of making a game $60 is actually fair if your going to buy it soon after it comes out. If you don’t like that price wait four or five months until people start trading the game in and get it for cheaper. When it comes to DLC, if the game you got was actually a full sized game in the first place, then $5 for a new charecter is not a big issue. Some publishers though do have the nasty habit of including the dlc on the disc even though the game is short and dosen’t feel like a full game and then charge you $10-15 for it.. that should be a criminal offense IMO : )

  • http://www.facebook.com/wsurrett William Surrett

    This is an awesome game. 4.99 for a skin pack. big deal  its less than 1 buck a costume. 4.99 for an all new character is a steal as well.  new fatalities, new babality, new special moves and everything.  kenshi will be worth the same and so will rain.   u dont have to buy it.. i know i am because i want to support MK so their next game will be even better. . . remember  we fund them and without us there is no game.  they honestly could have charged a little more and people would still pay.  so they are giving us a deal for awesome DLC.

  • http://twitter.com/Aresryu Apollo

    Still beats the hell out of what Marvel Vs. Capcom 3 is doing. $5 is a deal considering  that many people people paid over $30 for just one costume. I applaud Netherrealm Studios and WB for giving gamers what they want more characters and costumes and not nickle diming us with pathetic useless shadow battles.  

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Pedro-Pinto/100002535018390 Pedro Pinto

    I am totally going to buy all characters and costumes. It’s the best game ever!