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Mortal Kombat X better with Mega Drive style controller

If you are a big Mortal Kombat fan and have played almost all games in the series, you are probably going to want to get your hands on the Mortal Kombat X controller by PDP.

This is a third-party controller that is officially licensed by NetherRealm Studios. More importantly, it will offer an old-school D-Pad, retro button layout and a design that looks reminiscent of the SEGA Mega Drive days.

We remember playing Mortal Kombat Ultimate 3 on the Mega Drive, with a very similar control style, but having to press start to switch to kicks.

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This controller features six main buttons though, along with triggers on the top and with extra buttons to pause the game. There is going to be two versions of this controller – one for Xbox One players and the other for PS4.

However, a neat toggle switch located in the center of the controller allows gamers to use this controller with the Xbox 360 and PS3 too.

There’s no confirmation of price yet, but estimations have been set between $35 and $50 – expect to find these on sale when Mortal Kombat X launches in April.

Is this something you would be interested in buying as a hardcore fan of the series – you can’t beat a classic D-Pad layout after all.

Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

Contact Alan Ng: alan@product-reviews.net

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