June 14th, 2011
10:16 AM CST -
IGN got an exclusive look at the upcoming Skarlet DLC for Mortal Kombat (2011). The article announces that her DLC will become available next week Tuesday, June 21st, 2011. You can watch IGN's Skarlet video vignette below, which also teases Rain and a mystery fourth character as future DLC beyond the already announced Kenshi.



Also discussed in the article is talk of free DLC compatibility packs. These will be necessary to play against DLC owners online if you don't want to pay for the DLC character. These packs will not enable the use of the character yourself, but you can play against those who do own it. To entice fans, these packs will come with extra goodies. The Skarlet DLC packs come with Sektor and Cyrax classic Mortal Kombat 3 skins that were leaked last month.

Update: NetherRealm Studios' Kommunity Manager Rigo Cortes just shot us over renders for the new Cyrax and Sektor Classic Costumes.


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Update 6/15: We got the official press release today that has the official price for the DLC characters at $4.99 (or 400 MS points) each.

The first of four new downloadable warriors, the bloodthirsty Skarlet and her vicious fatalities will be available on Microsoft Xbox Live Arcade for 400 Microsoft Points or $4.99 on PlayStation Network starting June 21st. Also available on that date will be a compatibility pack featuring two klassic skins – Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 – inspired Cyrax and Sektor.


We also got an update from NetherRealm's Community Manager Rigo Cortes about the UK/EU DLC release date is June 22nd.

"Some of you have been asking so here is what I know. Skarlet and Classic Skins DLC packs will both be coming to the EU/UK on June 22nd." - Rigo Cortes

Reader Komments from the TRMK Forums:



June 14th, 2011 10:24 AM CST - donk95
Yesssssssss!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Rain!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! And sektor and cyrax mk3 costumes!!!!!!! Im so happy!!!!!
June 14th, 2011 10:30 AM CST - AlistairWonderland
Call me optimistic, but I'm hoping the ??? silhouette is just a stand in, and has nothing to do with the actual character... I want Tanya!!! lol Other than that, very excited!!!
June 14th, 2011 10:32 AM CST - Error Macro
I wonder who's this new mystery character. Looks like a Ninja.
June 14th, 2011 10:44 AM CST - Jim_Vengence
Looking forward to Kenshi and Skarlet. Congrats to the Rain fans for finally getting him!
June 14th, 2011 10:48 AM CST - Jaclo
It's weird that they would charge for the Klassic Skin pack, but then give us eight free skins that aren't already on the disc (two for each compatibility pack, according to IGN). I'm definitely not complaining, and I'm giving Netherrealm/WB props for ACTUALLY releasing free alternates, but it does seem weird. I wonder how Kenshi will play, since he is essentially Ermac with a blindfold.
June 14th, 2011 10:48 AM CST - Kurtis Stryker
The compatibility pack is good and all, but don't you actually have to have a good online server to play online? I'll definitely download this next Tuesday morning. Can't wait.
June 14th, 2011 10:50 AM CST - Jaclo
Originally Posted by : Kurtis Stryker
The compatibility pack is good and all, but don't you actually have to have a good online server to play online?
Oh snap! You just got servered!
June 14th, 2011 11:38 AM CST - whtillnvrb
Any one notice that it says "Also Available On: PlayStation Vita, Xbox 360" on the side? So is it officially announced for Vita?
June 14th, 2011 11:52 AM CST - stlshocker
YAY! Finally a release date! Rain Better get her quick, These TRMK guys are thirsty for him!
June 14th, 2011 11:52 AM CST - Nasty_Freak
I'll buy her for sure. Maybe the other characters too. And it would only make sense that Rain would be here. I hope the fourth DLC character is at least Tanya, Khameleon, Nitara, or Sareena. But most likely, it will be Fujin, Shinnok, or Reiko. I hope there are more DLC characters than 4 infact. Forget the Klassic pack one btw. I have the costumes I really need from that pack so far (though I wish I have a Human Reptile but I don't play as him much anyways).
June 14th, 2011 12:09 PM CST - chessmaster
Originally Posted by : Jaclo
It's weird that they would charge for the Klassic Skin pack, but then give us eight free skins that aren't already on the disc (two for each compatibility pack, according to IGN). I'm definitely not complaining, and I'm giving Netherrealm/WB props for ACTUALLY releasing free alternates, but it does seem weird. I wonder how Kenshi will play, since he is essentially Ermac with a blindfold.
ermac and kenshi will play very different. kenshi will use the sword more than his telekinesis.
June 14th, 2011 12:32 PM CST - p53
Very happy to hear that Skarlet is coming out next week! Will have to stay up late next Monday! I will get her, no matter how expensive! Rain and Kenshi, on the other hand, I have no plans of getting (especially now that the problem of online play against these characters is being solved via compatibility packs). If the forth character is Sareena, Tanya, Ashrah, Nitara, or Li Mei, I will be getting that character too, irrespective of price...
June 14th, 2011 12:37 PM CST - chessmaster
Originally Posted by : p53
Very happy to hear that Skarlet is coming out next week! Will have to stay up late next Monday! I will get her, no matter how expensive! Rain and Kenshi, on the other hand, I have no plans of getting (especially now that the problem of online play against these characters is being solved via compatibility packs). If the forth character is Sareena, Tanya, Ashrah, Nitara, or Li Mei, I will be getting that character too, irrespective of price...
by you saying that where anyone can see it just gives them more confidence to charge whatever price they want.
June 14th, 2011 12:54 PM CST - p53
Originally Posted by : chessmaster
by you saying that where anyone can see it just gives them more confidence to charge whatever price they want.
I wish my words had that much weight... To clarify, with DLC characters which I neither actively like nor dislike (for example Tremor, Havik, Darrius, Frost, Kira, ...) I would be pretty stingy ($5 at most!). Just for certain, generally disrespected, and even hated, female characters (such as my beloved Sareena) I would be willing to pay something in the range of $20.
June 14th, 2011 1:18 PM CST - JSOOGZ
wooo cyrax classic!
June 14th, 2011 1:25 PM CST - thedjk
Originally Posted by : chessmaster
by you saying that where anyone can see it just gives them more confidence to charge whatever price they want.
Yep...the first two Sareena and Tanya...give me my girls and i'll pay out the ass! lol
June 14th, 2011 2:04 PM CST - Doc
Psyched for Kenshi. Really psyched for Rain...I'm interested in seeing how they've updated him, but Skarlet is really not grabbing my attention. Like, at all. Still gonna download her, though...I prefer a full roster. I'm guessing the mystery character is Shinnok or Tanya. I'm hoping for Robo-Smoke to make a DLC appearance sometime, too.
June 14th, 2011 2:10 PM CST - Dedamn666
****ing hey nice stuff, now then BRING OUT THE GODDAMN KLASSIC SKINS IN THE UK ALLREADY DAMMIT
June 14th, 2011 2:28 PM CST - Goddess
rain!! omi gosh!! cant wait!! lol screw skarlet, give me rain!!
June 14th, 2011 2:40 PM CST - Patrick McCarron
Updated the first post with the Sektor and Cyrax Klassic Skin renders.
June 14th, 2011 3:34 PM CST - drapture17
I guess this settles the whole fan-service argument for good. Extremely excited for Rain and Kenshi, but Skarlet looks like a force to be reckoned with as well.
June 14th, 2011 4:40 PM CST - AriesSiren
im really hoping the 4th dlc fighter is Tanya. i love her. im sorry but there is not enough females in the game. women are just as good of fighters as males.
June 14th, 2011 4:46 PM CST - yautjared
haha, nice, loved this vignette, my goddess Skarlet is coming .... yeah, Skarlet x Scorpion, kunai x kunai !! Nice to know finally Rain will come !! And with his ninja costume, seems to be ! Love these vignettes, would love to see one for each MK 2011 character !! XD XD ** The ??? secret character DLC showed is probably a placeholder image, because they ,NRS, probably are deciding yet who is gonna be .....
June 14th, 2011 4:53 PM CST - chessmaster
Originally Posted by : AriesSiren
im really hoping the 4th dlc fighter is Tanya. i love her. im sorry but there is not enough females in the game. women are just as good of fighters as males.
nobody bothers with the females in this game.
June 14th, 2011 4:54 PM CST - bennyboy
which fighters are gona be definately available on dlc?and are they all going to be released at the same time?
June 14th, 2011 5:23 PM CST - p53
Originally Posted by : AriesSiren
im really hoping the 4th dlc fighter is Tanya. i love her. im sorry but there is not enough females in the game. women are just as good of fighters as males.
Totally agreed! Sadly, that silhouette doesn't look like a female at all. The male/female ratio in any fighting game should be the same as in real life: ~50/50.
June 14th, 2011 6:43 PM CST - Kingsonnn Dededoo
RAIN CYRAX/SEKTOR KLASSIC RENDERS Me Gusta
June 14th, 2011 6:48 PM CST - Sky Valley
GUYS I'm pretty sure the mystery silouette is just a filler. I really doubt that's what its going to look like. If not, then I guess we get a blocky naked person, or a Toy soldier as the 4th character.
June 14th, 2011 7:32 PM CST - DCR
Awesome news. I doubt I'll get much use out of Skarlet and Kenshi, but I'm really looking forward to playing as Rain. If his moveset is based on MKT, he could be really fun to play as. He had a lot of potential, brokenness aside. A big thumbs up to NRS for tossing in the free cyborg skins as well.
June 14th, 2011 8:38 PM CST - Adjun
I have a feeling free skins are offered with dlc characters to help consumers justify the purchase price. Meaning I have a feeling these characters will be pretty pricey. I wouldn't be surprised at 14.99 each. Hope I'm terribly wrong.
June 14th, 2011 10:42 PM CST - FuBi0
I was actually hoping the klassic Cyrax and Sektor skins would be separate. I'm still not too big on Skarlet.
June 15th, 2011 12:51 AM CST - The Marshall
<-------------- Still waiting for Robo smoke
June 15th, 2011 12:56 AM CST - DCR
Originally Posted by : FuBi0
I was actually hoping the klassic Cyrax and Sektor skins would be separate. I'm still not too big on Skarlet.
Why? If you don't want Skarlet, just download the free compatibility pack and you still get the costumes for nothing.
June 15th, 2011 3:11 AM CST - MajorWeirdo
I wonder what Rain's moveset would be -> his lightning strike is already used by Nightwolf... and will he keep his famous roundhouse kick that throws the enemy off screen... that was great... Any news on a European release for all this DLC? 'cause the Klassic skins are still NOT OUT yet over here!! which btw sucks big doodoo
June 15th, 2011 7:09 AM CST - Recon Number 54
Originally Posted by : DCR
Why? If you don't want Skarlet, just download the free compatibility pack and you still get the costumes for nothing.
Awesome I Didnt Know That I Just Thought I Had To Buy Skarlet To Get Them Changed My Mind About Rain He Looks Cool @MajorWierdo Wow PS3 Have`nt Got The Klassics Yet I Feel Sorry For You Guys.
June 15th, 2011 7:18 AM CST - DarkSideOfTheMoon
So sektor and cyrax costumes will be available next tuesday?
June 15th, 2011 7:19 AM CST - Recon Number 54
Originally Posted by : DarkSideOfTheMoon
So sektor and cyrax costumes will be available next tuesday?
Yes They Will I Hope They`re Free And Come Seperate
June 15th, 2011 7:59 AM CST - DarkSideOfTheMoon
Originally Posted by : Recon Number 54
Yes They Will I Hope They`re Free And Come Seperate
I just read they will be bundled together for free.
June 15th, 2011 8:32 AM CST - Recon Number 54
Originally Posted by : DarkSideOfTheMoon
I just read they will be bundled together for free.
i mean sektor and cyrax in one pack so that we dont have to buy skarlet
June 15th, 2011 9:39 AM CST - Asodimazze
I wonder when Skarlet will be available for EU PSstore. I'm pretty sure we will not see her for the next 3 weeks.
June 15th, 2011 10:41 AM CST - jbell0129
this is good news. i think everybody now has something they wanted from this game. no one has been left out
June 15th, 2011 11:17 AM CST - Fulgore
off the wall guess for the ??? is young shujinko. ..just a guess
June 15th, 2011 11:37 AM CST - FuBi0
Well that's a relief to hear that the compatibility pack will be free and feature those costumes. From what I read, it sounded like you had to get the Skarlet DLC in order to access them. Thanks for the correction.
June 15th, 2011 12:12 PM CST - Patrick McCarron
Updated the News Post with this info: Character DLC will be $4.99 (or 400 MS points) Skarlet and Classic Skins DLC packs will both be coming to the EU/UK on June 22nd.
June 15th, 2011 12:17 PM CST - Eclipso
I am saying Fujin is the 4th fighter.
June 15th, 2011 7:51 PM CST - Kogia
I'm not buying any dlc for this game until they fix the online, for which I am at the bottom end of being able to do. I do really want Skarlet and am excited for any new characters, but I feel I have to show a bit of protest at still not being able to play online at all because of 'session no longer available errors'. It's not my net connection and I know many other people with different connections (faster, slower - all bb) and in different countries have the same problem. I am aware that many people have no problem, but there clearly is a pretty major error somewhere and it's removed the biggest part of the game for many and needs to be fixed. I've still only managed to get one fight online that didn't drop. One.... :O(
June 15th, 2011 8:15 PM CST - Sky Valley
Originally Posted by : jbell0129
this is good news. i think everybody now has something they wanted from this game. no one has been left out

June 15th, 2011 9:20 PM CST - Ricochetmatt
Originally Posted by : p53
Rain and Kenshi, on the other hand, I have no plans of getting (especially now that the problem of online play against these characters is being solved via compatibility packs). If the forth character is Sareena, Tanya, Ashrah, Nitara, or Li Mei, I will be getting that character too, irrespective of price...
So you only like crappy characters? lol Anyway, I'll definitely be getting Skarlet. I haven't played MK in a few weeks so it'll be a nice reintroduction. But I'm REALLY excited about Rain and Kenshi. As well as that ??? character. Hopefully it's someone good.
June 16th, 2011 1:35 AM CST - MajorWeirdo
Originally Posted by : Patrick McCarron
Updated the News Post with this info: Character DLC will be $4.99 (or 400 MS points) Skarlet and Classic Skins DLC packs will both be coming to the EU/UK on June 22nd.
Finally we get the Klassic Skins over here... I'm a bit disappointed with the 2 weeks of delay between US and EU release... why couldn't they just release them at the same time? Happy NRS are keeping the work up with creation of new DLC.
June 16th, 2011 5:48 PM CST - Sky Valley
Originally Posted by : Eclipso
I am saying Fujin is the 4th fighter.
hope your wrong, I actually like Fujin, but I think they should wait untill MK10 to put him in. Same goes for the other MK4 characters. I think the last spot should go to Robo Smoke. he's one of the original fighters after all. leaving him out would be a stupid mistake.
June 16th, 2011 8:21 PM CST - GEO9875
Omg rain!!!!!!!! Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaayyy!!!! :D
June 17th, 2011 5:57 AM CST - Recon Number 54
i got neg repped cause i had a different opinion?
June 17th, 2011 7:17 AM CST - MKShao_Kahn
Originally Posted by : Recon Number 54
i got neg repped cause i had a different opinion?
Yes, from my own experience, people here do that quite often. No worries, I'll give you + rep
June 17th, 2011 1:21 PM CST - FuBi0
Originally Posted by : Recon Number 54
i got neg repped cause i had a different opinion?
I'll throw you some +Rep too since the same person probably neg repped me. Just because I'm not a fan of Skarlet and I misread about the packs? Come on! =P
June 17th, 2011 2:04 PM CST - 3mag5num7
Originally Posted by : MajorWeirdo
Finally we get the Klassic Skins over here... I'm a bit disappointed with the 2 weeks of delay between US and EU release... why couldn't they just release them at the same time? Happy NRS are keeping the work up with creation of new DLC.
Good news being they're doing better on the turnaround for European releases. Skarlet's only coming out one day later in Europe which is a helluva lot better lol.
June 18th, 2011 10:06 AM CST - Robert Shum
Originally Posted by : xhavoc86
Call me optimistic, but I'm hoping the ??? silhouette is just a stand in, and has nothing to do with the actual character... I want Tanya!!! lol Other than that, very excited!!!
SAme here!
June 18th, 2011 3:31 PM CST - Fox17
Please not Tanya, (no more female chars please) the only good options IMO are Cyber-Smoke, Fujin and a new character, and we can always wish about Tremor reaching the playable character status...
June 20th, 2011 9:02 AM CST - linkueininja
can the ??? character be chameleon?
June 20th, 2011 2:48 PM CST - kostasishere
They released some renders of her
June 20th, 2011 2:51 PM CST - p53
Originally Posted by : kostasishere
They released some renders of her
Awesome art!! I cannot wait to download Skarlet! Less than 24 hours now! I like this one best: Nice abs! Looks like Skarlet spent some time in the gym! Also, I like the bright red costume color best! Less than 24 hours now....
June 20th, 2011 3:02 PM CST - p53
Originally Posted by : xhavoc86
Call me optimistic, but I'm hoping the ??? silhouette is just a stand in, and has nothing to do with the actual character... I want Tanya!!! lol Other than that, very excited!!!
Yes Tanya is definitely needed!!!!!
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