June 17th, 2011
9:47 AM CST -
We just got sent an important press release related to Mortal Kombat (2011) DLC. It appears they are taking a page from LA Noire and offering customers a discounted "Mortal Kombat Season Pass" to get all four DLC characters for a discounted price of 1200 Microsoft Points, a 400 Point discount over buying them each individually. Also, it was announced that compatibility packs will be offered for free, which include the klassic Sektor and Cyrax skins.

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and NetherRealm Studios are excited to announce the Mortal Kombat Season Pass which will offer Mortal Kombat fans an added incentive to buy all four new Add-on warriors at one time for a reduced price instead of when purchasing them individually. The first Mortal Kombat downloadable warrior, Skarlet, will be available for download starting June 21st and will be followed by Kenshi, Rain, and an unannounced new entrant to the Mortal Kombat tournament! Each warrior will come with a full move set, a ladder arcade story ending and two fatalities.

Available for purchase starting June 21st, the Mortal Kombat Season Pass will allow users to buy all four downloadable warriors as a package for 1200 Microsoft points. Each individual warrior can be purchased when they release for 400 Microsoft points. Each warrior will become unlocked for download as they become available throughout the summer.

Further, in order to allow for seamless online play with the new downloadable warriors, free compatibility packs will be required to download with the release of each new warrior. As an added incentive, each compatibility pack will come with two FREE klassic skins – the first of which are being released with Skarlet will be Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 inspired Cyrax and Sektor. Gamers who purchase the Mortal Kombat Season Pass (or individual Add-on content) will automatically get the free klassic skins when they download each warrior. Those who do not purchase the Mortal Kombat Season Pass or the Add-ons, will be able to download the compatibility packs for free and have access to the klassic skins as well.

Please note: The Mortal Kombat Season Pass is only available for purchase on Microsoft’s Xbox LIVE. PlayStation users will also have full access to the individual DLC warriors (for $4.99), the compatibility packs, and the FREE klassic skins.


We are not sure why this is not coming for PlayStation 3 users, as LA Noire's Rockstar Pass is cross platform, but it's nice to see the Xbox 360 getting some exclusive love.

Thanks to fraysol for the tip!

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June 17th, 2011 9:54 AM CST - Aquaman
this is awesome news... and it's only 1200 points, not too shabby...
June 17th, 2011 10:01 AM CST - mesk
Yep Ill be buying this
June 17th, 2011 10:03 AM CST - EVula
Whoa... yeah, this is a no brainer for me. I was planning to buy everything anyway. (though I might be a bit pissed if the fourth character is someone like Mokap) I also love the incentive of the free compatibility packs, especially with the first two being Cyrax and Sektor's MK3 outfits. I'm holding out hope for a similar outfit for Cyber Sub-Zero, just for the sake of completeness.
June 17th, 2011 10:34 AM CST - RIPLIUKANG
I already have classic Scorpion from the Gamestop pre-order, but I would definitely go after the rest of the set. $15 isn't a bad price, but I wish it could be a little lower.
June 17th, 2011 10:47 AM CST - NerdyJordy
If it zips the enraged Xbox community over the exclusive bonus character fiasco with Kratos and the PS3 then I'm all for it. Would I preferred to have a Season Pass? Yes but the extra $4.99 isn't going to break my wallet for whoever the fourth character may be after Rain. I'm more interested in these free compatibility/ costume packs, to be fair. I completely loathe this mash-up of the MK1 and II costumes for Scorpion/ Sub-Zero/ Reptile/ Ermac so I'm hoping to see them in (accurate) UMK3 costumes somewhere down the road.
June 17th, 2011 11:25 AM CST - drapture17
Consider me a Season Pass holder. This is great news!
June 17th, 2011 11:46 AM CST - Vigilante_FireDragon
I'm definitely gonna get it once I have enough money so I can get more points. 1200 points is definitely worth it, especially getting free klassic skins after each discount on the first 4 DLC warriors. I wonder if they do klassic Kung Lao and Liu Kang outfits for the last two DLC warriors.
June 17th, 2011 12:32 PM CST - Kotryna Arnas
They could have also included the klassic kostumes No. 1, man, NRS lost all my respect. I have bought the game day one at full price, still can't enjoy MP and i have to pay for content, that is already on disc.
June 17th, 2011 12:50 PM CST - bondjuan
Great news :D. I know I wanted to get Kenshi and Rain but this makes the Skarlett an easier purchase since it'll be included in the season pass. I just wasn't sure about her move set but this fixes all the doubts now :P. Great stuff, thanks for the information .
June 17th, 2011 1:17 PM CST - FuBi0
Sounds like a good offer, although I would like to know the status of future Klassic Kostume Packs(#2, #3, ect) in this deal. Still going to be $4.99 each, I presume.
June 17th, 2011 6:48 PM CST - natedoggcata
I love how companies have started doing this. It was great for Smackdown vs. Raw 2011 and LA Noire. Pay one price up front and get everything for a discount. So either pay $10 up front or pay $20 for them individually if you are buying them all. As an Xbox player I will absolutely be getting this.
June 17th, 2011 8:38 PM CST - GEO9875
Ugh... sucks 4 me..
June 17th, 2011 10:51 PM CST - kostasishere
This is great news and here is the extra free 360 character everyone ask...
June 17th, 2011 10:54 PM CST - Taj Gill
Whoa, this is a HUGE exclusive for the 360 (if it is really an exclusive). I guess it makes sense considering the PS3 essentially got Kratos for free, this makes up for it. At least the PS3 users aren't missing out, so in the end, this works out.
June 17th, 2011 11:42 PM CST - CAMK
I assume this will be up for download along with Scarlet on Tuesday?
June 18th, 2011 1:18 AM CST - chessmaster
Originally Posted by : Taj Gill
Whoa, this is a HUGE exclusive for the 360 (if it is really an exclusive). I guess it makes sense considering the PS3 essentially got Kratos for free, this makes up for it. At least the PS3 users aren't missing out, so in the end, this works out.
i like this better than having "exclusive" characters. i was going to buy them all anyway and now i get it for $15 instead of $20. this makes up for everything imo. i find it hilarious people were saying it would be $10 for 1 character.
June 18th, 2011 6:32 AM CST - creed200569
Originally Posted by : RIPLIUKANG
I already have classic Scorpion from the Gamestop pre-order, but I would definitely go after the rest of the set. $15 isn't a bad price, but I wish it could be a little lower.
R u kidding me? Thats a great price considering we get a free kharacter and 8 free skins. Stop complaining
June 18th, 2011 6:49 AM CST - Sub-Hero Sandwich
Sigh... *Bends over* Just make it quick, NRS...at least use some lube.
June 18th, 2011 10:07 PM CST - JSwartz0181
So is this a limited time offer, or is it good for a while? Unfortunately, I'm sitting on 1170 points right now, and Xbox Rewards shafted me out of 20 points last month for the needed 100 Rewards points to get those bonus MS points, meaning I'll not be getting a total of 1200 points until July, without having to actually buy more. If this offer is still good come mid-July, I can try and hold off getting Skarlet. Otherwise I guess I need to buy more points, that I otherwise shouldn't need to.
June 19th, 2011 1:40 AM CST - DCR
Originally Posted by : creed200569
R u kidding me? Thats a great price considering we get a free kharacter and 8 free skins. Stop complaining
All he said was that he wishes it could be a little lower. That's hardly complaining. Chill out.
June 19th, 2011 11:09 AM CST - Adjun
Originally Posted by : DCR
All he said was that he wishes it could be a little lower. That's hardly complaining. Chill out.
DCR to the rescue!!! I'm actually very happy that this is an exclusive for 360 players. I full-heartedly agree, and love, that the PS3 was favored for MK9 but I also feel 360 players should have gotten a 'little something' to even things up. This is a good start IMHO.
June 19th, 2011 2:53 PM CST - chessmaster
Originally Posted by : JSwartz0181
So is this a limited time offer, or is it good for a while? Unfortunately, I'm sitting on 1170 points right now, and Xbox Rewards shafted me out of 20 points last month for the needed 100 Rewards points to get those bonus MS points, meaning I'll not be getting a total of 1200 points until July, without having to actually buy more. If this offer is still good come mid-July, I can try and hold off getting Skarlet. Otherwise I guess I need to buy more points, that I otherwise shouldn't need to.
i hope its not limited time offer. otherwise thats just slapping us in the face again.
June 19th, 2011 3:16 PM CST - Demetrius
HELLS TO THE YEAH! Well, I need to buy more M$ points, since I was holding onto only 1130 anyway, so now I can buy the Noble pack for Reach :D
June 19th, 2011 4:10 PM CST - Immortal Reaver
This might mean that it is in fact a brand new character. I hope it is. It also doesn't say anything about alt costumes, hopefully they are in.
June 19th, 2011 4:15 PM CST - chessmaster
Originally Posted by : Immortal Reaver
This might mean that it is in fact a brand new character. I hope it is. It also doesn't say anything about alt costumes, hopefully they are in.
i really don't care for any more new characters or exclusive characters. shinnok, reiko or fujin.
June 19th, 2011 6:28 PM CST - THEundying27
Originally Posted by : Sub-Hero Sandwich
Sigh... *Bends over* Just make it quick, NRS...at least use some lube.
Really? Over $15. Get real @DCR= Mod defending another mod. How cute.
June 20th, 2011 12:52 PM CST - Noob Saibot 2011
Im a little confused???? Okay so if i download the PASS i know it will discount kenshi, rain, ???, But what abiut skarlett will she also be 400ms points OR will she be free when you buy the pass.
June 20th, 2011 2:46 PM CST - p53
Originally Posted by : Noob Saibot 2011
Im a little confused???? Okay so if i download the PASS i know it will discount kenshi, rain, ???, But what abiut skarlett will she also be 400ms points OR will she be free when you buy the pass.
The pass includes four characters: Skarlet, Kenshi, Rain, and ??? So, yes, Skarlet will be "free" if you buy the pass.
June 21st, 2011 1:11 PM CST - TheNeutralGamer555
I Would Prefer This Instead Of Retarded Kratos
June 22nd, 2011 3:01 AM CST - KNITEpanda
This sucks for me, I didnt see the season pass AT ALL when I saw scarlet. I thought I saw online pass, which is the whole being able to play online stuff. So I payed 400MS instead of a full 1200...There goes my saving $5 :-/ Its really a shame I cant get that undone by Microsoft for an honest mistake.
June 22nd, 2011 3:58 AM CST - Tura Satana
This is a marketing scheme. They are offering you a "deal" to basically pre-pay for dlc that won't be out for months.. by which time you may have lost interest in this game. But by paying now you are guaranteeing them your money.. even if you don't care about this game by then. Genious.
June 22nd, 2011 8:44 AM CST - Grew-Wolf
Originally Posted by : Tura Satana
This is a marketing scheme. They are offering you a "deal" to basically pre-pay for dlc that won't be out for months.. by which time you may have lost interest in this game. But by paying now you are guaranteeing them your money.. even if you don't care about this game by then. Genious.
I agree. Good thing this is not my case
June 22nd, 2011 10:45 AM CST - pimppaperclip
im glad i got this guys when it means four characters for the price of three, each character is 400 points ($4.99 for ps3) right? whats 400x3? 1200. and thats how much the season pass costs right? so its like pre ordering all of them. skarlet, kenshi, rain and ??? are all on hold so when they come out you get them for free. along with classic costumes.
June 22nd, 2011 12:53 PM CST - JSwartz0181
Originally Posted by : Tura Satana
This is a marketing scheme. They are offering you a "deal" to basically pre-pay for dlc that won't be out for months.. by which time you may have lost interest in this game. But by paying now you are guaranteeing them your money.. even if you don't care about this game by then. Genious.
Actually, based on the info in the SP ad (Kenshi and Rain released in July and Mystery Fighter in August), my guess is they'll all be released every other week. So unless you plan on losing interest in MK in the next couple weeks (even though two months in you haven't yet), I don't think that's the case.
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