June 20th, 2011
11:05 PM CST -


Tomorrow the first DLC character for Mortal Kombat (2011) will be released, the blood thirsty Skarlet. Today we got some Skarlet concept art which you can see part of above. The rest of the concept art can be seen on our Facebook Skarlet Gallery. NetherRealm also released a new MKast episode focused on some details of Skarlet from the mouths of the designers themselves. Check it out below:



We have noticed there is a lot of confusion about what is happening with the Skarlet DLC arrival tomorrow. So we're hoping this informative post will answer most of your questions you may have. Tomorrow there will be a few different options available to Mortal Kombat fans to get the Skarlet DLC. Below we will outline the three different options of obtaining Skarlet available to you.

Skarlet Compatibility Pack
  • Free / 0 Microsoft Points
  • Contains Klassic MK3 skins for Cyrax and Sektor
  • Allows you to play against opponents online who purchased Skarlet
  • You will NOT be able to play as Skarlet online or in arcade mode

Skarlet DLC Pack
  • $4.99 or 400 Microsoft Points
  • Contains Klassic MK3 skins for Cyrax and Sektor
  • Allows you to play as Skarlet online and offline in Arcade mode
  • Allows you to play against opponents online who purchased Skarlet

Kombat Season Pass on Xbox 360
  • 1200 Microsoft Points ($15)
  • Gives you all 4 DLC characters for the price of 3
  • Only available for a limited time. Will not be available forever.
  • Xbox 360 Only!
  • DLC Characters included: Skarlet, Kenshi, Rain and Unannounced 4th Character
  • Klassic Skins included: MK3 skins for Cyrax and Sektor and Unannounced Skins in Future DLC Packs
  • This is the Best Value for Xbox 360 owners

Downloadable Content (DLC) Frequently Asked Questions

Q. When will Skarlet be available for download?
A. The Xbox Marketplace usually updates around 5am-6am Eastern on Tuesday morning. PlayStation Network usually updates in the "afternoon" on Tuesday, so almost twelve hours later giving Xbox players first access to Skarlet.

Q. What is required for Downloading Skarlet tomorrow?
A. In order to play as Skarlet your game must be updated to the 1.02 version of Mortal Kombat (2011), which was just released on the Xbox 360 earlier today and for the PS3 last week.

Q. If I own an Xbox 360 Should I Get the Kombat Season Pass? If so, why?
A. By all means, YES! This is an incredible deal that is only available for a limited time. You are basically getting one character for free by pre-paying for three DLC characters with the Kombat Season Pass. I see no negative to this deal, besides being only available on the Xbox 360.

Q. Are there new DLC Achievements for Mortal Kombat (2011)?
A. So far there isn't any new Achievements with the 1.02 patch, but it is possible that they may add Achievements with future DLC patch. We have contacted NetherRealm for clarification of any future achievement plans.

Q. I'm getting desync errors when playing online since the 1.02 patch.
A. There is an known issue with the classic skins and an official fix is in the works. We are told by member Fr0zen-Kold that it work better if you just avoid using the second color on the Klassic/Retro Skins (hitting Start) until the fix is available. Also be sure to download the Skarlet Compatibility Pack if you don't plan on buying Skarlet but you still want to play online, this also may reduce likelihood of finding good matches online.

Q. How do you do Skarlet's Moves and Fatalities?
A. We do not have a confirmed moves list at this time, but keep an eye on our Skarlet Character Move Page for information as it becomes available.

Q. How long does the Season Pass last?
A. The Season Pass works forever, and will allow you to download each character's DLC as they become available over the next few months.

Q. What are the other DLC Characters?
A. They have confirmed Kenshi and Rain as future DLC. The fourth DLC character is still unknown at this time.

Q. When does the next DLC characters get released?
A. The release schedule is unknown at this time, but we'd guess that you'll see just about one new character per month for the next four months.

Q. Will Skarlet (or any future DLC) affect the "My Kung Fu is Stronger" Achievement / Trophy?
A. It's unknown at this time, but we have contacted NetherRealm for clarification of this.

Q. Will future DLC Packs also come with new skins for existing characters?
A. It has been confirmed that this is, in fact, the case. It's just not known what characters are getting new artwork treatment at this point in time.

We hope these answer your questions for now, we will update these questions as things change tomorrow once the DLC releases. We will also be giving away some free Skarlet DLC codes tomorrow, so be sure to Like us on Facebook and to Follow @TRMK on Twitter for news on how you can score a free code.

Reader Komments from the TRMK Forums:



June 20th, 2011 11:11 PM CST - Nos Ferous
Is there anyway all the Skarlet art can be posted on the website rather than Facebook? Possible the MK2011 Media section? Looks like you received better resolution/quality than what's on FB. I want to work on some Skarlet wallpapers but the higher resolution the better.
June 20th, 2011 11:18 PM CST - FuBi0
Well there seem to be a couple of "big" differences between the actual model and her concept art. Reminds me of how it was with Soul Calibur.
June 20th, 2011 11:21 PM CST - AlistairWonderland
I still want to know if the future skins that come with the new characters are gonna be free like they are now or if we have to buy those...
June 20th, 2011 11:31 PM CST - Darth_Fatso
So PS3 users have to wait till tomorrow afternoon? That blows! Was hoping to get her at midnight.
June 20th, 2011 11:38 PM CST - EVula
Originally Posted by : xhavoc86
I still want to know if the future skins that come with the new characters are gonna be free like they are now or if we have to buy those...
The skins come with the compatibility packs, which are 100% free.
June 20th, 2011 11:56 PM CST - Patrick McCarron
Originally Posted by : Nos Ferous
Is there anyway all the Skarlet art can be posted on the website rather than Facebook? Possible the MK2011 Media section? Looks like you received better resolution/quality than what's on FB. I want to work on some Skarlet wallpapers but the higher resolution the better.
They aren't super high resolution, but I'll post them up in a story tomorrow for you thought. Tonight's focus was this long post more than the pictures.
June 21st, 2011 12:10 AM CST - BYoung
Originally Posted by : Darth_Fatso
So PS3 users have to wait till tomorrow afternoon? That blows! Was hoping to get her at midnight.
It seems to me that the PSN store doesn't update until later in the evening, around 7 or 8. Luckily I'll be at a baseball game tomorrow evening so I won't be sitting on my PS3 constantly checking the store for the update, it'll be there when I get home!
June 21st, 2011 12:18 AM CST - Darth_Fatso
Originally Posted by : BYoung
It seems to me that the PSN store doesn't update until later in the evening, around 7 or 8.

June 21st, 2011 12:23 AM CST - Patrick McCarron
Originally Posted by : BYoung
It seems to me that the PSN store doesn't update until later in the evening, around 7 or 8. Luckily I'll be at a baseball game tomorrow evening so I won't be sitting on my PS3 constantly checking the store for the update, it'll be there when I get home!
The official time of update is "Afternoon." So that COULD make it as late as 7 or 8 Eastern but I've seen it earlier than that before.
June 21st, 2011 12:45 AM CST - GEO9875
OMG!!! im so exited!!! thanks god i have money on my psn account now! I hope skarlet sizes is not to big since i have little 2 no memory on my ps3. It sucks thats the season pass is not on ps3.
June 21st, 2011 2:15 AM CST - JSwartz0181
Any idea how long exactly the Season Pass will be available? Do I need to buy more points tomorrow, or will I be able to wait for my Xbox Live Rewards points to transfer over, hopefully before too long into July?
June 21st, 2011 3:01 AM CST - krazyhugo
Pat, The first point really should say: -You will not be able to play as Skarlet online or offline (why are you saying Arcade? can u play practice mode with her?) -You will be able to fight AGAINST Skarlet online. (Can you fight against her offline in the ladder?)
June 21st, 2011 3:07 AM CST - krazyhugo
The last question should say: It has been confirmed that this is in fact the case. [I]We just do not know[/I] what kharacters ( ) are getting new artwork treatment at this point in time. And not: It has been confirmed that this is intact the case. Just not known what characters are getting new artwork treatment at this point in time.
June 21st, 2011 7:28 AM CST - Jonin01
Kenshi and Rain both come out in July.
June 21st, 2011 8:45 AM CST - Eugen Popovici
Thanks for the heads up will look on PSN for download soon as I get home. Too bad PS3 owners are not offered the deal 360 players are offered.
June 21st, 2011 8:46 AM CST - chessmaster
how long is the season is the season pass? imma be mad if it's only like a 24 hours. it better be at least 2 weeks.
June 21st, 2011 10:45 AM CST - amadasan
A quick question: If I download the compatibility pack, will I be able to fight against her in Arcade ladder?
June 22nd, 2011 6:32 PM CST - jeff13113
is the season pack permenit or on the market for a limited time
June 23rd, 2011 9:37 AM CST - Dedamn666
It looks like this will be our lot for DLC then considering the season pass doesnt run out, i doubt they will bring any more DLC out for the game. Sad wanted some fatalitys
Leave Your Komment
Hot Forum Topics
Replies










Link to TRMK
Link to TRMK