July 2nd, 2011
7:09 PM CST -
When Kenshi Arrives next week on July 5th, there will also be a new free Compatibility Pack that will be available. This Compatibility Pack will include Klassic Skins for Noob Saibot & Smoke. NetherRealm sent us along a nice Gameplay trailer of these new skins in action which you can see below:





They also sent us the large renders of the characters skins, which you can see below.


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Hope everyone in the US has a happy and safe Fourth Of July, and see everyone online on July 5th playing along with Kenshi and these new classic skins!
July 5th, 2011
11:39 AM CST -
Update July 6th: Kenshi is now available for download on the PlayStation Store and Xbox Live Marketplace.

Today is the day of Kenshi's DLC release on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. To celebrate NetherRealm Studios put together an informative "KenshiKast" episode of the MKast detailing the new fighter.



As well as the MKast episode, we got a few new Kenshi artwork which you can see below.











Kenshi along with the Noob and Smoke Klassic Outfits should be available later today for download, keep checking back for news of when it becomes available.

Reader Komments from the TRMK Forums:



July 5th, 2011 12:35 PM CST - Flying Jinko
wow cool artwork! Any idea who are the persons in the third artwork and what it is about?
July 5th, 2011 12:53 PM CST - MKIFan
Originally Posted by : Flying Jinko
wow cool artwork! Any idea who are the persons in the third artwork and what it is about?
Shang Tsung, who else Really nice sword and scabbard. I am so happy they included the scabbard it's rare nowadays, that games get these things straight
July 5th, 2011 1:09 PM CST - Big Frog
Man, he looks amazing. Hurry up PSN!!
July 5th, 2011 1:11 PM CST - Flying Jinko
Originally Posted by : MKIFan
Shang Tsung, who else Really nice sword and scabbard. I am so happy they included the scabbard it's rare nowadays, that games get these things straight
Oh ok thanks, I just zoomed in the pic. Otherwise it looked like a lady with horns impaling Tsung lol.
July 5th, 2011 2:32 PM CST - Patrick McCarron
Updated the OP because Kenshi is now available for download on the PlayStation Store. No word on when he'll be available for the Xbox 360 Marketplace yet since their early morning store update didn't happen as scheduled.
July 5th, 2011 2:58 PM CST - Commander
Keshi's concept art reminds me of Metal Gear Solid. LOL A mix between Grey Fox and Solid Snake.
July 5th, 2011 6:04 PM CST - AlistairWonderland
Hurray for awesome pictures!!! Just played some with Kenshi, he's pretty awesome too
July 5th, 2011 6:11 PM CST - PizzaMasta
Kenshi should be released tomorrow, check Boon's twitter.
July 5th, 2011 6:29 PM CST - TheKS28
This is stupid, I alreay paid for my season pass, I want Kenshi! Damn you Xbox live market place!!!!
July 5th, 2011 7:19 PM CST - jferrell2193
Does anyone know how to do his second fatality or stage fatality
July 5th, 2011 8:52 PM CST - KornKombat
Stage : D,F,D,3 Babality: D,B,D,1 2nd Fatality: B,F,D,F,2 (Sweep)
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July 6th, 2011
6:29 PM CST -
Some users have been having problems downloading the Kenshi and Skarlet DLC packs properly after purchasing the Season Pass option on the Xbox 360. You must download the content from the game menus itself not the Xbox Marketplace, or else you may be charged again for the items.

So please be sure follow the instructions below sent to us by Warner Bros to prevent being double charged for your DLC content after purchasing the Season Pass.


Thank you for purchasing the Mortal Kombat Season Pass on Xbox 360. Once the Season Pass has been purchased, you must access all downloadable content using the menus within the Mortal Kombat game. WARNING: If you access DLC through the Xbox Marketplace after purchasing the Season Pass and not through the steps below, Microsoft will charge you full price for that item.

To properly access DLC for those who purchased the Season Pass, please follow the directions below:

1. From the main menu, select EXTRAS



2. In the EXTRAS menu, select DOWNLOADABLE CONTENT



3. You will be presented with a list of DOWNLOADABLE CONTENT. Buy the Season Pass first if you haven't yet already.



4. Page through the menu to find the specific content you are looking for. The Character DLC (Kenshi and Skarlet) should both show "0 Microsoft Points" to purchase them now.



5. Follow the on-screen prompts to download your content. Make sure it says "This Download: FREE" as the screenshot does below.



If you experience any problems with downloadable content or the Season Pass, please contact WB Games Customer Service Department by calling (410) 568-3680 or via email at support@wbgames.com.


Hope this helps anyone with problems seeing charges for DLC after buying the Season Pass.

Update 9pm CST: We made some updates to the DLC Season Pass guide above with some screenshots and extra clarification.
July 8th, 2011
3:29 PM CST -
The third and last known DLC character for Mortal Kombat (2011) has been released as a render to the community. Rain debuted first in Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 as a purple ninja tease in the arcade game's attract mode. The character was never playable until the console versions. While this is the last known DLC character, there is at least one character left that NetherRealm Studios has not announced the name of yet.



As has been the case with the previous two characters, Skarlet and Kenshi, there will also be a free compatibility pack released in conjunction with the Rain DLC character. The free compatibility packs have featured free retro skins and Rain's release appears to follow in this manner. NRS Community Manager, Rigo Cortes has been teasing on about who's skins are being included in the pack, mentioning "blueberry and lime". Anyone care to guess who he could be referring to?
July 11th, 2011
9:44 AM CST -
As expected, the Rain gameplay trailer is now released over at GameSpot. The trailer also reveals his release date of next Tuesday, July 19th. Check out Rain's new moves and awesome water effects in the gameplay trailer below.




So tell us, is everyone excited for it to Rain next week?
July 15th, 2011
8:33 PM CST -
Earlier this week the Rain Story Vignette trailer was released as an exclusive to a few websites. Now today we got our copy to share with our readers, which you can watch below. It goes into depth on the origins of Rain's story so when you buy him next week you are up to speed on his origins.



Along with the new trailer, Warner Bros sent along a press release that revealed that the included skins coming with Rain will actually be Mortal Kombat 2 Inspired Kitana and Jade costumes. These appear to be the much teased Blueberry and Lime costumes we've heard teased before.

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and NetherRealm Studios present an all-new video introducing players to the latest DLC warrior, Rain, a power-hungry fighter who will stop at nothing to get what he wants. The third of four new downloadable warriors, Rain will be available on Microsoft Xbox LIVE for 400 Microsoft Points or $4.99 on PlayStation Network starting on July 19th. Rain will be available on the same date for users who have purchased the Microsoft Season Pass. Also releasing on that date will be a free compatibility pack featuring two klassic skins – Mortal Kombat 2-inspired Jade and Kitana.


According to Community Manager Rigo Cortes we may see a trailer for these costumes sometime tomorrow.
July 16th, 2011
12:14 AM CST -
As with previous DLC releases, when the Rain DLC releases next week Tuesday he will be joined with some new classic costumes. As announced yesterday, the costumes for this pack will be Mortal Kombat 2 inspired costumes for Kitana and Jade. Below are the first look renders at the new outfits.





As well, here is the gameplay trailer for the new costumes so you can see them in action courtesy of the Official Mortal Kombat YouTube Channel.




As with previous Klassic costume releases these costumes will be free and won't require the purchase of Rain. If you don't buy the DLC the skins will be contained in the Mortal Kombat Compatibility Pack #3 for no cost.

So is everyone excited for the upcoming Rainstorm?
July 18th, 2011
12:45 PM CST -
NetherRealm Studios and WB Games are hitting up Comic-Con International this week July 21th - 24th in San Diego, California with a purpose. Along with the finale of Mortal Kombat: Legacy webisode series, NetherRealm Studios is organizing a Mortal Kombat (2011) tournament at GameStop in the Westfield Horton Plaza at 503 Horton Plaza, San Diego, CA 92101, within walking distance to the San Diego Convention Center. The event will take place at 7pm on Thursday, July 21st and will feature exclusive Comic-Con prizing, the latest DLC characters Rain, Kenshi, Skarlet and the final unannounced mystery character. Also, several developers from NetherRealm Studios will be in attendance.



Update: We've been passed along more details for WB Games' event tomorrow at Comic-Con.

Mortal Kombat has been a massive hit this year, and the hits keep on coming: Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment is inviting fans to get their Mortal Kombat fix at San Diego ComicCon 2011!

First, the acclaimed Mortal Kombat Legacy series will lead off with a signing at the Warner Bros. Booth (#4545). Fans can come and get autographs and pictures with stars from the series as well as Mortal Kombat co-creator and NetherRealm Studios Creative Director Ed Boon on Thursday, July 21 from 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. This will be followed by a “Warner Premiere Digital Series” panel at the Hilton Bayfront – Indigo Room (Thursday, July 21 from 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.) where the ninth and final installment of Mortal Kombat Legacy will be world-premiered. During the panel, Ed Boon will make a guest appearance to reveal the identity of the unannounced and much speculated fourth DLC character for Mortal Kombat!

Finally, Mortal Kombat fans will get an exclusive first chance to play with this new warrior before he is available on XBLA or PSN. Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment is inviting gamers to come to the GameStop near the convention center on Thursday, July 21 from 7:00-10:00 p.m. to get some hands-on time with the latest kombatant alongside Ed Boon and participate in a tournament for some great prizes. Here are the details:

Mortal Kombat GameStop Event – San Diego ComicCon 2011

Timing: 7:00 – 10:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 21
Location: GameStop in the Westfield Horton Plaza
Address: 530 Horton Plaza, San Diego, CA 92101

Directions from the Convention Center:

1) Head down 1st Street
2) Turn Right on West G St
3) Turn left on 3rd St (enter Horton Plaza)
4) Event is on Level 5 near Macy’s and GameStop

July 21st, 2011
4:46 PM CST -
There has been much secrecy behind the identity of the Fourth DLC Character. A new trailer just released by IGN reveals it all. The fourth Mortal Kombat (2011) DLC character will be none other than Freddy Kreuger. According to the trailer Freddy will be released on August 9th for 400 MS Points or $4.99





As mentioned earlier, he will be playable in tonight's Mortal Kombat Comic Con Tournament. You may be able to see more at the GameStop On The Spot live streaming event tonight at 6:30pm PT. We can't wait to hear what people think of him!
July 30th, 2011
7:55 AM CST -

The world's largest and most prestigious fighting game tournament, EVO 2011, is featuring a Mortal Kombat game for the first time ever in the official tournament. Competitive Mortal Kombat 9 players from around the country and world participated in pool play and the semifinals bracket on Friday, leaving the final 8 players to compete for the championship on Sunday.

Winners Bracket

  • Chris G (Reptile)

  • JOP (Johnny Cage)

  • DMG Perfect Legend (Kung Lao)

  • Denzell Terry (Sub-Zero)

Losers Bracket

  • Osu 16-bit (Kitana)

  • OnlineTony213 (Kabal)

  • ATL Redd (Liu Kang)

  • REO (Mileena)


Congratulations to all who made the finals! The Mortal Kombat Kommunity appreciates the dedication of NetherRealm Studios and of the competitive fighting game community to make Mortal Kombat 9 a viable game for the tournament scene. Also, it is impressive to see that each of the final 8 is repping a completely different character, making for some potentially awesome finals matchups. If you had a chance to watch the EVO 2011 bonus stream yesterday, you would have been treated to an amazing display of skill and execution as the best Mortal Kombat players fought their way to the finals.

The Mortal Kombat 9 finals at EVO 2011 will conclude at 2:00 PM PDT (4:00 PM CDT) this Sunday, July 31st. The tournament finals continues its double elimination format, as losses carry through. Those in the winners bracket can still lose once and continue on, as those in the losers bracket will be eliminated after another loss. In the end, the winner of both brackets will fight for the championship. You can watch the live stream here as the first ever Mortal Kombat EVO Champion is crowned.


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