Mortal Kombat X Confirms Kenshi, Shinnok & Jason


The Mortal Kombat series has not been known for guest characters. It was only in the 2011 entry where we saw the likes of Freddy Krueger and Kratos enter the world’s most deadly fighting tournament. Now it appears as though Freddy’s nemesis will be entering the arena, as Jason Voorhees from the Friday the 13th series has been confirmed for the Mortal Kombat X roster on, you guessed it, Friday, March the 13th.

Nabbing this new character won’t come cheap, unfortunately, as he will be part of the Mortal Kombat X DLC system known as the “Kombat Pack.” Included with the Kollector’s, Limited and Premium Editions of Mortal Kombat X, this DLC collection will come with 4 playable characters that are currently in development. As such, both Ronin Kenshi and Samurai Shinnok have been revealed to be joining the playable roster, as character skins for them and other fighters will be available in the pack. The Kombat Pack retails for $29.99 when not part of one of those aforementioned special editions of the game.

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With another guest character on the way for Mortal Kombat X, there’s at least intrigue as to what you’re going to get. However, as someone adverse to game publishers skewing towards $100 titles, $30 for 4 character and alt costumes sounds like an immensely huge ripoff, especially at launch. Even the way the Street Fighter series has dealt with adding characters is a better way in its constant retooled releases of an entry. Those who buy Street Fighter IV at launch are more familiar with the roster, plus get deep discounts when buying new editions like AE and Ultra. Plus, characters are rebalanced and retooled, changing up the tier balance.

What Mortal Kombat X is doing, however, is front-loading the pay experience at launch. Without knowing how the game plays, the pressure it put on the consumer to shell out large sums of money in order to play everyone possible, as early as possible. When doing so makes the Limited Edition in Canada cost almost double the standard edition price in the US, it’s fairly alienating. Adding a famous movie character like Jason into the mix shouldn’t be the push into double-dipping prices for the result of just one game.

h/t Test Your Might

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