Those who didn’t feel like dropping $30 for three or four extra characters at a time will love the Mortal Kombat XL “komplete” package.
When it comes to fighting games these days, characters as DLC just seems to be a given. The traditional idea, if you are opposed to this kind of practice, is wait for the inevitable “complete” edition or “Game of the Year” collection. That day is rapidly approaching for Mortal Kombat X, with NetherRealm Studios announcing Mortal Kombat XL, set to debut physically and digitally on March 1st. The announcement comes via a new highlights trailer, coming only to PS4 and Xbox One. We feel your loss, PC community.
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Mortal Kombat XL will come with more than just new characters; tons of alternate character skins and costumes will be available, as well. This means multiple eras of classic Mortal Kombat fighters like Scorpion and Sub Zero will be on display, as well as fun matchups like Jax dressed up as Carl Weathers to face off against the Predator.
Both Mortal Kombat Pack 1 & 2 content will be available in Mortal Kombat XL, with the exception of Jesie Cage as Sub Zero and Jacqui as Scorpion costumes. Those will be available at launch to those who pre-order Mortal Kombat XL, for the moment.
This isn’t as definitive a title as Mortal Kombat Komplete Edition, which packed in all the DLC for Mortal Kombat 9, but with this post-DLC release package coming just a year after launch it looks like that’s it for Mortal Kombat X. It will likely still be present in major fighting game tournaments like Evo for the near future, however it leaves us with questions about NetherRealm’s next project. With a host of DC superhero movies coming out in preparation for Justice League, can we expect another DC fighter from them in the future? Them bowing out of Mortal Kombat X production will only lead to further speculation down the road.