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The Quitality Fatality Will Punish Mortal Kombat X Online Quitters With Beheading

NetherRealm Studios recently revealed a new type of Mortal Kombat X Fatality that will punish those who leave online fights mid-match.

Revealed during a recent live stream titled, Whips, Sais and a Little Surprise, the Quitality will behead and kill players who leave in the middle of the match. It's a fancy (and violent) way of calling out a forfeit.

You can check out the archive of the live stream in the video below, and jump to the 59 minute mark to see the Quitality in action.

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NetherRealm recently revealed Predator and Carl Weathers (as Jax) will be making guest appearances in the game as fighter DLC. You can learn more about them here.

Mortal Kombat X is scheduled for release on April 14 for Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and PC.

[Source: NetherRealm on Twitch, via Polygon]

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Warner Bros. Confirms The Predator As A Mortal Kombat X Fighter

Rumors have been circulating all day that the universe's most dangerous hunter would be joining the cast of Mortal Kombat X, and those rumors weren't just wishes, because we just got ours.

Joining Nightmare on Elm Street's Freddy Krueger and Friday The 13th’s Jason Voorhees, the classic movie space monster will be one of Mortal Kombat X's DLC characters.

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Predator is part of The Predator/Prey Pack within the larger Kombat Pack DLC package. The Predator/Prey Pack includes the Predator as a playable character as well as Predator-themed skins Commando Johnny, Infrared Scorpion, and everyone's favorite Burger King eating boxer Carl Weathers as Jax. Classic Mortal Kombat combatants Tremor and Tanya will be included as well.

The Ultimate Horror Pack:
            Playable character Jason Voorhees
            Horror skins Vampiress Mileena, Kraken Reptile and Pharaoh Ermac

The Klassic Pack #1:
            Playable character Tanya
            Klassic skins for Kano, Sonya and Liu Kang

The Predator / Prey Pack:
            Playable character Predator
            Predator-themed skins Commando Johnny, Infrared Scorpion and Carl Weathers as Jax

The Klassic Pack #2:
            Playable character, Tremor
            Klassic skins for Quan Chi, Jax and Kung Lao

For $ 29.99, Kombat Pack owners will get early access to the downloadable content
before it’s made available a la carte. Don't miss our preview of Mortal Kombat X's story mode.

Mortal Kombat X is scheduled for release on April 14 for Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and PC.

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Xbox Website Lists Predator As Mortal Kombat X Guest Character

It looks like Warner Bros. and NetherRealm are diving into film history for another Mortal Kombat X add-on character. Information has surfaced that the Predator will be stalking Earthrealm’s heroes.

The Xbox.com listing for the Mortal Kombat “Kombat Pack” (a season pass) lists recently revealed horror legend Jason Voorhees. It also explicitly identifies the Predator as the other guest character.

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We’ve reached out to Warner Bros. for comment and will update should we receive a response.

[Source: Xbox.com]

 

Our Take
These kinds of leaks are fun for gamers but devastating for publishers and developers hoping to roll out information on a carefully constructed schedule. I have little doubt that Warner Bros. isn’t going to be terribly happy with Microsoft over this.

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Reader Discussion: What Do You Think Of The Mortal Kombat Guest Characters?

NetherRealm has always delighted fans with its brutal take on fighting games. Recently, the studio has been able to access some of film’s most violent villains, putting a Mortal Kombat spin on classic movie monsters.

Freddy Krueger’s appearance in Mortal Kombat 9 tested the waters, and the pairing was clearly a success. Jason Voorhees was announced earlier this month for Mortal Kombat X, and this morning we clued into the premature reveal of the Predator as another guest character.

With these cards on the table, what’s your take on the movie monster movement? Is NetherRealm headed in the right direction with these inclusions, or would you prefer these worlds remain separate? If NetherRealm were testing the waters for a horror-themed fighting game, is it something you’d be interested in?

If Mortal Kombat X were to get even more guest characters, which others would you like to see? Let us know in the comments.

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Friday The 13th’s Jason Voorhees Guest Starring In Mortal Kombat X

How fortunate for Warner Bros. that March 13th falls on a Friday. The publisher has announced one of the guest characters for Mortal Kombat X along with additional details about the title’s season pass.

Another horror icon is joining the Mortal Kombat franchise. The last title included Nightmare on Elm Street villain Freddy Krueger. Mortal Kombat X will welcome the terror of Crystal Lake, Jason Voorhees.

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Jason is part of the $ 29.99 “kombat pack,” along with two “klassic kombatants” and another guest character. Each character will include a skin pack, also. At launch, kombat pack purchasers will get the Ronin Kenshi (confirming him has a playable character), Samurai Shinnok (again, this is the first confirmation we’ve received of him being playable), and Jingu Kitana skins.

Kombat pack owners will get early access to the downloadable content before it’s made available a la carte. The kombat pack is also available as part of the limited edition, premium edition, and kollector’s edition. For more on Mortal Kombat X, check out our preview of the story mode.

Mortal Kombat X is scheduled for release on April 14 for Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and PC.

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Mortal Kombat X Delayed On Xbox 360 And PS3

As you may have heard this morning, Mortal Kombat X won’t be arriving on time for last-gen consoles. We were able to finally get a response from Warner Bros. confirming the delay here in North America.

The Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC versions are on track for April 14. If you haven’t yet upgraded your hardware though, you’re in for a bit of a wait.

"Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment confirmed that the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 versions of Mortal Kombat X being developed by High Voltage Software will release this summer," a representative told us via email. "The Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and Windows PC versions will be available April 14."

For more on Mortal Kombat X, you can read up on the newly announced characters from this morning. You can also check out our hands-on preview of the story mode that went live yesterday.

 

Our Take
Today’s Mortal Kombat news has been very strange. European sites seemed to have been pre-briefed on the delay (which we weren’t sure impacted worldwide release or was simply regional). We also found out about two playable characters simply by way of a DLC skin mention related to the kombat pack. I’m looking forward to Mortal Kombat X, but with the information dam cracked, are there going to be any surprises left at release?

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Mortal Kombat X Will Have A Mobile Tie-In Game With Unlocks For Console, PC

Fans of NetherRealm's Injustice will likely remember the DC fighting game's tie-in mobile title. That's probably because there were costumes locked behind the title that many have still failed to unlock.

This morning, Warner Bros. announced that Mortal Kombat X will be getting its own mobile title. Based on the brief glimpses in the trailer below, it looks to follow the same formula, and it will have unlocks for the console and PC version.

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Warner Bros. describes it as a "fighting/card battler," which is essentially what the previous effort was. Players collected Injustice character cards, upgraded them, and fought AI opponents using swipes and taps. It will be out in April for iOS and Android devices.

Mortal Kombat X will be out on April 14 for Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and PC. For more, check out the recently released story trailer.

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Five Mortal Kombat X Dream Guest Characters Our Readers Forgot To Suggest

Yesterday, I posted a feature detailing more than 40 fictional and non-fictional guest characters that could appear in Mortal Kombat X as suggested by our readers. It was a big expansive list, but there were a few obvious ones I felt our readers neglected to mention.

All of these fighter suggestions are pretty obvious, so I can only assume I overlooked their inclusion in the comments, or readers decided not to comment assuming somebody else must have already pointed them out.

Rupert Grint
Grint is best known for playing Ronald Weasley in the Harry Potter movies, but he has probably been in other movies as well. When you think of the over-the-top fighting game violence, you can't help but think of this actor who portrayed Harry's loveable and devoted best friend. He might look a little out of place in his civilian clothes, and no wand in his hand, but he really should be part of the Mortal Kombat X crew.

Daytona USA's Hornet from Fighters Megamix
Many readers suggested lots of guest characters from other fighting games like Soulcalibur and Killer Instict, but everyone ignored what may be one of the best fighting game characters ever created – Hornet the NASCAR car from Daytona USA. If he is to appear, I hope he functions identically to way he did in Fighters Megamix: upright on its back tires firing off punches with its front tires.

Ico
The titular horned boy from Ico doesn't appear to be a particularly violent person, but he does wield a large stick for most of his game. The tone of Ico may clash with Mortal Kombat and his appearance as a guest character in a fighting game would likely diminish the work put into expertly developing his character, but… wouldn't it be neat?

Raz Karcy
To be totally honest, most of these suggestions are jokes. I won't tell you which ones, but for some of these, I am not presenting them as serious suggestions. With all that being said, I am a little surprised nobody brought up Raz Karcy from Overblood as a possible Mortal Kombat X character. Sure, he's a long shot, but we here at Game Informer hold him in high regard.

Mickey Mouse
Disney is known for being pretty relaxed about the use of its characters with and without its permission. I'm sure NetherRealm could sneak him into Mortal Kombat X without much retaliation from Disney. They should just make him a secret character. Video games rarely see any kind of legal repercussions for including difficult to access content.

For more Mortal Kombat X guest character suggestions, head here.

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Readers Tell Us Their Top 25 Dream Mortal Kombat X Guest Characters

Though it didn't make any promises about who would be appearing, NetherRealm did recently confirm that guest characters will be appearing in Mortal Kombat X. We asked our readers who they would like to see appear in Mortal Kombat X, and though the responses were incredibly varied, there were quite a few consistent answers. There are the characters that appeared in responses on more than one occasion.

The following 10 characters all showed up at least twice in the comments – which is impressive considering readers could respond with quite literally any character from fiction or real life. Most might not fall in line with Mortal Kombat's extreme violence, but the possible guest from films would all make good inclusions, and I also think Isaac Clarke from Dead Space would be particularly good. People often forget that a Spartan did show up as a combatant in a fighting game before in Dead or Alive 4, which is what you see above.

  • Ash from The Evil Dead
  • Cole McGrath or Delsin Rowe from Infamous
  • Ezio Auditore da Firenze from Assassin's Creed II
  • Isaac Clarke from Dead Space
  • Leatherface from Texas Chainsaw Massacre
  • Master Chief from Halo
  • Mummy from The Mummy
  • Neo from The Matrix
  • Pennywise from Stephen King's It

The next eight characters appeared in the comments three or four times each. It might seems odd to group Lara Croft and Nathan Drake together, but every time the two were brought up, they were brought up together. People really want to see those two fight. Alex Mercer and James Heller from Prototype would both be good entries for Mortal Kombat, but the series has fallen off the map a bit.

  • Alex Mercer or James Heller from Prototype
  • Deadpool
  • Fulgore from Killer Instinct
  • Lara Croft and Nathan Drake from Tomb Raider and Uncharted
  • Ryu Hayabusa from Ninja Gaiden
  • The Terminator
  • Xenomorph from Alien

The next four all appeared in comments five or six times. Spawn appeared in Soul Calibur II on Xbox, and I was surprised to see so many readers making a call for the character to return. Creator Todd McFarlane is still hard at work with McFarlane toys, but we haven't heard much from Spwan in some time.

  • Dante from Devil May Cry
  • Jason Voorhees from Friday the 13th
  • Pinhead form Hellraiser
  • Spawn

For the top two most requested characters for Mortal Kombat X from readers, head to page two.


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Everything You Do In Mortal Kombat X Will Be Part Of Weekly Faction Wars

Way back at E3 2014, we sat down with NetherRealm’s Ed Boon to talk about Mortal Kombat X. During that conversation, he told us that for the first time in the series, the studio is including a persistent online mode. Today, we finally have the details on what’s known as Faction Wars.

In a new trailer, members of the studio discuss how we’ll interact with every other player in Mortal Kombat X. When we begin, we’ll be asked to choose one of five factions (White Lotus, Black Dragon, Brotherhood of Shadow, Special Forces, and Lin Kuei). 

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From there, every match we play (in story mode, single-player, and online) will contribute faction points. At the end of each week, a winner will be declared, with rewards going to the victors.

Players will be able to rank up within their factions, as well. Taking down members of other factions, accomplishing tasks, and climbing the new and changing living towers will all increase your status.

During a random 24-hour period in each week, a special event will take place with an invasion from one of Mortal Kombat’s realms. For more, check out the trailer above to hear from the team about this new feature in the long-running series.

Mortal Kombat X will be out on April 14 for Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and PC.

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