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Take A Look At A New Mortal Kombat X Costume Pack

Mortal Kombat creator Ed Boon took to Twitter today to announce additional costume packs are on the way for the recently released (and highly praised) Mortal Kombat X. Boon included a teaser image for what will likely be the first wave of costumes, the Brazil Pack, which comes with new outfits for Johnny Cage, Liu Kang, and Kung Lao.

Johnny Cage wears one of the coolest soccer jerseys yet, paying homage to the Brazilian team's colors and design. Liu Kang wears a similarly colored martial arts piece, and Kung Lao appears to be dressed as a gaucho.

No release date or pricing details were given for this upcoming costume pack.

[Source: Twitter]

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Take A Look At A New Mortal Kombat X Costume Pack

Mortal Kombat creator Ed Boon took to Twitter today to announce additional costume packs are on the way for the recently released (and highly praised) Mortal Kombat X. Boon included a teaser image for what will likely be the first wave of costumes, the Brazil Pack, which comes with new outfits for Johnny Cage, Liu Kang, and Kung Lao.

Johnny Cage wears one of the coolest soccer jerseys yet, paying homage to the Brazilian team's colors and design. Liu Kang wears a similarly colored martial arts piece, and Kung Lao appears to be dressed as a gaucho.

No release date or pricing details were given for this upcoming costume pack.

[Source: Twitter]

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April 2015 NPD: Xbox One Leads Console Sales, Mortal Kombat X On Top

The NPD results are in for the month of April 2015, and the results show an industry in growth. Sales at retail increased by 3 percent year-over-year to $ 595.7 million.

Hardware dipped but a minor 4 percent to $ 183.9 million, and accessories (typically driven by toys-to-life) was also down by 3 percent as we get closer to the release of this year's action figure games. 

Xbox One led console sales, and Microsoft corporate vice president Mike Nichols says that uptake increased 63 percent over this month last year and that active users have increased across Xbox Live (both Xbox One and Xbox 360) by 24 percent.

Sony issued a statement to tout its own success during the month, leading software sales for the month. The company also reports that it still leads in cumulative consoles sold in the United States.

This month, Mortal Kombat X took the lead as software sales for consoles, handhelds, and retail PC were up by 10 percent, reaching $ 264.4 million. Only three of the top ten titles were released in April 2014 (inclusive of Grand Theft Auto V on PC), with another three released in March 2014.. Here's the top ten list:

  1. Mortal Kombat X (PS4, XBO)
  2. Grand Theft Auto V (PS4, XBO, PC, 360, PS3)
  3. Battlefield Hardline (XBO, PS4, 360, PS3, PC)
  4. MLB 15: The Show (PS4, PS3)
  5. Minecraft (360, PS3, XBO, PS4)
  6. NBA 2K15 (XBO, PS4, 360, PS3, PC)
  7. Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare (XBO, PS4, 360, PS3, PC)
  8. Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin (PS4, XBO, 360, PS3)
  9. Super Smash Bros. (3DS, NWU)
  10. Borderlands: The Handsome Collection (PS4, XBO)

NPD's Liam Callahan notes that if the top ten list were ordered by individual SKUs instead of by title, Bloodborne (PS4), Xenoblade Chronicles 3D (New 3DS), and Mario Party 10 (Wii U) would have made the list. 

As a reminder, the monthly NPD report only includes retail sales in the United States.

 

Our Take
With Microsoft and Sony remaining close on a month-to-month basis, competition will breed good news for gamers. The industry continues to recover, and with E3 ahead, the crucial holiday season will begin to take shape.

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Test Chamber – Jason Voorhees In Mortal Kombat X

Horror icon Jason Voorhees is jumping into action with Mortal Kombat X, and it's time to put the silent, hockey mask-wearing killer to the test.

Join Brian, Dan, and Reiner as they throw a couple of human punching bags at the Friday the 13th icon before breaking out Goro for an actual showdown. See both of Jason's fatalities and his X-Ray move and get a look at the special moves for each of his variations.

Jason Voorhees is currently available for download for owners of Mortal Kombat X's Kombat Pack. For those that do not own the pack but are interested in downloading Jason, he will be available next week as a standalone character.

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PSA: Towers Offering Double Koins This Weekend In Mortal Kombat X

If you're in dire need of koins in Mortal Kombat X, this weekend you may want to explore the towers.

Mortal Kombat mastermind Ed Boon tweeted the alert this afternoon, though it's unclear exactly when the koin bonus will end.

For our review of Mortal Kombat X where Brian Shea wrote, "Mortal Kombat X is more than the continuation of NetherRealm’s successful vision for the franchise; it’s one of the best fighting games in years," head here.

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Dudes In Hoodies Duke In Out In Real Life Mortal Kombat

Sure, you've seen real-life versions of fighting games a hundred times, but do they every really get old? This real life Mortal Kombat video is pretty fun, even if it commits the classic Hollywood faux pas of having people play a modern game using a classic video game system.

Check out this modern take on Mortal Kombat's classic brawling courtesy of Mr.TVCow. It's an okay video, but hey, what do you want from me. It's Friday night.

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Batman: Arkham Developers Deliver Mortal Kombat Cake To NetherRealm Studios

Developer Rocksteady and NetherRealm are both on the Warner Bros. Interactive team, and so to commemorate the success of Mortal Kombat X, the Batman: Arkham developer sent the studio a difficult to eat cake.

NetherRealm creative director and Mortal Kombat creator Ed Boon shared a few pictures of the violent/delicious cake on twitter.

They weren't sure if they wanted to eat it at first, but decided the ability to slice off and eat Sub-Zero's face was too exciting an opportunity to pass up.

We were very pleased with Mortal Kombat X. You can find our review of the game by heading here.

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Replay – Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance

With the recent release of Mortal Kombat X, it's time for a trip down brutality lane with one of the more interesting titles in the long series – Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance.

Featuring style-swaps, weapons, and the Krypt, this title had a lot of content to offer when it hit way back in 2002.

Join Andrew Reiner, Daniel Tack, Tim Turi, and Brian Shea as they explore some of the kool features of this klassic Kombat title in this episode of Replay. After the Kombat, stick around for a super special cheat code and of course, the next exciting round of this year's Super Replay showdown, where the competition is fierce and the games are ridiculous.

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PSA: WB Interactive Offers Workaround For Mortal Kombat X Error CE-34878-0 On PlayStation 4

Players are reporting an issue when trying to play their digital copies of Mortal Kombat X while signed online on PlayStation 4. Warner Bros. Interactive has offered a temporary workaround while, "the developers work on a permanent solution."

You can find full details of the workaround by heading here. Basically, if you're having problems playing Mortal Kombat X while signed into PSN on PlayStation 4, you will want to sign out, start the game, and then sign back in once you reach Mortal Kombat X's main menu.

It's unclear exactly what is causing this problem, but Warner Bros. Interactive is aware of the issue and is working on a permanent solution. It is explicit in this post that this is just a temporary measure to keep PlayStation 4 players playing the game.

We've reached out to Warner Bros. Interactive support for more details and will update this story if and when we receive a response.

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Exclusive: Preview Of Sub-Zero’s Origin Story In Mortal Kombat X Comic

The Mortal Kombat franchise has a surprising amount of story for a fighting game. The background of events to the Mortal Kombat X game is detailed in a recent DC Comic based on the game. Chapter 16 details the secret origin of Sub Zero.

In Shawn Kittelsen's Mortal Kombat X, readers will find out what happened to bring an end to the quiet that the champions of Earthrealm fought for during the inter-dimensional war. Our news editor Mike Futter didn't love the book, but you can snag the first issue of this digital series for free and see if it's right for you, but you should definitely play the game first. Read the first four pages below.

The full chapter will be available on Sunday via the DC Comics App and other digital comics apps such as comiXology, Google Play, and Kindle Store.

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