Mortal Kombat X [official site] sat bolt upright with a gasp last week, coughing up old pixels and bytes. After the spine-ripping fighting game had seemingly been abandoned in January, suddenly it had an open beta test of a big ole update. Quite how that would translated into updates or new releases was unclear, but now we know the plan. Come October, things will be better around here.
October 4th will bring Mortal Kombat XL, a bundle of the game plus all its DLC, to PC.
XL includes Kombat Pack 2, a DLC pack adding four new playable characters including Leatherface from The Texas Chain Saw Massacre and a Xenomorph from the world of Alium. I know! But that DLC’s nonarrival on PC seemed to be the beginning of the end for Mortal Kombat X, seemed like Warner Bros. were giving up on PC after that whole Batman mess too.
It looks like the Kombat Pack 2 will be sold separately too. It’d be weird if it wasn’t.
Also launching on October 4th will be a free MKX update with “all of the latest balance updates as well as the enhanced online experience”, as seen in the recent beta test. That includes shiny new netcode.
Walking away from MKX was a real dick move but I am glad they’ve come back.