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Mortal Kombat “Season Pass” for DLC Characters on Xbox 360

Mortal Kombat attempts a flawless victory with a discount for its downloadable content.

Similar to Rockstar Games’ Rockstar Pass with L.A. Noire, Warner Bros.announced yesterday its own version of a bundled DLC discount for Mortal Kombat. Called the Season Pass, it will become available June 21 exclusively on Xbox 360. The Season Pass will cost 1,200 Microsoft Points ($15). The Season Pass isn’t available on the PlayStation 3.

The pass includes access to all four of the future downloadable characters when they become available. The characters are Skarlet, Kenshi, Rain and a fourth fighter that hasn’t been revealed. Each character will be sold individually for 400 Microsoft Points or $4.99 on the PSN Store. The Season Pass gives players a savings of $5.

Skarlet will be available June 21. The other characters’ release dates haven’t been confirmed but will be downloadable sometime during the summer. Each character will come with their own move set, fatalities, and story ending in the arcade ladder mode.

Skarlet is an all-new playable Mortal Kombat character. She’s based on an old glitch from the arcade version of Mortal Kombat 2 where Kitana’s blue outfit turned red. Kenshi was a playable character that debuted in the 2002 Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance. Rain was first playable on console versions of Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 (1995) but didn’t get his own move set and story until Mortal Kombat Trilogy (1996). He also appeared in Mortal Kombat: Armageddon (2006). The character is named after the Prince song “Purple Rain.”

No reason was given why the Season Pass won’t be available for PS3 owners. The PS3 version features the exclusive Kratos from the God of War franchise as a playable character.

All Mortal Kombat players on both platforms will need to download a compatibility pack when each new character releases. The compatibility packs are a free download so all players can fight online even if they don’t own the DLC characters. Each new character release will also come with two free classic outfits for various fighters.

These skins will also be available to all users, even those who don’t buy the DLC or Season Pass. The first free retro skins coincide with the release of Skarlet and are the Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 outfits for Sektor and Cyrax.

Mortal Kombat released April 19. It retails for $59.99.

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