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May's Gamepro reveals first batch of Mortal Kombat DLC characters

While the game is about three weeks away, the may issue of Gamepro magazine reveals that the first batch of DLC characters hitting the game post launch will consist of three characters: Kintaro, Lady in Red and Kenshi. Check out the scan. (PS3, Xbox 360)

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Queefy_B  +   1708d ago
First batch?... DLC...:/
YESMAN   1708d ago | Spam
Zydake  +   1708d ago
I call bull meh.
Persistantthug  +   1707d ago
This is Bullsh17.
More rip off DLC.

I'd be more inclined to believe this wasn't a bullsh17 rip off if these were totally new characters in the Mortal Kombat realm....but they are not.

Not buying now.
movements  +   1708d ago
I'll say this again - bring back Rain, bring him back like this:
BoNeSaW23  +   1708d ago
Your name and pic are the trolliest ever!
I remove bubbles everytime I see your pic.
Finger-Eater  +   1708d ago
How come YESMAN's comments are always marked as SPAM? Just wondering Ive never seen any of his comments before.
KingDustero  +   1708d ago
Ed has said that character DLC will most likely be FREE. These characters probably wouldn't be finished in time, so NR decided to finish them later and release them for FREE.

There is nothing to worry about here. Ed has made it quite clear that they know how to actually make DLC and not unlock codes.
Sony360  +   1707d ago
"Most likely"? I'll believe it when I see it. I see M$ wanting a free cut of cash and making them charge for it at least.
zeal0us  +   1708d ago
"Lady in Red" is probably another assisant/servant of Kitana if not that that then spy or assassin hired by shao khao.

I can't really see her being from Earth Realm
TheLastGuardian  +   1708d ago
That's a hell of a username there, Queefy_B.

Have you guys seen April's issue of Gamepro? It's my favorite issue ever. Twisted Metal, my most anticipated game is the cover story. There are previews for Uncharted 3, inFAMOUS 2 and Ico/Shadow of the Colossus Collection.
xAlmostPro  +   1708d ago
YES! Kenshi!! xD xD
thematrix1298  +   1707d ago
Kenshi was my second favorite after Kabal. Blind man kicking ass for the win!
xAlmostPro  +   1707d ago
Yeah i love kenshi man, i've been commenting for weeks that i hope they announce kenshi, even if he's DLC :D
Jamegohanssj5  +   1707d ago
No rain?

Trixzter7  +   1708d ago
Will buy every piece of DLC this game offers.
Warprincess116  +   1708d ago
well im not since i don't really like kintaro or kenshi but lady in red looks so cool. Im definitely buying her.
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Megaton  +   1708d ago
You're part of the problem.
Larry L  +   1708d ago | Well said
People seem to be agreeing with you, but I'm not (even though I didn't give you a disagree). There's absolutely nothing wrong with supporting DLC when the developers are actually putting out REAL DLC content, not 100kb unlock codes at rediculous prices for content already on the disc like Capcom always does. Not all developers are ripping people off in that way. And Mortal Kombat will be a game I absolutely buy every piece of DLC for, and do so with a smile on my face.

This isn't MvC3 where they literally locked content out of a game, and give fans basically half of a game for $60, and then pretend they're adding to the game with updates and selling you the other half of the game.

With Mortal Kombat it's plain to see that Team MK put absolutely everything into this game. There is TONS and TONS of content right on the disc. They didn't pull stuff out to milk their loyal fans later. Games have deadlines. Games are completed basically 3 or more months before release. Then months of testing in which you can't really add more content before a game goes gold, you can just fix stuff. WHile testing is going on that's when REAL DLC is being worked on. There's no way to get that stuff in the game before release. Then that stuff has to go through it's own testing.

That's the REAL DLC. And that's the real DLC gamers should support whole-heartedly.....assuming the love the game and want more content. You shouldn't act like Capcon's DLC model is representative of all dev's DLC. Because it's not fair to the real developers that put hard work in for their fans, and it's also mis-informing your fellow gamers.
Megaton  +   1708d ago
How can you say they didn't pull content when they're announcing DLC before the game is even released? Kintaro has been shown in trailers/previews already as it is. It's clearly a cut job, or at least a partial cut job.

I'm sick and tired of people justifying wallet rape and consumer abuse.
Trixzter7  +   1708d ago

1) Kintaro has not been shown in any trailers or previews.

2) This DLC information was leaked not announced therefore this wouldn't have been known until after the game was released.
SixZeroFour  +   1708d ago
@megaton - where is the screen of a playable kintaro? maybe i missed it

ive said this before and ill say it again...although i hate the fact that developers announce planned dlc before the game releases, i do understand why some of them do it, and its mainly cause of the time restraints when releasing a if megaton is right and they have shown kintaro playable before, then i will agree with him/her and say that they would then just be pulling a mvc3 move, however, if he/she is just making things up, then i dont see any reason why ppl shouldnt be supporting this game
BoNeSaW23  +   1708d ago
"You're part of the problem. "
Problem? Supporting your favorite Game Developer by purchasing "Extra" content is a problem now?
Another Low brow comment trolling for agrees is what I read!

Larry L is right(bubbles for the truth bro!) This is not a rip off job by the publisher. There is ALOT of content in mortal kombat games,always has been. But,if you are content with the retail content by all means, DO NOT SUPPORT NetherRealms Studios by purchasing their DLC. Your choice dude!
If you buy this game used and like what your playing and want more, know the DLC goes to the developer NOT Gamestop!

Personally, I'm gonna hold off for the "Game of the Year Edition" so I have a "Complete" Physical copy.
Megaton  +   1708d ago
Not sure where I saw him, but I know I did. I remember being excited about it because I've always liked him more than Goro and Motaro. I can guarantee you that I'm the biggest MK fan on this site, so I know the difference between him and Goro. MK was an obsession of mine for years when I was younger.

What I remember seeing wasn't an indicator that he was playable, simply that he was in the game. Not gonna go cycling through every piece of MK media I've watched since it was announced, so feel free to assume I'm lying/wrong. Makes no difference to me. I know what I saw.

Edit - Apparently I'm not alone. Nitrowolf2 a few posts below also swears he saw Kintaro already.
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showtimefolks  +   1708d ago
if anyone is to be blamed for doing dlc wrong
that award goes straight to capcom no doubt about it

mvc3 what happend 10 years in the making yet short on content than all the dlc

Re5 on disk $5 dlc

do i need to say more on disk dlc?

than its COD dlc that sells in millions for map only for 15 bucks
Silly gameAr  +   1708d ago

Exactly. The krypt will have a crap load of unlockable content like Deadly Alliance and the other PS2/xbox era games. If they're announcing DLC then it will only add to the MK experience and not be a cash grab like other companies thatI won't name.
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LOGICWINS  +   1708d ago
The game already has SOOOO many characters PLUS Kratos. It'll take months or maybe even a full year to master ALL the characters included on the disk. I'm not going to be buying any DLC for quite a while.
MASTER_RAIDEN  +   1707d ago
Hah..same here. Honestly anything this game puts out I wll gladly pay top dollar for. Al these people over here, mad that they've alredy announced thi dlc...fuck all that shit. This game will be so amzing. I hope they put dlc out every week. I've alwys thought of myself as a ps3 fanboy, but honestly I had no idea what a fanboy is till mk came along.
Klipz-Wish  +   1708d ago
I knew Kenshi had to be apart of the first batch of DLC hoping other later MK characters make the cut as well
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Winning  +   1708d ago
Fuck yea Kintaro.

Kintaro > Goro
Nitrowolf2  +   1708d ago
for some odd reason i thought Kintaro was in the the game, i swear i saw trailers with him in it to.
plb  +   1708d ago
Just put them in the game ffs
Megaton  +   1708d ago
Sorry, that goes against the greedy grain of this console generation. What was once considered an unlockable in past generations is now locked out on the disc and sold for a series of $5 bills.
KonaBro  +   1708d ago
Just give me Bo Rai Cho.
Day one purchase.
BoNeSaW23  +   1708d ago
I think i'll wait for the Ultimate Game of the Year Edition in a year.

P.S. Kenshi, Hell to the Yeah!
banjadude  +   1708d ago
Kintaro: "dislikes lolcats"

wtf? lol.
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topgun33  +   1708d ago
I hope they include Frost and Nitara in a future DLC pack
AdmiralSnake  +   1708d ago
Lmaoo.... wow DLC already planned nice to see they're are thinking ahead I guess.

Wonder why it can't be included. I swear if I was to interview these game developers I would've embarrassed all of them in a interview. Asking why would you plan DLC when the game isn't even released ?

Furthermore how do you find it logical to charge for them if you can put them on the disc 0_0 ?

Why wasn't these characters included ?

Last but not least why isn't it free if you can't fit them on the disc ?

Yeah they would come and respond to these questions with pure bullshit. This generation of gaming is fucking terrible.
Tony-Red-Grave  +   1708d ago
if this gen is so terrible feel fre eto go to pc gaming or skip it and dont game at all. they have DLC maybe they ran out of disk space maybe they cant lock the characters in before the release date idk
AdmiralSnake  +   1707d ago
DLC planned before the game is released is ridiculous... There is no damn excuse for it so stop spewing excuses for them.

Ran out of disc space ??? Do you know how much storage a Blu ray disc is LMFAO ????? They could easily make it free DLC for the xbox 360 if need be.
shuuwai  +   1708d ago
i blame the xbox360 dvd, and its limit space ...

kidding. kidding .... but serious this is a business and their here to make money not make friends... so course their going rape our wallets.

i just hate how these dlc characters are on the f'ing disc ... so f'ing annoying.

the rich will pay for it. *smile*

and poor must accept it. >>.<<
Tony-Red-Grave  +   1708d ago
fanboy rant is a fanboy rant no one mentioned the 360 holding back anything
Kahvipannu  +   1707d ago
Ed has hinted that DLC might be free.
Tony-Red-Grave  +   1707d ago
which is what dlc should be nad whoever said blu ray space just doesnt know the game is multi plat and space needs to be even across all platforms nor just that but maybe they couldnt get some people in befiore the game went gold and ned to them in as DLC
SweetLeaf  +   1708d ago
i'll pass on this game . fighters are not equal in speed some of them are faster then others. not fair
Tony-Red-Grave  +   1708d ago
look at the distupidz he hates unique characters for being unique
Baka-akaB  +   1707d ago
.... it's like that in any fighting game ...
jophus  +   1708d ago
My excitement has burst. Kenshi is my close 2nd to Sub-Zero!
telekineticmantis  +   1708d ago
My goodness
this is perfect, Kenshi is exactly who I wanted to be in the game.
MetalGearBear  +   1708d ago
i hate all of new characters(after MK4) except Kenshi and Frost
Rynx  +   1708d ago
You can't hate on Kenshi. He's a beast!
FlyGuyHung  +   1708d ago
I cant wait for this damn game! Already pre-ordered my Kollectors Edition. :)
JEW_UNIT  +   1708d ago
DLC already? The game didn't even come out yet....This is why I don't buy fighting games anymore (even though fighting games are my favorite genre.) :( It's a shame too because I really enjoyed the demo.
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pinksteak09  +   1708d ago
well you know you can buy the game and NOT the dlc right?
kagon01  +   1708d ago
An unfinished game, it seems I'll wait till it drop the price like 50% or more...

If they release a game of the year edition with DLC codes instead of being inside the disc its a no buy...
DirtyLary  +   1708d ago
Baraka and Quan-Chi . I'm good to go.
MrBeatdown  +   1708d ago
I thought Kintaro was in the game so I'm disappointed with that.

Kenshi and Lady In Red look cool though. I like that they are adding in an all new character.

Now I just need Rain, Reiko, Shinnok, and an unmasked Sub-Zero and I'll be happy.
Rynx  +   1707d ago
Unmasked Subzero FTW! but if anything I'm sure it's an unlockable costume
Mwaan  +   1708d ago
Kon  +   1708d ago
DLC era sucks. Put everything into the fucking disc!
Silly gameAr  +   1708d ago
Hell yeah for Blind Kenshi.
gamingisnotacrime  +   1708d ago
this type of DLC is the wrong type of DLC
so MK just got the "buy at bargain" tag from me
i dont support this BS
bestofthebest  +   1708d ago
I hope mk does really good everybody should buy dlc I want to see an mkII
maxmill  +   1708d ago
forget kenshi

gimme shinnok and reiko
Ardorme  +   1708d ago
When developing a game at some point you have to lock down exactly what content is shipping on the disk because you have to make sure you have enough time to get it working in the game properly.

It's especially tricky when developing a fighting game because you have to plan out the moves and strengths (and weaknesses) of each individual fighter and then make sure they're all balanced properly or close enough that there isn't insane backlash from the community on day one.

The fighters that are on the disk that ships on April 19th are ones that were more than likely locked down 6 months ago (if not longer). They are the absolute fan favorites and ones an MK game just couldn't ship without.

Once the game goes gold and ships they will begin fully working on fine-tuning these fighters for a later release.

This isn't like selling three guns for $5, they have to spend a lot of time making sure the fighters are balanced which takes time. So, they can delay the game another 2 months (or more if they need a wide open release spot) or sell completely optional fighters later.
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sukru  +   1707d ago
I wholly agree with you.

People do not have the slightest idea how a game is developed, and bash the developers at every possibility.

Look at it this way: You're buying a finished house at $60 (K), and the contractor says they can build a pool for an additional $5 (K). You cannot complain about the pool not being included when the house is delivered, it was not on the contract at the first place.

At some point they have to stop adding stuff, and start shipping the game. And at that particular point they have lots of free developers who obviously are best utilized working on post release content (i.e.: DLC).

Go buy the game, and stop complaining...
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princeofthabay  +   1708d ago
i wonder how much for each character.
I_killed_TheMart  +   1708d ago
ERMAC_  +   1708d ago
First, he may be just a DLC boss, that is un-playable outside of the Challenge tower or other SP modes.

Playable, being a boss doesn't necessarily mean they're going to be OP in VS. Look at seth, annoying in Arcade, but VS they nerfed his health to being a mid-tier character that can't make more than 1 mistake. Seeing as how they had balance testing a priority for this game, that is probably the case.

Kintaro might be big, and have a high DMG output, but smaller faster characters could run circles around him. Especially Teleport characters.

Then again, they might (and should) give you the option of banning boss characters in your lobby. Blazblue (that wierd anime game) did this with they're "boss" characters.

Also, this means that at least Goro is playable if Kintaro is. Don't know about Khan yet, boon seems wishy washy on his statements.
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PS360PCROCKS  +   1708d ago
scopropm? If you can't beat Kintaro, you suck. A number of characters could make it very easy.
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Prototype  +   1708d ago
Where's Motaro, Chamelion/Khamelion, and Cyber Smoke? :(
PS360PCROCKS  +   1708d ago
and rain! :( I'm glad we get noob saibot tho.
acemonkey  +   1708d ago
Cool DLC
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