New Mortal Kombat Secrets Revealed After 20-Years!

There are many types of gamers, you have the speed runners who have to rush to complete every level improving their time with every breath they take. You have the fighters, the ones who will play online for hours and hours, finding more and more worthy foes as they topple countries and players alike. Then you get the completionist, they are driven to find every secret and every unlockable. From flushing a toy down a toilet in a horror game to games hidden in the latest hardware, they are able to find miracles and jokes alike. A series you might not expect to contain many secrets is Mortal Kombat.

Hidden within the first three games of the brutal fighting game, you can access the secret “ed boon” menu’s. The reason for this title is quite simply in that Ed Boon actually programmed in the secret menus, which were only discovered within the last few days. If this wasn’t enough, the menu’s show you options that include everything from changing names on leaderboards (best not use that in competitions), the characters different endings and in Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 you can even unlock the hidden characters, see the fatalities available and even a secret “Galaga” like game.

In order to get to the menu you need to be pretty quick on the buttons and we recommend you check out the video below to find those secrets.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0WK1Ec-KVVQ

Mortal Kombat XL And New Netcode Are Not Coming to The PC

Warner Brothers recently announced Mortal Kombat XL which includes the base content and the entire line-up of downloadable content. This originally seemed like a fairly enticing proposition providing the price point remained reasonable. However, it’s now been confirmed by the developer, NetherRealm Studios that the definitive version will not be coming to PC. One user asked if the game was scheduled to be a console exclusive and the studio replied:

This is a very strange decision because there’s a loyal, and passionate fighting community on the PC. Furthermore, why release the original game on PC, and snub PC gamers when the ultimate version is released? Perhaps, Warner Brothers is taking a more evasive approach due to the terrible Batman port, and technical problems Mortal Kombat faced on launch. Even now, it’s far from being functional, and raises questions about their ability to fund competent PC versions.

Not only that, according to the official FAQ, the greatly improved netcode which is vital to play the game online will not be coming to the PC. More specifically, the FAQ states:

“We are looking for existing MKX console players who have logged at least ONE hour of Online Play. We will be reviewing all candidates who sign up to determine if they meet the requirements.”

Honestly, it’s impossible to defend a publisher acting in this manner and I cannot believe how they are treating the PC market. It doesn’t make business sense either as PC gaming continues to grow and become more financially successful each year. The notion that fighting games cannot be successful on PC is another outdated concept, and you only have to look at the competitive scene in Street Fighter IV to gauge the genre’s popularity.

While EA, and Ubisoft are the main targets for dissatisfied PC gamers, I can see Warner Brothers being added onto that list very soon.

Warner Brothers Announces Mortal Kombat XL

Mortal Kombat is one of the most adrenaline-fuelled violent fighting series ever devised and includes a huge array of spectacular finishing moves. The latest entry, Mortal Kombat XL received some criticism for its poor PC port and microtransactions. Furthermore, publishers tend to release new characters, and other essential content via post launch DLC. As a result, it’s often a sensible approach to wait for a decent sale or until a game of the year edition emerges. Warner Brothers has just announced Mortal Kombat XL which includes all the content from the main game, DLC and upcoming add-ons in Kombat pack 2:

  • Brand new playable characters the Xenomorph from Alien, Leatherface from The Texas Chainsaw Massacre horror film series, Triborg and Bo’Rai Cho
  • Never released Apocalypse Skin Pack
  • Previously released content including playable Goro, Brazil Skin Pack, Kold War Skin Pack and Kold War Scorpion Skin

Also included with Mortal Kombat XL are previously released downloadable content from the original Kombat Pack:

  • Playable characters Predator, Jason Voorhees, Tremor and Tanya, with each accompanied by three themed skins

  • Samurai Skin Pack

Sadly, no information has been released regarding the price, but I’m expecting the final game to cost $60. This isn’t terrible value when you consider the impressive quantity of additional characters, and intense fighting moves. There’s always a huge debate querying if Street Fighter or Mortal Kombat provides the better fighting experience. Personally, I’ve always preferred the gritty Mortal Kombat aesthetic and brutal close-ups when finishing off an opponent. Admittedly, I haven’t played Mortal Kombat X despite seeing it discounted to around £7 on numerous occasions.

As game of the year editions become a standardized notion, consumers might simply wait for the complete version instead of instantly pre-ordering. This could hurt the studio’s sales figures, and they have to be very careful when offering DLC to try and retain a loyal community.

Predator DLC Coming to Mortal Kombat in July

After taking on Arnie, Danny Glover, and Adrien Brody(?), it seems that the Predator is set to come head-to-head with Johnny Cage and Sonya Blade very soon. Creative Director Ed Boon has confirmed the alien hunter will soon be joining the ranks of Mortal Kombat X’s great and good, alongside Friday the 13th’s Jason Voorhees, as a DLC character this July.

Boon announced the news on his Twitter account:

The news of Predator’s inclusion in Mortal Kombat X was leaked back in March, then later confirmed by the game’s developer, NetherRealm Studios, but we’ve had to wait months for an official release date.

Alongside the Predator character will be the Prey Pack, which includes Predator-style skins for Commando Johnny, Infrared Scorpion, and Carl Weathers (who featured in the first Predator movie, as well as playing Apollo Creed in the Rocky films) as Jax. The Prey Pack will form part of the larger Mortal Kombat DLC pack, which should also include the character of Tremor as part of the Klassic Pack, priced at $30.

With two classic horror characters appearing in Mortal Kombat X, who else would you like to see added to the game? Halloween’s Michael Myers, Freddy Krueger, or the Alien franchise’s Xenomorph, perhaps? My vote’s for Pinhead. Let us know who you’d like in the comments.

Thank you Shack News for providing us with this information.

Guy Figures out How to Unlock Rain in Mortal Kombat X

Since Mortal Kombat X got released, there have been a lot of blood spilling and skulls cracking. However, players can fight against a sizeable group of classic Mortal Kombat characters, but can’t select any of those characters to play with.

So what do people do when gaming companies restrict their content inside the title? Simple. It’s either modding or hacking… or both! As previously reported, modders found a way to hack into Grand Theft Auto 5’s PC core. So what’s to stop someone from doing the same with Mortal Kombat X?

It looks like redditer XVermillion is the guy behind the hack/mod that brought the Rain character at gamers’ fingertips, as his posts on Reddit (via Kotaku) indicates.

“There are other files you can change to get stuff like Rain’s name under the health Bar but the only files I modded are in the ‘Assets’ folder I believe; there should be 2 associated with Rain (Rain_A.xxx and another one I can’t remember but you can just search the folder for Rain).”

“Anyway, I backed up the files for Shinnok (the character I’m replacing) and renamed Rain’s files to match those associated with Shinnok’s 1st costume slot (CHAR_Shinnok_A.xxx and one other, the one that matches Rain’s other one) and moved ‘em to the folder and overwrote Shinnok’s old files with the newly renamed Rain files.”

“What you see is just me playing in training mode with what the game thinks is Shinnok but is using Rain’s model and moveset.”

However, the mod is only possible on only on the PC platform (sorry for all console gamers out there) and can only replace an already existing character model, so you won’t really have Rain as a character, but rather another existing model replaced with the latter character model (if that makes any sense, if not just go with it).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=twG6D8WrfBM

In the end, there are still a lot of DLC to come bringing more fighting and more models. Maybe this will be a wake-up call for the people behind the game to release DLC and have it so players can unlock all characters in the game. What do you think?

Thank you Kotaku for providing us with this information
Image courtesy of Gamebud and video courtesy of Kotaku

Characters from Mortal Kombat X DLC Will Be Free to Play

It looks like you won’t be required to buy the upcoming DLC for Mortal Kombat X in order to experience the new characters. The latest news reveals that all characters from the DLC will be free once players complete the Premiere towers.

The announcement has been made by Ed Boon via a tweet, where he announces the DLC’s free availability. Boon also said some of the characters like Jason will be available in this way through the Premiere towers.

Though the aforementioned characters are free to play (once completing a game requirement), the question remains if whether or not every paid character that comes out for Mortal Kombat X will follow the same pattern.

Thank you NextPowerUp for providing us with this information

Mortal Kombat Komplete Edition Now Available For Download On PC

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment have announced Mortal Kombat Komplete Edition, which is now available for PC from Steam and other digital download portals. Originally developed by NetherRealm Studios, led by Mortal Kombat co-creator and creative director Ed Boon it has been adapted for PC by High Voltage Software.

Featuring all of the previously released downloadable content (DLC), Mortal Kombat Komplete Edition for PC includes fearless warriors Skarlet, Kenshi, Rain, and the nightmarish Freddy Krueger, as well as the 15 Klassic Mortal Kombat Skins and three Klassic Fatalities (Scorpion, Sub-Zero and Reptile).

Mortal Kombat Komplete Edition for PC delivers action-packed single player gameplay through the full feature length story mode and the Tag Team and Challenge Tower modes. Multiplayer modes, including traditional 1 vs. 1 matches and King of the Hill mode, allow players to choose from an extensive lineup of iconic warriors from the Mortal Kombat legacy and challenge their friends to intense competitive showdowns. The Mortal Kombat Tournament Edition Fight Stick and gamepad functionality are supported on Mortal Kombat Komplete Edition for PC. Players will also be able to access achievements and leaderboard stats online.

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Thank you Mortal Kombat for providing us with this information.