Site Network Movies Fan Submission Community Media Games News
There are 3 users online.
Username: Password: Save:
MK Online    Kommunity    Show Message
Join MK Online Free or become a Flawless Member for special benefits.
MK Online Site Updates
  • December 7th, 2018
    Raiden & Scorpion Fight in Official MK11 Screenshots [Read On]
  • December 6th, 2018
    Mortal Kombat 11 The Game Awards Announcement Trailer [Read On]
  • November 25th, 2018
    Klassic Mortal Kombat Soundtracks Get Vinyl Release [Read On]
  • November 20th, 2018
    Rumor: Spanish Voice Actor Exits Unannounced MK Game [Read On]
  • November 8th, 2018
    Kung Lao and the Scorpions - Music and Interview! [Read On]


MK Online User Poll

MK11 Trailer MVP?
Raiden (29.4%)
Scorpion (16.1%)
Shao Kahn (26.4%)
Mystery Character (27.9%)



Forum Listings


Site Themes
You must be logged in to
select themes.


MKO on Twitter




Mortal Kombat X

Discussing Mortal Kombat X and all things Kontemporary to it.
Page of 2

Mick-LuciferPosted: 02/13/2015 03:18 AMStatus ::
Shaun Himmerick Mortal Kombat X Twitter Q&A - DLC, Skins, More

Mortal Kombat X Executive Producer Shaun Himmerick (@lover_of_tacos) has been fielding questions from fans via social media micro blogging site Twitter. The result is a raft of new details about the April 14 release, including character "unreveals" and DLC specifics.

Another 2nd Generation Fighter Coming
From the outset, Mortal Kombat X has touted the potential for two generations of kombatants to do battle across a 25 year timespan. So far, that distinction has belonged to Cassie Cage, but Himmerick promises at least one more "son or daughter" will make it to the final roster.

The tie-in comic books have already thrown up two convincing next gen candidates: Takeda - Scorpion's apprentice and son of Kenshi, and Jacqui Briggs - kickboxing junior Olympian and daughter to Jax. There's no reason to think both can't find their way into the final playable roster, but equally there's no guarantee it's either of them.

Goro Lives Day 1 & Beyond
There will be no escaping Goro come April 14th! The executive producer confirmed Goro will be playable from Day 1 and fully available for on and offline modes.

While Goro is being touted as a pre-order bonus for all versions (including digital) -- the four-armed Shokan will also be available to players beyond the incentive period. Furthermore, Himmerick confirms Goro is not part of The Kombat Pass.

More info on Goro and his kin below. Read on!

The Kombat Pass
Fans who've pre-ordered Mortal Kombat X Kollector's Editions know to expect The Kombat Pass among their swag of bonuses.

As widely speculated, this functions similarly to previous NetherRealm Season Passes - guaranteeing the player 4 additional characters post-release and 15 character skins.

This time around, two of those downloadable characters will be "iconic" guest fighters. Ed Boon has been teasing a reprieve for 2011 near-miss Sweet Tooth, raising fresh questions about console exclusives in the process. Boon told IGN there was a chance for more than one console exclusive fighter, last August..

God of War mascot Kratos appeared as a PlayStation exclusive in Mortal Kombat (2011), later joined by Season Pass download and Nightmare on Elm Street slasher: Freddy Krueger. NetherRealm's 2013 DC Comics fighter Injustice: Gods Among Us included a soft crossover appearance by Scorpion. As in those previous examples, guest characters may not feature alternate costumes.

Alternate Skin Downloads Begin at Launch
While guest characters won't necessarily have their own alternate costumes, there will be plenty of new skins to download - three at a time, in fact!

Himmerick acknowledges the first pack of skins will come on launch, with subsequent skin packs arriving in conjunction with Kombat Pass characters. The packs will also be available for purchase, offering a wide array of inspirations, from klassic designs to more unusual sources - like the "Cold War" Scorpion skin advertised for some versions of the Kollector's Edition. Kollector's Edition bonuses - such as the Coarse designed "Gold" Scorpion - will also become available at a later date.

As has become a NetherRealm Studios tradition - compatibility patches will also provide players with free character skins! You really won't have any shortage of options for a night out kicking arse!

Characters Won't Wear Others' Skins
There may be an abundance of character skins to swap out, but Mortal Kombat X won't be a Buffalo Bills' dream! With a lot of fan theories revolving around presumed character redundancies, the thought of including omitted characters as skins has been floated a lot. Himmerick didn't rule the possibility out completely, but did note a "big deal" character like Kintaro would not be considered for a Goro skin.

While Injustice: Gods Among Us did eventually use skins to create new characters [eg; Professor Zoom, John Stewart] -- it also demonstrated NetherRealm's keen ability to craft unique play styles for similar characters. A feat they should be capable of bringing to MKX, should circumstances require.

Even so, Mortal Kombat X will have more skins than Mortal Kombat (2011) and a few less than Injustice. As already recapped, that's still a whole lot of skins - more than enough to get Reptile through puberty and beyond! [Lizard joke!]

Another Character Reveal in February
According to Himmerick, NetherRealm Studios will be squeezing the month of February for all its worth. At least one more character should be revealed before the end of the month! Likewise - we can expect more information about the mysterious story line that takes the series across twenty-five years.

Invitation Only - The Deadpool Updated
In a blatant act of gimmick infringement, Executive Producer Shaun Himmerick has horned in on the Ed Boon Who's Next? Character Deadpool striking no less than four fighters definitively off the record! Click the link to find the full list of doomed souls.

Other Stuff We Already Knew
Sadly, not every website ore random dude on Twitter (or YouTube) is created equal. With more uncredited sources than ever before - a lot of disinformation and doubt seeps into the kommunity. Himmerick was happy to set a few folks straight, reiterating details that have been lost in the shuffle since E3, or that we'd already assumed.

Among the key points:
- Character select screens seen in demos aren't final.
- Players won't need PlayStation Plus to play Faction Wars etc.
- CPU characters will sometimes wear alternate costumes.
- No DC Universe guest characters [full story].
= Single Fight mode returning.

A big special thanks to MKOmmunity forum user Lord_Greyjoy for compiling many of the juiciest tweets! Register to join the kommunity and follow updates on the Mortal Kombat X forum!

Lord_GreyjoyPosted: 02/12/2015 03:48 AMStatus ::


Rank ::
Visits::695
Shaun Himmerick confirms a bunch of stuff on Twitter

I've been skimming Shaun's recent tweets. He confirms several more things that I haven't seen mentioned on here, although some are obvious. I apologize if some have been posted already. And I apologize that some are obvious; not everybody is 100% caught up on what you might consider common knowledge.


We will get another son/daughter character; I'd say Takeda or Jacqui are highly likely
https://twitter.com/lover_of_tacos/status/565734782286708737


CPU opponents in ladder mode will wear alt costumes like Injustice
https://twitter.com/lover_of_tacos/status/565794759055536128

No Injustice characters in MKX
https://twitter.com/lover_of_tacos/status/565728872751448065

Compatibility packs are now mandatory, and still include free skins with each update
https://twitter.com/lover_of_tacos/status/565697787237769217
https://twitter.com/lover_of_tacos/status/565531590579978240

Select screen not final
https://twitter.com/lover_of_tacos/status/565695125108834307

Single Fight mode confirmed
https://twitter.com/lover_of_tacos/status/565696184422256640

No PS Plus needed to participate in factions or play the towers
https://twitter.com/lover_of_tacos/status/564704956293607426

Goro will be available outside of pre-order
https://twitter.com/lover_of_tacos/status/565692895186137088

Goro will not be included in Kombat Pack
https://twitter.com/lover_of_tacos/status/565886108941430784

Goro is a fully playable character
https://twitter.com/lover_of_tacos/status/562736005200240641

Goro will be playable on day 1
https://twitter.com/lover_of_tacos/status/565594094668632064

Cold War and Gold Scorpion costumes eventually universally available
https://twitter.com/lover_of_tacos/status/565531544258113537

First skin pack launches on release, likely through a patch (so not on-disc). The other four come with the four DLC characters.
https://twitter.com/lover_of_tacos/status/565598415149871105

At least one character reveal this month
https://twitter.com/lover_of_tacos/status/565176335874523136

We will know some of the DLC before launch (like how we knew Skarlet and Kenshi before MK9 came out)
https://twitter.com/lover_of_tacos/status/564137451036610560

DLC characters might not have alt costumes, just like in MK9
https://twitter.com/lover_of_tacos/status/565216521769598976

Unplayable characters used as alt skins for playable characters deconfirmed (so no Sonya costume for Cassie)
https://twitter.com/lover_of_tacos/status/565297395257577473

Chameleon, Khameleon, Meat, Mokap and Moloch deconfirmed
https://twitter.com/lover_of_tacos/status/565232925579673603
https://twitter.com/lover_of_tacos/status/565296821208363009
https://twitter.com/lover_of_tacos/status/565373414823956481

Story info coming through future livestreams
https://twitter.com/lover_of_tacos/status/565296310434414592

Sorry for not linking the stuff. Too much extra work.

Dragon Points:
Bugsy2188Posted: 02/12/2015 04:44 AMStatus ::


Rank ::
Visits::473
RE: Shaun Himmerick confirms a bunch of stuff on Twitter

Kudos. I knew some but not all of that. Good work my man.

m0s3pHPosted: 02/12/2015 05:00 AMStatus ::


Rank ::
Visits::15665
Nationality::United States
RE: Shaun Himmerick confirms a bunch of stuff on Twitter

Nice list of tidbits. Well done good sir.

lastfighter89Posted: 02/12/2015 05:18 AMStatus ::


Rank ::
Visits::5397
Nationality::Italy
RE: Shaun Himmerick confirms a bunch of stuff on Twitter

Dragon Points for op.

A www.... No alternate for Dlc characters? They haven't learn the lesson.

wdm6789Posted: 02/12/2015 06:39 AMStatus ::


Rank ::
Visits::22
RE: Shaun Himmerick confirms a bunch of stuff on Twitter


Just as long as the playable characters all have alternate costumes.


HattorisPosted: 02/12/2015 08:13 AMStatus ::


Rank ::
Visits::1918
Nationality::United States
RE: Shaun Himmerick confirms a bunch of stuff on Twitter

Lord_Greyjoy Wrote:


First skin pack launches on release. The other four come with the four DLC characters. (So much for no on-disc DLC?)


For all we know, they'll still be tweaking the first batch of skins after the game has gone gold, but in time for the release.

barakallPosted: 02/12/2015 08:18 AMStatus ::


Rank ::
Visits::1738
RE: Shaun Himmerick confirms a bunch of stuff on Twitter

How is Goro available outside of pre-order and on day 1?

Goro fully playable, meaning 3 variations??? Now that would be the best news so far!!!

I sincerely hope if Jacqui is in, with Cassie, we have enough normal female earth warriors. No sonya!!

thisiscouragePosted: 02/12/2015 09:20 AMStatus ::


Rank ::
Visits::1474
Nationality::United States
RE: Shaun Himmerick confirms a bunch of stuff on Twitter

Nice work, I was going to upload these but I was too lazy, kudos to you my friend.

Also he confirmed that there are more alts than mk9 but less alts than injustice.

AnsatsujinPosted: 02/12/2015 10:10 AMStatus ::


Rank ::
Visits::41
RE: Shaun Himmerick confirms a bunch of stuff on Twitter

Thanks for the info!

ShadalooPosted: 02/12/2015 10:15 AMStatus ::


Rank ::
Visits::7067
Nationality::Canada
RE: Shaun Himmerick confirms a bunch of stuff on Twitter

Lord_Greyjoy Wrote:


Unplayable characters used as alt skins for playable characters deconfirmed (so no Sonya costume for Cassie)

https://twitter.com/lover_of_tacos/status/565297395257577473


To me, that's the big huge crazy news. It's extremely good to hear.


MK Khronology: 58.49% complete...
swerzyPosted: 02/12/2015 10:16 AMStatus ::


Rank ::
Visits::128
Nationality::United Kingdom
RE: Shaun Himmerick confirms a bunch of stuff on Twitter

Thank fucking Christ at single fights!!! One thing missing from MK9 was single fights so this is awesome news!!! I also hope people can shut the fuck up about the roster and the select screen now that we know it's not final. Thanks for the info summary, bro!

DG1OAPosted: 02/12/2015 10:26 AMStatus ::


Rank ::
Visits::5405
RE: Shaun Himmerick confirms a bunch of stuff on Twitter

Not many surprises, then.

Probably no alts for the DLC, Khameleon deconfirmed, no characters like Jade as alts, little I didn't see coming.

Character reveal? Probably gonna be Jax, Liu Kang or Shang Tsung. If I'm lucky it'd be Mileena, Sonya, or Baraka, if I'm even luckier it'd be an unexpected returnee, a new character, or one of the guests.

mkdfanPosted: 02/12/2015 10:26 AMStatus ::


Rank ::
Visits::8538
Nationality::England
RE: Shaun Himmerick confirms a bunch of stuff on Twitter

Nice! Thanks for that list.
I don't get why dlc characters can't have different outfits.

ShaolinChuanPosted: 02/12/2015 10:38 AMStatus ::


Rank ::
Visits::14903
Nationality::United States
RE: Shaun Himmerick confirms a bunch of stuff on Twitter

Amazing stuff! dragon points well deserved.

I kinda had a feeling all the exclusive skins would be DLC eventually, since it happened for Injustice and MK9, but good for reassurance regardless. Still getting my Coarse edition. It will probably take months before they are up for everybody who didn't get the skins for preordering.

Single fights? YES! finally.



Edit: he also confirmed a couple days ago, that DLC characters are being worked on AFTER the game is complete, that it's not pay to unlock. Shaun said that it's called DLC because they can't include the characters in the game in compliance with the launch of MKX.

SHAMEonNINJASPosted: 02/12/2015 10:43 AMStatus ::


Rank ::
Visits::719
Nationality::United States
RE: Shaun Himmerick confirms a bunch of stuff on Twitter

Cool thanks for the compressed info

~Zol~Posted: 02/12/2015 10:46 AMStatus ::


Rank ::
Visits::2864
Nationality::United States
RE: Shaun Himmerick confirms a bunch of stuff on Twitter

Good stuff! Amazing how a lot of these tweets go unnoticed because everyone is so focused on Boon's page.

LokheitPosted: 02/12/2015 10:48 AMStatus ::


Rank ::
Visits::2707
Nationality::Spain
RE: Shaun Himmerick confirms a bunch of stuff on Twitter

Lord_Greyjoy Wrote:



Compatibility packs are now mandatory, but no longer include free skins (lost the link)

https://twitter.com/lover_of_tacos/status/565697787237769217



No PS Plus needed to participate in factions or play the towers

https://twitter.com/lover_of_tacos/status/564704956293607426





First skin pack launches on release. The other four come with the four DLC characters. (So much for no on-disc DLC?)

https://twitter.com/lover_of_tacos/status/565598415149871105



DLC characters might not have alt costumes, just like in MK9

https://twitter.com/lover_of_tacos/status/565216521769598976


These are the most interesting parts for me:

- Sad that there are no more free skins with the updates :(

- Yay! For no needing PS Plus to get into the towers cycles and the factions war.

- Not liking the "skins come with DLC characters"... do they come WITH the character or at the same time? I don't want to purchase the guest characters but I want the alternate skins... how did it work with Injustice?

- Not liking that DLC characters might not have alt costumes... I hope at least they get future skins.

RubberChickenManPosted: 02/12/2015 10:52 AMStatus ::


Rank ::
Visits::1318
Nationality::Kuwait
RE: Shaun Himmerick confirms a bunch of stuff on Twitter

He also told me we dont need to be online to play arcade or klassic tower

ShinomunePosted: 02/12/2015 10:54 AMStatus ::


Rank ::
Visits::8727
Nationality::Spain
RE: Shaun Himmerick confirms a bunch of stuff on Twitter

Lokheit Wrote:


These are the most interesting parts for me:



- Sad that there are no more free skins with the updates :(



- Not liking the "skins come with DLC characters"... do they come WITH the character or at the same time? I don't want to purchase the guest characters but I want the alternate skins... how did it work with Injustice?



- Not liking that DLC characters might not have alt costumes... I hope at least they get future skins.


Sad indeed.

If it's like Injustice, they will be released the same day, but u can buy it separately.

And we got "Man of Steel" Zod DLC skin, so there's hope for DLC skins for DLC characters...

NS922Posted: 02/12/2015 10:55 AMStatus ::


Rank ::
Visits::10315
Nationality::United States
RE: Shaun Himmerick confirms a bunch of stuff on Twitter

It would be kinda dumb for them to have unplayable characters as alternates for playable ones, like Sonya and Cassie. I knew that wasn't gonna happen. With the emphasis on making every character so unique, they couldn't be two characters at once. If they were, it would be some pretty lazy development by NRS. Cassie is a much different character than Sonya, and not many other characters in the MK world are similar anymore. Just a skin swap wouldn't work without further changes and by that point they might as well make a whole separate character.

WeaponTheoryPosted: 02/12/2015 11:05 AMStatus ::


Rank ::
Visits::540
RE: Shaun Himmerick confirms a bunch of stuff on Twitter

"Compatibility packs are now mandatory, but no longer include free skins (lost the link)
https://twitter.com/lover_of_tacos/status/565697787237769217 "

Penis, sad.


"BEER ME!" - Noob Saibot
somnambulistPosted: 02/12/2015 11:08 AMStatus ::


Rank ::
Visits::1191
Nationality::United Kingdom
RE: Shaun Himmerick confirms a bunch of stuff on Twitter

The character select screen not being final means we will probably have more than 24 characters at launch. So there's a little more breathing room for 3D character chances.

Mobster_For_SATANPosted: 02/12/2015 11:19 AMStatus ::


Rank ::
Visits::5194
Nationality::United States
RE: Shaun Himmerick confirms a bunch of stuff on Twitter

One big question, please ask if you can. Like Injustice when you play the CPU will they have alt costumes randomly selected? I know it's pretty likely since they implemented it in Injustice but this is HUGE for me. Thank you.

Lord_GreyjoyPosted: 02/12/2015 11:23 AMStatus ::


Rank ::
Visits::695
RE: Shaun Himmerick confirms a bunch of stuff on Twitter


Added to OP:

Goro is not on Kombat Pack confirmation https://twitter.com/lover_of_tacos/status/565886108941430784

CPU opponents in ladder mode will wear alt costumes like Injustice https://twitter.com/lover_of_tacos/status/565794759055536128

Shaun Himmerick confirmed that we will be getting free skins with compatibility packs https://twitter.com/lover_of_tacos/status/565531590579978240

WeaponTheory Wrote:
"Compatibility packs are now mandatory, but no longer include free skins (lost the link)

https://twitter.com/lover_of_tacos/status/565697787237769217 "



Penis, sad.

I made a mistake misinterpreting this tweet (don't ask how). A good samaritan pointed out that I was wrong and gave me the link. There are, apparently, skins included in com. packs:

https://twitter.com/lover_of_tacos/status/565531590579978240

Hattoris Wrote:
Lord_Greyjoy Wrote:



First skin pack launches on release. The other four come with the four DLC characters. (So much for no on-disc DLC?)




For all we know, they'll still be tweaking the first batch of skins after the game has gone gold, but in time for the release.

You're right. I failed to consider that. It will probably be through a patch. I'll update the OP.

Lokheit Wrote:


- Sad that there are no more free skins with the updates :(



- Not liking the "skins come with DLC characters"... do they come WITH the character or at the same time? I don't want to purchase the guest characters but I want the alternate skins... how did it work with Injustice?

I was wrong about no free skins for updates. Apparently, we are getting them. I changed the OP.

They don't come bundled with the character, I think. They're released alongside it.

Mobster_For_SATAN Wrote:
One big question, please ask if you can. Like Injustice when you play the CPU will they have alt costumes randomly selected? I know it's pretty likely since they implemented it in Injustice but this is HUGE for me. Thank you.

https://twitter.com/lover_of_tacos/status/565794759055536128

:)
barakall Wrote:
How is Goro available outside of pre-order and on day 1?

Goro fully playable, meaning 3 variations???
Yes, three variations for him were confirmed in one of the Kombat Tether interviews, I believe. Outside day 1 pre-order, Goro will very likely be available for a small price on the PSN Store/XBLA, or he might just be an unlockable character within the game.

Page of 2
     
© 1998-2018 Mortal Kombat Online. All rights reserved. Read our Privacy Policy.
Mortal Kombat, the dragon logo and all character names are trademarks and copyright of Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.