News Archive - September, 2016
Mortal Kombat XL PC Preview Stream - Monday
NetherRealm Studios to Preview MKXL PC Patch in Live Stream

For PC gamers, the wait for Mortal Kombat XL is almost over! As previously reported, the update komplete with Kombat Pack 2 fighters and more is coming to PC platforms October 4th! Before it does - NetherRealm Studios will preview the update with a live stream!


The Kombat Kast will return to Twitch for a big PC focused Mortal Monday on October 3rd! The developer will stream a detailed run down of the balance patch that will bring PC editions up to speed!

Register to get the drop on the update and discuss the patch on the Mortal Kombat X forum! Be here Monday to share your thoughts on all the action from the stream!

Mortal Kombat X Mobile - Smoke Tri-Borg Challenge
Cyber Initiative Challenges Unleash Smoke on MKX Mobile!

Phase 2 of the Tri-Borg Cyber Initiative has engaged! Smoke will be your personal, hand-held cyber assassin if you can complete the latest Mortal Kombat X Mobile free-to-play challenge!


Unlocking Smoke means completeing five tiers of challenges - ear to ear! Each tier consists of 12 battles, with the exception of the final 15-fight challenge! Tier 1 is a lightning round of all Bronze Kards, Tier 2 a mix of Bronze & Silver, and Tier 3 an escalation to Silver Kards only. After that you'll need a team of female warriors for Tier 4, before Tier 5 demands the corrosive qualities of Venomous D'Vorah in your battle with Tri-Borg Smoke!

Cyber Initiative rush challenges have already launched Cyrax to systems, and will soon spread Sektor! Make sure Tri-Borg is on your side by downloading Mortal Kombat X Mobile free-to-play from Apple Store, Google Play & Amazon Games!

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Mortal Kombat X Mobile - Cyrax Tri-Borg Challenge
Tri-Borg Challenge 1 Rushes Cyrax to Mortal Kombat X Mobile!

The Tri-Borg Cyber Initiative has activated the first cycle! Cyrax is yours to control if you completed the first Tri-Borg Rush Challenge in Mortal Kombat X Mobile!


Unlocking Cyrax meant completeing five tiers of electronic challenges! Each tier consisted of 12 battles, with the exception of the final 15-fight challenge! Tier 1 was a quick download with Bronze Kards, Tier 2 & 3 escalated to Silver kards. Only Gold level Outworld characters could beat Tier 4, before Tier 5 required the mixed mercenary skill of cyborg augmented Commando Kano!

Cyrax is the first of three Tri-Borg Cyber Initiative challenges! Don't miss your chance to unlock Smoke & Sektor! Mortal Kombat X Mobile is available to download free-to-play now from Apple Store, Google Play & Amazon Games!

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Mortal Kombat X Mobile - New Diamond Tier Characters
Mortal Kombat X Mobile Introduces 3 New Diamond Tier Characters

Anniversary updates to Mortal Kombat X Mobile have completely changed the game, adding new special features and content to the massively popular free-to-play app! In the latest update, three all-new Diamond Tier characters are escalating the fight with advanced passive abilities and stats!


Ravenous Mileena
Base Attack: 1,625
Base Health: 1,235
Base Toughness: 1,417
Base Recovery: 1,105
Power Gen: 130%

Passive (max level): SAVAGE RULE - A Tarkatan warrior attacks before Mileena tags-in, causing bleed w/ a 100% chance to stun. Also, everyone on her team deals +100% more damage on all fire/poison/bleed attacks.

Hellspawn Scorpion
Base Attack: 1,300
Base Health: 1,287
Base Toughness: 1,287
Base Recovery: 1,287
Power Gen: 130%

Passive: INFERNAL WILL - Martial Artists on Scorpion’s team start the match with 2 bars of power. Also, Scorpion is immune to critical damage and takes 50% less damage from Netherrealm opponents.

Klassic Raiden
Base Attack: 1,248
Base Health: 1,365
Base Toughness: 1,417
Base Recovery: 1,105
Power Gen: 130%

Passive: DIVINE WRATH - Each time Raiden tags-in, lightning strikes the active opponent, removing 40% of their current health and 66% of their power. Raiden also counts as Spec-Ops, Outworld and Martial Artist.

Diamond Tier characters can equip a fourth "wildcard" equipment slot and upgrade the power of their passive abilities for maximum effect! With the right team combination and gear - the diamond tier becomes the jewel in a conquering crown! That's probably why they're so rare -- only available in new Elite Booster Packs!

Want to try your luck? You can download Mortal Kombat X Mobile for free right now from the Apple Store, Google Play and Amazon Games!

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Life-Size Mortal Kombat X Sub-Zero Bust Announced
Pop Culture Shock Open Pre-Order on Stunning Life-Size MKX Bust!

Since acquiring the license in 2011; Pop Culture Shock Collectibles have established a strong reputation for some of the highest quality Mortal Kombat merchandise available!

Scale statues have given fans their own Kombat Shrine at home, with classic and contemporary recreations of the games' deadliest fighters, and favorite foes. For the extra heft of holding a kombatant's head in your bare heads: life-size character busts finish them with awe inspiring results! Sub-Zero makes a cold comeback in images below:


This marks the second 1:1 scale Sub-Zero from the company. They blast chilled us with the announcement of their first life-size creation way back in 2012, before unleashing Scorpion the following year. Four years later, they've stunned us once again with a recreation of the Mortal Kombat X design made famous in the first game trailer!

On his initial meetings with Warner Brothers, Pop Culture Shock Collectibles president Jerry Macaluso recounts: "Sub-Zero’s design in Mortal Kombat [2011] was just about perfect, and I wasn’t sure it could be improved upon. It took all of 5 minutes to assuage any doubts, and I think I was already envisioning this piece in the elevator back down to the car. He had some big 1:1 scale boots to fill."

The results speak for themselves: Two 30" (76cm) busts based on original 3D models from the games, and careful hand sculpting to create outstanding life-size collectibles! Each bust sits atop a frosty translucent ice pedestal for $1049.99US, but only the PCS exclusive Cryomancer version has light-up LED mask and eyes!

Pre-ordering for both limited edition busts begins September 12th! The finished product will ship in the final quarter of 2017. Enlarge thumbnails above to see prototype products in detail.

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Mortal Kombat XL Gets PC Release Date
PC players will finally get to play Kombat Pack 2 kontent in October!

It's a sight some fans thought they'd never see: Mortal Kombat XL and Kombat Pack 2 are officially coming to the PC platform!

Diehard kombat fans will want to mark their calendars for death on October 4th! That's when Mortal Kombat XL will go live to online retailers!

The new and improved PC port has been handled by QLOC: A Polish developer specializing in porting games to Windows. Among the games they've previously ushered to the PC: Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition and Street Fighter X Tekken!

Some fans will have already participated in beta testing for the newly upgraded PC port, which resumes once abandoned balance patch support, and incorporates the improved only play supplied by GGPO rollback method added to console versions.

Kombat Pack 2 and MKXL also introduce four new playable characters to the main roster: Bo' Rai Cho & Tri-Borg, with guest characters Alien & Leatherface.

Kombat Pack 2 will become available the same day, allowing fans who already have the base game to upgrade. A Steam listing is available, but does not yet list a final price. The original Kombat Pack is currently $9.99. Mortal Kombat XL retails for consoles at $49.99, but does not yet have a PC price set.

There's currently no mention of The Pit arena introduced free to MKXL and Kombat Pack 2 for consoles. There's also no word on additional content for the belated release

[Related Article: MKX DLC: Unpacking Kombat Pack 2 Characters]

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Mortal Kombat X Mobile - Kold War Scorpion Challenge
MKX Mobile Unleashes Kold War Variant Scorpion in Challenge Mode

The Kold War is back on and one of its deadliest agents is Scorpion! You can gain the upper hand in your stand-off with hostile forces by gaining control of Too Kold Scorpion in the latest Mortal Kombat X Mobile free-to-play challenge!

Unlocking Kold War Scorpion means completeing five tiers of challenges - ear to ear! Each tier consists of 12 battles, with the exception of the final 15-fight challenge! Tier 1 is a lightning round of all Bronze Kards, Tiers 2 & 3 promote you to Bronze & Silver kards. You'll need all Netherrealm dwellers in your Tier 4 team, before Tier 5 forces you to place your hope in Jacqui Briggs -- the next generation of the US Special Forces!

Mortal Kombat X Mobile is available to download free-to-play now from Apple Store, Google Play & Amazon Games!

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