Mortal Kombat X pre-orders have now opened on Steam, so you can plonk your money down now if you’re certain of quality.
Pre-ordering will cost you £34.99 and will net you access to Goro, the legendary four-armed sub-boss of the first game. As he’s now being dropped to “player character” status, I’m assuming he’s not going to be as horrifically broken as he was back then. At least, I’m hoping.
Paul went over the various editions of Mortal Kombat X that’ll be on sale earlier, but since we’ve got space, let’s quickly clarify what you can get on Steam. You can buy the base game for £34.99, which – if you pre-order – nets you Goro. You can buy the Premium Edition, which contains the base game and the Kombat Pack, for £53.99 (with a 10% discount from its standard price of £59.99). You can also buy the Kombat Pack separately for £24.99.
We don’t really have a great deal of details on the Kombat Pack, but I’d say there are two possibilities. One is that NetherRealm and Warner Bros have found a way of selling a Season Pass without calling it a Season Pass. The other is that… well, it’s basically a bunch of extra stuff, which is only available in this one package. My best guess would be the former, particularly as the description states that it “features Klassic Kombatants and Iconic Guest Characters.” What, not Iconic Guest Kharacters? You’re slipping, guys.
So yeah, that looks like a Season Pass deal which will offer you a bunch of new fighters. Mortal Kombat (or Mortal Kombat 9, if you’d rather) had plenty of DLC characters, ranging from old favourites like Kenshi and Skarlet to “guest characters” like Freddy Krueger, so I strongly suspect it’s something along those lines.
You can pre-order now, but as ever, we’d advise you to wait at least a little longer. We don’t yet know when review code is coming in or when the review embargo will be, but there’s at least a chance that reviews will go up before the game comes out – at which point you can make a rather more informed decision about whether or not a pre-order is worthwhile.