Ed Boon, the lead designer of Mortal Kombat X, made a very exciting announcement for the game on his Twitter account today. The game will feature a section in the Challenge Tower called Premiere Towers that will let you play as DLC characters even if you don’t own them.
You’ll still need to purchase the characters to play as them anywhere outside of these specific towers, but this will allow everyone to take these characters out for a test run. This is phenomenal as it will allow players to try out characters and know exactly which ones are worth purchasing for themselves.
It’s one thing to read up on a characters moves, watch them on streams, and fight against them online, and it’s another to have them in your own hands and play as them. Giving players these special challenges will let them experiment with DLC characters before purchasing them and see whether or not they’re someone they’ll enjoy playing with.
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Netherrealms Studios has officially announced all of the content that will be included in the season pass for Mortal Kombat X. The Kombat Pack contains four new characters, themed skin packs for each character, and the Samurai skin pack. The first character included is famous slasher villain Jason Voorhees, who was previously announced on March 13th (see what they did there?). The three remaining characters are Tanya, Tremor, and the Predator from the sci-fi film series of the same name. Jason and the Predator certainly need no introduction, but many may wonder who Tanya and Tremor are. Both are obscure veterans of the MK series making their returns.
Tanya made her debut in Mortal Kombat 4 as an agent of Shinnok and prides herself on her cunning. Her treachery has made her many enemies in her homeland of Edenia, particularly with Jade. Following Jade’s death in the previous Mortal Kombat game, it will fall to her best friend, Kitana, to settle their rivalry in MKX. Tanya’s deceitful nature has appeared as a part of her playstyle with the ability to cover her movements with a smokescreen, but whether or not that will be incorporated in MKX is unknown.
Tremor may be the most obscure character that could be included on the roster. His first appearance was as a boss in the infamous spin-off game Mortal Kombat: Special Forces where he was immediately killed by Jax. He first made his return in the rebooted universe as a part of the Challenge Tower on the Vita version of MK9. Having been betrayed by Kano while working for the Black Dragon Clan, he now seeks revenge on both Kano and Jax. His new design has taken him well beyond his original ‘ninja in brown’ look with much of his body turned to stone. This will be his debut as a fully playable character, so what type of playstyle he brings to the table is anyone’s guess.