Finally, the four year-long wait for the Mortal Kombat X title is over as the next installment in the long-running franchise is set to release in just a few more minutes.
As you engage in Mortal Kombat against numerous opponents from the different realms for the first time, it might surprise you to learn that the game will indeed include micro-transactions, a hot button topic in the gaming industry.
Though, before you pass judgement on NetherRealm’s decision involve real life money, it ultimately appears that all the micro-transactions within the game will have no direct affect on balance and will not turn MKX into pay-to-win sitation. As it turns out, the only items offered for real money are easy Fatality tokens which you can purchase in either $0.99 USD or $4.99 USD packs, giving you 5 and 30 easy fatality tokens, respectively. MKX also features the ability to unlock the whole Krypt for $19.99 USD.
Additionally, the Blue Steel skin for Sub-Zero is now available for purchase on the Xbox Live Marketplace for $1.99 USD. For those who do purchase this skin, it should be noted that the proceeds will be going towards a good cause as it’ll be used to help fund Mortal Kombat X tournaments.
Mortal Kombat X will be released shortly for the PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One platforms.