Mortal Kombat XL coming to PS4, Xbox One in March

Publisher Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment announced that its gory one-on-one fighter Mortal Kombat X will return to the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 in a package that collects all previously released DLC and bonus content.

The retitled Mortal Kombat XL is slated to launch this March in North America and Europe.

Released last year, Mortal Kombat X is the tenth entry in developer NetherRealm Studios’ long-running fighting game franchise. Featuring dozens of playable characters, Mortal Kombat X doubled down on the series’ focus on blood and gore with brutal mid-match X-Ray moves and multiple over-the-top Fatalities.

Mortal Kombat XL includes all bonus content featured in the downloadable Kombat Pack and Kombat Pack 2 add-ons, along with the core Mortal Kombat X game. Notably, the first Kombat Pack adds slasher film star Jason Voorhees from the Friday the 13th film franchise as a playable character.

Last year’s Kombat Pack also introduced the Predator to the game’s playable roster, along with two returning fighters from previous entries in the series: Mortal Kombat 4‘s Tanya and Tremor from Mortal Kombat: Special Forces.

Kombat Pack 2, which has not yet launched as a standalone download, adds four more characters to Mortal Kombat X‘s roster, including Leatherface from The Texas Chainsaw Massacre film series and the Xenomorph featured in the 1979 movie Alien and its sequels. Other planned additions include Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance‘s Bo’ Rai Cho and Triborg, an all-new character that boasts the combined strength of Mortal Kombat 3‘s cyborgs Cyrax, Sektor and Smoke.

Both packs also include a collection of exclusive character skins, many of which are inspired by past entries in the Mortal Kombat series.

Mortal Kombat XL will make its debut digitally and at retail for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in North America on March 1, 2016. A European release will follow on March 4.


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