Warner Bros. Confirms Price and Date for Mortal Kombat 1’s Controversial Seasonal Fatality Bundle
Amid the ongoing controversy surrounding Mortal Kombat 1’s monetized Fatalities, Warner Bros. Games has confirmed the price and release date for its Seasonal Fatality Bundle, which will feature unique Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Winter Fatalities.
In a statement to IGN, a Warner Bros. Games confirmed that the seasonal bundle will cost 1,200 Dragon Krystals. Currently, Dragon Krystals — Mortal Kombat 1’s premium currency — can only be purchased in packs of 1,250 and above, which means the bundle amounts to about $9.99. It’ll be available on November 17.
You can see the Thanksgiving Fatality included in the bundle, which was uncovered by a dataminer, below (warning, it’s quite disgusting).
Happy Thanksgiving 😋🍗🐲
— thethiny 🐰🍉 (@thethiny) November 10, 2023
The announced price of the bundle is considerably cheaper than the $30 that some Mortal Kombat 1 fans speculated it might cost — a number based in part on Mortal Kombat 1’s Halloween Fatality being 1,200 Dragon Krystals as a standalone release. Warner Bros. Games has lately been backpedaling in response to criticism over its monetization, offering players who purchased the $10 Halloween Fatality access to the full seasonal bundle for free.
Despite the lower-than-expected price, the bundle is still more expensive than the popular DLC character Omni-Man, who costs $7.99. Omni-Man also comes with two unique Fatalities of his own.
Mortal Kombat 1’s premium Fatalities are a series first, making them controversial among fans. Mortal Kombat 1 has also drawn criticism for its poorly-reviewed Switch port, various bugs, and other issues. It has sold more than 3 million units since launching in September, but its sales in Europe appear to be down compared to Mortal Kombat 11.
We wrote in our review, “Mortal Kombat 1 is another great entry in this legendary series, but it’s not one without issues. The new Kameo system is excellent, there are smart changes to the fighting mechanics that address many of the fundamental issues that cropped up over Mortal Kombat 11’s life, and predictably, the fantastic single-player story mode that continues to be the gold standard of the genre. But certain elements of online play are starting to feel dated, and Invasions mode is not nearly engaging enough to hold my attention for as long as is needed to unlock a majority of the goodies hidden behind its many treasure chests and gimmicky battles.”
Kat Bailey is IGN’s News Director as well as co-host of Nintendo Voice Chat. Have a tip? Send her a DM at @the_katbot.
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