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Mortal Kombat XL cover art revealed, pricing information for 'XL Pack' and Kombat Pack 2 also released

Just yesterday, NetherRealm Studios revealed Mortal Kombat XL -- a version of the game that includes all content.

Since then, we've received new information about the upcoming complete package.

Mortal Kombat X will have three upcoming purchase options for players of different ownership. Those who never bought Mortal Kombat X can purchase XL to receive everything, while those who already have the game can simply pick up the "XL Pack" which includes Kombat Pack 1 and 2.

If you already own Mortal Kombat X and Kombat Pack 1, you can simply purchase Kombat Pack 2 for $19.99.

Below you will see a chart explaining the different purchase options, as well as Mortal Kombat XL's cover art courtesy of Amazon.

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Hit the jump to check out the Mortal Kombat XL official reveal trailer.

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Mortal Kombat XL announced for 'PlayStation 4 and Xbox One only' - will feature all characters, costumes, and content in one package

NetherRealm Studios has announced a new version of Mortal Kombat X.

"Mortal Kombat XL" will feature all of the game's playable characters (including the upcoming fighters in Kombat Pack 2), costumes, and content. This version is essentially the komplete edition that we've seen for previous Mortal Kombat titles.

We see in the trailer that new costumes will also come included in this package, along with a new stage fatality.

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Mortal Kombat XL is scheduled for a PlayStation 4 and Xbox One release on March 1st. NetherRealm Studios community specialist Tyler Lansdown has confirmed over on Test Your Might that Mortal Kombat XL and kombat pack 2 will not be available on PC.

You can check out the trailer below.

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'Cyber Initiative' Kombat Kast slated for this Sunday; sign ups for Mortal Kombat X enhanced beta now live

Mortal Kombat X's online experience is being completely revamped with the aim to significantly reduce latency issues that have been a problem for MKX players since the game dropped.

NetherRealm Studios is hosting a private beta test, and if you head over to the MKX beta sign up page, you can toss your name into the hat of potential testers for this new online experience.

The beta is only set up for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One users with no mention of PC as of yet. You'll need to have already logged at least one full hour of online MKX time to be eligible.

We've also just got wind, via NetherRealm Studios, that a brand new Kombat Kast is to be live streamed this Sunday. The Kast is titled "The Cyber Initiative," and thus heavily implies the presence of Triborg.

You can see Triborg in the Kombat Pack 2 gameplay trailer after the jump.

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Kumite in Tennessee 2016 results ft. SonicFox, NuckleDu, A Foxy Grampa, ChrisG

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

This weekend, we have Kumite in Tennessee taking place in Memphis, Tennessee, and a whole bunch of games and top players are attending.

Games being played include Mortal Kombat X, Ultra Street Fighter 4, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Guilty Gear Xrd: SIGN, Killer Instinct, Tekken 7, Dead or Alive 5: Last Round, Super Smash Bros. Wii U, Super Smash Bros. Melee, Project M, Soul Calibur 5, Tekken Tag Tournament 2, Injustice: Gods Among Us, BlazBlue: Chronophantasma Extend and Marvel vs. Capcom 2.

As for players attending, you can expect to see cR|SonicFox, Liquid|NuckleDu, PXP|A Foxy Grampa, Tempo|NYChrisG, TSC|CD Jr., cR|HoneyBee, YOMI|DJT, YOMI|MIT, YOMI|ForeverKing, YOMI|REO, YOMI|Michaelangelo, RayRay, YOMI|Slayer, PND|Madzin, KIT|Cloud805, YOMI|Zyphox, EG|K-Brad, cR|WoundCowboy, TS|Arturo Sanchez, RIG|Kwiggle, RZR|Perfect Legend, TSC|IFC Yipes, TSB|Flux, BIFU|Coach Steve, IG|FullSchedule, UA|Tom Brady, UA|Terry Bogard, F3|Alucard, UA|NoelBHungry, EVB|KitanaPrime and many more.

Streaming duties are being handled by PandaxGaming, PandaxGaming 2, NYCFurby, FunkyP, 6:45, Mute City Smash and Team DRX.

Hit the jump to check out the event.

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NetherRealm announces enhanced online beta for Mortal Kombat X

NetherRealm Studios has officially announced a whole new online experience for Mortal Kombat X.

The new online model is described as a "rollback simulate forward model," and is intended to heavily reduce the latency issues that have plagued the Mortal Kombat X online experience thus far.

NRS will be hosting an online beta for players to participate in, so that they can gain the information they need to make their new net play as optimal as possible.

Sign ups for the closed, public beta will begin Tuesday, January 19th. To qualify you'll need to have logged at least one hour of MKX online play.

The potential here is huge for MKX, as a more functional online component would most certainly draw in and keep more players playing the game. Hit the jump to see the announcement video.

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'There's no chance I'm going to get 10-0'd by Sonic Fox at Kumite in Tennessee'- Tom Brady talks everything Mortal Kombat X on Best of 3

This week's Best of 3 welcomed UA|Tom Brady, a very notable figure in the Mortal Kombat community, to discuss his upcoming exhibition against CR|SonicFox at Kumite in Tennessee.

SonicFox caused quite a stir when he defeated Mortal Kombat 9 EVO champion RZR|Perfect Legend 13-0 at Summer Jam 9 last year. Brady discusses how he's prepping for the showdown, and confidently claims there's no chance he'll be 10-0'd by the young champ.

Brady also offers his reactions to the four new kombatants coming in Kombat Pack 2, and notes that Bo Rai Cho is his favorite character in the MK universe.

This week's broadcast of Best of 3 also features discussion on this year's EVO lineup, the upcoming Kumite in Tennessee, recent tournament results and more. You'll see the full video below.

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Ed Boon teases GGPO for Mortal Kombat X; implies a whole new, nearly lagless online experience

When it comes to Mortal Kombat X's online experience, there's really no beating around the bush. The general consensus is that the average amount of lag makes the game widely unplayable.

With Kombat Pack 2 on the way, many have been expressing their excitement for the four new characters that will be joining the cast, but Ed Boon just dropped a bomb on us via his Twitter.

Good Game Peace Out (GGPO) is middleware designed to help create a near-lagless online experience. Boon, in his trademark cryptic fashion, tweeted out a major hint implying that MKX would adopt this approach for its online play.

What's more, NetherRealm's Community Manager, Tyler Lansdown, promised "fun news tomorrow" on his Twitter. We have a feeling we'll get a very special announcement about MKX's future netcode very soon.

Check back for any and all updates on the matter. Thank you to Quinn, MotherBrain, Venom44 and Nightmaresteam for the tips.

Poongko takes 80% health in one hit, Angry Scar makes focus attack whiff, and Infiltration's SF5 beta glitches: LiangHuBBB's Funny and Cool Moments

LiangHuBBB returns with another installment of Funny and Cool Moments. This is the 93rd episode in the series and does a great job of living up to its name.

A plethora of games are featured in this episode including Street Fighter 5, Ultra Street Fighter 4, Mortal Kombat X, Street Fighter 3 Third Strike, and more.

Some of our favorite moments include /r/Kappa|Poongko landing a huge Turnaround Punch, Sagat's Angry Scar causing a focus attack to whiff for the win, and RZR|Infiltration's Street Fighter 5 beta restricting him from moving while his opponent delivers a beat down.

You can check out the former two moments in the GIFs below.


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Hit the jump for the full video.

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Mortal Kombat X Kombat Pack 2 gameplay trailer feat. Xenomorph, Leatherface, Triborg and Bo’ Rai Cho

Mortal Kombat X Kombat Pack 2 gameplay trailer feat. Xenomorph, Leatherface, Triborg and Bo’ Rai Cho

NetherRealm Studios released the Mortal Kombat X Kombat Pack 2 gameplay trailer this morning, featuring Xenomorph from Alien, Leatherface, Triborg and Bo’ Rai Cho.

These fighters will become playable in 2016, although a specific release date hasn't been nailed down, yet.

When you purchase this pack, you'll also receive Goro as a playable character, if you don't already have him.

Check out some screen grabs and the official trailer below, along with details on the Apocalypse Pack, which contains new costumes for many fighters.

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Mortal Kombat X: Kombat Pack 2 game play footage coming tomorrow; new image of cyborg character revealed

Things have been relatively quiet on the Mortal Kombat X front for some time now as developers have been hard at work in the lab creating the latest Kombat Pack.

While we've seen the trailer for the game's four new kombatants, we have yet to see any footage of them in action. Series co-creator, Ed Boon, just revealed via Twitter that that all ends tomorrow, January 12th.

Boon announced that there will be a game play demo, we're assuming via NetherRealm's Twitch channel, and posted this image of the new cyborg character performing a special against Sub-Zero.

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This looks a lot like Smoke's spear attack, though we've seen this new character turn both red and yellow like Sektor and Cyrax, and so we're leaning towards him being a mixture of multiple cyborg characters.

We'll be posting the new content as soon as it's available, so come back tomorrow to see what Kombat Pack 2 has in store for us.

Tip sent in by Sean_Saibot.

The world's best Mortal Kombat X player delves into Street Fighter 5: SonicFox has a pretty mean Laura

CR|SonicFox is arguably the greatest Mortal Kombat X player on the scene today. We've seen him throw down with his amazing Erron Black and Kitana in the latest title from NetherRealm Studios, and he's also known to play quite a bit of Skullgirls.

Today, however, we see the fantastic Mr. SonicFox try his hand at Street Fighter 5 using what appears to be the most recent beta.

Included here is nearly an hour and a half of footage as SonicFox plays Laura against a wide array of opponents. Not only that, but in between matches we get to see how he utilizes the game's training mode and some of the set ups used in battle.

If you're strapped for time, you can get an idea of how SonicFox plays Laura in the GIF below.


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Hit the jump to check out the footage.

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This female Kotal Kahn will steal your heart... in more ways than one

A bold choice for a cosplay if we've ever seen one, Yeliz Akyildiz has taken on the challenge of cosplaying as Mortal Kombat X's Outworldian emperor, Kotal Kahn.

Yeliz expertly captures Kahn's stoically intimidating presence, having even equipped herself with Kahn's signature macuahuitl and, (what we assume is,) a still beating, human heart.

We've actually seen a few casual shots of her Kotal costume before, but her shoot with photographer S.L. Dixon blows those out of the water.

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What do you think of the cosplayer's take on the Aztec warlord? You can see more of Yeliz's work over on her DeviantArt page.

Source: Destructoid.

Jebailey reveals eight of CEO 2016's official games; Street Fighter 5, Ultra Street Fighter 4, and more featured

CEO is set to take place in June, and as one of the biggest fighting game events of the year, 2016's tournament is already gearing up for more greatness.

Last week, the tournament's organizer Alex Jebailey took to Twitter to reveal most of the games on the official CEO 2016 line up. So far, eight titles have secured a spot and Jebailey notes that there is enough room for one to two more games.

For those concerned that Street Fighter 5's release might quickly squeeze its predecessor out of the tournament scene, you can rest assured that CEO 2016 will be running both games. As of right now, Ultra Street Fighter 4 will run on Friday and Street Fighter 5 on Saturday, allowing time for both titles to run their course.

You can check out the official CEO 2016 line up after the jump.

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What would Kitana's fans look like in real life, and how would they work? Man At Arms shows us

A really cool series just came up on my radar called Man At Arms, and in a recent clip they explore how to create and use Kitana's fan weapon from the Mortal Kombat series.

The crew shows the entire process, from creation of materials, to putting everything together into a finished product.

It's not enough that they built this weapon though, as the gang goes full Fruit Ninja and tries it out on an assortment of items. Here are a few images, the entire clip is after the break.

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Mortal Kombat X has a bunch of secret Brutality variations that are just being discovered

Mortal Kombat X has been out for nearly eight months now, but players are still discovering secrets in the game's finishing moves.

By inputting specific sequences during certain Brutalities, you can actually unlock new variations of said Brutalities wherein characters go about killing their foes just a little bit differently. The following content is filled with gore, and is NSFW.

Our favorite example has got to be Erron Black's "Tunnel Vision" variation, which sees Black shoot off his foe's leg, then finish them with a shot to the head. By holding D3, stance switch and block, you'll get a little addition to the ending.

A few more of these have been discovered, some featuring visual nuances, others featuring audio ones. While these aren't drastic changes, it is cool to discover what Easter Eggs developers have hidden away. Hit the jump to see more.

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