Warner Bros. has announced that starting June 21st Xbox 360 Mortal Kombat fans will be able to purchase a “Season Pass” to the game’s DLC. The cost of said pass is 1200 Points, or $15. With the pass, players will be able to download Scarlett that day, and they’ll have access to Kenshi, Rain and one other fighter that yet to be revealed.
Everyone else, both PS3 players and those 360 players that choose to not grab this deal, will be able to buy each DLC entry as it releases for 400 Points or $5. The wonderful wizardry of mathemagix tells us that these players will have to spend $5 more to gain access to the same amount of content as XBLA Season Pass purchasers.
Beyond just a Microsoft exclusive this time around, this Season Pass might be a sign of things to come. Its announcement comes only a few weeks after Rockstar rolled out their Pass that gained entry to L.A. Noire‘s DLC in a similar fashion. One would assume that move was successful enough to spur Warner Bros. on to try the same thing with this revitalized fighter.
Why would they do this? Well, common sense applied vigorously, it forces gamers to make an up front and immediate decision about whether or not they want the upcoming content. Fans are made to consider the value of the DLC Passess and then, more than likely, will decide whether or not they’ll be picking the packs up. That means that publishers and developers can gauge interest in any further content that drops for their games then and there.
For die-hard fans of games like L.A. Noire and Mortal Kombat, I can’t see much of a downside to the extra content and its sales delivery; aside from the Xbox 360 exclusivity. If you love the game enough, odds are you’ll want in on the DLC for as cheap as possible. These deals make that happen.
Will you be picking up the Season Pass for Mortal Kombat?