Mortal Kombat 1 Unleashes Gruesome Thanksgiving Fatality
Mortal Kombat 1 has stirred up quite the controversy with its latest move—introducing a Thanksgiving fatality available for an extra fee. This decision, layered on top of the game’s initial $70 price tag, has left fans fuming. It’s like buying a ticket to a movie and then being asked to pay extra for the thrilling climax!
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The Halloween fatality already caused an uproar, but NetherRealm and Warner Bros. are doubling down with a Seasonal Fatalities bundle. This upcoming package includes not only the Halloween fatality but also the newly unveiled Thanksgiving fatality, and a mysterious Winter fatality yet to be disclosed. If you’ve shelled out for the Halloween fatality, you get the Thanksgiving and Winter fatalities as a “thank you.” However, for others, this bundle is an additional purchase, with pricing details still shrouded in mystery. If history repeats itself, it might burn a $30-sized hole in your pocket—just $10 less than the Kombat Pack and $40 shy of the base game.
Next week, you can access the Seasonal Fatalities bundle, which includes the Halloween, Thanksgiving, and upcoming Winter fatality.
Those who purchased the Halloween fatality will have access to the bundle at no extra cost.
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— Mortal Kombat 1 (@MortalKombat) November 9, 2023
Putting the price aside, a sneak peek of the Thanksgiving fatality has leaked online, courtesy of thethiny. In this gruesome display, Sub-Zero goes all-out on the newly added Omni-Man, creating one of the most disturbing fatalities in the game. Viewer discretion advised, but if you can stomach it, check out the Mortal Kombat 1 Thanksgiving fatality and decide if it’s worth the extra cash.
The Mortal Kombat 1 community is in an uproar, arguing that a $70 game shouldn’t resort to microtransactions, especially when they impact gameplay instead of just altering aesthetics. The pricing strategy, particularly the Halloween fatality being a quarter of the Kombat Pack 1, has irked many loyal fans who expected more bang for their buck.
The official Mortal Kombat 1 Twitter, in response to the backlash, acknowledged fan feedback, but the reception has been overwhelmingly negative. While the game developers express gratitude, hardcore fans remain unlikely to embrace this premium fatality trend, setting the stage for a continuing clash between creators and consumers.