Goro is a Mortal Kombat X pre-order exclusive

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Earlier this week, we quite right ascertained that Goro would be returning to Mortal Kombat. That’s true! He’ll be one of the characters in the gamer when it’s out next year. Unfortunately, it seems like he’s going to be a pre-order exclusive.

You’ll get to use the four-armed beast if you pre-order the game before it’s release in April next year.

“Legendary series character Goro has also been announced as a retail channel-wide pre-order exclusive. Making his first appearance in more than eight years, Goro, the feral, four-armed Shokan warrior will be available day of launch as a playable combatant to those who pre-order Mortal Kombat X.”

Mortal Kombat X will be released globally on April 14, 2015 for PS4, PS3, Xbox One, Xbox 360 and PC, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and NetherRealm have announced – including the tid-bit that the Shokan Warrior will be a pre-order bonus.

This…irritates me. I hate the practice of including characters as platform incentives or even as DLC. Mortal Kombat 9 on the PS3 version included God of War’s Kratos, and later received odd inclusions like Nightmare on Elm Street’s Freddy Kreuger. 

That rather major gripe aside…I’m not sure I can wait all the way until April for MK X.

Last Updated: September 5, 2014

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Editor. I’m old, grumpy and more than just a little cynical. One day, I found myself in possession of a NES, and a copy of Super Mario Bros 3. It was that game that made me realise that games were more than just toys to idly while away time – they were capable of being masterpieces. I’m here now, looking for more of those masterpieces.

  • Sk3tz0

    Yea i’m not going to get played like i did with injustice.. going to wait a while for the ultimate edition to be released with all the dlc and pre order content available

    • Lardus-Resident Perve


  • Hammersteyn

    Any MK fan will pick this up day one, no need for them to tart their product out like this. Then again, the gaming community has only themselves to blame for this kinda practice.

    • Jonah Cash

      Exactly!! They didn’t need to give any pre order bonuses!! Make it and we will come!!

      • Hammersteyn

        Everyone since MK1 knows who Goro is. So this doesn’t make any sense if it was used to lure new people

  • Fabiano Morais

    I doubt it won’t be released as DLC and/or included on an inevitable Komplete Edition eventually

  • Ross Woofels Mason

    Characters for a fighting game should not be pre-order or DLC incentive ever. It kills the online because people get the hell in playing against characters they dont have (Jill and Shuma come to mind). Also Goro will end up getting banned in tournament now until he becomes readily available for everyone.

    Stupid move on their half.

  • Matewis Jubilai

    Gone are the days where you’d jump through hoops of fire to unlock that one awesome character, and you wouldn’t even know beforehand whether or not it would work because all that you had were some rumours passed around in science class 😛

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