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Kombat Kast #9 -- April 22nd

LawAbidingCitizen

Cyrax, Kotal Kahn, NightWolf & Shang Tsung.
HoneyBee said on his D'Vorah breakdown stream that he and Sonic will be playing MK11 next week against WWE wrestlers at IGN!

Looks like we are getting early access and info after all:
Look at the end on the video:

 

NothingPersonal

Are you not entertained!?
Mayb
You guys could do what I did, order the standard edition first then later down the line IF it's looking good pick up the Kombat Pack. It's not like the price will end up being any different or like you're gonna miss any content from it if you wait a few days longer.


You mean back in december 2018, at the game awards? lol
Maybe not that early lol, but certainly not last.
 

STB Sgt Reed

Online Warrior
Premium Supporter
They're showing Shao Kahn.

I'm pretty sure they aren't showing Frost or Shang because they said not everyone would get a breakdown. And I think they don't wanna spoil the frost story arc with any visuals of her.
 

Juggs

Lose without excuses
Lead Moderator
Hmm trying to predict the order. At first I though it was going to be Sub-Zero, Frost, then Shao Kahn. But Shao Kahn might be first. Regardless, pretty sure it’s gonna be these 3.
 

Jhonnykiller45

Shirai Ryu
Because he hasn’t had any type of breakdown. And since it started with Scorpion, it seems fitting they would end with Sub. Plus coupling him with Frost seems fitting as well.
Started with Scorpion? The first MK11 Kast breakdown was of Kabal. Most of the MK Day Reveal characters did not receive breakdowns.
 

DDustiNN

MK11 Pocket Guide: Koming Soon to the App Store
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Sounds terrible lol. He should've been shown the day he was announced as preorder dlc. But what do I know...
Then the collective internet would riot over seeing a DLC character before seeing all of the main roster characters. All of the “he’s finished, he should be in the main game!” complaints.
 

LawAbidingCitizen

Cyrax, Kotal Kahn, NightWolf & Shang Tsung.
Hmm trying to predict the order. At first I though it was going to be Sub-Zero, Frost, then Shao Kahn. But Shao Kahn might be first. Regardless, pretty sure it’s gonna be these 3.
Interesting take. I think the Xbox stream will show DLC and the 22nd Kast will show Frost and Shao, maybe a new character maybe one that got changes. I think SubZero and Raiden needs adjustment after all these great characters
coughcetrioncoughliukangcough and strong tools.
 

Juggs

Lose without excuses
Lead Moderator
Interesting take. I think the Xbox stream will show DLC and the 22nd Kast will show Frost and Shao, maybe a new character maybe one that got changes. I think SubZero and Raiden needs adjustment after all these great characters
coughcetrioncoughliukangcough and strong tools.
I mean the only reason I think Sub will be in there is because he’s had no type of breakdown or anything, not to my knowledge. I know a few others haven’t either, but I don’t think Sub has had ANYTHING. And it just seems like it would be... cool to have him in the same breakdown as Frost, lol.
 

Jhonnykiller45

Shirai Ryu
Never said first broken down on Kombat Kast.

Anyway, this is just my prediction. Not sure why you’re arguing with a prediction but okay. :coffee:
Not arguing, just trying to understand the reasoning behind said prediction.
No need to further reply back though :)
 

Kiss the Missile

Red Messiah
Shao Kahn is one thing, but for them to STILL not show us what the skins and gear sets are for the Premium Edition is ridiculous. I bet most people even forgot they were a thing
 

DDustiNN

MK11 Pocket Guide: Koming Soon to the App Store
Premium Supporter
Shao Kahn is one thing, but for them to STILL not show us what the skins and gear sets are for the Premium Edition is ridiculous. I bet most people even forgot they were a thing
They’re probably not ready yet. I would guess it’s going to be along the lines of MKX, where they’ll release one set alongside each character release. Maybe one on release day (then the other 6 would line up with character releases).

Just a guess.
 
That does not sound accurate at all. Where have you heard this?
In many places. You can Google it... I believe some data-mining even inferred as much.

Even without any concrete evidence, however, Kahn being in the story mode would make it outright bonkers to lock the char. out and away from non "premium" paying customers -- to then titillate them with him, as he'll (presumably) be fought against in the game's story mode. Hence, the sense that the analogy of IJ2 Brainiac being a far more accurate comparison to MK11 Kahn, than a Goro or Darkseid (or any actual add-on / "DLC" char. content). That, and the latter is already an effective retail template for the "locked boss char." shtick which they can (and do) then fleece via "¢ry$tal$" -- more circumstantial evidence, your honour.
 

DDustiNN

MK11 Pocket Guide: Koming Soon to the App Store
Premium Supporter
In many places. You can Google it... I believe some data-mining even inferred as much.

Even without any concrete evidence, however, Kahn being in the story mode would make it outright bonkers to lock the char. out and away from non "premium" paying customers -- to then titillate them with him, as he'll (presumably) be fought against in the game's story mode. Hence, the sense that the analogy of IJ2 Brainiac being a far more accurate comparison to MK11 Kahn, than a Goro or Darkseid (or any actual add-on / "DLC" char. content). That, and the latter is already an effective retail template for the "locked boss char." shtick which they can (and do) then fleece via "¢ry$tal$" -- more circumstantial evidence, your honour.
That means nothing. Tanya was in MKX story mode, and she was DLC later. In fact, her DLC model was improved, and I believe she may have had different moves.

But I’m not gonna do your research for you... you’re the one who needs to do the convincing, lol. Previous NRS releases have set a precedent much different than your prediction.
 

Kiss the Missile

Red Messiah
They’re probably not ready yet. I would guess it’s going to be along the lines of MKX, where they’ll release one set alongside each character release. Maybe one on release day (then the other 6 would line up with character releases).

Just a guess.
Injustice 2 launched with it's 3 premier skins and 2 sets of shaders. I don't see why this would be different, especially considering the fact that they sell costumes alongside the dlc characters usually. So I don't think the bundled skins are being saved for that
 
I doubt we gonna see Frost before release.
Frost could very well be one of the "secret characters" they were talking about. It wouldn't be the first time NRS made a post-MK3 character a secret character. They did that with Quan Chi in MK9 and Shinnok in MKX.
 

Lun

proud TERF!
What IS the logic in showing the preorder bonus one day before the game releases? Is Shao Kahn so badly made?
 

Jhonnykiller45

Shirai Ryu
What IS the logic in showing the preorder bonus one day before the game releases? Is Shao Kahn so badly made?
Maybe it's more the other way around. Shao Kahn is so good and took so long to actually develop they just had to save him for the absolute last minute :)
 

Lun

proud TERF!
Maybe it's more the other way around. Shao Kahn is so good and took so long to actually develop they just had to save him for the absolute last minute :)
But if he's a preorder incentive, it would make muuuch more sense to show him a few days before the game release.

I mean, I've preordered anyway, but it's still a baffling marketing choice to me.