Ever since the Predator was announced as an additional Kombatant for Mortal Kombat X, the MK Kommunity has been dying for the chance to play as the character, and execute eviscerating Kombos that only the deadly Yautja can deliver. While the Predator is still unavailable on the Mortal Kombat X roster, thanks to a random Internet user’s post on the game’s official Reddit thread a few days ago, fans have at least been able to experience the intergalactic hunter’s gameplay vicariously via leaked stills that displayed a bevy of the fighter’s in-game content. Plus, later that very same evening, the YouTube channel KommunityFinishHim uploaded footage the Predator’s fatality—which showed an unlucky opponent being impaled by a wrist blade and then finished off with a Smart Disc through the skull—but the video has recently been taken down.
Nevertheless, after a month’s worth of teases, fans of Mortal Kombat X don’t have much longer to wait for the Predator’s arrival. According to NetherRealm Studios‘ certified Twitter feed, Predator will be available as early as July 7th for gamers who have paid for the Kombat Pack DLC. However, players without the game’s licensed Season Pass will have to be a little bit more patient and acquire the new Kombatant separately on July 14th.
With Predator being the third downloadable character added to the extremely popular title, NetherRealm Studios seems set on providing a never-ending stream of content for Mortal Kombat X. In the past, the developer not only added the iconic horror figure Jason Voorhees to the already expansive murderer’s row of brawlers, but they also offered up a throwback choice with series veteran Tanya. As a matter of fact, rumors of more DLC characters persist, as Mortal Kombat X‘s director Ed Boon took to his Twitter account to suggest the possibility of a second Kombat Pack eventually being available in the near future.
In addition to the covey of new characters, stage brutalities have also continued to become more full-scale, as NetherRealm Studios added a patch less than a week ago giving fans more blood-soaked options to end matches with levels’ objects. Plus, the company has provided innumerable Klassic Skins to keep the gameplay looking fresh.
With such a wide range of virtual violence available at fans’ fingertips, it’s no wonder that Mortal Kombat X has sold so well thus far. And now, with the upcoming inclusion of Predator, demand for the fighting game ought to grow even more.
Mortal Kombat X is available now for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. A PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 port is still anticipated to launch later this year.