Mortal Kombat Goro

Gamers who pre-order Mortal Kombat X will gain exclusive access to Goro as a playable fighter.

I’ve never been much of a fan of fighting games, mostly because I suck horrendously at them. That said, I’ve still always had a lot of fun watching others play them, especially the various iterations of Mortal Kombat. Granted, the series as a whole is pretty much built on a foundation of shallow ultra violence, but you know what? Sometimes a bit of dumb gore can be just what the doctor ordered.

Fans looking for their next dose of virtual brutality, in turn, may want to mark April 14th, 2015 down on their calendars. That, according to a recent announcement from Warner Bros. Interactive, will be the multiplatform release date for NetherRealm Studios Mortal Kombat X. The follow-up to 2011’s critically and commercially successful franchise reboot, X will continue the franchise with “new challengers” that players will be able to master alongside longstanding fan favorites such as Scorpion and Sub-Zero.

Warner Bros also revealed that gamers who pre-order X will be privy to an exclusive DLC character: Goro. One of the series’ most famous villains, his return in X (gated as it is) will mark his first playable appearance in the franchise in more than eight years.

Players interested in accessing Goro will have plenty of options when it comes to pre-ordering the game. In addition to releases on current gen consoles like the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, Mortal Kombat X will likewise be launching on PS3, Xbox 360 and Windows PC. Granted, some will probably be annoyed by the prospect of having to pre-order the game to get Goro, but we somehow suspect that the return of the infamous Shokan warrior might be enough to coax fans into parting with their dollars in advance.

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