Mortal Kombat 1’s Second DLC Fighter Is A Fan-Favorite Character

Mortal Kombat 1, the latest installment in the iconic fighting game series, is getting its second downloadable content (DLC) fighter next week. The new character is none other than Rain, the purple-clad ninja who can manipulate water and weather. Fans of the series have been clamoring for his return since he was last playable in Mortal Kombat X (2015). Here’s a first look at his gameplay and abilities in Mortal Kombat 1

Rain’s backstory revealed that he was a half-god and a prince of Edenia, a realm that was conquered by Outworld. He betrayed his people and joined the forces of the evil emperor Shao Kahn, who promised him power and glory. However, Rain soon realized that Shao Kahn was using him as a pawn and turned against him. He then allied himself with various factions throughout the series, such as the Deadly Alliance, the Red Dragon, and the Titan Shang Tsung

Mortal Kombat 1’s Second DLC Fighter Is A Fan-Favorite Character
Mortal Kombat 1’s Second DLC Fighter Is A Fan-Favorite Character

In Mortal Kombat 1, Rain has a new design that reflects his royal heritage and his elemental powers. He wears a purple and gold outfit with a cape and a crown, and he wields a katar, a type of dagger, as his weapon. He also has a scar on his left eye, which he received from Shao Kahn in the previous timeline

Rain’s Gameplay And Abilities

Rain’s gameplay style is based on his ability to manipulate water and weather. He can use water as a projectile, a shield, a trap, or a teleportation device. He can also summon lightning, create storms, and control the wind. He can even turn himself into water to avoid attacks or to surprise his opponents.

Rain’s Fatal Blow, a special move that can be triggered when his health drops below 30%, is called “Purple Reign”. It involves him and his Kameo Fighter, Fujin, the god of wind, delivering a series of attacks in tandem. The most significant attack features the X-Ray effects seen in Mortal Kombat X, showing the internal damage inflicted on the opponent.

Rain’s Fatality, a finishing move that can be performed after winning a match, is called “Make It Rain”. It involves him creating a massive storm that floods the arena and drowns the opponent. He then summons a bolt of lightning that strikes the opponent and causes them to explode.

Rain’s Availability And Future DLC Plans

Rain will be available as part of the Kombat Pack 2, which also includes two other DLC fighters: Mileena, the clone of Kitana, and Rambo, the action movie hero. The Kombat Pack 2 will cost $14.99 and will be released on December 12, 2023.

Players who already own Mortal Kombat 1 can also purchase the Ultimate Edition, which includes the base game, the Kombat Pack 1, the Kombat Pack 2, and the Aftermath expansion. The Ultimate Edition will cost $59.99 and will be released on the same day as the Kombat Pack 2.

Mortal Kombat 1 is also getting a free update on December 12, 2023, which will add new features and improvements to the game. These include:

  • Enhanced graphics and performance for the Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 5, Windows, and Xbox Series X/S versions of the game
  • Cross-play and cross-progression support for all platforms
  • New skins and gear for the existing characters
  • New stages and stage Fatalities
  • New Invasion mode, an online mode combining fighting mechanics with board game and role-playing game elements

Mortal Kombat 1 is one of the most successful games in the series, selling nearly 3 million copies as of November 2023. It has received generally positive reviews from critics and fans, praising its story mode, online multiplayer, and offline gameplay. The game also introduces a feature called Kameo Fighters, which provides assistance to the player during fights in a similar fashion to the tag assist fighters of the Towers of Time mode in Mortal Kombat 11.

Mortal Kombat 1 is available now for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 5, Windows, and Xbox Series X/S. For more information, visit the official website or follow the game on Twitter and Facebook .

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