Mortal Kombat 11 Gets $10 knocked off it’s price a day after release

 

Over in the United States Amazon have discounted Mortal Kombat 11 just hours after it was released. The price has dropped to $49.94 for the standard version, which was $59.99, and the Premium Edition has also had ten bucks wiped off, down from $99.99 to $89.94.

As you can imagine those who pre-ordered and paid full price are rather miffed. I’m sure the game has sold by the bucket load so why Amazon are cutting the price so quickly is a bit of a mystery, perhaps they are pricing matching an offer elsewhere. The price works at around £38.50 using today’s currency rates, over in the UK Amazon are still charging £43.99.

You can read our Mortal Kombat 11 review here which highlighted the fact that there is unnecessary grind in the Towers of Time portion of the game.

“This game is the pinnacle of Mortal Kombat action,” said our reviewer, Miguel. “Fghts are fluid, weighty, and gorgeous to look at. Unfortunately, that tightly-designed gameplay is bogged down by a grindy system of loot and consumables that only serves to artificially extend your playtime in the most tedious ways imaginable. There is so much heart and care put into this game, from the combat to the gorgeous visuals and memorable story, but that effort feels nullified by the desperate attempt to twist an iconic video game franchise into just another endlessly online service game.”

Netherealm have quickly responded to this and have said they will be addressing this issue “ASAP”.

Towers of Time are Mortal Kombat 11’s equivalent to the Multiverse fights in NetherRealm’s previous game Injustice 2. They cycle daily, weekly and monthly, some are character specific, but they all have different modifiers to throw different challenges at the player. Some of these are incredibly punitive environmental damage effects which can only be counteracted by using consumable items before the fight. These are in turn earned through victories in the Towers of Time, where you’ll also earn gear augments, character intros, outros, fatalities, character skins and more.

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5 Comments

  1. Bit cheeky, that, and no doubt a reaction to how divisive critics have been about MK11.

    I’ll be snapping up MK11 soon, just a bit swamped by all the new releases right now.

  2. Slow news day is it?

    “Large retailer sells product at less than full price” isn’t really news.

    And I’m guessing that Amazon US price doesn’t include taxes? Which with our VAT rate would make it £46.30

    Bit shitty to drop the price so quickly rather than charge that to start with though. Amazon did used to have a policy of refunding the difference if the price dropped soon after you bought something, but they don’t anymore. At least not officially. Moaning at them might get you somewhere if you’re lucky, polite and don’t take the piss.

    • Cutting the price after one day is news. if it was after a month, you’d have a point, but one day after release, and more importantly after everyone who pre-ordered the game full price, that’s not on.

  3. Yeah, I think I’ll still wait until the version with all the DLC included (see MK XL and the ultimate/legendary editions of both Injustice games) reaches a good price.

  4. I bought this game on Amazon preorder and I was refunded the amount of the cost reduction. I didn’t ask for a refund I just received an email informing methe price was reduced and I would be refunded so Iimagine they did this for everyone. So no harm done.

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