Mortal Kombat 9: MK to use online pass system
In what may be a trend for future Warner Brothers Interactive releases, NetherRealms Studios-developed fighter game title Mortal Kombat 9 is rumored to require a one time online registration for players to gain access to the online features of the game. We say rumored since the blog Joystiq is claiming this, and they are saying they got the information from an email. Anyway, according to their report, the online pass for Mortal Kombat 9 will be available to second-hand buyers from the Playstation Network and XBL. The email supposedly reads: “Mortal Kombat 9, available on April 19 for the PlayStation 3 computer entertainment system and the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, includes a one-time-use registration code that gives players access to all online modes in the game.
“Players who do not have a code will get a free two-day trial of the online play and then be able to purchase the online modes for 800 Microsoft Points on Xbox Live Marketplace and $9.99 on the PlayStation Network.”
In what may be, to some games, a disturbing trend, Warner Brothers Interactive will also require online passes for upcoming releases F.E.A.R. 3 and Batman: Arkham City for players to take advantage of exclusive content. Pre-order bonuses have already been announced for Arkham City.