Celebrate The Holidays The Mortal Kombat Way With Two Bloody, Festive Towers Of Time Events

Celebrate The Holidays The Mortal Kombat Way With Two Bloody, Festive Towers Of Time Events
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If the bloodthirsty combatants (or is it kombatants?) of Mortal Kombat can get into the holiday spirit, anyone can. What’s more festive than ripping someone’s heart out, or knocking their head off, or any other horrible thing the twisted geniuses at NetherRealm Studios have cooked up?

Warner Bros. and NetherRealm Studios have announced that Mortal Kombat 11 will be blessed with not one, but two different holiday-themed events throughout the month of December (and going slightly into the new year). So make some hot cocoa, put on your coziest pajamas, and see if you can out-do the Joker on the naughty list.

Both events will be for the Towers of Time mode. Winter Wonderland, the first of the two events, will start this Sunday, December 22, and run until Friday, December 27. The mode will involve three towers decked out with holiday-themed modifiers. Watch out for exploding snowmen, killer candy canes that fall from the sky, ginger “deadmen” that come parachuting down, menorahs, dreidels, shooting stars, and more.

The second event will begin the day after the first one ends. Ring in the New Year will begin on December 28 and run until January 2. This event will also feature three towers, but this time the modifiers will all be party and new year-themed. Enjoy champagne bottles, disco balls, fireworks, party poppers, and even a digital countdown clock that will help you count down to 2020. Nothing says happy new year like brutal, vicious murder.

The best thing about all of this is that the content is completely free and can net players a bunch of experience and goodies. Players can earn skins, module pieces, and consumables. The only thing that would make this holiday better would be crossplay, which NetherRealm is currently working on for Xbox One and Playstation 4.

Mortal Kombat 11 hit North American shelves in April of this year and was met with pretty great reviews, save for a few mediocre ones. It was the best selling game of April, and by June had surpassed Kingdom Hearts 3 as the best-selling game of the year (at that time). It also won awards for best multiplayer game, best fighting game, and, surprisingly, best storytelling. Series co-creator Ed Boon has said that Mortal Kombat 11 is meant to conclude the story that began with the first Mortal Kombat game all the way back in 1992. Time will tell what that means exactly for Mortal Kombat 12, which we’ll definitely get after this game sold like hotcakes.