There’s nothing I like better in a fighting game than a large amount of unlockable goodies, and there’s no better way to distribute new fatalities, costumes and concept art like Mortal Kombat X’s Krypt.
If you're going to do a crossover video game, then unlockables are as mandatory as inside-joke dialogue. And if you're bringing the Xbox 360 and PS3 to the Poker Night franchise alongside the PC, then you've got to do something specific for each platform.
Back in the day we'd spend countless hours unlocking every hidden character, special costume, or magical weapon in our video games. Today we simply buy them outright. Commenter Superlocke laments this unfortunate evolution in today's Speak Up on Kotaku.
In case the classic Sonic the Hedgehog gameplay isn't classic enough for you in Sonic Generations, Sega's tucked an old school surprise in the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 versions of next week's hedgehog revival.
The original Dead Rising featured a full set of Mega Man armor and a functional Mega Buster. Well, if Capcom's bringing back Frank West, why not bring back a Mega Man costume? So they did, with a twist.
In December, Epic Games creative boss Cliff Bleszinski said Gears of War 3 would feature unlockables that fans can acquire by playing other Epic games, such as the first two Gears of War. Yesterday, Gears 3's executive producer let slip what some of them will be.
One perk that an old Ratchet game unlocks in the forthcoming Ratchet sequel is useful. The other perk, is not.