Mortal Kombat XL includes the full Mortal Kombat X game and a variety of downloadable content (DLC). The previously released DLC packs add numerous character skins and the playable characters Tremor, Tanya, Goro, Jason Voorhees, and Predator. New to the Mortal Kombat XL release are the characters Tri-borg, Bo'Rai Cho, Leatherface, and a Xenomorph from the Alien film franchise, as well as the Pit Stage environment and even more character skins.<br><br>Mortal Kombat X's story mode begins at the conclusion of the previous Mortal Kombat title and extends 25 years into the future, letting gamers control a variety of new fighters, as well as aging veterans and their progeny. Each of the character variations offers new special moves and Fatalities, and the game resurrects the sprint gauge as well as Brutality finishing moves. Developer NetherRealm Studios have also imported some features from their popular superhero fighting title Injustice: Gods Among Us, including battles that take place on a two-dimensional plane but feature 3D backgrounds and contain a variety of interactive objects.<br><br>Multiplayer fans can try a variety of modes, including the new Faction Wars. Faction Wars is a persistent online mode in which gamers choose to join one of five factions and then engage in online or offline (while connected online) battles to earn points for their team. The factions then compete against one another, with members of the week's victorious faction earning special rewards. The new Living Towers mode presents players with an evolving challenge, serving up different game conditions every hour.