Why Mortal Kombat, WHY? Why must you give into the shitting nature that is pre-order content? Especially when it's a character in a fighting game. Hey, you know you're going to buy this game, but if you don't spend your money early fuck you, you can't play this character.
It's gross but it's sadly the state of current big game marketing. I don't want to say theres nothing that can be done, because you can always vote with your dollar and all that but this is just sort of the way of things right now.
That being said I won't be preordering because I don't want to support it. Locking characters away seems especially unpleasant.