The article should mention how the state loan of $75-million (60% of the state's high tech loan budget at the time) to 38 Studios came with the promise that 38 Studios would bring 450 jobs to the state by the end of 2012. The promise was nonbinding but probably set expectations for the state. Now that it is 2012 my guess is that 38 Studios is far from that promise and the state is re-examing their loan, which the studio is reliant on to keep it active. Hence the rumors of financial trouble.
That's what I was thinking too, this article mentions milestones that 38 must hit in order to keep good on the agreement. It also mentions that 38 didn't receive all the money up front and that'd it'd be coming in parts over the next 18 months which it sounds like we'd be close to the end of now. So sounds like deal modification going on by one or both sides.
@mccarron: I bet they will put the Skins on the PS3, Because they is more Money to be made by doing that and If that turn out to be true 2 more characters coming too the Vita as DLC, They will come to the Ps3 as DLC too, I know someone that got Mortal Kombat Komplete Edition, And they check the coding on the Disc and said that the new Skins was in the Code of the Game
I really doubt they'll sacrifice the stability of the game by offering more DLC, it broke enough when they added DLC to the game last time. It's not always about the money, sometimes they don't want to screw up a product that is working great already and instead focus on new projects.
Komplete Edition comes with the bonus skins from earlier DLC but I doesn't have the Vita skins. I haven't personally checked the disc, but maybe I will now.
Khan IS playable in a limited sense though. In one of the tower missions you do get to control Khan. At least I'm pretty sure its been awhile since I've played. I do know %100 that you do get to play as Goro in one of the challenge tower missions. Also all 3 bosses have two different fatalties but they only use them as their discretion so...not very often.
Correct. You get to play as them even more on the Vita's new Challenge Tower.
Any word on the price?
MSRP is $39.99, I'm wondering if the PSN only price will be cheaper but I haven't got confirmation on that.
On the Vita he is playable in a few of the new Bonus Challenge Tower missions. In one you play as him and another you have to do his fatality using the touch screen.
He was playable on the consoles with hacks, they were no different from any other character just decided not to put them into the game for balance reasons. For that reason I wonder if he (and Goro/Kintaro too) will be unlockable or not on the Vita. It's been rumored but no firm details yet.
Oh, god. If the console version gets more costume DLC, the online will get blown to shit all over again.
I don't think they'll move the costumes over to the console just because of it breaking online. I wouldn't worry about it.
Shao Kahn was playable in the new Bonus Challenge Tower when I played the game back at the Vita Hill Social Club. Not sure if he's who is unlocked at the end of the tower.
As far as the AR mode. It's just a easter egg stage for Training Mode. Once enabled it just uses the camera as the background. Pretty simple but I bet will bring up some weird screenshot opportunities. Like them fighting on a Street Fighter stage maybe? ;)