Warner Bros. has announced that Rain will be coming to Mortal Kombat via DLC on July 19. The purple-dressed ninja originally appeared in the console version of Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3.

According to Mortal Kombat lore, Rain is half god, and as such is able to control rain and lightning. This gives him a series of distinctive special moves that use these weather conditions.

Rain will set you back 400 Microsoft Points on Xbox 360 and £3.19 on PS3. If you've bought the Mortal Kombat season pass for Xbox 360 (priced 1200 Microsoft Points) Rain will be yours at no extra cost and you'll get the other three DLC characters: Skarlet and Kenshi are already out, while the final character is still to be revealed.

We rather liked Mortal Kombat on its release in April, awarding it 8/10 in our Mortal Kombat review.