"Unfortunately, due to some technical issues, the Mortal Kombat Skarlet DLC will not be available to PSN users in Europe until next week," Mortal Kombat publisher Warner Bros. has told Eurogamer in a new statement.
"We apologise for any inconvenience but assure fans that Skarlet and her fatalities are on the way.
"To clarify the posted price of the Classic Skins pack on PSN is incorrect and is currently being rectified to £3.19 for UK users and €3.99 for European users.
"All users will have access to the compatibility pack and free classic skins – Cyrax and Sektor - once Skarlet is available."
European PlayStation 3 gamers are in uproar after the hotly anticipated Mortal Kombat downloadable content failed to launch as part of the PlayStation Store update yesterday.
Add-on character Skarlet was made available to US PS3 owners on Tuesday. She did not show during yesterday's EU Store update.
Adding insult to injury, the Klassic Skin Pack, $4.99 in the US, costs £5.49 in the UK and €6.99 in Europe.
Predictably, PS3 gamers have reacted angrily to the news on the EU PlayStation Blog.
"So, not only we pay double the price for the Mortal Kombat skin pack, but there's also no word of Skarlet?" wrote HerrSpiegelmann. "That does it. Mortal Kombat was the last multiplatform game that I get for the PS3. As a matter of fact, I'm considering selling my MK copy and get the 360 version instead. It's what I should have done in the first place. And by the looks of things, I know which company won't get a cent from me next generation."
"This is getting stupid," wrote angry urikobb3. "We finally get the Klassic Skin pack for MK (but at £5.49, when US only paid $5!) BUT we now don't have Skarlet, or the compatibility pack that includes Klassic Sektor/Cyrax."
Eurogamer has requested an explanation from Mortal Kombat publisher Warner Bros.