1… 2… Freddy Krueger is Coming to ‘Mortal Kombat’

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Freddy Krueger Mortal Kombat DLC Release Date

At this year’s Comic-Con, Mortal Kombat fans everywhere were eagerly anticipating who the fourth and final character addition to the game would be. There was no shortage of speculation, but in the end even some of their most wild guesses didn’t come anywhere near the truth. Today the wonderful people at NetherRealm Studios and Warner Bros. Interactive have announced that a very special guest will be made available as paid DLC for Mortal KombatNightmare on Elm Street‘s very own Freddy Krueger.

The appearance of the infamous Freddy Krueger in Mortal Kombat is easily one of the most surprising announcements in the series’ history, and it’s surely not one that fans will be disappointed by. The character makes a lot of sense as a combatant in the world of Mortal Kombat, and some of his moves are even more gruesome than a majority of the game’s current roster. His actual move set has made an impressive transition over from the film to the game, and his nightmarish claws are certainly put to good use in the trailer that Warner Bros. Interactive released today.

You can check out Freddy Krueger’s Mortal Kombat debut in the trailer below. Thanks, IGN.

Freddy seems to fit into the roster perfectly, and both of his finishers look very appropriate in regards to what he’s all about — while also being gruesomely entertaining. It’s certainly a random decision to add Freddy as the latest, and last, downloadable addition to the game, but it’s certainly not one that anybody’s complaining about. The character not only comes with two brand new fatalities and a unique move set, but his very own ladder story ending in arcade mode. Now we can finally see who would win in a fight between God of War‘s Kratos and Freddy Krueger!

Those looking forward to adding the Nightmare on Elm Street antagonist to their games won’t have to wait very long either, as Freddy Krueger is currently set to invade the dreams of Mortal Kombat diehards everywhere on August 9th. The new Freddie Krueger character add-on will run Kombatants a mere $4.99 (400 Microsoft Points), unless you’ve purchased the Mortal Kombat Season Pass — in which case it’ll cost you nothing!

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TAGS: Mortal Kombat, NetherRealm Studios, PS3, SDCC 2011, Warner Bros. Interactive

  • Kholdstare89

    Even though I’m not a fan of Rorschach Freddy, this is still completely awesome.

  • Motosyko

    Too bad its not the classic Freddy. Anyone know who is voicing him?

  • Tay

    Glad it’s Non-MK

  • brandon

    Claws on both hands? come on, i wouldve trusted that a gaming company THIS big would do a LITTLE research before showing this

    • Riley Little

      It’s Freddy Scissorhands!

    • Jaleel

      You do realize that Warner bros ( the people that help make this game ) own the rights to Freddy kruger so if they wanna give him claws on both hands they could.

    • DiZZy

      Everyone know Freddy has one clawed hand, that’s a given. I’m sure either his bio or story ending would explain why. Makes sense is a fighting game to me.


    Although Freddy should only have one hand with claws, I will buy this dlc just to play him. This is sweet. They should have the rights to Jason Vorhees also…

  • http://facebook.com Lex

    freddy.is cool I gueuess but mortal.combat is
    gonna whoop his but

  • http://www.facebook.com Soccer Lexi

    freddy is cool bht his ass is gonna get kicked

    mortal combat rules

  • lastdrag0n89

    Im sorry, but I find this kinda lame. A wasted slot IMO

    • mongoose

      I agree it’s lame. They have an entire UNIVERSE of MK related characters to work with and they chose one that doesn’t even belong to the franchise? Yes lame.

      • Bradley Davis

        Ya I was watching Bens live blog and as soon as it came up I was like “Are you serious?” Then he posted “Seriously”. Biggest let down ever.

      • Nick

        Indeed. This is the most inane and asinine thing they could have done and people are now demanding Jason be thrown in the game as well so they can have a Freddy vs Jason rematch. If were doing these things now, outreaching to movies, why did they not choose somebody better for Mortal Kombat like Pinhead from Hellraiser?

        At least they gave us Rain.

        Also, I’m still waiting for Cyber Smoke.

        • mongoose

          Haha, Pinhead from Hellraiser……now THAT would almost work in my book and be unique with a lot of barbed chain type attacks.

  • MKfan90

    Dang that sucks. Totally was expecting a better character…what a waste.

  • Christophoro

    killer character and this is one step closer to TERRORDROME being revived lol!

  • http://en.gravatar.com/nickp91 nickp91

    Freddy Krueger is my favourite movie character ever

  • Elcobydoes

    Freddy is an awesome character. I hate how people are complaining about a completely new character. They just want to keep cloning the same characters with new colors. This is actually original for once.

    • mongoose

      How is a character that has been around for 30 years “new”? He is even older chronologically that the original MK. This is as equally unoriginal as cloning and changing colors.

  • DarthMalnu

    I don’t care what anyone says, this is AWESOME… and it makes me wish for a playable Ash… lots of opportunities with a chainsaw and a shotgun.

    • Nick

      I thought Pinhead would be cool, but Ash never crossed my mind. That idea is made of awesome.

  • Mike

    Epic fail on them not using the good Freddy.

  • Miguel Flores

    Double Claws sounds like fun and its funny to see him in MK i’m totally buying him

  • Kombat1234

    And this is where i put my Mk in its case and never play it again