Saturday, July 23

Nightmare on Elm Street's Freddy Krueger is on Mortal Kombat 9

When the good folks from Nether Realm Studios, Warner Bros. Games, and Mortal Kombat announced that there is a surprised downloadable character coming to the phenomenal Mortal Kombat 9, they were not kidding. They recently unveiled the last DLC out of four new characters for the Mortal Kombat, presenting Freddy Krueger.

freddy krueger dlc for mortal kombat 9 2011

Freddy Krueger is Mortal Kombat 9's last DLC character out of the four announced additional DLC characters for Mortal Kombat 9. If you own an xbox 360, Freddy Krueger is the fourth and free character for Mortal Kombat's Season Pass. Pay only 1200 Microsoft Points or $15 for all four characters: Skarlet, Kenshi, Rain and Freddy. For those who don't want (or have) to purchase all four characters, I believe Freddy Krueger would still be available at around five bucks to whether you are on XBLA or PSN. He will be available for download by August 9, 2011.

Watch Freddy Krueger DLC Announcement Trailer for Mortal Kombat here:

One can notice that the Freddy Krueger DLC character design is directly modeled from the Nightmare on Elm Street 2010 reboot which stars Jackie Earle Haley as the infamous Freddy Krueger. It would be nice if they use the 90's Robert Englund's version of Freddy but it might still be a possibility since here are alternate costumes for Mortal Kombat 9. I just have some few things to say about the Freddy Krueger DLC announcement trailer. Why does Freddy have two metal-clawed brown leather glove when it should supposed to be only one and is supposed to be only located on his right hand? Why did they choose Scorpion to be he example of a Fatality move for Freddy? We all know that fire is Scorpio's element so just why use him? I am as puzzled as everyone else but the fact still remains, Freddy Krueger is a perfect character to be added in the Mortal Kombat universe.

To whether this is a blasphemy to Mortal Kombat gaming purists, or a blessing to both MK and classic horror film series fans one thing is certain and let me use one of Freddy's lines in one of Nightmare on Elm street movies "Freddy is back B*tch!" and he is here to stay on your video games.

What can you say about this nightmarish debut of a classic horror film icon on a video game like Mortal Kombat? Share your thoughts on the comments section below.