When you think about it, it seems only right that icons of the horror movie world should eventually make the jump into violent fighting games — which is why the latest addition to the Mortal Kombat world makes perfect sense.
Beginning August 9, Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 Mortal Kombat owners will be able to play as sweater-wearing, crispy-skinned Nightmare on Elm Street killer Freddy Krueger. Warner Bros. Interactive announced the news yesterday during the first day of Comic-Con in San Diego, and unveiled a teaser trailer that highlights some of the brutal, claw-wielding moves Freddy will subject his opponents to during the game.
IGN broke the news, and indicated that Freddy will likely be available per the standard DLC costs: 400 Microsoft points or $4.99 on the PlayStation Network. The dream-stalking villain joins previously announced DLC characters Rain, Kenshi, and Skarlet.
While the moves Freddy shows off in the footage look like a lot of fun, we weren’t alone in wondering whether his clawmanship actually seemed a little tame when compared to some of his Mortal Kombat peers. Is it wrong that characters like Kung Lao deliver far more satisfying, wince-inducing punishment to their opponents than one of the most famous movie monsters of the modern age?