As we reported a few weeks back, Nightmare on Elm Street’s Freddy is making his way into the most recent Mortal Kombat, bring with him unique moves, fatalities, and even his own ending to the arcade ladder. While we knew the when (today) and the how much (400 points/$4.99), one question remained unanswered: how could the Mortal Kombat team fit Freddy Krueger into the game’s extremely strict mythos? Thanks to a new trailer, we have the answer we’ve been waiting for, and it’s just as ludicrous, silly, and ridiculous as we ever could have hoped for.
That’s right, ladies and gentlemen; Freddy pulled Shao Kahn into the dream world and challenged him to a battle, and then Shao Kahn ripped Freddy out of the dream world in order to make him mortal. Now, Freddy needs to fight his way past ninjas, four-armed freaks, and guys with metal arms if he wants to best Shao Kahn in battle and be allowed back into the dream world, where he can resume his torturing of the children whose parents are too stupid to move away from Elm Street. Nope, we didn’t make any of that up. Don’t think we could have if we tried.
For as silly as the origin sounds, Freddy really does make for a phenomenal addition to the Mortal Kombat cast—must better than the DC Universe crew that had their go in the Netherrealm a few years back. To be honest, we don’t really care all that much about the story when it comes to DLC characters; we’d just rather some awesome additions from WB’s stable of classic films make their way in, plot be damned. We could totally see Beetlejuice being thrown into the ring, or Regan MacNeil from The Exorcist. What about Michael Emerson from The Lost Boys? Seriously, we’re ready to drop some major cash to rip out Jason Patric’s still-beating heart and smash it in front of his eyes. We’ve been dreaming about doing that since 1987.
Aug 8, 2011
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