Video game dreams are the sort that are usually fun, adventurous, and leave you with a warm feeling after waking up from them. Say goodbye to those dreams.
NetherRealm Studios’ own Ed Boon made the reveal for Mortal Kombat 9’s final DLC character during the Warner Bros. panel at Comic Con. The Master of Nightmares himself, Freddy Krueger, will be joining the Mortal Kombat roster this coming August.
In a trailer reveal that left the audience (including myself) with feelings of surprise, confusion, excitement, and a bit of anticipation, Freddy Krueger slashed his way through opponents on the big screen. The trailer showed his brutal fighting style, utilizing vicious slashes with his claws, as well as his two gruesome fatalities, which fans of the movies will no doubt get a kick out of.
All of this came right after a spectacular final episode of the Mortal Kombat Legacy series, showcasing Cyrax and Sektor’s transformation from humans to cyborgs. The episode itself had spectacular combat choreography, both with the humans and the CGI-rendered cyborgs, who moved exactly as if they were made of flesh, bone, and circuitry instead of polygons. After the episode, director Kevin Tancharoen took polls to see who else deserved the spotlight, rattling off names such as Kabal and Reptile to the cheers of fans for each.
Those anxious to get their hands on the dream stalker himself will only need to wait a couple weeks for his official release.
UPDATE: Don't believe the story? Check out the trailer below. Just don't go to sleep tonight.