Freddy’s Revenge? Movie Slasher May Return in Mortal Kombat X
Mortal Kombat ‘kreator’ Ed Boon has been speaking out about Mortal Kombat X the next arse-kicking addition to the long-standing fight game series and what kombatants we might expect to appear alongside veterans Scorpion and Sub Zero who appeared in an exciting pre-E3 trailer from NetherRealm Studios and Warner Bros. Interactive teasing the game’s visuals on next gen platforms.
As well as returning and new names such as Cassie Cage, D’Vorah and Kotal Kahn, one horrifying character the game’s director has hinted at follows up from a debut in last year’s reimagining of the Mortal Kombat mythos and A Nightmare on Elm Street dream demon Freddy Krueger is looking like a favourite who’ll get another stab at gory glory.
Mortal Kombat X is set to create a new storyline for PS4 and Xbox One, separate from the original storyline and the reboot which featured the ‘Springwood Slasher’ as a bonus DLC in his first official console appearance since 1989’s A Nightmare on Elm Street video game for Nintendo Entertainment System.
Die-hard gore fans were somewhat disappointed however to find the playable version of their horror hero in MK was based more on the remake character played by Jackie Earle Haley than the original Robert Englund portrayal, and the extra razor glove was initially baffling. This was explained in game and improved the killer’s fighting abilities in the arenas of the Outworld Realm.
Most of us were just excited to play as Krueger in any form and get to dish out some vicious Fatalities and Ed Boon and his team promise that Mortal Kombat X will be the bloodiest addition yet – all in glorious HD next gen graphics, who better than Freddy to shed that blood!
‘Noob’ adds that the chances of the Mortal Kombat X also featuring Jason Voorhees of the Friday the 13th series is higher than the chances of seeing DC Comics characters entering the arena again. This chilling suggestion should be taken with a pinch of salt and may be fraught with licensing issues but does leave much to the sick imagination.
Mortal Kombat X is out in 2015 for Xbox One and PS4 with pre-orders being taken already. Here’s the trailer, we think you’ll agree it’s FLAWLESS.