Freddy Krueger is the final Mortal Kombat DLC character

You know what, I’m just going to take credit for this one.

A misreading of a tweet from series creator Ed Boon back in April first birthed the “Freddy Krueger in Mortal Kombat” rumor. It was quickly debunked, but apparently the team at NetherRealm thought it was a good idea as well. With a little help from parent company Warner Bros. (the conglomerate’s movie arm owns the rights to Krueger), the Dream Warrior will now do battle with a bunch of ninja warriors.

PS3 and Xbox 360 owners will be able to download Freddy Krueger on August 9. In keeping with the previous DLC characters, he will be priced at $4.99 (or 400 Microsoft Points). Check out the trailer above for a full look at Freddy and his new “two-gloved” fighting style as well as a pair of Fatalities that can only be described as awesome. I mean, a blood geyser straight out of the original Nightmare on Elm Street? Flawless Victory, NetherRealm.

Oh, and you’re welcome.

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