Today on the special day that is Toasty Tuesday a very interesting rumor has surfaced which could may seem a bit far out there to be believable, but could ultimately become a reality. Ok, so we know that so far there are various plans in place to support Mortal Kombat down the road with DLC characters. So far NetherRealm Studios have announced the first crop of DLC characters (Blind Kenshi, Scarlet) which should be available in the near future. But beyond that and a few shoe-in appearances by characters such as Shinnok, it’s completely up in the air as to what characters we could see pop up as DLC.
Mortal Kombat has always been about doing things that are either goofy or entirely unexpected and that could be the case with a DLC release which could be epic if it turns out to be true. According to The Bitbag, WB Games and NetherRealm are planning a very special DLC release set for release around Halloween, which will please anyone who’s a fan of horror movies. So who will possibly grace the realm of Mortal Kombat to engage in deadly and bloody battle? Well if things pan out and this rumor isn’t a complete troll, none other than Freddy Krueger (A Nightmare on Elm Street) and Jason (Friday the 13th) could be appearing as DLC characters in Mortal Kombat.
I know that such a thing may be hard to believe and amongst the hardcore MK fans it may be something that could ruin the game and be a terrible move. But honestly, the idea of slicing fools up as the nightmare man that is Freddy Krueger or performing as Fatality as Jason is really exciting and I truly hope it becomes a reality. The rumor may seem like it’s nothing more than a fanboy dream, but Warner Brothers did distribute the recent A Nightmare on Elm Street and Friday the 13th remakes which were produced under Platinum Dunes. So if Warner Brothers were really keen on doing it, I would imagine that it would be relatively easy to throw some money around to the respected rights owners which would lead to a guest appearance by both Freddy and Jason in Mortal Kombat.
This rumor still isn’t completely 100% official just yet, but it has been rumored slightly in the past so we could end up having two horror legends join the cast of Mortal Kombat. I know that some MK fans may think the series is jumping the shark once more by possibly adding Freddy and Jason to the mix, but if NetherRealm Studios spends time fleshing out both characters as fighters I expec they would I think we could have something really special on our hands. Ultimately the only possible thing that could ruin such a roster additions is if Freddy and Jason’s appearances are based on their newer designs and if Robert Englund is missing in action as Freddy. But if the goods are delivered on all fronts then I think we could have some of the best DLC to ever appear in a game.