Following the announcement of Freddy Krueger this Thursday at Comic-Con, the Official Mortal Kombat Website has been updated with a new character section featuring his biography along side special quotes that make reference to this sinister character:

"A malevolent spirit of the Dream Realm, Freddy Krueger preys on the souls of the living as they sleep. When Shao Kahn began to steal Earthrealm's souls - souls Freddy considered his own - Freddy battled the emperor in the Dream Realm. But Shao Kahn's will was too strong. He pulled Freddy into the real world, where he was mortal, and defeated him. A badly injured yet determined Freddy fitted both his hands with demonically enhanced razor gloves. Once he has killed Shao Kahn he will find a way back to the Dream Realm, where he will torment Earthrealm's souls for eternity."

Shortly after Freddy's reveal, gaming website PlayStation.Blog secured an interview with the co-creator of Mortal Kombat, Ed Boon, in which he discusses his reasons for choosing "The Prince of Fear" as a DLC character, Freddy's powers in the fighting arena, Rain's true origins, Kenshi, and much more. From the interview:

PSB: So what is the inspiration for bringing Freddy Krueger to Mortal Kombat as a DLC character?

EB: It was a number of things. It’s kind of hard to choose a character who would fit well into the Mortal Kombat universe, with the blood and violence that’s so associated with it. Kratos from God of War is a brutal, bloody character, so he makes sense. When we had the discussions about the DLC characters, we knew that we wanted to add a returning character, a new character, but also a guest character. That was one of the goals right from the beginning. A number of names were run by us: Jason, Michael Meyers and all those guys. Freddy Kreuger, we felt, was the most instantly recognizable and he fits in with Mortal Kombat with his claws. It just seemed like the best fit."

To read the full interview head over to PlayStation.Blog.

Update #1: A new video featuring Freddy with extended gameplay footage has been revealed:

Thanks to our forum member KITANA for the heads-up!

Freddy will be released Tuesday August 9th on Xbox Live and Playstation Network for 400 Microsoft Points and $4.99 respectively. He is also the final quarter of the Season Pass which is available now!

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