In an UNEXPECTED turn of events the final DLC character for Mortal Kombat 9 IS NOT going to be any Mortal Kombat character but is infact going to be the king of Nightmares himself Freddy Krueger from the Nightmare on Elm Street series of movies. Are you as shocked as I am? I was expecting the return of a lost fan favorite but this is a complete and utter surprise which hit me hard.
While I am not happy with the decision Freddy does have good moves and his fatalities and X-Ray do look pretty good.
Bringing characters from popular movies / games into fighting games as special characters has been a trend since Soul Caliber 4 introduced Yoda and Darth Vader and recently Mortal Kombat 9 on the PS3 got Kratos as an exclusive character. But this is a definitely a first in the industry where a figure like Fred Krueger comes into a game like Mortal Kombat, don't get angry at netherrealms just yet while the decision seems a BIT farfetched he does seem like a good character to play with, his fatalities are "hot" to say the least and like Kitana and Baraka he uses sharp projectiles to his advantage.
He is scheduled to come on PSN and XBL on August 9th and we still have to wait for his story trailer to come. Although I am very curious on what his Babality is like.