Last time we got Freddy, now we have Jason Voorhees. Today, Warner Brothers Entertainment and NetherRealm Studios announced the icon of the Friday the 13
movie franchise will make his way to the upcoming Mortal Kombat X via download pack.
He won’t be the only character available, as the pack comes with two other Klassic Kombatants. Those who download the pack will also receive the Samurai Pack also get character skins for Ronin Kenshi, Samurai Shinnok, and Jingu Kitana along with alternate skins for each one.
We’re not sure what to expect from him just yet. We reached out to the PR firm that works with Warner Brothers for some additional info, but we’ve yet to hear back. But from the short 20-second video we got, we can see Jason’s trademarked machete will make an appearance. He also has some really great posture. It looks like Jason has been taking care of himself.
This isn't the first time Mortal Kombat added outside characters to their series. In the last title, Freddy Kruger entered the tournament and in 2008, DC superheroes fought the Kombatants. Honestly, I think it's pretty cool that the series doesn't get caught up in it's own history. Horror movie icons work really well in the lore of the series, and if they give these characters some motivations to fight, it could add some intrigue to the game. At the very least, it appeals to people who might not be fans of the fighting game, but like their slashers.
If you’re looking forward to playing as the ergonomically correct Jason Voorhees, you’ll have to wait until Sept 14 2015. This DLC will be available for it at launch. It will even be packed in with the Mortal Kombat Kollector’s Edition.