Ed Boon added Freddy Krueger to Mortal Kombat because he “made sense”

Friday, 22nd July 2011 16:16 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Ed Boon has said the inspiration for adding Freddy Krueger to Mortal Kombat as a DLC character was because NetherRealm wanted to add a famous character into the series that fit with the overall theme.

Speaking with the PS Blog, Boon said Freddy “makes sense,” and that the team also looked at other horror characters such as Jason and Michael Meyers.

“Freddy Kreuger, we felt, was the most instantly recognizable and he fits in with Mortal Kombat with his claws,” said Boon. “ It just seemed like the best fit.”

Boon went on to say the team didn’t want him to resemble actor Robert Englund so much, and didn’t even if it would be allowed or not; however, since the movies starring the scarred nightmare terrorist “were huge,” the team decided making the MK Freddy as close to the original character from the 80s as possible.

The character will make use of swipes in the game with his large claws, can send them “creepy-crawling on the ground or flying through the air,” and he can also dig into the ground and the claws will come up under his opponent. There’s “plenty of dream-related stuff,” in his introduction animation, as well as his victory stance, and his fatalities.

You can read the full interview through the link, and check out the trailer for him here.

Freddy will be unleashed into MK August 9 for $4.99.



  1. Xuchilbara

    What DOESN’T make sense is why he has a glove on both hands…

    #1 3 years ago
  2. YoungZer0

    Ed Boon is a fucking idiot.

    #2 3 years ago
  3. Dr.Ghettoblaster

    What REALLY doesn’t make sense is how they can get away with charging $5 for one character.

    #3 3 years ago
  4. Just-Joe

    @1 If not mistaken he has two gloves in the remake.

    @3 At least they didn’t announce Ultra Mortal Kombat: Arcade Edition.

    #4 3 years ago
  5. Dr.Ghettoblaster

    ^ Very true.

    #5 3 years ago

    Then Jason will come to kill his rival! =))

    #6 3 years ago
  7. Lord Gremlin

    1&2 said it all.

    #7 3 years ago
  8. Xuchilbara

    @4 – You are mistaking unfortunately, just saw it not to long ago.

    #8 3 years ago
  9. TikiSadZombie

    It says the two gloves thing will be explained in his “Bio”. /= I want one glove not two..

    #9 3 years ago
  10. fedcba

    They should just do a whole 80 horror style smash brothers games.. freddy, Jason, Chucky, Michale myers, Pinhead, the old dude and the midget from Poltergeist, Leatherface etc. I’d play that shit!

    #10 3 years ago
  11. fedcba

    Ohh also throw pumpkin head and leprechaun in there!

    #11 3 years ago
  12. Just-Joe

    Don’t forget Ash from Evil Dead, he’d be great.

    #12 3 years ago

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