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Freddy vs Jason & Friends? Mortal Kombat boss open to horror film fighter

The director of the studio behind Mortal Kombat X has opened the door to a fighting game featuring a cast of iconic horror film characters.

Ed Boon of NetherRealm Studios says the inclusion of Freddy Krueger and co. as downloadable characters in Mortal Kombat may one day lead to a standalone game where they all battle it out.

The Nightmare on Elm Street villain has been joined by Friday The 13th’s Jason Vorhees, Leatherface of Texas Chainsaw Massacre,  Alien’s Xenomorph and Predator from Predator as DLC in the last two Mortal Kombat titles.

Related: Mortal Kombat X review

“You know, as we’ve been accumulating [the characters], that idea has been coming up more and more frequently,” Boon told Game Informer.

You brought it up and a few other people have brought it up like, ‘Why don’t you do a horror movie fighting game?’ Maybe one day we’ll do it.”

While those five characters wouldn’t be enough to justify an entire game, there’s nothing to say the studio couldn’t acquire licenses to pick up more villains for a future title.

“With Mortal Kombat, we stepped outside of the universe with characters like Freddy Krueger, Jason, Alien, Predator, and stuff like that, so the movie stuff kind of mixes things up, Boon added.

“Fan feedback is another big one; just hearing some very loud, insistent people saying what they want. And what’s available; obviously we can’t just choose what we want to do, like ‘we want Robocop so he’s in the game!’ You have to do something that can be accommodated as far the company. So there are  anumber of variables, including what the players have been asking for. We’re always listening to feedback.”

Who would you like to see? Hannibal Lecter? Chuckie from Child’s Play? Pennywise from IT?

Share your dream/nightmare roster in the comments section below.

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