In a trailer released early today, Sony of America has confirmed that Jason Voorhees, the hockey-masked killer of the popular “Friday the 13th” series of slasher films — will be appearing in the upcoming Mortal Kombat X as a downloadable character. In a pack that will also contain three other playable characters, one of whom will be another guest character.
This will be the second time in franchise history that the star of a “long running horror film franchise has appeared as a playable character. You might recall that in 2011’s “Mortal Kombat 9” they featured Freddy Kruger, star of the “Nightmare on Elm Street” series as a DLC character much like Jason will be. MK 9 also, notably featured Kratos from “God of War” as a playable character — making recent MK games no stranger to featuring guest characters amongst its usual roster of brutal warriors and martial artists.
Unfortunately Warner Brothers today, has also confirmed that the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 versions of MK10 have been pushed back till the summer — while the next-gen versions of the game will still arrive in stores on April 14th. The last gen versions of the game are being developed by High Voltage Software, rather then typical Mortal Kombat developer NetherRealms. Which may explain the unexpected push back in the game’s release date.
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