Friday the 13th’s Jason to feature in Mortal Kombat X

13 Mar 2015

Mortal Kombat X's Jason Voorhees. Photo via YouTube

There has been a surprising addition to the ever-growing cast of characters appearing in the forthcoming latest instalment of the much loved Mortal Kombat franchise.

Jason Voorhees, the machete-wielding, mass-murdering villain from the Friday the 13th movies, is to feature in Mortal Kombat X. That is, for players with the additional Kombat Pack which, as pointed out by IGN, can be purchased separately but is included in the game’s Kollector’s Edition, Limited Edition and Premium Edition.

Mortal Kombat X picks up where the 2011 Mortal Kombat reboot leaves off before moving 25 years into the future, where MK veterans, new characters, and the next-generation kids of the older fighters will battle. Just last week it was confirmed that Johnny Cage, whose first appearance came way back in the first Mortal Kombat (1992), will be a playable character.

In preparation for its release, a custom-made control pad has been designed specifically for the beat ’em up. Developed by Performance Designed Products (PDP), the hardware was unveiled at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas in January, and with its simplified six-button and directional pad system (which resembles an old Sega Megadrive controller), it’s bound to suit MKX’’s retro gameplay.

Click below for a Jason teaser.

Dean Van Nguyen was a contributor to Silicon Republic