If you're a fan of both Mortal Kombat and the Nightmare on Elm St franchise, today your dream is about to come true: Freddy Krueger has been announced as the latest DLC character for NetherRealm Studios' fighter.

The announcement trailer showcases Freddy's evil abilities. Unsurprisingly, many of his special attacks involve his claw hand. His Fatalities look particularly entertaining - one sees old burn-face tossing his opponent into a rusty old furnace.

Sadly there's no option to murder a young Johnny Depp by sucking him into a bed, however.

Freddy will be available on August 9 and is the fourth DLC character for the game. Expect him to cost £3.19 or 400 Microsoft Points, depending on your platform.

I scored Mortal Kombat an 8 in my review earlier this year. "Mortal Kombat feels like the return of an old friend - a thoroughly unhinged friend, but one we're delighted to have back."