Mortal Kombat X Jason
Jason Vorhees is coming to "Mortal Kombat X." Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment

A lot of horror fanatics were pumped when it was announced that Jason Vorhees from the “Friday the 13th” films would be coming to “Mortal Kombat X” as a downloadable character. It looks like the murderer is done torturing the roster in the console version as he is now available in the mobile version of “Mortal Kombat X,” thanks to a new update.

This is the first time for Jason to appear in the mobile fighter, according to GameSpot. It will be interesting to see if other downloadable characters from the console version of “Mortal Kombat X” come to the mobile version as well.

Judging from the gameplay video below, it seems like Jason retains a number of his moves from the console version, including his skull-crushing fatality. The game also gives him the special ability to revive himself once per battle, giving him an advantage over other characters.

Touch Arcade reports that players will be able to get Jason by either playing the mobile version’s challenge mode or placing high in the Jason-themed multiplayer season. Enemies in challenge mode start out easy but get tougher, so mobile players should train their selected characters if they want to earn the serial killer.

The timing for the character’s mobile appearance was quite appropriate, as the update came out during Halloween. Considering Jason's status as a horror icon, it makes sense to bring the character to mobile devices for the special occasion.

Soon enough Jason will also be appearing in a “Friday the 13th” video game for consoles and computers. The game is currently in Kickstarter and is close to being fully funded. It even has a stretch goal to let players use Jason’s deranged mother Pamela Vorhees, if the game makes enough money.

“Mortal Kombat X” is a free download on mobile devices, so players with a keen interest on “Friday the 13th” should give the game a try. While the game is free, it also supports in-app purchases for players who don’t want to grind for the extra characters.

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Mortal Kombat X Mobile -- Jason Voorhees (Credit: YouTube/Mortal Kombat Community)