At the end of last week Johnny Cage was only rumored to be in Mortal Kombat X. Now, thanks to an update on Amazon for the product page, we have a character render and character description for Mr. Cage. Granted this doesn't completely confirm that Johnny Cage will be playable in Mortal Kombat X but it does kind of point more in the direction of that being the case. All of the other characters listed on the page for the game are playable so why would they list him if he wasn't? Also, this was only recently spotted so how do we not know that this hasn't been here for a while. As in been there since the four out of five listed characters for Mortal Kombat X were confirmed a while back.
This brings us to a total of 19 characters for Mortal Kombat X now. At least that is if you pre-order and get the Goro DLC from launch of if NetherRealm releases Goro as a purchasable DLC at a later date. Granted if you went by the Amazon page you would only count ten fighters including Johnny Cage if this wasn't some kind of slip up. Just in case it has been removed, here's a screenshot of the Amazon page just to show where this all further spawned from.
Some would argue that since one of the developers over at NetherRealm has stated that Johnny Cage will be playable in Mortal Kombat X that should confirm it all. Until I see live gameplay for the character and fighting styles I will keep my reservations on this. Maybe this week during the Kombat Kast he will be shown. Until then we will have to go based on all of the following description for Johnny Cage and a few other characters. Not to mention the character renders. Remember this could all still be promotional material for Mortal Kombat X and nothing more. Who knows what is going on in the minds over at NetherRealm and Warner Bros. but them?
Hollywood action hero Johnny Cage entered his first Mortal Kombat tournament for the publicity. Raiden observed that the arrogant, loquacious Cage, was 'a hero. .. though he may not yet know it.' Raiden was correct, of course: Johnny's martial arts skills were not special effects--and were pivotal in EarthRealm's victory.
The daughter of Johnny Cage and Sonya Blade, has a lot to live up to. Her parents were among the few kombatants to survive the wars against Outworld and NetherRealm, and were instrumental to EarthRealm's victories. Cassie is as strong-willed--and occasionally hotheaded — as her mother; and as quick-witted as her beloved dad, which makes her popular within her Special Forces unit.
Is of a race called the Kytinn, which populates the island realm of Arnyek. The solitary nature of the Kytinn meant a common defense of their realm was impossible; thus it was conquered and merged with Outworld by Shao Kahn. D'Vorah's loyalty and insightfulness, unusual traits for a Kytinn, led to her quick political rise.
The dual being known as Ferra/Torr is mysterious even to their closest allies. It's rumored that Torr and Ferra were Outworld citizens, captured and permanently tethered to each other by the evil sorcerer Shang Tsung in the bowels of his Flesh Pits. They're more likely members of a forgotten symbiotic race, in which the 'rider' bonds with a 'mount.' The rider, Ferra, serves as the de facto brains of the duo, while the hulking Torr is the muscle. It's possible they communicate with each other telepathically, or that Ferra can actually understand Torr’s booming grunts. Found roaming the Tarkatan Wastes by Kotal Kahn’s troops, Ferra/Torr were pressed into service as the emperor’s personal bodyguards.
Kano is a member of the Black Dragon, a group of international arms dealers. Sonya, Jax and the Special Forces have been trying to shut them down for decades. Though he's from EarthRealm (Australia), Kano usually sides with his home realm's enemies. In the past he provided high tech weapons both to Shao Kahn's Outworld armies and Shinnok and Quan Chi of the NetherRealm. After Shinnok's defeat Kano returned to Outworld, keeping a low profile but making a tidy profit running guns from Earth to Outworld.
Kotal Khan was a young boy in the warrior realm of Osh-Tekk when it was merged with Outworld by Shao Kahn. He grew up admiring the Outworld emperor. But Kotal kept hidden from Shao Kahn a secret Osh-Tekk portal to EarthRealm. Kotal's 'magical' appearances and demonstrations of great power in EarthRealm led its inhabitants to declare him a god, whom they called Buluc. After Shao Kahn was killed in the war with EarthRealm, Kotal served Shao Kahn’s heir Mileena. But her instability eventually led Kotal to overthrow her and assume the emperorship.
Perceiving a lack of loyalty in his adopted daughter, Kitana, Shao Kahn ordered Shang Tsung to create a replacement, a daughter worthy to be his heir. Shang Tsung fulfilled Shao Kahn's order by fusing Tarkatan DNA with Kitana’s. The resulting hybrid Mileena is as bloodthirsty and vicious as a Tarkatan, but possesses the martial artistry and poise of an Edenian.
Raiden is the God of Thunder and the Protector of EarthRealm. Millennia ago he and the Elder Gods defeated Shinnok, who sought dominion over the realms. More recently, Raiden thwarted Outworld's attempts to conquer and merge with EarthRealm. However victory came at great cost. Many of Raiden's closest allies were killed in the battle. Raiden's strength was further tested when an escaped Shinnok’s NetherRealm armies attacked an EarthRealm weakened by war. Ultimately Raiden imprisoned Shinnok again — this time in Shinnok's own Amulet.
Hanzo Hasashi was a member of the Shirai-Ryu assassin clan until they and his family were killed by Sub-Zero of the rival Lin Kuei clan. Hanzo's soul was claimed by the NetherRealm sorcerer Quan Chi, who resurrected him as the revenant Scorpion and gave him the chance to avenge his family's deaths.
Kuai Liang and his older brother Bi-Han served the Lin Kuei assassin clan faithfully until the first Mortal Kombat tournament. There Bi-Han, code-named Sub-Zero, was killed by the demon Scorpion. Kuai Liang assumed the Sub-Zero mantle and went to Outworld to find his brother's killer.
I've said it before but I couldn't care if Johnny Cage is in Mortal Kombat X or not. Some of you obviously do care which is why I bring you all of this. Not to mention that we get some nice new renders for the characters and more into who they are outside of killing machines in Mortal Kombat X. I'd love to see more on all of the other new characters for the game but I guess that is what the comic book is for until April 14th rolls around. Until then, this is all we get and we should be glad for it. At least until more for Mortal Kombat X is revealed on Friday here.
Do you buy into Johnny Cage being confirmed based on all of this? Do you want his inclusion into Mortal Kombat X outside of story? Does this kind of confirm Sonya Blade as well since she would be more likely to survive everything better than Johnny Cage? Let us know your thoughts down in the comments.