Mortal Kombat 11 will feature the return of one of the original characters in the series, as Johnny Cage is returning to the roster as a playable fighter.

As revealed by IGN, Cage’s inclusion should serve as no surprise. A major story element of Mortal Kombat X was the Cage bloodline’s mysterious Shadow Magic, which allowed Johnny and his daughter Cassie to defeat the fallen Elder God Shinnok. With Liu Kang’s fall from grace to become Emperor of Netherrealm, Cage has stepped up to become the de facto defender of Earth.

Though Johnny Cage was only just revealed, it’s definitely a possibility that there could be more than one reveal! “We LOVE how passionate MK fans are 2C their favorite fighters return. Please don’t stop that,” said director Ed Boon in a previous post. “But remember, each announcement, doesn’t mean your favorite isn’t in the game. Be patient, SO many “soon to be konfirmed” classic fighter announcements koming!”

Mortal Kombat 11 will arrive on April 23rd for Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and PC.

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