‘Mortal Kombat X’ Producer Confirms Johnny Cage, Hints at Kenshi

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After a full debut and gameplay previews back at E3 2014, it’s been a steady stream of news from NetherRealm Studios regarding Mortal Kombat X. From the character reveals to guest character teases to new gameplay features, Mortal Kombat X has let information trickle out slowly but surely, ensuring that fans have a chance to savor each announcement.

It’s becoming a little difficult to savor those announcements as of late, however, as they have started to come in fast and furious. Within the past few days alone, NetherRealm has unleashed a new story trailer, confirmed a few new characters, and teased even more roster additions, one of which was revealed earlier today.

While it may not have been the official reveal NetherRealm Studios hoped for, Johnny Cage has been confirmed for the Mortal Kombat X roster. This according to NetherRealm’s Senior Producer Adam Urbano who casually namedropped Johnny Cage during an interview with Game Crate.

Unfortunately, video of the interview has since been removed, likely taken down to hide the evidence. But, as everyone knows, nothing can be completely removed from the Internet, so feel free to check out an archive of the interview here, or read the important quotes below:

“You’ll get to play as Johnny Cage, but we’re also showing Cassie Cage, who is the daughter of Sonya and Johnny. You’ll get a chance to see Kenshi and a chance to see a couple more.”

In addition to unofficially announcing Johnny Cage as a playable character, Urbano also seemingly confirms Kenshi for the Mortal Kombat roster. It’s not a totally unexpected addition considering Kenshi’s son Takashi Takeda is in the game, but again nothing has been made official. But, if both Johnny Cage and Kenshi are in the game, then it stands to reason other Mortal Kombat parents might also be in the 10th game – characters like Sonya Blade and Jax.

Mortal Kombat 9 - Kenshi

However, with PAX East right around the corner it stands to reason that NetherRealm Studios will use that Boston-based event to reveal more roster additions. And even if they didn’t have plans to announce Johnny Cage or Kenshi, now that the cat’s out of the bag there’s no point in playing coy.

Regardless, it’s pretty clear that Mortal Kombat X’s promotional tour is in full swing, with new roster announcements coming so fast even NetherRealm Studios can’t keep up. So, stick tuned to Game Rant for the latest Mortal Kombat X news.

Who else would you like to see announced for the Mortal Kombat X roster? How do you feel about Johnny Cage and Kenshi taking spots?

Mortal Kombat X releases April 14, 2015 for PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One.

Source: Game Crate (via IGN)