While both were present in the recently released story trailer, the question as to whether or not Johnny Cage and Mileena would be combatants in NetherRealm’s highly anticipated Mortal Kombat X remained.
However, thanks to a character roster shown off on the game’s Amazon pre-order page, it’s now almost certain that both characters will be playable in the upcoming fighter. Each is given a quick background summary, highlighting their motivations as well as their role in the story:
Johnny Cage: “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.”
Mileena: “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.”
To give the leak further merit, Ed Boon, Mortal Kombat co-creator and programmer, tweeted an image of Mileena with the following caption:
Hopefully more reveals will be on the way soon, with Ninja cowboy Erron Black, Jax’s daughter Jacqueline Briggs and damp fighter Rain all being hinted at in both the trailers and comics that have preceded the game’s launch.
Mortal Kombat X will be released for PC, as well as both last and current generation consoles, on April 14.