Johnny Cage Is Back In Mortal Kombat 11, And He's Got Some New Tricks

Out of his Cage.


NetherRealm Studios has added another familiar face to Mortal Kombat 11's roster of fighters: Johnny Cage. The movie star turned kombatant has been a mainstay as a playable character since the very fist entry in the fighting game franchise and, over time, has changed his look in various ways. In Mortal Kombat 11 he's a little older and greyer, but still embodies the classic self-involved Hollywood actor stereotype.

You can see Cage in action in the trailer above. Cage looks to have retained the majority of his iconic moves, like the flip kick, fireball, rising punch, and shadow kick. However, he's also got some new tricks, such as using a camera's flash to momentarily stun his enemy, and calling another Johnny Cage--presumably a stunt double--to hold his opponent down while he pummels them. His Fatality is pretty funny, but we'll let you see that for yourself.

NetherRealm Studios is set to host a Kombat Kast stream today at 1 PM PT / 10 AM ET / 9 PM GMT / 8 AM AEDT (February 28). During these streams members of the development team usually breakdown aspects of the game such as new characters in a great deal of depth. We expect Johnny Cage will be the subject of the latest Kombat Kast, so make sure to watch the stream here on GameSpot.

A Mortal Kombat 11 beta is planned for March 28 for those who pre-order, and the game will be officially released for PS4, Xbox One, PC, and Nintendo Switch on April 23. Check out our pre-order guide for all of the various versions of the game, including the $300 edition that includes a prop wearable Scorpion mask.

Update: GameSpot amended the above text after Warner Brothers reached out to clarify that the Scorpion Mask is not actually wearable. -- Feb. 28, 11:23 AM PT

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