Martial arts master and motion picture legend Jean-Claude Van Damme is coming to the Mortal Kombat computer game series, and this marks a full-circle minute for Johnny Cage. On Thursday, it was revealed by the designers that the next game in the franchise will be Mortal Kombat 1, a title that functions as a fresh reboot with brand-new versions of the timeless characters and no relation to the stories of the previous video games. A teaser was launched for the brand-new game that supplies a preview at a few of the fighters who will be consisted of, though Johnny Cage is significantly missing.

Cage fans ought to fear not, as the popular fighter will belong of Mortal Kombat 1. Better yet, it was silently exposed on the authorities Mortal Kombat site that the fighter will even be provided an extremely unique character skin with the Kombat Pack, a DLC that includes more bonus offers at an additional expense. The site keeps in mind that the Kombat Pack will consist of “a Johnny Cage character skin with the likeness of famed actor and martial artist, Jean-Claude Van Damme.” That skin will be readily available instantly upon launch while brand-new characters will be included post-launch.

There’s no word yet on if JCVD will likewise be providing his voice to the game. Unfortunately, there likewise hasn’t been any pictures of video launched that reveal what the JCVD character skin appears like, though provided the level of information provided to the unique visitor fighters in Mortal Kombat 11, we can anticipate that it will look much like the star. Mortal Kombat 11 especially consisted of character skins in a DLC based upon Johnny Cage, Raiden, and Sonya Blade as they appeared in the initial live-action motion picture. Linden Ashby, Christopher Lambert, and Bridgette Wilson all provided their real voices and similarities to their particular functions.

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Johnny Cage has actually been around in Mortal Kombat from the very start, acting as among the playable fighters in the initial computer game launched in 1992. The character was greatly motivated by Jean-Claude Van Damme, depicted as a Hollywood star and competent martial artist who bears a striking similarity to the real-life Kickboxer star. One of Cage’s hallmark relocations, presented in the very first Mortal Kombat, was to even do the divides and punch his challenger in the groin, a maneuver memorably carried out by Van Damme in Bloodsport.

Meanwhile, the brand-new Mortal Kombat motion picture series has actually likewise discovered its Johnny Cage. The character did not appear in the 2021 movie as the filmmakers were conserving the epic character for the follow up. It was just recently reported that The Boys star Karl Urban remains in last talks for the function. While Urban is significantly older than the early representations of Johnny Cage in the computer game, his age remains in line with more current representations. Johnny is now typically depicted as a middle-aged daddy whose child, Cassie Cage, has actually given that ended up being an experienced fighter herself. Perhaps that’s the path they’ll be taking with the character in Mortal Kombat 2.