As of yesterday, DC Comics’ Mortal Kombat X series has reached a fourth installment, providing a lead-up to the title’s release this April. While we won’t get too far into details in order to avoid spoiling developments so far, a sprawling piece of art featuring a number of notable characters popped up in issue three that may provide hints as to who will be returning in the upcoming game.
Some folks in the image to the right, such as Scorpion (seen in the top-left corner with comic debutant Takeda), Kano, and Kotal Kahn have already been revealed, there are quite a few faces Mortal Kombat fans will have no problem placing.
Starting out in the top middle, we see newcomer Cassie Cage participating in a cage match with Frost, a member of the Lin Kuei clan that possesses cryogenic powers similar to Sub-Zero. This storyline continued in issue four, which also introduced Jax’s daughter Jacqui, seen in the bottom right-hand corner sparring with her metal-armed father.
Moving right, there’s a section depicting Kotal Kahn and what appears to be the silhouette of Ferra and Torr in the distance. While their part in the story is still a little murky (like Jacqui, they only recently showed up in the comic), Mortal Kombat veteran Reptile can also be spotted in their midst.
Mileena may have been leaked by way of a promotional video currently playing in GameStop locations, and the comics may have just cemented her importance in the story and, therefore, the playable cast. She can be seen in the lower right corner with Reiko, a general in Shao Kahn’s army that first made an appearance in Mortal Kombat 4.
Mention has been made of Mileena in the most recent issue of the Mortal Kombat X comic as well, with Kotal Kahn asking Sonya Blade (now a colonel) for Earthrealm’s help in defeating her. During his visit, he is flanked by D’Vorah and a man by the name of Erron Black, who has yet to show up in any sort of media.
While none of this is concrete proof that these characters will be playable in Mortal Kombat X, it does shed some light on their effect on the overall narrative and give us something to think about in the meantime. Let us know who you think will show up in the comments below.
Mortal Kombat X will be available for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PC on April 14.
Source: DC Comics, special thanks to Haketh for his help in identifying characters.