Mortal Kombat 11 fans have slightly over a month to wait until the highly anticipated gory fighting title launches, but as we near its date, developer NetherRealm Studio has been providing fans with a drip feed of content to keep them clamoring for the title. The latest bit of news to come out concerning MK11 was a new gameplay trailer for Cassie Cage, the daughter of MK veterans Johnny Cage and Sonya Blade.
In this gameplay trailer, we get a sneak peek at her bubble-blowing entrance, her moveset as she faces Kano, and her victory animation where she dabs over the body of her opponent. It’s worth mentioning that Cassie Cage was an instant hit when she debuted in Mortal Kombat X as one of the protagonists for the story mode, and while she is designed to be more “new age” than her parents or other Mortal Kombat fighters, this is taken to another level, it seems, in Mortal Kombat 11. This design decision is evidenced by one of her fatalities in Mortal Kombat X involving a selfie post to social media with her defeated opponent.
This can be seen in a variety of ways in Mortal Kombat 11 as well, such as when she enters a match. She slides down a rope, gives a quick quip, and blows a bubble with her chewing gum. Her dialogue also involves some funny catchphrases such as telling Scorpion to “Get over here!” and telling Subzero to chill.
These little idiosyncrasies will go a long way in making Cassie Cage stand out in the roster, but it doesn’t end there. As seen below, when Cassie Cage defeats an opponent, she dabs. This may not be the most “new age” aspect of her animations, as the popularity of dabbing died out some time ago, but it is an interesting choice likely rooted in popular culture.
With the lightheartedness of her interactions, the puns, and her animations, it seems safe to say that Cassie will be as popular as she was in Mortal Kombat X. Of course, that does remain to be seen, but with Mortal Kombat 11 right around the corner, we’ll find out sooner rather than later.
Mortal Kombat 11 is scheduled to release on April 23, 2019 for PC, PlayStation 4, Switch, and Xbox One.