Is Kano a playable character in Mortal Kombat X? German magazine may have leaked the Black Dragon leader's return ahead of official reveal

Posted by Cheng Kai 'KarbyP' Sim • August 3, 2014 at 4 p.m. PDT

Kano, leader of the Black Dragon crime cartel in 2011's reboot of Mortal Kombat and who was last seen being frozen by Sub-Zero, may be returning as a playable character in Mortal Kombat X, if these two images -- allegedly from a leaked copy of an unidentified German magazine -- are to be believed.

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If these images are true, then one of Kano's three variations in the game will be Wrestling-Kano, who possesses a Flying Knee special move, according to the German text in one of the images.
Last week, NetherRealm Studios's Ed Boon hinted on Twitter that next week's Gamescom convention in Cologne, Germany, would be where we'd get more new information on Mortal Kombat X. Given that we're just a little more than a week away from Gamescom, it might be possible that the information was originally meant to be published in print only after the character had been revealed at Gamescom, but somehow slipped out ahead of embargo.

Alternatively, it could also be possible for Kano to be an exclusive reveal for the magazine, and for Ed Boon's Gamescom reveal to be something else completely different altogether.

Mortal Kombat fans have since notified the series creator on the existence of the leaked images earlier today, but Ed Boon has neither confirmed nor denied if the information was real, choosing instead to respond to other fans' tweets.

Source: @westkoastkilla via Test Your Might. Sent in by MK_Trickylizard. Image credit: abraaolucas.
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