Mortal Kombat’s Johnny Cage, 20 years later

Lawsuits and a falling out with Midway: the story of what happens when a game becomes a phenomenon and not everyone gets paid. Huge thanks to Incredible Technologies VP of marketing Scott Morrison for digging up outtake photos from the 1994 “Daniel Pesina, who starred as Johnny Cage in Mortal Kombat has switched to BloodStorm” print ad.

(This story originally appeared on The Verge and then got ported to Polygon, so unfortunately the layout is a little messy as a result.)

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