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Original Johnny Cage Uploads MK1 Mo-Cap Footage To YouTube

by Dan Ryckert on Aug 19, 2010 at 10:25 AM

One of the many trademarks of the first three Mortal Kombat games was the use of digitized actors. Rather than following the anime-influenced look of the rival Street Fighter series, Ed Boon and his team at Midway grabbed martial artists and actors to actually play their roles in front of a camera. One of those actors was Daniel Pesina, who played the original Johnny Cage. It seems that he still has the original tapes over 15 years later, and he has started uploading them to YouTube.

So far, Pesina (who was fired by Midway after appearing in an ad for a less-successful arcade fighter named BloodStorm) has uploaded nine clips featuring Kano and Johnny Cage to his YouTube page. You can check out one example below, and the rest of them can be found here.