In honor of the World Cup, the developers of Mortal Kombat X Mobile have developed special Kombat Cup themed skins for two characters: Johnny Cage and Sonya Blade! NetherRealm Studios released this trailer across various social media outlets:

It can be seen in the trailer that the soccer theme is not merely a visual, as evidenced by the NetherRealm-themed jerseys, but is incorporated in the fighters' special moves as well. Johnny uses the soccer ball as a weapon, and Sonya uses a referee whistle whilst using her abilities!

Some astute fans may have noticed that the character models have been slightly altered, possibly to resemble real-life soccer players. For a closer look, MK Online user judgmentfist has provided us with the following pictures that she created after extracting the textures (including a side-by-side comparison with the default MKX costumes used):

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