Here's to hoping.
One of them could also be a strong selling point for DLC. Rain would be least likely because he was DLC for 9.I think people focus too much on the supposed remaining spots on the roster.
They'll find a way to put Rain, Noob and Shang.
They said there would be secret characters.
I can't imagine this game without one of them.
We could think about would make most sense for the story.
Shang could have a role anywhere when time travel is involved, plus there's the Liu Kang skull-fireball from the story trailer. Very likely imo.
Noob was last kicked into a Soulnado. Could have survived and come back anywhere. Maybe for a new conflict with Scorpion since he and the younger Sub made peace?
Rain was allied with Mileena in MKX and a good portion of that faction died in that game. Could maybe find new allies in Outworld, potentially even side with Kotal Kahn? I don't see him play a huge role in time travel events, he didn't have that big of a role storywise before.
So storywise, Shang Tsung very likely. Between the other two, Noob has more intrigue to him imo due to his uncertain fate after MK9. I personally don't really know where Rain would fit in. Any thoughts?