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Iron Galaxy is expected to add Killer Instinct‘s next downloadable character, Eagle, to the game this Friday.
If you’re a fan of the free-to-play fighting game, you can prepare yourself by viewing two new gameplay trailers starring Eagle. Both trailers are available after the break, and they depict Thunder’s brother going toe-to-toe with Shin Hisako and Fulgore. (more…)
Killer Instinct was part of this weekend’s Combo Breaker 2017 event, and Microsoft used the opportunity to announce that Eagle, Chief Thunder’s older brother, will be added to the game in June. Aside from the short teaser trailer’s promise of epic archery skills, that’s about all we know about the character.
Developer Iron Galaxy closed the book on Killer Instinct’s third season last July, but since the start of 2017, they’ve added several “remix” characters to the game including Kilgore and Shin Hisako. It’s unknown if the team considers Eagle an original character or yet another remix.
Finally, congratulations to Rob “Valoraxe” Doherty, the winner of this year’s Combo Breaker Finals.
Iron Galaxy has released a trio of new trailers featuring Shin Hisako, the next remix character coming to Killer Instinct. Like Jago/Shadow Jago and Fulgore/Kilgore, Shin Hisako will feature a slightly altered playing style, one accessory set, and nine different costume colors.
Shin Hisako will be available to download on March 21 (for $4.99), and you can watch a “purified” version of the ghost girl take on TJ Combo, Thunder, and Aganos after the break. (more…)
Iron Galaxy has announced (via their official website) that Killer Instinct‘s next fighter, Kilgore, is now available to download on the PC and Xbox One. Kilgore is a prototype of Fulgore, and as a robot with machine guns for arms and a propensity to overheat he can be a bit unpredictable. Thankfully, Iron Galaxy’s Adam Heart and Isaac Torres put the character through his paces in a special livestream that can be found after the break.
Before Fulgore and the Mark 03 units were introduced to the world, Ultratech created a line of failed cyborgs during the secret CCIX Program. These hulking battle machines bore twin overpowered chain guns that tended to overheat, making them unstable and unfit for service. But one cyborg—nicknamed Kilgore—became self-aware, and started rewriting his own software to account for this deficiency in his hardware. Saved from the scrapheap, this special unit has been brought out of retirement by ARIA to enforce her will…and Kilgore obeys.
Kilgore was designed to be more than just a simple reskin of Fulgore by Iron Galaxy, and is the first character available in what the developer is referring to as Killer Instinct’s “Post-Season 3.” Kilgore has been priced at $10 and 50% of the purchase price will be used to support the upcoming KI Ultra Tour and future Killer Instinct tournaments.
Iron Galaxy plans to release several other characters as part of “Post-Season 3,” each with their own unique style, and they’ll be announced at a later date.
Finally, the developer has confirmed that Ultimate Finishing Moves will be added to Killer Instinct in a future update, and you can get a sneak peek at what they look like in the new trailer embedded above. (more…)
Two influential titles from the new wave of first-person exploration games are now available to download for the Xbox One through the Xbox Games Store.
Firewatch comes from developer Campo Santo, and it takes place in the Wyoming wilderness. “You are a man named Henry who has retreated from your messy life to work as a fire lookout,” but as players scan the skies for smoke, a strange mystery draws them out of their tower and into the world. Firewatch is joined on the Xbox Games Store this week by Dear Esther: Landmark Edition, the first game from The Chinese Room. Players will explore beautiful environments on a deserted island as “a powerful story of love, loss, guilt, and redemption” unfolds before them.
An entirely different (but much more familiar) first-person game is also new to the Xbox Games Store this week. Bungie’s Destiny: Rise of Iron (Xbox One) will be the final expansion to the multiplayer shooter, and it asks players to fight back against Fallen mutants who “now scavenge the tombs of the Golden Age.”
And elsewhere on the Xbox Games Store… Batman and Bruce Wayne will continue their crusade to clean up Gotham City in Batman: The Telltale Series – Episode 2: Children of Arkham (Xbox One), while Microsoft collected the first three seasons of content for their free-to-play fighter in Killer Instinct: Definitive Edition (Xbox One).
More information on all of these games (and a few other new releases) can be found after the break. (more…)
Believe it or not, but Bungie released the original version of Destiny nearly two years ago. After building up a devoted fanbase that continues to obsessively play the shooter to this day, the developer is gearing up to launch the final expansion this week. The Rise of Iron expansion will be available to download from the PlayStation Store and Xbox Games Store, but players who haven’t yet jumped into Destiny’s universe will be able to pick up Destiny: The Collection this week for the PS4 and Xbox One. In addition to the original game and Rise of Iron, The Collection will also include Expansion I: The Dark Below, Expansion II: House of Wolves, and The Taken King.
Killer Instinct made its debut during the Xbox One’s launch period, and it too will receive a collected edition this week. Killer Instinct: Definitive Edition will include all 26 characters and 20 stages from the game’s first three seasons, as well as a pair of bonus games (Killer Instinct Classic and Killer Instinct 2 Classic).
Fans of Japanese RPGs will also find a pair of new titles available on store shelves this week. Atlus will publish Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse, a side-story to the original Shin Megami Tensei IV, for the 3DS. And NIS America will bring a reworked version of Tokyo Twilight Ghost Hunters to the PS4.
Finally this week, the Air Conflicts: Double Pack, which contains Air Conflicts: Pacific Carriers and Air Conflicts: Vietnam, will be available for the PS4.
We’ll be back throughout the week with all the new additions to the PlayStation Store, Xbox Games Store, and Nintendo eShop.
The latest season of Killer Instinct will come to a close on July 22, when owners of the Season 3 Ultra Edition will get the chance to download Eyedol. Players who purchased the Season 3 Combo Breaker Edition for the Xbox One or Windows 10 will have to wait until July 29.
Eyedol originally served as the final boss of the original Killer Instinct, and he returns in the reboot to continue his battle against Gargos. You can witness all his two-headed fury in the gameplay trailer embedded above.
If you haven’t jumped into Killer Instinct yet, Microsoft will release a special Definitive Edition of the game on September 20. The Definitive Edition will contain all 26 characters, including Eyedol, that have been added to the game since its 2013 debut.
Microsoft and Iron Galaxy have announced they’ll cram a massive collection of Killer Instinct content into the newly-announced Killer Instinct: Definitive Edition this Fall.
Available for the Xbox One on September 20, the Definitive Edition will include all 26 characters from the game’s first three seasons (including Shadow Jago), as well as all 20 stages, both Killer Instinct Classic games, and more (thanks to the Xbox Wire):
- Every Killer Instinct Fighter! That’s 26 characters, including the remastered cast, original fighters like Hisako and Aria, and special guest characters like Arbiter from Halo, Rash from Battletoads and General RAAM from Gears of War.
- All 20 Stages, with visual upgrades and lighting changes (creating absolutely improved gorgeous fighting sets).
- Killer Instinct Classic 1 & 2 – Faithful recreations of the arcade originals for the Xbox One.
- Special Features like every song in the KI Archives, every character trailer, and never-before-seen concept artwork.
- An Interactive Universe Map with stage location details.
- Exclusive Behind-the-Scenes Videos digging into the history, world, and design of this beloved franchise.
- The retail edition of Killer Instinct: Definitive Edition will include a bonus Original Soundtrack CD and an exclusive Gold Gargos Character Skin.
The Killer Instinct: Definitive Edition will be priced at $39.99, which is a pretty decent discount when compared to the currently-available Supreme Edition.