The lights are on
Following this morning's announcements, we got hands-on time with Killer Instinct. The game plays very smoothly, with four of the six launch characters playable at the Microsoft showcase. Jago, Glacius, Sabrewulf, and Chief Thunder are all available for testing. Two more characters will be announced before launch, with two more planned for release shortly after.
Microsoft is planning two bundles. The Combo Breaker bundle comes with the six launch characters, all the stages, and training mode. It will be $19.99. The Ultra Combo pack comes with the six launch characters, two post launch characters, even more stages, character accessory packs, additional costumes, and the original Killer Instinct. That pack will run players $39.99.
Fighters will still be offered a la carte. More characters are planned as time goes on, with fan favorites and classics joining the roster. Killer Instinct is planned for the Xbox One launch.
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It looks really good. I just wonder if they are going to charge 4.99 per additional post launch character. If I remember correctly, KI had more than 8 characters...
Only six launch characters? I was hoping they would use the full (albeit sparse) character roster then use DLC to add some new characters.
I've always been a fan of Killer Instinct, so it looks like I'll be picking up the Ultra Combo pack. I'm glad to hear it plays smoothly.
So...shelling out an extra $20 only nets you two extra characters? All the bells and whistles to me don't stack anywhere near a full roster. How about just releasing the full roster beforehand, oh wait...new "business practices" get in the way of that I suppose.
Great price. Can't wait!
This is an interesting pricing model. Fighting game afficionadios like myself will buy everything, but those that are just curious/casual can still check out the game without buying the stuff they don't want or will ever play with. I'm very curious how this will turn out.
Oh..well now I'm not gonna buy this an KI might go bye-bye for the next 20 years. But I refuse to pay for extra characters,does MS thinks its Capcom now?