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Killer Instinct PAX Trailer Showcases Chief Thunder, Reveals New Character

As part of Killer Instinct's PAX 2013 presence, a new trailer has released showcasing Chief Thunder, and teasing a new character. It's not much of a tease per se, as the new female combatant is fully shown in all of her combat glory. She is the first entirely new, non-returning character to be revealed for the new Killer Instinct, and so far she is the only female fighter.

Killer Instinct will be free to download for Xbox One players with new characters available for $4.99 each, but there is also the Combo Breaker and Ultra Edition bundles, detailed below:

Combo Breaker Pack: Save 50% instantly by purchasing the Combo Breaker Pack (the first eight characters – six at launch and then early access to the other two new characters before their official release) for just $19.99 / 16.99 Pounds / 19.99 EURO.

Ultra Edition: For the best value, get the Ultra Edition for $39.99, which includes the first eight characters, accessories packs and costumes, plus the original “Killer Instinct” arcade game.

Killer Instinct is currently a launch title for Xbox One.

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  • For something that uses Kinect, this looks like a controller based fighter.
  • More than anything, I'm disappointed that this is what Rare chose to do with their comeback to developing games :(
  • thank god she is new for a second I thought that was orchids design. The redesigns for most characters have been very different than the original ones. Honestly I think the characters look pretty nice but have little to no business being called what they are being called. The move sets are also a bit weird. Thunder had absolutely no need of becoming a grappler. That was one of the things I liked about the original it was combo based and didn't really have character classes like they are trying to implement into this one.

  • Dang, those are some wrist blades. Couldn't play Twister with those. Eat your heart out Dark "plasticky gauntles blades" Knight.

  • People need to get over the changes that the new Killer Instinct is trying to do. This franchise hasn't seen the light of day for over a decade and you're telling me none of you expected any core differences from the original?

  • i'll just call him nightwolf.

  • So it's just gonna launch with 6 characters? Ahhh... now it makes sense. I was thinking, "How the eff is Double Helix gonna get this done for launch", considering we've only seen Jago, Sabrewulf, Glacious and Chief Thunder by now, and there's only 2 months to go. This kinda stinks, but it's better to polish & balance guys right than shove out a less-than-stellar fighter. It'll be interesting to see how they grow the game with extra downloadable characters in the future though.

  • Don't let these videos fool you!!! I played killer Instinct at the Gamestop Expo and it is awesome!! Better yet it was running on a real XB1 and not a computer!! It looks beautiful and the combat is really fast. They had Jago, Sabrewulf,Thunder and Glacius playable....Thunder seemed to be a favorite...

  • what happened to 'killer' combos?

  • I loved Rares games, but I was never really a huge fan of Killer Instinct.

  • I'm not tripping on the pricing structure as much as I'm am about the roster & the current gameplay footage.  I was hoping to see more of the original roster in action so I can make my decision on whether or not this will be a purchase.  Guess I'll have to wait until it's released!  

  • Nice video. I had a great time with the original and am willing to give this one a try.

  • Really Really, compared to other fighting games out there this is wack.

  • I don't know . I am a fan of Killer Instinct but the new modern interpretation of the classic character looks  cartoonish. When you compare KI with MK you will understand were i am going.