Killer Instinct (Xbox One) by Microsoft

Killer Instinct (Xbox One) by Microsoft Box Art

Release Date
November 22, 2013.

Average Overall Score:
8.50 / 10

Over a decade of waiting, gamers around the world have been subjected to numerous teasers which amounted to nothing, the running joke of April fool’s jokes, but no longer. For those XboxAddict faithful, you'll know that I've personally been waiting for this moment since the Nintendo 64 days, and when the lights went down over the Xbox One launch, that was when the bell rang out and the fight was on. Killer Instinct makes a triumphant return as a downloadable game in the Xbox One store."

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Killer Instinct News

Killer Instinct: Definitive Edition Coming Soon
For fans of fighters, and definitely those who have not jumped on the KI wagon, the Definitive Edition of Killer Instinct is just around the corner.

New KI Character Hisako coming April 2, trailer reveals new Cinder
Hisako is hands-down one of the most "original" looking new characters ever to be introduced to the Killer Instinct franchise in both looks and gameplay, and it looks like she’s bringing an old favorite along with her (check the end of the video).

KI Season 2 unleashes Riptor on Wednesday, next character teased
If you own the Ultra Edition of Season 2, get ready for some reptilian slashing, biting and fire-breathing action. The rest of you will have to wait just a little longer.

Cyber Monday is Kan-Ra Monday for Killer Instinct Season 2
The 2000-year old mummy sorcerer and brand-new addition to the Killer Instinct roster will be unwrapped next week, and a even a tad earlier for Combo Breaker purchasers.

Killer Instinct Season 2's third character is an ancient mummy
Microsoft Studios has announced the next playable character to debut in KI Season 2, Kan-Ra (no, not Mum-Ra!). They also spill the beans on their upcoming schedule, the 360 version that was originally in development before Xbox One and more!

Killer Instinct Season 2 available for purchase tomorrow
Microsoft Studios and the development team at Iron Galaxy are excited to announce the global launch of Killer Instinct: Season 2 on Wednesday, Oct. 15, exclusively on Xbox One.

Meet Killer Instinct Season 2’s Maya and Her Deadly Daggers
Killer Instinct Season 2 will be here soon, and Maya is now ready to make her official entrance. And she’s never looked better.

Killer Instinct coming to retail in the form of the 'Combo Pack'
Plus it will include KI Season 2 character TJ Combo, for the low, low price of $19.99.

EVO 2014: Maya revealed for Killer Instinct Season 2
And she looks a hell of a lot better than she did in Killer Instinct 2, with a lot more armor on.

TJ Combo revealed for Killer Instinct Season Two
If you’re not going to say it, I will: TEEE JAAY COMBOOOOOOO!!!

Killer Instinct Season Two May Add 8 More Fighters, No Mercy Finishers
Iron Galaxy may be picking up the slack for the franchise’s recently departed developer Double Helix, but it looks like that isn’t stopping them from shooting for the moon.

Fulgore rejoins Killer Instinct April 9, Iron Galaxy is the new KI dev
Iron Galaxy will officially replace Double Helix as co-custodian of the Killer Instinct franchise along with Microsoft Studios going forward. But before that transition, we still have Fulgore and a number of updates to look forward to!

Amazon buys Double Helix, Killer Instinct still in good hands says MS
This is the shocker of the week. Double Helix, developer behind the Microsoft- owned, Xbox One-exclusive fighter, Killer Insinct, has been bought by Amazon, not Microsoft! KI fans needn’t worry though, as the game will continue under an internal team.

Chief Thunder taps in Orchid as the next F2P Killer Instinct fighter
The Killer Instinct game of musical chairs continues! If you have an Xbox One and download the free version of Killer Instinct, you’ll now be rewarded with Orchid as your default fighter, as Chief Thunder has left the building.

Killer Instinct adds "rage quitter jail" patch along with Spinal
One of the best things about having an Xbox One-exclusive fighting game is that the actions of cheaters and spoil-sports are taken VERY seriously on Live. Along with today’s addition of Spinal, expect a more balanced KI leaderboard going forward.

Spinal joins Killer Instinct, Double Helix offers tips and strategies
Killer Instinct‘s swashbuckling skeleton has joined the fray: Spinal will become available today for owners of the Ultra Edition and Combo Breaker Pack bundles (Note: he will automatically download for owners of those bundles.)

Awesome new Killer Instinct trailer reveals Spinal, teases Fulgore
Nothing more needs to be said. Get your eyeballs on this video NOW!

Chief Thunder replaces Sabrewulf as KI's free-to-play fighter
Remember that Looney Toons cartoon where Sam Sheepdog and Ralph Wolf stop fighting and punch out from work while another sheepdog and wolf punch in to take their places for the next shift? It’s kind of like that.

Killer Instinct gets patched, switches free character to Sabrewulf
Killer Instinct has just received a major patch which fixes several bugs and enables a number of new, convenient features, but the biggest change for newcomers is that the free character has now been switched from Jago to Sabrewulf. Bark at the moon!

Killer Instinct Pin Ultimate Edition leaks Fulgore as KI's 8th fighter
Yes!!! Fulgore is back! Oh, and apparently there’s a Pin Ultimate Edition!

Spinal returns in Killer Instinct for Xbox One
The pirate with a terrible eating disorder has been confirmed as a returning character in Double Helix’s Killer Instinct reboot. Because as Assassin’s Creed 4 has shown us, you can never get enough of pirates. Oh, and Orchid’s back, and she’s HOT!!!

Mad Catz unveils $210 fightstick for Killer Instinct, pre-order now!
It’s a good thing that Killer Instinct is going to be a cheap game (Free with just Jago or $40 for the Ultra Edition), because serious KI players are gonna need to invest all that money they’re saving into this bad boy. At least it’s out at launch...

Killer Instinct will allow dev kit-enabled X1 users to help tweak game
The yet-unreleased KI is already a shining example of the future of fighting games; a game that in part can be shaped and improved upon throughout its development by users, and Double Helix intends to give them an even greater influence beyond that.

Latest Killer Instinct Trailer reveals Sadira, teases return of Orchid
This newest KI trailer is for all the ladies out there (and the fellas who love fighting as them as well). The mysterious "spider-woman" has been confirmed as a new character named Sadira, and it looks like Orchid is back -- and she brought a pet!

Killer Instinct provides a dynamic feast for the eyes AND ears
A recent YouTube video features the dynamic soundtrack tech that Killer Instinct will employ to follow the action and add the appropriate level of tension and intensity to strike thrown and every pause taken in battle. Check it out!

Killer Instinct for Xbox One priced: $5 per character
8 initial characters, $5 bucks each. Or buy the whole set for $20. OR get the whole set, plus a bunch of extras and the ORIGINAL Killer Instinct arcade game for $40. No question which option I’m getting!

KI's Chief Thunder officially revealed, new style, new look
Gone is the 90’s Mohawk, but it’s been replaced with one hundred percent more kick-ass! Chief Thunder is now a grappler, and a force to be reckoned with.

KI's tournament scene might really be "Better with Kinect"
According to Microsoft Studios creative director Adam Isgreen, Kinect for Xbox One will be able to use its facial recognition features to streamline player-switching during Killer Instinct sessions involving multiple players, even during tournaments.

Killer Instinct trailer highlights Glacius, teases Chief Thunder
The next character to be revealed in Killer Instinct will be Chief Thunder, at least the end of this video would have us believe.

Killer Instinct, XB1 road to respect an uphill battle follwing EVO '13
KI is shaping up to be a fantastic- looking game, but its presentation at EVO 2013 was its first official presentation in front of its harshest critics, the tournament fighter community, and was literally booed by the audience. Chin up, Double Helix!

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