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Killer Instinct is now on Steam

The excellent Killer Instinct may have come to PC last year, but now you won't actually need to have Windows 10 installed to play it. Just today, Microsoft's revival of the classic Rare fighter has made the jump to Steam. You can currently ...

 
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Kilgore is the latest fighter coming to Killer Instinct

Killer Instinct hasn't finalized its cast yet. Come January, we'll have another combatant to contend with, and this one has a thing or two in common with series poster boy Fulgore. His name? Kilgore. Iron Galaxy has a sizable update out no...

 
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Killer Instinct just added its free campaign mode

Killer Instinct fans have spent most of 2016 waiting for it, and the time's finally here. Iron Galaxy's well-performing fighter gets its single-player campaign mode today. Shadow Lords has released for Killer Instinct. The idea b...

 
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Eyedol's gross visage is coming to Killer Instinct

During the madness of EVO 2016, Microsoft announced the final character for Killer Instinct's Season 3 period -- Eyedol, the two-headed final boss of the original. At this point, every single character in both original Killer Instinct games...

 
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Killer Instinct fan survey gauges interest in Joanna Dark

Recently Iron Galaxy and Microsoft Studios introduced a fan poll for Killer Instinct, and asked what potential characters they'd like to see in the future. It included innocuous options like skins or spins like "Shadow Orchid," but also pro...

 
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Gears of War's General Raam coming to Killer Instinct

The latest combatant to join the cast of Killer Instinct is Raam of Gears of War fame, Microsoft and Iron Galaxy Studios announced today as part of the Xbox E3 media presentation. The imposing Locust general will be available via an update ...

 
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Killer Instinct's Gargos will arrive on May 27

Killer Instinct Season 3, for a lack of a better word, is killing it. While General RAAM (which is all but confirmed) and a mystery character are on their way, we now know that Gargos, the boss from Killer Instinct 2, will be making hi...

 
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The vampire Mira is out today in Killer Instinct

Killer Instinct continues its reign on the Xbox One and newly minted Windows 10 platform, ushering in a new fighter today. Mira, the sister of Maya, is making an appearance. You can get a good look at her gameplay in the video below with a ...

 
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Review: Killer Instinct: Season 3

If you tried to tell me that they were going to resurrect Killer Instinct as a free-to-play game and have it be successful, I simply wouldn't believe you. The original had all but faded into obscurity outside of the "c-c-c-combo breake...

 
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See how Killer Instinct has been upgraded visually

Killer Instinct just had a recent update that brought it into Season 3, alongside of a whole bunch of roster updates. But that's not the only thing it has, as the Iron Galaxy team has also upgraded the game's visuals, which includes bo...

 
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New single-player mode teased for Killer Instinct

Microsoft managed to sneak in a hint of a new mode (which was previously leaked) in its launch trailer for Killer Instinct, and now it's spilling the beans. It looks like "Shadow Lords" is on the way, which will add a brand new single-playe...

 
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Killer Instinct PC launches today alongside of Season 3

So long as you're willing to put up with Windows 10, Killer Instinct is available right now on PC as a free download. Microsoft notes that if you're having trouble finding it on the store, you can click the link on this page to go to t...

 
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Bleh! Killer Instinct is getting a vampire with Mira

Oh hey, that leak (which also confirmed General RAAM of Gears of War fame) was right! Mira is indeed joining the fray as the "dead" sister of Maya. It actually makes sense too, as she's a vampire. She's teased at the very end of the video b...

 
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Killer Instinct character leaks hint at General RAAM and Mira

By way of a Season 3 leak for Killer Instinct, two new characters may have just been revealed. The first is Mira, who is said to be the sister of Maya, who was released in Season 2. She was supposedly dead based on the story, but will presu...

 
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Tusk has some sick shorts in Killer Instinct

We're inching closer to Killer Instinct's third season, which is set to drop on March 29, 2016 for Xbox One and also Windows 10. One of the upcoming characters is Tusk, a returning combatant. We recently got to peek at the warrior from behi...

 
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Tusk's new character model teased for Killer Instinct

Killer Instinct is really gaining momentum going into its third season. Over the years it started to curry more favor among the community at large, and at this point, there's a pretty sizeable audience for the game. The upcoming Cross-...

 
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The Arbiter is coming to Killer Instinct

Today, at the Halo Regional World Championships, Microsoft, 343, and Iron Galaxy announced that Halo's beloved Arbiter will be arriving as downloadable content, in the vein of Rash from Battletoads. Unfortunately, from what I can ...

 
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Watch Killer Instinct's Kim Wu in action

Our prior coverage of Killer Instinct has been repeatedly met with comments expressing love and affection for Kim Wu. Well, y'all, today's the day. We're getting our first full look at the martial artist with a "friggin' dragon." She's goin...

 
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Killer Instinct Season 2 is discounted, Season 1 still free

As you may have heard, Microsoft is holding an Xbox sale, which includes Season 2 of Killer Instinct. As a PSA of sorts, Season 1 is still free for Gold members during the month of January. So you can swoop in and collect all of the Season ...

 
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Classic character Tusk is in Killer Instinct Season 3

Killer Instinct is bringing back another old-school character for Season 3. In addition to Kim Wu, Tusk will be joining the fray, and both fighters have been confirmed for launch. According to creative director Adam Isgreen though, Eyedol a...

 
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Killer Instinct: Season 1 Ultra Edition is free with Gold

Oh, hey, look at that! One of January's Games with Gold offerings is up early. Killer Instinct: Season 1 Ultra Edition normally costs $39.99, but it's free to download with an Xbox Live Gold membership through January 31, 2016. This package...

 
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Killer Instinct is getting its own amiibo-like toy line

Killer Instinct Season 3 is still in development, but that hasn't stopped the team from adding in a few more tweaks and extras along the way. One of the biggest upcoming changes is the addition of a Shadow Jago figure, that will essentially...

 
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It's Shadow Jago's time to shine in Killer Instinct

Shadow Jago has his own trailer for Killer Instinct, so you know what that means: he's nearly ready. The character will first be available on December 4, 2015, for folks who bought the Community Fund Bundle or Day One Xbox Live Gold. After ...

 
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Killer Instinct is getting a HUD refresh soon

The terrible twos aren't terrible at all when you're talking about Killer Instinct. The Xbox One launch title celebrated its second birthday over the weekend, and its future looks promising. Season 3 drops in March, but before then, Shadow ...

 
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Shadow Jago is still coming along for Killer Instinct

Remember Shadow Jago? He's turning into much more than just a skin for Killer Instinct, and thanks to the Community Fund efforts, he's going to be a full-on character in the future. For starters, he's going to be faster than Jago, and his p...

 
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More Killer Instinct Season 3 info is coming soon

Killer Instinct had a pretty massive showing at E3, followed by a surprise beta period for Rash, and then...that's basically all the news we've heard since then. Thankfully, more news is coming next week, as the developers have promise...

 
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Rash turns into a wrecking ball in Killer Instinct

The screenshots were a treat, but seeing Rash in action is something else. Smash Hits are back. If you own Rare Replay (you should!) or Killer Instinct paid DLC, you can play as him until September 8, 2015 at 12:00am Pacific. This is just a...

 
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Killer Instinct runs much faster than 60 frames per second

Yeah, it's a post about frames per second, but it's going in a different direction than usual. The standard is that a game runs at less than 60 FPS, and a lot of people get angry about it. This is about a title running at a much higher rat...

 
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Practice Killer Instinct's shadow breakers in your browser

A friend of mine who plays Killer Instinct competitively linked me this gem late last night, and I have say, it's pretty damn awesome. In short, it's a way to practice the timing of breaking shadow linkers in your browser, so long as y...

 
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Killer Instinct's Shadow AI mechanic is insanely detailed

I feel like I'm always gushing about Killer Instinct on Xbox One, but that's partially because it defied expectations and carved a very nice niche for itself inside the FGC. Ever since launch its co-development team has been working o...

 
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Killer Instinct closes out Season 2 with Aria

I'm glad that Killer Instinct was able to rise above the monumental bad press it obtained pre-launch. It really stands on its own as a fighting game, and I'm excited to see it played at tournies across the country, including EVO this ...

 
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Killer Instinct's final Season 2 character is a CEO

Season 2 of Killer Instinct gave us a golem, a sorcerer, and a Japanese ghost, among other characters. Who's next? The CEO of UltraTech. ARIA may be an artificial intelligence, but that's not about to stop her from getting physical. She can...

 

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