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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...   read

 
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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...   read

 
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Killer Instinct: Definitive Edition drops this September for $40

The original Killer Instinct arcade games eluded me, but I have to respect the way the series was brought back for Xbox One and, more recently, Windows 10. I hope Iron Galaxy can keep on keeping on into the foreseeable future. Ahead of the...   read

 
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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...   read

 
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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 ...   read

 
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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...   read

 
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Gargos is coming to Killer Instinct this month, here's some blurry screens to celebrate

To recap, Killer Instinct Season 3 just hit, and brought several new characters with it. But the season isn't over, and more fighters are on the way. Due to a leak we can assume General RAAM is coming sometime soon, Eyedol might be in the c...   read

 
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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 ...   read

 
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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...   read

 
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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...   read

 
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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...   read

 
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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...   read

 
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Hey, that's totally Gargos in this Killer Instinct Season 3 trailer

Tomorrow is Killer Instinct Season 3 day. To celebrate, I brought you this helpful launch trailer which recaps a lot of familiar ground at a quick pace and also throws down some notable dates. As far as new characters, expect to find Kim W...   read

 
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Killer Instinct Season 3's pricing scheme revealed, and it's good

The pricing scheme for Season 3 of Killer Instinct is official, and it sounds pretty great! Basically, you can get a Season 3 pack with eight fighters for $20, Ultra with extras is $40, and Supreme, which comes with literally everythin...   read

 
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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...   read

 
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Killer Instinct's toy line expanding with Fulgore, and a few fighters

It seems as if the Shadow Jago toy release for Killer Instinct was a success, so Ultimate Source is giving it another go with the iconic Fulgore. The toy company notes that it will be release "very, very soon," and he'll arrive with Spinal,...   read

 
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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...   read

 
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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...   read

 
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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-...   read

 
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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 ...   read

 
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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...   read

 
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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 ...   read

 
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Killer Instinct's Season 3 will be playable at multiple events

If you're itching to try out Killer Instinct's Season 3 before its release in March, you may get a chance pretty soon. According to the game's lead combat designer, it will be at PAX South at the end of January, as well as the Killer Instin...   read

 
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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...   read

 
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PSA: Killer Instinct is Cross-Buy on PC, so your free Games With Gold download transfers

Microsoft announced that Killer Instinct will feature Cross-Buy with the upcoming Windows 10 version earlier in 2015, but has since clarified recently that picking up the free Xbox One download in January will net you all of that conte...   read

 
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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...   read

 
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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...   read

 
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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 ...   read

 
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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 ...   read

 
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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...   read

 
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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...   read

 
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Kim Wu will be joining the cast of Killer Instinct in Season 3

Kim Wu entered the Killer Instinct arena in the second game in the series, and now she'll be returning for the Xbox One and PC editions for Season 3. Set to drop in March of 2016, Rash and Kim Wu are the only ones confirmed so far. While I ...   read

 
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Rash kicks some major ass in these pro Killer Instinct videos

Rash has only been out for roughly a week, and already some pro Killer Instinct players are kicking ass with him. Take a look at these combo videos to get an idea of what to expect, both in terms of his raw fighting power and absurd s...   read

 
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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...   read

 
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Here's the rundown on Battletoad Rash's appearance in Killer Instinct, with a catch

Today, Microsoft announced Season 3 of Killer Instinct, set to debut next year on PC and Xbox One. But wait, there was another tidbit too -- Rash from Battletoads will be playable today! Unfortunately, the reality is a little less exci...   read

 
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Killer Instinct Season 3 coming March 2016 on Xbox One and PC

Microsoft announced today at gamescom that Killer Instinct will be getting a Season 3, which will debut in March 2016. That goes for the Xbox One and the upcoming PC version, and Xbox One fight sticks and controllers will work on PC. A...   read

 
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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...   read

 
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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...   read

 
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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...   read

 
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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 ...   read

 
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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...   read

 
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Killer Instinct fans maxed out the community fund in under 72 hours

Last week, Iron Galaxy Studios said that for a limited time, it would funnel up to $100,000 in revenue generated by digital sales of Killer Instinct into the game's tournament scene. Players had two weeks to reach that cap but it took them ...   read

 
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You can now support Killer Instinct tourney pots with the Shadow Jago pack

Killer Instinct continues to improve with every passing month, and now, you'll be able to contribute to a community prize pot by way of DLC. For $20 you can buy the Shadow Jago pack, which comes with the character, as well as 7,500 KI ...   read

 
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Cinder's bringing his hot stuff to Killer Instinct April 30

Killer Instinct’s second season is well underway, bringing us some pretty cool characters like Aganos the Golem and Hisako, the most god damn disturbing character from any fighting game ever. She jumps inside of you and breaks all of...   read

 
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Check out Killer Instinct's Cinder in all his burning glory

Iron Galaxy Studios has done a great job with Killer Instinct's Season 2 characters. All of them are incredibly well animated and fit the game perfectly. Cinder is looking pretty hot right now (ha), after his death in the original game by ...   read

 
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Killer Instinct gets a spooky ghost and a human torch

Hisako is a spooky ghost lady ripped straight from Japanese horror films with long black hair and creepy crawling intact, certainly a cool addition to Killer Instinct for Season 2. Also revealed in the trailer is the return of Ci...   read

 
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Killer Instinct's Hisako looks like one of the most unique fighters yet

Double Helix and Iron Galaxy have done a great job at turning Killer Instinct into a serviceable fighting game over the past year and a half. The newest character to join the fray is Hisako, which basically looks like the girl from Th...   read

 
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Killer Instinct is getting a multi-faced golem and a 'Ghost Girl'

From a cosmetic perspective, I'm digging this new round of Killer Instinct characters. While the trailer is focused on next week's Aganos, a golem who looks more like a boss than a combatant, there's also a tease at the end for a character...   read

 
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Iron Galaxy is teasing Omen, a new Killer Instinct character

[Update: Now we have a picture of the leg -- really cool shadow effects. Remember this sort of old school style teasing in magazines?] A new character is coming to Killer Instinct, and developer Iron Galaxy is hinting towards what...   read

 
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Riptor is looking pretty killer in her new Killer Instinct trailer

Although we had confirmation of Riptor's existence in Killer Instinct already, now we have a better look at her moveset and backstory. Evidently she was created as a result of a competing project with Fulgore and Cinder, and as a ruth...   read

 

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