'Killer Instinct' Brings Fighting Action To Xbox One

With the Xbox One now launched in various countries across the world, gamers are able to get their hands on a number of new experiences. However, one in particular should be a big hit with nostalgic gamers – "Killer Instinct." 

This fighting game, featuring characters including a jacked-up werewolf and an axe-wielding Indian warrior, got its start in arcades in the 90's, before making its way to home consoles like the SNES and Nintendo 64. It's been dormant since that time, but Microsoft has picked up the reigns, calling upon developer Double Helix to bring it swinging back into the mainstream.

"Killer Instinct" relies on multi-hit combos, which players can "chain" together using a number of rapid analog stick and button presses, for opponents to beat one another in the ring. Combined with a high-energy presentation and a number of fighters from the original game, it's one of Microsoft's premiere Xbox One releases. The free-to-play structure doesn't hurt either, with the first combatant, Jago, being offered for no charge, and others going for $4.99 apiece. 

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True fighting fans can opt to pay $39.99 for the full six-member cast, along with a download of the original "Killer Instinct" arcade game. Additional fighters will be added in January and March. 

Check out the trailer and prepare to get in a "Killer" mood.

Killer Instinct

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  • The title should be, 'Killer Instinct' Brings Yet More Microtransaction Action To Xbox One
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  • Six damn characters... no.
  • I keep watching that trailer. How can anybody not buy a Xbox One after watching it? I'm gonna have to break down and sell my gaming computer to get me a Xbox One. Nah I wouldnt want it that bad. I'd sell everything in my house to get a Xbox One though, just for Killer Instinct.
  • I've been playing it a bit, and its a nice look back in time to when these titles were everywhere.