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Killer Instinct: Definitive Edition Announced, Launches September 20

Just in time for this year’s EVO, Microsoft has announced Killer Instinct: Definitive Edition.

The new release for the fighting game reboot will launch for Xbox One via both retail and the Xbox Live store, on September 20th. Featured above, you can view the announcement trailer for the new release.

It will cost $39.99, and it includes all three seasons of the game. Here’s a breakdown of everything included:


  • Every Killer Instinct fighter! That’s 26 characters, including the remastered cast, original fighters like Hisako and ARIA, and special guest characters like Arbiter from Halo, Rash from Battletoads and General RAAM from Gears of War
  • All 20 stages, with visual upgrades and lighting changes (creating absolutely improved gorgeous fighting sets)
  • Killer Instinct Classic 1 & 2 for Xbox One – the faithful recreation of the arcade originals
  • Special features like every song in the Killer Instinct archives, every character trailer, and never-before-seen concept artwork
  • An interactive universe map with stage location details
  • Exclusive behind-the-scenes videos digging into the history, world, and design of this beloved franchise
  • Store exclusive: Bonus original soundtrack CD
  • Store exclusive: “Gold Gargos” exclusive character skin

Finally, it’s worth mentioning that pre-orders for the new release are now available at local or online retailers.

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6 comments
  1. Shiggy Diggy Doo
    Shiggy Diggy Doo
    July 15, 2016 at 10:15 am

    I would request a physical PC disc buuuut
    >Windows 10

  2. Melsatix
    Melsatix
    July 15, 2016 at 11:33 am

    What happened to Killer Instinct?!? This is awful!

  3. Chocolate ISISCream
    Chocolate ISISCream
    July 15, 2016 at 11:49 am

    I wouldn’t say its awful, but 3 things put me off.

    1. Spinal does not morph. Spinal’s morph was the coolest fucking shit and it’s gone, fuck all that.

    2. Cinder was very exciting to listen to when he was getting damaged, or doing anything really. Strictly talking about the SNES version, not the arcade version. I can see they tried here but they did not do good enough to match his voicework in the SNES KI. It’s really a goddamn shame.

    3. Mick Gordon left after season 2. Why the fuck would you allow that? And he left for Doom I think it was? Christ, what a fuck up.

  4. Mr0303
    Mr0303
    July 15, 2016 at 11:53 am

    Never buy fighting games day 1, except for Tekken and KOF.

  5. Joakim Mogren
    Joakim Mogren
    July 15, 2016 at 1:37 pm

    So does Xbox Live, by extension, mean the Windows 10 store?
    Honestly, FTP model aside, I think this is a legitimately good fighting game. I never played the originals, so I can’t say how it carries the legacy, but it’s a good game in it’s own right.
    Had it launched like this originally, it probably would have been pretty well received.

  6. Kudan
    Kudan
    July 16, 2016 at 6:16 pm

    That’s cool, would be a shame to buy it and still get another season though, i really wanna have the full thing on physical.