Killer Instinct’s signature murder-bot returns to round out the game’s extended roster.
On the eve of the Xbox One launch, Killer Instinct developer Double Helix is clearing up the last details surrounding the title’s extended launch timetable. Though KI will be available to Xbox One owners at launch, the game will only have three quarters of its roster available on day one. The game’s new launch trailer outlines the developer’s timetable for rolling out the complete roster.
First and foremost, that means announcing who’s actually in the roster: The trailer reveals that Fulgore, the laser-clawed poster-boy for the original Killer Instinct, will be the final character brought back for the reboot. Unsurprisingly, seven out of the eight characters in the new KI are returning favorites: Only Sadira, the spider-woman, is an Xbox One-original.
So why are the two post-launch characters, Spinal and Fulgore, part of the original game and not “extra” downloadable characters, you ask? The game’s payment model allows players to pick up the game’s characters individually or buy them as a set, which includes those two post-launch characters. Admittedly, players won’t have to wait long to get their hands on the duo: Spinal will be available in January and Fulgore will hit Xbox Live in March.
Killer Instinct will launch alongside the Xbox One tomorrow, November 22.