History VideoGame / KillerInstinct

30th Sep '17 3:50:32 PM Gouken20xx
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** The Steam and Definitive versions of the game drop the pretense completely, giving you all the characters, and virtually everything free. The only things that can still cost in game currency are the unlocks you get for levelling up characters.
29th Sep '17 8:52:41 PM Brandar
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A PC port of KI '13 was announced for Windows 10 at E3 2015; it was released alongside the game's third season of content on March 29, 2016, featuring Rash from ''VideoGame/{{Battletoads}}'', the Arbiter from ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'' and General RAAM from ''Franchise/GearsOfWar'' as guest fighters. The PC port of KI '13 was announced to be [[https://twitter.com/KillerInstinct/status/876205714070319104 coming to Steam]] sometime in 2017 at CEO 2017.

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A PC port of KI '13 was announced for Windows 10 at E3 2015; it was released alongside the game's third season of content on March 29, 2016, featuring Rash from ''VideoGame/{{Battletoads}}'', the Arbiter from ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'' and General RAAM from ''Franchise/GearsOfWar'' as guest fighters. The PC port of KI '13 was announced to be [[https://twitter.com/KillerInstinct/status/876205714070319104 coming to Steam]] sometime in 2017 at CEO released on Steam on September 27, 2017.
21st Aug '17 11:35:47 AM Tightwire
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The game's actual [[ExcusePlot story]] revolves around the eponymous [[TitleDrop Killer Instinct]] [[TournamentArc tournament]], which is being held by the [[TheOmniscientCouncilOfVagueness mysterious]] [[MegaCorp Ultratech]] for reasons that are not totally revealed but are probably completely evil because that's what giant corporations ''do'' in video games. Attracting several disparate competitors in addition to a few of the company's own projects, it's not quite known what the result of the tournament will be.

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The game's actual [[ExcusePlot story]] revolves around the eponymous [[TitleDrop Killer Instinct]] [[TournamentArc tournament]], which is being held by the [[TheOmniscientCouncilOfVagueness mysterious]] [[MegaCorp Ultratech]] MegaCorp that is Ultratech for reasons that are not totally revealed completely revealed, but are probably completely evil because that's what giant huge corporations ''do'' in video games. for you. Attracting several disparate desparate competitors in addition to a few of the company's own whacked-out projects, it's not quite known what the result of the tournament will be.
5th Jul '17 7:40:54 AM Twoeyesshort
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* CraftedFromAnimals: In the last game, Chief Thunder returns from the first game with large feathers in his head and a necklace made of teeth, probably from wild animals like wolves, bears, etc. This trope becomes more literal with his alternate costumes, having helmets with heads of a bear, a wolf, [[SkeletonsInTheCoatCloset a skull of an animal]] and even in one costume, his axes are sharped bones attached to a stone and a stick.
23rd Jun '17 2:25:34 PM ShadowMan3
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** Riptor and Fulgore endings in the first game. In the former, the humanity is wiped out (even [[HoistByHisOwnPetard Ultratech]]) and the earth is ruled by Dinosaurs again. In the latter, [[TheBadGuyWins Ultratech successfully starts to mass product a new Fulgore generation]].

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** Riptor and Fulgore endings in the first game. In the former, the humanity is wiped out (even [[HoistByHisOwnPetard Ultratech]]) and the earth is ruled by Dinosaurs again. In the latter, [[TheBadGuyWins Ultratech successfully starts to mass product a new Fulgore generation]]. (No wonder Fulgore was the penultimate opponent of single-player)
17th Jun '17 6:43:00 PM Bravetriforcer
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A PC port of KI '13 was announced for Windows 10 at E3 2015; it was released alongside the game's third season of content on March 29, 2016, featuring Rash from ''VideoGame/{{Battletoads}}'', the Arbiter from ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'' and General RAAM from ''Franchise/GearsOfWar'' as guest fighters.

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A PC port of KI '13 was announced for Windows 10 at E3 2015; it was released alongside the game's third season of content on March 29, 2016, featuring Rash from ''VideoGame/{{Battletoads}}'', the Arbiter from ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'' and General RAAM from ''Franchise/GearsOfWar'' as guest fighters.
fighters. The PC port of KI '13 was announced to be [[https://twitter.com/KillerInstinct/status/876205714070319104 coming to Steam]] sometime in 2017 at CEO 2017.
11th Jun '17 4:42:12 PM nombretomado
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...that is, until [=E3=] 2013 when Microsoft announced a new KI game was in the works for the XboxOne, developed by [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Double_Helix_Games Double Helix Games]]. It was released as a download-only launch title on November 22, 2013, though physical copies with the first eight characters were later made and released with the bonus incentive of getting T.J. Combo for free. Watch the trailer [[http://www.polygon.com/2013/6/10/4415044/killer-instinct-coming-to-xbox-one here]]. As of March 2014, Double Helix got bought out by Amazon, but they have handed off the role of developers to Creator/IronGalaxyStudios, the company behind ''VideoGame/{{Divekick}}'', ''[[VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcom Marvel vs. Capcom Origins]]'', and ''[[VideoGame/StreetFighterIII Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike Online Edition]]''.

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...that is, until [=E3=] 2013 when Microsoft announced a new KI game was in the works for the XboxOne, UsefulNotes/XboxOne, developed by [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Double_Helix_Games Double Helix Games]]. It was released as a download-only launch title on November 22, 2013, though physical copies with the first eight characters were later made and released with the bonus incentive of getting T.J. Combo for free. Watch the trailer [[http://www.polygon.com/2013/6/10/4415044/killer-instinct-coming-to-xbox-one here]]. As of March 2014, Double Helix got bought out by Amazon, but they have handed off the role of developers to Creator/IronGalaxyStudios, the company behind ''VideoGame/{{Divekick}}'', ''[[VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcom Marvel vs. Capcom Origins]]'', and ''[[VideoGame/StreetFighterIII Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike Online Edition]]''.



** When you perform two Ultras in your finisher in the XboxOne game, you get an extended "'''ULTRAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!"''' cry.
** With the new mechanics in the XBoxOne game, the announcer gets a few more screams to his repertoire - '''LOCKOUT!''', '''SHADOW COUNTER!!''', '''COUNTER BREAKER!!!''' - as well as a new set of "titles" for combos.

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** When you perform two Ultras in your finisher in the XboxOne UsefulNotes/XboxOne game, you get an extended "'''ULTRAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!"''' cry.
** With the new mechanics in the XBoxOne XBox One game, the announcer gets a few more screams to his repertoire - '''LOCKOUT!''', '''SHADOW COUNTER!!''', '''COUNTER BREAKER!!!''' - as well as a new set of "titles" for combos.



** Just about every song in the XboxOne game has some form of metal undertone to it, and the ones that don't (I'm Back (To Rise), .execute, and Temperance and Vengeance being among them) take their respective genres so far past eleven that you can't help but get pumped.

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** Just about every song in the XboxOne Xbox One game has some form of metal undertone to it, and the ones that don't (I'm Back (To Rise), .execute, and Temperance and Vengeance being among them) take their respective genres so far past eleven that you can't help but get pumped.



* LargeHam: The announcer, bar none. Taken UpToEleven in the XboxOne Reboot.

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* LargeHam: The announcer, bar none. Taken UpToEleven in the XboxOne UsefulNotes/XboxOne Reboot.
28th May '17 9:57:23 PM Drgonzo
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** In the first two games, you can do up to 80 hits in a single combo.

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** In the first two games, you can do up to 80 hits in a single combo.combo, except for Ultra Combos, which could ''easily'' break into the triple digits.
6th Apr '17 3:55:21 AM CaptainTedium
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* NakedPeopleAreFunny: One of Orchid's endings has her flashing her opponent, causing a comedic overreaction.

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* NakedPeopleAreFunny: One of Orchid's endings finishing moves has her flashing her opponent, causing a comedic overreaction.
27th Mar '17 5:47:17 AM Cyberlink420
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* EnemyMine: In Shadow Lords, pretty much every playable character is on the side of Earth. Kan'ra sells you materials, ARIA rallies her Ultratech mercenaries to your side and gives you information as well as transportation, Mira and her coven prioritize Gargos over their hunters as a major threat, Eyedol's only concern is beating Gargos into a fine paste for as long as their bodies will allow, even the Omen left in Jago to corrupt him has grown far too attached to his free will to allow Gargos to make him a slave again.

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* EnemyMine: In Shadow Lords, pretty much every playable character is on the side of Earth. Kan'ra Kan-Ra sells you materials, materials; ARIA rallies her Ultratech mercenaries to your side and gives you information as well as transportation, transportation; Mira and her coven prioritize Gargos over their hunters as a major threat, threat; Eyedol's only concern is beating Gargos into a fine paste for as long as their bodies will allow, allow; even the Omen left in Jago to corrupt him has grown far too attached to his free will to allow Gargos to make him a slave again.



** A Season 3 update to the game will give fifteen of the characters their own Ultimate moves in addition to Shadow Jago.
** The replacement developer for Double Helix, Iron Galaxy Games, has said they want to bring these back going forward. They're already making progress with T.J. Combo, Kan-Ra, Aganos, Hisako, [=ARIA=] and the Arbiter's stages getting Stage Ultras, but no word if the other stages will have any incorporated retroactively.

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** A Season 3 update to the game will give fifteen of the characters their own Ultimate moves in addition to Shadow Jago.
** The replacement developer for Double Helix, Iron Galaxy Games, Studios, has said they want to bring these back going forward. They're already making progress with T.J. Combo, Kan-Ra, Aganos, Hisako, [=ARIA=] and the Arbiter's stages getting Stage Ultras, but no word if the other stages will have any incorporated retroactively.retroactively.
** A series of Season 3 updates to the game will give fifteen of the characters their own Ultimate moves in addition to Shadow Jago.
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