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Killer Instinct developer reveals new character for the Xbox One fighter (trailer)

Above: Killer Instinct fighter Sadira.

Image Credit: Microsoft

Microsoft just sent out a new trailer for Xbox One launch game Killer Instinct.

The trailer goes in depth into one character and introduces a brand-new one. In the video, gamers can see Thunder, a tomahawk-wielding, muscle-bound Native American, dialing up massive combos. Fans can see what Thunder’s Awesome, Extreme, and Master combos look like — spoiler warning: They look like button mashing.

The trailer also shows a new masked female fighter with claws strapped to her arms. Check it out below:

The new character, although unnamed in the video, is Sadira. She’s new to the Killer Instinct universe. That makes her both the first woman fighter in this installment and the first character that isn’t returning from a previous installment in the franchise.

Double Helix isn’t providing a lot of information about Sadira, but she clearly has some spider-like capabilities. In addition to her claws, the video shows her using Spider-Man-like webbing to pull herself in close to an opponent.

This latest introduction brings Killer Instinct’s roster to a close with all eight planned fighters. That includes returning characters Cinder, Fulgore, Glacius, Jago, Sabrewulf, Spinal, and Thunder.

Killer Instinct will launch as a free-to-play game on the Xbox One. The free version will come with only Jago as a playable character. Gamers can then pay $5 for each individual character or $20 for the all eight characters in the Combo Breaker pack. Double Helix also plans a $40 Ultra Edition that includes the eight characters and all of their costumes, accessories, and the original Killer Instinct game.


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