Killer Instinct: Hisako is Scary Awesome!

Posted in DLC, Fan Service, Fighting Games, Game Advertising, Game-related Events, Gaming, Killer Instinct, Killer Instinct 3, Xbox One on March 30th, 2015 by thelonegamer

Hisako’s release trailer has both story and gameplay reveals.

Last weekend saw the release of the ‘Ghost Girl’ Hisako in Killer Instinct Season 2. The relatively lengthy spot shows off what appear to be cinematic elements, showing the background of this latest (and so far scariest) fighter to join the KI lineup.

A vengeful spirit, Hisako was a Samurai Lord’s daughter in Feudal Age Japan. When renegade soldiers attacked her village and killed her father, she took up his naginata and fought the raiders, killing many of them. Though she herself died in the process, the villagers erected a shrine in her memory. Hundreds of years later, Hisako is awakened from her eternal repose by the desecration of her grave by an outside organization (three guesses on which organization that is). Now she seeks revenge on those responsible.

Hisako’s trailer is freakin’ awesome- the voice acting (which I assume is also her in-game voice) is pretty much perfect, including the music and mood changing from playful and reminiscing to outright creepy and effed-up raging. The cinematic scenes I think may be scenes from Hisako’s Story Mode, which may give a hint to how awesome the mode will be once it’s finished for Season 2 characters.
So far I’ve been playing Hisako and she’s bloody fun to play, despite having relatively fewer moves to use compared to other fighters. Her design, animation and fighting style just prick the right nerves to make her my total favorite character in the game right now!

Of course, the trailer also teases the next fighter to be released- no other than fan-favorite Cinder. After that, all that is left is the elusive, enigmatic ARIA. I have to admit, Iron Galaxy has done an incredible job of keeping KI alive and slashing since they possessed- er, took over the reigns of the franchise. Can’t wait to see what happens next- for now though, I’ve got me a date with my new undead muse…

Killer Instinct Season 2: Maya Revealed!

Posted in Arcade, DLC, Extra Costumes, Fan Service, Fighting Games, Game Advertising, Game-related Events, Gaming, Killer Instinct, Killer Instinct 3, Xbox One on July 11th, 2014 by thelonegamer

Warrior Queen Maya returns in KI’s Season 2.

At their panel during EVO 2014, developer Iron Galaxy revealed their second character to come in Killer Instinct’s sophomore season. Set to appear alongside the previously-shown T.J. Combo is the warrior woman Maya, who originally debuted in the original KI2. Just as before, this femme fatale fights using dual daggers, which this time apparently can be leveled up in power, and will entail a bit of risk and reward as these weapons may actually be left on the ground and need to be recovered after some specific attacks.
The character design has also seen a bit of updating- and while I love the stylistic upgrade (gone is the ‘Janet Jackson’ clone look of before’s game), I expect (nope, DEMAND) that her classic ‘Jungle Queen’ look be available, at least as a set in her accessories or alternate costumes. Heheh.

No videos yet shown of Maya in action, but I expect that to arrive soon. Of course, this reveal will surely disappoint fans expecting Cinder (who was assumed to be the one teased at the end of T.J’s trailer), but I am ecstatic to see more of the fairer sex entering the arena for KI. More on this as we get it.

Killer Instinct: Season 2 to Add 8 More Characters, No Mercies!

Posted in DLC, Extra Costumes, Fan Service, Fighting Games, Game Advertising, Game-related Events, Gaming, Killer Instinct, Killer Instinct 3, Xbox One on April 22nd, 2014 by thelonegamer

Bring back Kim Wu and Maya, Iron Galaxy!!!

According to this article from Shoryuken, Iron Galaxy has just announced what gamers can look forward to in Killer Instinct. Season 2 will add eight more fighters to the game’s bare-bones roster, and will also bring back the ‘No Mercy’ finishers from the earlier games (KI’s answer to Fatalities).

No word yet on just who the eight additions will be, but as of right now there are eight existing KI characters not in the game- T.J. Combo, Riptor, Tusk, Maya, Kim Wu, Cinder, Eyedol and Gargos. Of these so far MIA’s, Eyedol and Gargos were bosses so I doubt they will take precedence over the others. It has already been mentioned that original, all-new fighters like Sadira may be added aside from existing characters, plus we have the new End Boss ARIA to look forward to as well.

I am really stoked for this- sadly the recently-added Arcade Mode and Character Endings just disappointed me more than anything else. This game really needs more, QUALITY content for it to be all that it can be. Hoping Iron Galaxy does their work fast though- I want these updates last year.

Killer Instinct Story Mode, Season 2 Info! AT LAST!

Posted in DLC, Fan Service, Fantasy, Fighting Games, Game Advertising, Game-related Events, Gaming, Killer Instinct, Killer Instinct 3, Xbox One on April 4th, 2014 by thelonegamer

Killer Instinct Central just posted information on the XBox One’s DLC fighter’s near future developments, gleaned from the latest livestream on the game from Microsoft.
For starters, April 9 will bring the update that will add Story Mode/Arcade Mode (YES!!!), Fulgore and Sadira’s Classic Costume to the game, as well as a Spectator Lobby and a new Stage for Shadow Jago.

Season 2, which will be talked about more soon, will add a lot more to the existing Story Mode (more cutscenes, dialogue between rivals is being thrown about), including a New and NASTY Final Boss, who will be playable. You can apparently get hints of things to be added in Season 2 from some of the Story Endings. Oh, and depending on how you beat your enemies, there will be multiple endings.

For a comprehensive list of the latest info, check out here.

As someone who bought the XB1 and KI, I am STARVED for content with this otherwise pretty cool and solid fighter. Really looking forward to next week’s additions, and to Season 2. NEED MORE CHARACTERS. BADLY. Oh, and please bring back Maya. Heheh.

Killer Instinct Launch Trailer Teases Fulgore, Spinal

Posted in DLC, Fighting Games, Game Advertising, Gaming, Killer Instinct, Killer Instinct 3, Xbox One on November 22nd, 2013 by thelonegamer

The killer robot (and KI Posterboy) makes his return in this new trailer.

It seems like fight fans have been waiting forever, but Killer Instinct for the XBox One is pretty much here. Of course, we outside the US have to wait a while, but hey, when XB1 finally arrives at my digs, it will hopefully bring with it a more complete KI. To celebrate their launch, Double Helix released this spiffy new trailer showing off the initial roster of characters, as well as the first two DLC fighters who will be available post-launch; Spinal in January and then Fulgore in March. For now, check it out!

Darn, when will the XBox One be available in Manila? I wants one!

Killer Instinct: B.Orchid Revealed by IGN (UPDATED)

Posted in Fighting Games, Game Advertising, Game-related Events, Gaming, Killer Instinct, Killer Instinct 3, Xbox One on November 1st, 2013 by thelonegamer

UPDATE: Here’s the full stream from IGN revealing Orchid on Killer Instinct.

As promised about a week ago, IGN showed off the latest build of the upcoming XboxOne exclusive fighter, Killer Instinct. Featured in particular was the latest character revealed and the second female so far in the roster- none other than Black Orchid. The special operative certainly did not disappoint, sporting her trademark dual weapons (now apparently charged fighting sticks), her cat-transformation and her signature attacks. Of course, the trailer and her intro also showed off her assets- hey, she IS after all the original Miss Fan Service of the game.

Orchid certainly looks easy on the eyes, and her moves make her seem like a more balanced fighter and someone whom a lot of players will surely be picking up simply because she’s the Hot Heroine Chick. I definitely like her techno-outfit, which gives her a Lara Croft Tomb Raider/secret agent vibe.

Also shown off in the stream was a sample of the ‘Accessories’ that characters may be sporting in the game- which included a new mask and sword for Jago, goggles and bracelets for Sabrewulf and, Halo Fans snicker- an Elite getup for Glacius. I wanted to see Sadira’s and Orchid’s but hey, I guess they’re going to keep that under wraps and us in suspense.

Finally, the Orchid Reveal trailer also showed off the next character tease- none other than Captain Jack Spinal! Well, JUST Spinal I guess. Heheh. He definitely looks pretty creepy and more formidable than ever before (I guess it’s the clothes). Darn, November is here, the XBoxOne is almost here- and this game as well. Will I be getting it? We’ll see. Soon enough.

Killer Instinct: New (Female) Challenger Appears! UPDATED!

Posted in DLC, Fan Service, Fighting Games, Game Advertising, Game-related Events, Gaming, Killer Instinct, Killer Instinct 3, Xbox One on August 24th, 2013 by thelonegamer


UPDATE: It has just been revealed that this new female fighter isn’t a returning character, but an all-new combatant named Sadira. No other info yet. You can check the source post over here.

After a grizzled ragtag Tibetan Warrior Monk, a Werewolf, an Ice Alien and a crazed Native American Fighter- FINALLY a female combatant is shown off for the upcoming Xbox One exclusive beat ‘em up, Killer Instinct. Question is- WHO IS IT? Her design and fighting style have never been seen before, but if she’s returning from previous games it can only be one of two possibilities- either it’s corporate assassin Orchid or martial artist Kim Wu- but this new femme fatale looks nothing like either. Her design though seems very similar to MK’s Kitana or Mileena with the veil, an the claws… not sure yet. We’re sure to find out more soon though. Veeeery interesting!