KILLER INSTINCT: SEASON 2
Publisher Microsoft Developer Iron Galaxy Format Xbox One Release Autumn 2014
Killer Instinct layered systems atop systems to build a newcomer-friendly fighting game with enough depth for players to grow. Its weakness has been the gradual expansion of the roster, which has made it difficult for players to settle on any one fighter as their main and also cheapened any tournament victory. Yes, you won, but would you have won a week later against your competitor’s new Fulgore? New developer Iron Galaxy will move the goalposts again for the start of the game’s second season of new characters, systems and modes. TJ Combo leads the lineup and, with a placeholder Ultra Combo, is visibly incomplete; Iron Galaxy admitted it had only been working on the character for six weeks. Season 2 is months away yet, but already threatens to include all the problems of the first, and some new ones besides.