Killer In­stinct Sea­son 2

Iron Galaxy con­tin­ues its drip-feed of new modes and char­ac­ters

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Give me the de­tails now!

Come on, that’s not even a ques­tion. Oh al­right, since Iron Galaxy and Mi­crosoft went to all the ef­fort of putting on a PAX panel. Rolling out next for the fighter are a bevy of up­dates and en­hance­ments, in­clud­ing new char­ac­ters, stages, story el­e­ments and the mys­te­ri­ous Shad­ows…

Ooh, sounds in­trigu­ing.

Okay, it’s not that mys­te­ri­ous since the panel gave us loads of info. Shad­ows is the name of a new mode that lets you train a char­ac­ter and upload them to the cloud for com­peti­tors to fight. Think Forza Mo­tor­sport’s Dri­vatar, but with more punch­ing. In­deed, the game mon­i­tors how of­ten you punch, kick, block, dash, taunt, hurl pro­jec­tiles and use Ul­tras to cre­ate a vir­tual you. When it lands in April, Shad­ows will give you the chance to fight tour­na­ment-level op­po­nents with­out hav­ing to ac­tu­ally, you know, fight them.

And the new char­ac­ter?

That’s Hisako. This 19-yearold ghost girl looks like she’s just am­bled right out of The Ring, wield­ing a danger­ous-look­ing nag­i­nata and peek­ing from un­der wet black hair. ‘Spo­radic’ best de­scribes her un­set­tling fight­ing style, shuf­fling along be­fore un­pre­dictably launch­ing into dashes. Oh, and she’s also got a spe­cial pos­ses­sion move in which she in­vades her op­po­nent’s body and con­torts them into bone-break­ing poses. Ugh.

Pub­lisher Mi­crosoft Stu­dios / De­vel­oper Iron Galaxy / For­mat Xbox One / ETA out now

Rot­ting corpse KanRa is one of the char­ac­ters in­tro­duced in Sea­son 2.

Hisako can strike at any time, but mostly when you’re play­ing Killer In­stinct.

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