Killer Instinct Season 3 officially launched on Xbox One and PC with a plethora of new content. Right now players can download any of the four new fighters including Rash from Battletoads, The Arbiter from Halo, Kim-Wu, and Tusk. Each fighter comes with their own set of alternative costumes. Season 3 will also have new fighters like Mira (along with four costumes) in April and Killer Instinct 2’s final boss Gargos in May.
Another interesting addition to Killer Instinct Season 3 is the new Shadow Lords single-player campaign. As described on KI’s official website, Shadow Lords is “part ladder, part arcade mode, part story mode, and part rougelike, all rolled up into one experience.” Players will choose their “main” fighter along with a team of any other available characters to stop Gargos’ invasion of Earth. As new characters are added to KI, new content is added to Shadow Lords, so even if you beat the campaign you can still go back for more. Now I understand that most fighting game’s put their focus into online multiplayer lately, but for me a good single-player mode is a huge selling point.
Season 3 will also have cross-platform play between Xbox One and Windows 10 PCs, and buying the game once for either platform allows you to play it on both. The trailer announces that there will be new content every month, new multiplayer modes, and a total of eight new fighters. If the rumors of General RAAM from Gears of War are true, that still leaves us with one more unannounced character.
Killer Instinct is free-to-play on Xbox One and PC, with a huge online shop where players can download content separately or in bundles. The Season 3 Ultra Edition gives you all current and future Season 3 content for $39.99, or you can just get the characters in the Season 3: Combo Breaker bundle for $19.99. However, for those who haven’t played Killer Instinct yet, the SUPREME EDITION bundle gives you all 3 seasons of Killer Instinct content for $59.99. I remember when fans were a little skeptical about Killer Instinct being free to play, but the game has been getting regularly updated almost three years now, and it doesn’t show any signs of slowing down.