Killer Instinct

XB360, XBOX ONE / Fighting / Release: Nov 30, 1999 / ESRB: U

Five memorable moments from Evo 2013 (and what questions they raise for 2014)

By Ozzie Mejia, Jul 07, 2014 12:00pm PDT

With Evo coming up this weekend, we take a look back at five memorable moments from last year's tournaments. But more than that, we also ask some questions from each of those moments that pop up for this year's tournament.


Killer Instinct: Season 2 begins with TJ Combo

By Ozzie Mejia, Jun 09, 2014 2:19pm PDT

Iron Galaxy is ready to pick up the ball left behind by Double Helix and continue on through the next season of Killer Instinct. And they're wasting no time in bringing back another one of the series' favorite fighters by debuting the pugilistic TJ Combo.


Killer Instinct finishes season with Fulgore and Arcade Mode

By Steve Watts, Apr 09, 2014 11:00am PDT

The first season of Killer Instinct has come to a close, with the release of its final playable character. The so-'90s-it-hurts cyborg knight Fulgore joins the cast along with a new Arcade Mode.


Killer Instinct now in the hands of Divekick developer

By Andrew Yoon, Mar 27, 2014 9:30am PDT

Microsoft said it was looking for a new development partner for KI, and it appears they've landed one: Iron Galaxy Studios, best known for their work on Divekick.


Killer Instinct patch to fix Spinal crash and broken 'Jail' system

By Ozzie Mejia, Feb 20, 2014 12:45pm PST

Spinal's debut in Killer Instinct was marred by bugs and crashes. The next update promises to fix these issues, including the 'Jail' issues and crashes caused by Spinal's teleport move.


Killer Instinct will have 'new development partner' after Double Helix sale

By Andrew Yoon, Feb 06, 2014 11:15am PST

According to Microsoft, the company will be working with a new developer for future updates on the franchise.


Killer Instinct debuts Spinal with new rage quit rules

By Ozzie Mejia, Jan 31, 2014 7:15am PST

Spinal makes his debut in Killer Instinct today and he brings along with him some new rules aimed at deterring rage quitters.


Killer Instinct tags Thunder in as free-to-play character

By Steve Watts, Jan 24, 2014 7:15am PST

Killer Instinct has swapped out it's free-to-play character again, this time offering Thunder.


Killer Instinct's new free character is Sabrewulf

By Alice O'Connor, Jan 06, 2014 8:15am PST

Free-to-play fighter Killer Instinct has for the first time switched the character available to everyone for free, rotating out Jago for lycanthrope Sabrewulf. You can still buy the fighting monk, of course. The change came with a new patch last week, which also brought twea...


Weekend Confirmed 192 - PS4 and Xbox One

By Ozzie Mejia, Nov 22, 2013 11:00am PST

The next generation of consoles have all arrived and Weekend Confirmed is ready to celebrate with you. Join hosts Garnett Lee and Jeff Cannata, as they welcome in Shacknews' Andrew Yoon and "Indie" Jeff Mattas to break down both the PS4 and the Xbox One.


Killer Instinct review: Combo Broken

By Ozzie Mejia, Nov 18, 2013 6:00am PST

Microsoft and Double Helix make a valiant effort to revive the Killer Instinct franchise, but this Xbox One launch title sadly suffers from a lack of variety and game modes.


Microsoft gives away free Xbox One systems and Killer Instinct games to select fans

By Andrew Yoon, Nov 06, 2013 11:00am PST

Check your inbox, Xbox folks. Microsoft may have dropped a nice surprise for you over the evening.


Killer Instinct Pin Ultimate Edition leaks Fulgore

By Ozzie Mejia, Nov 04, 2013 2:00pm PST

Killer Instinct's Pin Ultimate Edition has pulled the curtain back on the game's eighth character: the fearsome robot, Fulgore.


Killer Instinct 'Pin Ultimate' edition includes characters and pins

By Steve Watts, Oct 15, 2013 12:30pm PDT

Killer Instinct is getting a special "Pin Ultimate" edition that includes all the season one characters, costumes, accessories, and some collectible pins in a limited edition package.


Killer Instinct introduces Sadira, re-debuts Orchid

By Ozzie Mejia, Sep 20, 2013 4:15pm PDT

Killer Instinct has debuted a brand new fighter named Sadira, while also teasing the addition of classic femme fatale Orchid.