Killer Instinct Pricing Structure Revealed

By Rebecca Smith, 5 years ago
Killer Instinct was yesterday revealed to be a launch title for the Xbox One. Although the game had been advertised as being free to download, this would leave players with just one playable character. To be able to play the game with more characters, players need to be prepared to spend money. We can now give you a breakdown of the packages that will be available for purchase.

Characters will be available to purchase individually. These 'start' at $4.99 / £3.99 / €4.99 each, which suggests that some of the characters may be slightly more expensive. If, however, you're looking at the bigger picture there are a couple of other bundles available:

The Combo Breaker Pack includes the first eight characters to be released for the game. Six of these characters will be available at launch with two to follow at a later date. The pack will cost $19.99 / £16.99 / €19.99 and represents a 50% discount on buying all of the characters individually.

The Ultra Edition is the most expensive option at $39.99 / £34.99 / €39.99. This edition includes the contents of the Combo Breaker Pack and adds character accessory packs, character costumes and a copy of the original arcade version of Killer Instinct.

Only four of the characters have been revealed so far: Jago, Sabrewulf, Glacius and Thunder. The latter of the four is currently lapping up the attention at Gamescom, so Microsoft has released a handful of screenshots to showcase their star.

Thunder 1

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Thunder 7

Thunder 8

As mentioned above, Killer Instinct is an Xbox One launch title so will be arriving in November.
Rebecca Smith
Written by Rebecca Smith
Rebecca is the Newshound Manager at TrueGaming Network. She has been contributing articles since 2010, especially those that involve intimidatingly long lists. When not writing news, she works in an independent game shop so that she can spend all day talking about games too. She'll occasionally go outside.