Killer Instinct pricing structure detailed

Microsoft has announced the pricing structure for Xbox One launch game Killer Instinct. While the title will be free to download and play with one character, Jago, additional fighters will be available for purchase starting at £3.99 each; Sabrewulf, Glacius and Thunder have been revealed so far.

Players hoping to significantly boost the roster will be able to purchase one of two discounted character packages. Priced at £16.99, representing roughly a 50 per cent saving, the Combo Breaker Pack will come with the game’s first eight characters (six at launch, plus two before their official post-launch release). Meanwhile, the £34.99 ‘Ultra Edition’ will include the same characters, fighter accessory packs, costumes and the original Killer Instinct arcade game.

Killer Instinct was one of 23 Xbox One launch games announced yesterday during Microsoft’s Gamescom showcase, where it was also confirmed that every Xbox One pre-ordered in Europe will come bundled with a free copy of FIFA 14.

Microsoft said last week that Xbox One will launch in only 13 of its 21 previously announced markets this November. The eight delayed regions - Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Netherlands, Norway, Russia, Sweden, and Switzerland - will host their own Xbox One launches as soon as possible in 2014.


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  • AdonisX82 - August 22, 2013 11:43 a.m.

    How the hell did they manage to get the rights to distribute the first KI? If it came with 2 instead (or both) I'd be crying right now, cause I still wouldn't get an XBone, but god I'd want to
  • GOD - August 21, 2013 5:02 p.m.

    The game only has 8 characters total? I've never played Killer Instinct but that seems awfully low to me.... So I take it there will be more than a few other DLC characters for an additional fee.
  • RavensPoet - August 21, 2013 8:56 p.m.

    The original only had about 10 playable characters if my memory is correct.
  • RavensPoet - August 21, 2013 8:58 p.m.

    So far its Jago, Saberwulf, Chief Thunder, and Glacius. The others are probably Fulgore, Orchid, Spinal and either Combo/cinder
  • g1rldraco7 - August 21, 2013 3:57 p.m.

    This pleases me greatly!!!!
  • shawksta - August 21, 2013 8:29 a.m.

    $40 for the full game AND the arcade port? DAMN. The whole "seasons" situation was concerning at first but apparently its too keep the game alive and frankly as long as the game keeps up and stays on the good side of the FGC, then I'm happy.
  • Darkhawk - August 21, 2013 1:16 p.m.

    Nope. That's GBP you're looking at here. It'll probably be $60 in North America.
  • shawksta - August 21, 2013 3:55 p.m.

    Still neat though
  • RavensPoet - August 21, 2013 6:37 a.m.

    The Original Killer Instinct Arcade game?! I am sold! If only I had the money for an xbox one :(

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