Killer Instinct: Definitive Edition Confirmed, Launches September 20

Killer Instinct: Definitive Edition Confirmed, Launches September 20 - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 13 July 2016 / 5,166 Views

Two listings for Killer Instinct: Definitive Edition were posted earlier today. Microsoft has confirmed the game, which includes all three seasons of Killer Instinct.

Killer Instinct: Definitive Edition launches on September 20th for $39.99 in stores and digitally through the Xbox Store.

View the trailer below:

 Here are details on the game:

  • Every Killer Instinct fighter! That’s 26 characters, including the remastered cast, original fighters like Hisako and ARIA, and special guest characters like Arbiter from Halo, Rash from Battletoads and General RAAM from Gears of War
  • All 20 stages, with visual upgrades and lighting changes (creating absolutely improved gorgeous fighting sets)
  • Killer Instinct Classic 1 & 2 for Xbox One – the faithful recreation of the arcade originals
  • Special features like every song in the KI archives, every character trailer, and never-before-seen concept artwork
  • An interactive universe map with stage location details
  • Exclusive behind-the-scenes videos digging into the history, world, and design of this beloved franchise

If you purchase the game in stores you will get a bonus Original Soundtrack CD, and an exclusive character skin: Gold Gargos.

A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at or on Twitter @TrunksWD.

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Azzanation (on 13 July 2016)

Great stuff. Still one of the better fighting games this gen and its almost 3 years old.

Oneeee-Chan!!! (on 14 July 2016)

Please reliese PS4 version ! I know it impossible though(-o- )

Dyllyo (on 13 July 2016)

Definitive Edition of a SNES game?! Holy shit!

Dyllyo (on 13 July 2016)

Oh yeah, I guess Killer Instinct is also available for Xbox... Silly optimistic me.

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IkePoR (on 13 July 2016)

Nnnnnnnow Killer Instinct has been revived. Anything before this has been delusions.

Puppyroach (on 13 July 2016)

I really like Killer Instinct but why is it so complicated with all these seasons and different ways to upgrade?? It's really hard to identify what amount of money you should pay in order to get the next season for the lowest amount of money.

Goatseye (on 13 July 2016)

There are 2 options whenever a season drops: Combo Breaker and Ultra, $20 and $40 respectfully.

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MTZehvor (on 13 July 2016)

It's...really not that complicated. If you just want the characters for the season, buy the "Combo Breaker" edition of the upcoming season. If you want the characters, all the skins, and some in game currency to spend, buy the "Ultra" Edition of the upcoming season. Those are the only two options.

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