So I was genuinely impressed with Killer Instinct. Not only was it a lightning fast brawler that retained the spirit of the original game perfectly, but I actually like the payment model that it uses. And that’s because this is a pure tournament fighting game, that is light on extras and heavy on competition. It’s a niche setup,make no mistake, but one that I feel works in this particular case. If you’re looking to invest in a new fighter however, then the next season 2 brawler will you under wraps.
Or rotting Egyptian bandages to be precise. The next Killer Instinct fighter will be none other than Kan-Ra, the Babylonian sorcerer and part-time quiz show host. Here’s a taste of his moves and an official synopsis copied and pasted below:
Cursed to rot after a failed assassination attempt on his king over 2000 years ago, Kan-Ra endured for centuries by constantly balancing the curses he places on himself with the boons provided by dark magic and artifacts. His solitary goal: to gain knowledge that will grant him absolute power over all of mankind. After getting imprisoned by Maya’s order hundreds of years earlier, an Ultratech attack on Maya’s city accidentally frees Kan-Ra—releasing him back onto an unsuspecting world that’s full of new mysteries and ripe for his… dissection.
Drawing combat powers from the dark sorceries he’s mastered, Kan-Ra explodes into battle with a unique combination of ranged attacks, nasty ground and air-based traps, and incredible situational mobility. Players will be challenged to master his distinct playstyle and diverse arsenal to best effect against his opponents.
Kan-Ra drops in today for Season 2 Ultra Edition members, and will be up for general purchase for everyone else from Sunday, November 30. Like I’ve said, the barrier to Killer Instinct is cleverly designed. The core game is a massive free demo, with Jago offered for gratis. There’s no real barrier to at least try one of the best fighting games on the market out, and it happens to look rather gorgeous as well.
Are you my mummy?
Last Updated: November 24, 2014