Killer Instinct launched for Windows 10 PC in the Windows Store

Windows 10 PC gamers can now experience Microsoft's in-house fighting game Killer Instinct. The free-to-play title from developer Iron Galaxy, which was first released as an Xbox One launch game, has now arrived in the Windows Store.

While the game is free to play, most of its content is only available as in-game paid add-ons. You can purchase individual fighters for $4.99 each. There are also a number of in-game bundles that unlock many more fighters, as well as additional content. The Windows 10 version allows access to all of the Season One and Two content from the Xbox One version, along with any current and future updates.

The new Windows 10 version is available along with a big update to the Xbox One port, which includes the first four characters from Season 3 (Rash, Arbiter, Kim Wi and Tusk). each of which has a number of optional accesories and color variations. Here's the rest of what's new:

  • The Whole Cast Has Been Fully Rebalanced for Season 3; Each Character Gets a New Ability! .
  • Added Support for Cross-Play and Cross-Buy with Killer Instinct on Windows 10
  • Added 3 New Stages: Arena of Judgment (Arbiter's Stage), Chinatown Brawl (Kim Wu's Stage), Icehaven (Tusk's Stage)
  • Added Shadow Lab Support for Rash & Arbiter
  • All-New Next Gen Lighting System: Lighting for All Stages has been Completely Revamped, Includes Enhanced Reflections
  • Added All-New Season 3 Front End "Corruption" Theme
  • New Character Select
  • New Stage Select with Music Track Selector
  • Enhanced Shadow Move Effects
  • Added Exclusive In-Game Character Colorations players that purchase that character's Ultimate Source Figurine
  • Added Support for Key Game Action Events for the 9" Jago Electronic Sound-Link Statue from Ultimate Source
  • Dynamic Camera Effects for Level 4 Enders
  • Added Combo Assist Support for New Season 3 Characters
  • Added Shadow Point and Elite Boosters to the Store
  • Enhanced Leagues – Final!: New Leagues Promo Match Logic (Must defeat your rank or higher), Leagues Auto Rank Down for Inactivity, Leagues Player-Initiated Reset Rank, Leagues Gold tier now gets best 2-out-of-3 functionality, Leagues Anti-Cheat "Probation" System Enacted.
  • Fixed a crash that would occur when, at a specific point of the streaming install process, a player would try to select Hisako
  • Fixed a crash that would occasionally occur when a player quit out of a Player vs. CPU or CPU vs. CPU match and tried to navigate to Shadow Lab using LB or RB
  • Fixed an FPS drop that would occur when Retro Cinder used a Triple Afterburner in his Warrior Armor accessory set
  • Fixed an issue where a Cinder CPU would stop attacking the player if it started a certain combo
  • Extensive updates and corrections to the Command List
  • Fixed an issue where Cinder's Burnout VFX were visible on Shadow Jago when he performs his Air Dark Demise
  • Fixed an issue where certain stage VFX would remain visible over the darkened background during Shadow Jago's Annihilation
  • Fixed an issue where some of Shadow Jago's Challenges would not be properly published to the leaderboards when completed

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John Callaham