Killer Instinct returns to Evo as part of the Evo Online lineup

Killer Instinct
Killer Instinct (Image credit: Microsoft)

What you need to know

  • Killer Instinct first released in 2013.
  • It received several improvements, new fighters, maps and more for a few years afterward.
  • Killer Instinct was last featured at the Evo (Evolution Championship Series) 2016 tournament.
  • Killer Instinct has been confirmed as part of the Evo Online lineup.

Evo (Evolution Championship Series) is an annual series of fighting game esports tournaments. While Evo 2020 had to be cancelled due to the global pandemic, Evo Online has been announced, providing an online replacement event. Xbox's first-party fighting game Killer Instinct hasn't been a part of the tournaments since 2016.

That has changed today, as the Evo Online lineup includes Killer Instinct. You can check out the announcement below.

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Here's the full lineup of games featured in Evo Online:

  • Under Night In-Birth Exe: Late[cl-r]
  • Dragon Ball FighterZ
  • Tekken 7
  • Soul Calibur VI
  • Street Fighter V Champion Edition
  • Samurai Shodown
  • Granblue Fantasy Versus
  • Mortal Kombat 11: Aftermath
  • Killer Instinct
  • Them's Fightin' Herds
  • Skullgirls Encore

Killer Instinct is available on Xbox One and PC via Windows 10 and Steam. It's also available via Xbox Game Pass and Xbox Game Pass for PC (Beta).



Samuel Tolbert
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