Killer Instinct Season 2 launch trailer promotes its release Wednesday for Xbox One

Microsoft is about to launch Killer Instinct: Season 2 for the Xbox One and today the company released a new trailer that offers new gameplay and teasers of what fans of the fighting game can expect when the season officially launches on Wednesday, October 15.

Microsoft revived the Killer Instinct franchise for the Xbox One's launch in 2013 with a unique business model that offered players access to one character for free with the option to purchase the remaining seven characters either as separate downloads or as a pack with all eight fighters. Under the game's new developer Iron Galaxy Studios, Season 2 of Killer Instinct will offer eight more fighters to download, and Microsoft will provide one of them for free, with a different character rotating in the free slot every week.

Four of the new Killer Instinct: Season 2 fighters are in fact new version of class Killer Instinct characters TJ Combo, Maya, Riptor and Cinder. The other fighters are all new to the series, with Microsoft stating they will include " ancient Babylonian sorcerer, an avenging ghost, a battle-hardened war golem, and more." All of the Season 1 fighters have been re-balanced for Season 2 . New graphics, a new progression system and more will be added to Season 2 throughout the season.

Each fighter can be bought for $4.99 each, or players can pay $19.99 to gain access to all eight Season 2 fighters, with TJ Combo and Maya available immediately and the other six added on a monthly basis. Paying $39.99 adds all those characters plus a bunch of extras including "16 accessory sets and 8 exclusive costumes designed by Kevin Bayliss, art director for the original Killer Instinct arcade games." It will also contain a port of Killer Instinct 2 Classic, originally released in 1996.

Are you happy with what will be included in Killer Instinct: Season 2?

Source: Xbox Wire

John Callaham