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New Killer Instinct back stories – Jago

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We are on the long journey to find out about more about Killer Instinct Season 3, as an update to the game the original cast will be receiving back story updates to give more depth to the characters you love. This week is the monk of the tiger lair Jago.

Jago was abandoned as a baby at a secluded monastery in the Himalayas where he was trained by the Monks of the Tiger. When he reached adulthood a fellow warrior—under the influence of an evil force—tried to murder him, but Jago killed the man in self-defense. To atone for this sin he became a hermit, isolating himself in a mountain cave and turning his thoughts inward, meditating on his actions and the guilt he carried from the act. During this time, he was visited by the Tiger Spirit and infused with a tremendous power.

The spirit called upon him to destroy Ultratech by entering their Killer Instinct tournament. Not knowing why such a thing was necessary, but confident in the wisdom of the spirit, he entered. As he competed, a growing sense of dread built in him, as the force of the Tiger spirit became hungrier and more aggressive, pushing him to further and deeper violent tendencies. He almost killed his long-lost sister Orchid, but was able to stop himself from landing the fatal blow.

The tournament finished, Jago returned to his temple to meditate on his growing anger and rage, but too late discovered the truth: the Tiger Spirit was actually a manifestation of the evil Astral entity known as Gargos. In an attempt to exorcise the sprit through a force of wills, Jago instead succumbed to the corruption. Possessed by the entity known as Omen, Jago was transformed into Shadow Jago, wreaking havoc across the globe as he strove to feed more power to Gargos.

Trapped within his own mind, Jago fought back against his possession, finally freeing himself from the corrupting influence and destroying the manifestation known as Shadow Jago. In doing so, he freed Omen, giving form to the once-formless shadow energy.

Once he recovered, Jago set out to find Omen and destroy him, but it was too late. The demon had gotten away, and Gargos’s return seemed inevitable. Jago and his sister joined forces with Maya and T.J. Combo vowing to fight both Ultratech and Gargos. While planning their next move, the allies were trapped by Ultratech forces and pinned down at Maya’s secret headquarters in the Andes Mountains.

It will be nice to read what other changes, balances and other characters they will be bringing to Season 3 and how the revamped back stories tie in with the old cast.

Killer Instinct Season 3 is slated for March 2016.

Double Helix Tease Chief Thunder For Killer Instinct

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Last night at Evo during a video presentation for Killer Instinct’s latest character Glacius, an interesting teaser came up on screen at the end. You see an axe thrown into a tree. The axe is of course the weapon of choice for Killer Instinct alumni, Chief Thunder. Chief Thunder was introduced in the original Killer Instinct and looks to be the next character reveal for the Xbox One exclusive.

Below you’ll find an image of Chief Thunder in his prime, as well as the gameplay demo from last night. Enjoy!

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We’ll have more Killer Instinct news for you as it becomes available.

Ken Lobb Teaches Us The Basics Of Killer Instinct

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Partner Creative Director of Microsoft, Ken Lobb recently had a sit-down with Destin Legarie of IGN. He is interviewed while teaching Destin the basics of the Xbox One exclusive. He shows us the new combo system, shadow moves, combo-breakers, auto-double, and more. In the video, we can see that the game runs on 60 frames per second. Which means that if Double Helix could prove to be competent fighting game developers, Killer Instinct could turn out to be a viable fighter. Continue reading Ken Lobb Teaches Us The Basics Of Killer Instinct