Ahoy their mateys, It’s been nearly a year since we first took lookout from the crows nest and gandered and what booty we could plunder from Rares up and coming pirate adventure Sea of Thieves. Well me hearty’s they are back in port once again at this years E3 to give us another taster of what being a pirate legend is really about.
Not happy with just showcasing their new Cinematic Trailer for E3 the team carried on with never seen before footage of real gameplay. With still no release date announced we are just hoping it wont be another year before the game comes back into port once more. So all aboard and lets set sail for a swashbuckling adventure.
During the Easter break the Killer hype lived on in the Iron Galaxy Studios as they put on the finishing touches for the launch of Killer Instinct Season 3.
Released on the 29th of March, Killer Instinct Season 3 will give you, right off the bat, Kim Wu, Tusk, Rash and Halo’s Arbiter. There will also be another character dropping every month. In April we will have access to the vampire, Mira. The boss from Killer Instinct 2, Gargos will be making his long awaited return, invading consoles in May and two new characters will drop in the following months, one of which we know will be General RAAM from Gears of War.
Later this season a new re-playable single player mode will be introduced, called Shadow Lords. In this mode you will assemble your strongest team to take on Gargos and his cronies in a battle across the world. Purchase of the Ultra Edition will land you early access to all the new, incoming fighters as well as eight retro costumes and accessories.
Season 3 launches simultaneously with the Windows 10 version and cross-play multiplayer is available to both formats with the game. All of your purchased characters from the Xbox One version will also carry over to the Windows 10 version which also supports 4k visuals.
The only original Killer Instinct character that has not been announced is Eyedol. Do you think he will be making a return along side Gargos?
Announced yesterday at gamescom the Battletoad Rash finds his new challenge in the Killer Instinct world, showing off some stylish moves and combos, the fireball eating toad will put up a good fight against the biggest of opponents. Rash is only available until 8th September but will be joining the roster in March 2016 on Xbox one and Windows 10!
At the end is a teaser for one of the characters I have been impatiently waiting to join the roster, can you guess who it is?
Killer Instinct Season 3 was announced today and it is slated for release in March 2016. From today a guest character will be invading the scene until 8th September – Rash from Battletoads! This is the early stage of Rash’s design, his final form will be revealed with the rest of Killer Instinct season 3 in March. You will have access to him if you own Rare Replay and have loaded up Battletoads or have previously brought any piece of Killer Instinct content.
Yesterday during Evo2015 Iron Galaxy went through some changes to expect for Shadow Jago (Shago), he will finally become his own character and receive his boss move set which is quite different to Jago’s while seemingly familiar. Shago will have an interesting combat trait called Shadow Surge, this enables you to spend a little bit of your Shadow meter to enhance a special attack with a second button press. Using the Shadow Surge while throwing a Shendokuken while on the floor will throw out a second fireball at an angle, you can now also throw out a horizontal air fireball!
Dark Stalking Is Boss Shago’s Signature Divekick, using it normally will result in a bounce off on hit or block but adding surge to this move will hit repeatedly and land safely on block, with surge it can be used as an opener on hit and also as a linker.
Shago is losing the Laser Sword and having his Wind Kick replaced by the Dark Slide, which will trigger with the same motion. It is a slide kick that you would have been hit by a lot while fighting the computer as Boss Shago, adding Surge to this will teleport you behind your opponent for a crossup but is unsafe.
Dark Fury is Shago’s uppercut move that hits multiple times but has no horizontal momentum like Jago’s Tiger Fury, which will allow you to stop crossup attacks early, adding Surge to Dark Fury will teleport you back to the ground for a repeat attack.
Dark dashing lets you cover more distance than Jago’s dash but takes longer to get to there, during this motion he phases out and back in again making him briefly invulnerable and able to pass through enemies like Saberwulf or Chief Thunder in Instinct mode, you can also dash cancel with a throw, Dark Fury uppercut or Dark Stalking Divekick.
No word on what Shago’s Instinct mode will be yet, they are keeping that secret for a later reveal.
At E3 during the PC gamer event on Twitch Phil Spencer Confirmed Killer Instinct was coming and is going to be a windows 10 exclusive with cross play with Xbox One players. No further details about when it will come but this will be a big thing and open a lot more doors for the KI community to grow.
And Killer Instinct Season 2 comes to a close with the release of story mode for the new characters, the latest update brings us the retro costume for Aria, a new announcer voice and bug fixes which you can check out here, Shadow Jago’s move set will be arriving shortly too.
The final character in the season 2 roster of Killer Instinct arrived 29/5/15 for Ultra Combo edition owners and will arrive 4/6/15 for Combo Breaker edition holders. The CEO of ultratech is coming to dish out some serious damage to all that oppose her! Aria was showcased at Combo Breaker 2015 hosted by Delriach and Keits through the teamspOOky twitch channel, Check out the Aria presentation here.
Iron Galaxy have done its fans proud by bringing their A game this season and giving the fans a lot of new things to enjoy, Even though the last character has now dropped we still have a full story mode and Aria’s classic costume to look forward to. Explore the new shadows mode to put a version of your self out in the wild to fight other roaming shadows and rack up the points, Getting to many loses against a certain character? Fight against that character more so your shadow learns how to deal with those situations!
Some news has dropped over at Ultra-Combo about the last entry in Killer Instinct Season 2, ARIA is shaping up and a brief list of what to expect can be found here on the textual stream. On another note the Shadow Jago Community Event Fund reached its goal within 72 hours! $50k of the money is the prize pool for EVO this year. Shadow Jago will receive his boss move set later this year. So many things to look forward to this year, COME ON JULY 17!!!!
After a long time of begging, Shadow Jago is finally available to purchase to all that did not get him as part of the Day One editions of the Xbox One console or Xbox Live way back in 2013. He does however come attached to a community fund, which is for a very good cause. From Cinders’ release date (30.4.15) for two weeks, 100% of the revenue will go towards tournaments up to $100,000. “This community fund will go directly to enhancing tournament prizes for EVO and other fighting game community events in 2015-2016”.
For £15.99 you will of course receive Shadow Jago and 7,500 KI gold (which is £15.99 alone) to unlock in game content such as accessories and costumes, all of this will go towards the community fund. This bundle is only available until may 14th so you better get in there quick!