Killer Instinct pricing announced
posted on 08.20.13 at 06:37 AM EDT by (@salromano)
$19.99 for eight character Combo Breaker Pack.

Microsoft and Double Helix Studios revealed pricing information for Killer Instinct at Gamescom in Germany today.

The fighting game, due out at Xbox One’s launch, will be free to download with one playable character available. Additional characters can be purchased for $4.99 / £3.99 / €4.99 each.

Discounted character packs will also be available:

  • Combo Breaker Pack – Save 50 percent instantly by purchasing the Combo Breaker pack, which includes the first 8 characters (6 at launch, plus 2 characters before their official post-launch release) for $19.99 / £16.99 / €19.99.
  • Ultra Edition – The Ultra Edition delivers the best value for Killer Instinct fans. Available for $39.99 / £34.99 / €39.99, the Ultra Edition includes:
    • The first 8 characters (6 at launch, plus 2 characters before their official post-launch release)
    • Character accessory packs
    • Character costumes
    • The original Killer Instinct arcade game

Screenshots showing the recently confirmed Chief Thunder can be seen at the gallery.

Save $3 with the coupon code "GEMATSU"
  • DarthNemesis

    Why not just sell the entire game for $39.99 period? This microtransaction so dumb.

  • McPoo

    Not as costly as I thought it’d be. Each additional character on Injustice has been about that price I think, outside of the season pass.

    Still not the sort of thing I’d buy though.

  • artemisthemp

    So you pay pretty must the same for a Digital Game as Retail version would have cost?

    • McPoo

      At least you’re not paying more than a retail copy like you are now for lots of console digital versions >.<

      Some of the stuff on XBLA and PSN is like £60. Who's buying it at that price?!

  • SuperLuigi

    I like there being options. Some people will just buy 2 characters but it will help the online community the more people that play. I would personally just buy a bundle though.

  • Hidayat246

    good luck for Killer Instinct fans, they cant complain since M$ own this game

  • DarthBrian

    I still don’t think releasing the free version with one character is a good idea. It’s just going to end up with a lot of online matches with Jago. They should’ve at least given you the choice between two to be your free character. Mix it up a bit at least. Jago or Sabrewulf maybe. *shrug*

  • Wolfcum

    I hate the business model they chose for such an anticipated and beloved game like Killer Instinct. It kind of diminishes the value of the game.