Spinal now availble in Killer Instinct
posted on 01.31.14 at 11:18 AM EDT by (@salromano)
Producer details character's new and returning moves.

Killer Instinct

Owners of the Killer Instinct Ultra Edition or Combo Breaker Pack can download the latest character addition Spinal today.

Game producer Torin Rettig has provided some tips on how to use the new character:

Power Devour: A classic Spinal move. Spinal uses his opponent’s attack to power up his own offense. Spinal absorbs opponents’ special moves and turns them into skulls that he can use to curse them. Curses siphon opponents shadow meter or instinct meter and give it to Spinal.

Bonerunner: A new and awesome move for Spinal. Whereas most characters can dash forward and back, Spinal has a full on run. With Bonerunner, he can run forward indefinitely and can use any move out of the run that he could if he were standing. It closes the distance on opponents fast and creates tons of pressure for the opponent. He also has an awesome maniacal laugh while running, adding to the fun.

Skeleport: Another classic spinal move. Spinal teleports in relation to the opponent based upon the power level of the Skeleport. He can teleport right in front of the opponent, mid distance from the opponent and behind the opponent. Perfect for set-ups, mix-ups and keeping the opponent guessing.

Searing Skull: When performed in a combo it trades damage for giving Spinal skulls. When Spinal has skulls Searing Skull fires them at the opponent at various angles and when they hit they curse them. Curses drain shadow meter from the opponent and give it to Spinal, allowing him to turn the tide of battle. Additionally, the shadow version of Searing Skull fires a massive chattering skull that siphons instinct meter from the opponent to Spinal. Both versions of Searing Skull can stack multiple times, increasing the drain.

Watch a trailer for Spinal below. (The end teases Fulgore.)

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  • SuperLuigi

    Can’t wait to play with Spinal and Folgore! Gonna get an xbox one soon. Played this game on my buddies and if your into fighting games this one is solid.

    • Budgiecat

      Why??? Get a PS4 instead. you cray cray?

      • SuperLuigi

        I’d rather have titanfall and KI more than anything this year. Also halo intersts me more than something like uncharted. No offense to uncharted because I liked all 4 of them. I might get a ps4 one day. Just not for quite awhile.

        • Budgiecat


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  • TiamatNM

    you spelled “available” wrong! how shameful….

    • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

      You didn’t capitalize either sentence! How shameful….

  • David

    Someone help me out. Can I purchase spinal and fulgore individually or do I have to have the ultra or combo edition?