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Gamescom 2013: Killer Instinct Pricing Model Announced

Posted by Dave Letcavage

Three Killer Options

When Microsoft and developer Double Helix announced the Killer Instinct series would be returning on the Xbox One, it was mentioned that the game would adopt a free-to-play model, as well as some paying options for those were interested in the whole package.

Well, today Microsoft officially disclosed all pricing options.

The free version of the game will only include a single fighter; additional fighters costing $4.99 / £3.99 / €4.99 each.

Players can also choose from the following discounted character packages:

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 – 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

So far there have been four returning characters announced; Jago, Sabrewulf, Glacius, and most recently, Thunder. What other two characters do you think will be available at launch? Also, which one of these pricing models best fits your needs? We know we'll be going straight for that loaded Ultra Edition when the game launches with the Xbox One this holiday season.

[via news.xbox.com]

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