Microsoft’s surprisingly fun first-party fighting game is getting another more complete version in the form of the Killer Instinct Definitive Edition.
According to listings on GameStop and Amazon, the Definitive Edition will include all characters and content from Seasons one through three, including two unreleased characters that players are currently waiting for. This means there will be a total of 26 characters and 20 stages, all with the upgraded visual acuity and lighting that have made the Xbox One title such a visual delight. It will also include past Killer Instinct games, Classic 1 and 2, as well as archived trailers and concept art.
Basically, the Killer Instinct Definitive Edition includes everything since the free-to-play title was released in 2013.
The Killer Instinct Definitive Edition is a great idea in concept, but it seems that Microsoft Studios are jumping the gun a bit. Less than four months ago, Microsoft Studios released the Killer Instinct Supreme Edition; a bundle of the game that includes all characters from the three seasons. The Supreme Edition was already a risky move, but it made sense seeing as the third season needed to be hyped. From a consumer point of view it also made perfect sense for anyone who wanted to get everything in a bundle without buying each season separately.
Now with the Killer Instinct Definitive Edition, it is basically the Supreme Edition with a few newer characters and at a lower price point. Players who have supported the game since release will receive an exclusive Gold Gargos skin and the game’s soundtrack. However, that does not feel like enough to warrant yet another edition for a game that has not even finished its third season. Another big thing that fans are very vocal about is the fact that the Supreme Edition can be bought right now for $59,99 USD (about R850 ZAR), versus waiting for the Definitive Edition that will only cost $39,99 USD (R570 ZAR). I can not help but feel that Microsoft did not think this through properly.
Killer Instinct recently became an Xbox Play Anywhere title and can be bought on the Windows Store, or the Xbox Marketplace.