<br />bye bye Fulgore.
Earlier today, creative director of the upcoming Killer Instinct title, Ken Lobb, divulged pricing information, roster size and more for the Xbox One exclusive. Lobb states that the total roster size will be eight characters, with six being available at launch. <br /><br />Along with the 6 launch characters, players can look forward to receiving a training mode and online multiplayer. Unfortunately, story mode will not be playable upon initial release, however, we can expect to see it become available alongside the remaining two characters on the roster. <br /><br />The game will be purchasable in two different packages: one for $20 USD (Combo Breaker Pack) and another for $40 USD (Ultra Edition). The lesser priced version will give you all 8 characters (6 at launch) and their colors, with the other 2 unlocking automatically in February or March of next year, Lobb explains. <br /><br />The $40 bundle will net you all 8 characters, everything included in the aforementioned version, completely different skins that will pay homage to their original Killer Instinct counterparts and a download for the first Killier Instinct title. <br /><br />Currently, the emulated KI port will not have an online function, but Lobb mentions that the team is trying for it. Hit the jump to read on.<br />Killer Instinct will also be receiving a season 2 with additional content. Once the first two seasons become available, Double Helix Games plans to release more seasons on a yearly basis. Ken says that, in an ideal world, each year we'll see a new season with new content that fits into one game. <br /><br />Lastly, characters will be available for purchase individually at $5 USD a pop. If you decide you want to purchase the rest after buying some individually, you'll get a special discount to "top off", so that no more than $20 is spent on the entire roster. <br /><br />Below is a bit more information on both bundles.<br /><br />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.<br /><br />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:<br /><br />The first 8 characters (6 at launch, plus 2 characters before their official post-launch release)<br />Character accessory packs<br />Character costumes<br />The original “Killer Instinct” arcade game<br /><br />Updated: In an interview with Ken Lobb, the Killer Instinct representative confirmed that there will be 8 characters in season 1 of KI, which is scheduled to finish releasing content some time in February or March of next year. Season 2 will follow with 8 more all new characters, and the team will try to keep making full seasons with more playable fighters, so long as they have a platform to keep doing so.