The upcoming reboot of Rare’s classic Killer Instinct will be available this Friday with Microsoft offering players two solid reasons to buy the Ultra Edition instead of just taking the free demo ride: Classic KI. The launch title will be available for free to all Xbox One gamers with only one fighter: Jago. Players interested in getting the original arcade game will have to drop $40 on the Ultra Edition as Microsoft has stated that there is no plan to release it separately. As stated above, there will be two renditions of the arcade release with this bundle–the original release as well as the 1.5D ROM revision. Gamers interested in getting the Ultra Pin Edition for $60 exclusively from the Microsoft Store will also be gifted these two KI ROMS. For players new to the franchise (or weathered vets who haven’t played in nearly 2 decades – such as myself), there will be a training mode included with these classic re-releases.
Killer Instinct is developed by Double Helix, published by Microsoft Studios and releases this Friday alongside the Xbox One.