Killer Instinct Character Roster
Killer Instinct is a fighting game originally developed by Double Helix Games and released in 2013, with Iron Galaxy taking charge of development starting with Season 2. The game is a reboot of the venerated Killer Instinct franchise and a third game in the series.
Back in 1994, Killer Instinct stood out from every other game thanks to its unique cast and groundbreaking visual fidelity for the time. The reboot continues this legacy with an insanely diverse roster of 29 characters, with all returning cast members receiving a makeover to further flesh out their identities and take advantage of the massive leap in technology since the release of the previous KI title.
When it comes to character archetypes, Killer Instinct has everything that you'd expect and more. From a well-rounded, "shoto" type character like Jago to an odd-ball like Eyedol, who randomly switches between being an intimidating rushdown character and a powerful zoner after using his abilities.
While the Killer Instinct reboot brought over all the legacy characters, they didn't stop there, adding a plethora of original characters like Omen, Hisako, Kan-Ra, Sadira, Aganos, Mira, ARIA, and Eagle, a character who was previously only seen in the Killer Instinct comic book.
Lastly, Season 2 also added some utterly unexpected guest characters like Arbiter from Halo, General RAAM from Gears of War, and Rash from Battletoads. Surprisingly, they all made a smooth transition into a fighting game, with plenty of special moves and mechanics that faithfully represent their origins.