Shin Hisako revealed for Killer Instinct, available in March

Posted by John 'Velociraptor' Guerrero • March 2, 2017 at 8:56 a.m. PST

Killer Instinct will be adding yet another new version to one of their existing characters as Shin Hisako has been revealed via a teaser trailer.


The naginata wielding ghost fighter now appears to have a katana, a weapon she used in life while training in the ways of the Samurai. The teaser includes the following bit of text as a small clue to the new character's story:

"The moment she clutched the two-handed sword the Guardian dwelling inside the blade called out her new name..."

Killer Instinct developer Adam "Keits" Heart noted on his Twitter page, "All I can tell you about Shinsako is that she is much more straightforward to play than Hisako, but still has some interesting wrinkles," he also stated, "The next KI character after Kilgore and Shin "Chiharu" Hisako will not be a remix. 100% new."
Here is the teaser that popped up just a bit ago on the official Killer Instinct Twitter:


Click image for animated version

Noting the text in the tweet, "The bonds tying her to the graveyard where her corporeal form was buried have been severed..." seem to imply this is a step forward in the character's story as opposed to an earlier form.

Shin Hisako will join the likes of Shadow Jago and Kilgore this month, and we'll see gameplay at the KI World Cup next weekend.
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