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Eagle, Killer Instinct's newest character, coming out tomorrow roughly at 9:00 AM PDT for $4.99 along with patch 3.8

As we already know, Killer Instinct's newest character, Eagle, will be releasing June 27, 2017. This will be alongside patch 3.8.

It has been announced on Ultra-Combo the time in which Eagle is planned to be released tomorrow. Keep in mind, that there is still a potential for something to delay the exact time of release -- this is only the rough estimate of the character's release time.

Eagle will be purchasable for $4.99. You'll get Eagle and his retro costume for this price.

The premium accessories for Eagle will not be immediately available though. If you want to get your hands on these, you'll have to purchase them using Killer Instinct's in-game currency, gold.

It has also been announced that Kilgore, Shin Hisako, and Eagle will be free for Killer Instinct: Definitive Edition owners -- but not yet. This was supposed to happen when the Steam version comes out, but the KI team is working towards getting these characters out for free to Windows 10 and Xbox One Definitive Edition players.

Eagle, but not Kilgore and Shin Hisako, will also be free for Season 3 Ultra Edition players, eventually. If you fall into this category, it is recommended that you wait as well.

If you own the definitive version, you'll likely want to wait until the characters are free. In the meantime, Eagle will be the next free rotating character for next week to help tide over those players.

Here are Eagle's images again. After the jump, you can review the trailer and gameplay demonstration to see if this character is right for you.

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Killer Instinct 3.8 patch notes and footage of Aganos' absolutely brutal new Ultimate

The Killer Instinct 3.8 patch is coming on June 27th, and developers have come forth with quite a lengthy list of changes.

Sadira, Orchid, Spinal, Riptor, Omen and Cinder did not receive and tweaks, but everyone else will be getting a makeover in two days' time.

There's only one general system fix rolling out:

Fixed an issue preventing several characters from cancelling normals into specials from too far away, which was most noticeable when hitting the outstretched limbs of opponents. These cancels will still not be possible from these ranges when striking armor.

With the video below, you'll catch up on recent news and hear Rukari list off most of the new character changes.

This patch will release Eagle ($4.99) as well as introduce a few new Ultimate combos. Here's what Aganos' looks like:


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'So much attention to detail and love is built into Dragon Ball FighterZ' - Sajam on his love for DBF, early Marvel Infinite impressions and much more

Not so long ago, Stephen "Sajam" Lyon was just another young face at Super Arcade. One opportunity to offer his clever and informative commentary via that trademark, buttery voice later, and we have one of the most recognizable faces (and voices) in the fighting game community.

BornFree and Sajam were finally able to sit down for an interview at E3 last week, which allowed for the young commentator to divulge on a range of topics.

From commentary advice, "Find videos of top 8's, mute the audio, talk over it," to his thoughts on Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite, "Gameplay is crazy and awesome, it just doesn't look that good," Sajam has plenty of interesting input on all things fighting games.

He also comments on Capcom's current situation as they endure player backlash, stating, "I feel bad for the guys we know at Capcom US, especially Combofiend, because they are not making the decision you hate."

There's just about something for everyone in their talk, which you'll find after the jump below.

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CEO 2017 results feat. Punk, NuckleDu, Daigo, Snake Eyez, Smug, XSK Samurai

Updated with results from CEO 2017: We've added the final results for this tournament below.

One of the biggest fighting game tournaments in the world kicks off today, Community Effort Orlando, better known as CEO.

The competition will take place in Orlando, Florida, and is scheduled to attract some of the world's best fighting game players.

This is a premiere Capcom Pro Tour event for Street Fighter 5, and part of Injustice 2 pro series and Tekken World Tour.

Notable Street Fighter 5 players in attendance include PG|Punk, Liquid|NuckleDu, FOX|Tokido, CYG|PR Balrog, CYG|Daigo Umehara, DouyuTV|Xiao Hai, FOX|Momochi, GGP|Kazunoko, PIE|Smug, RB|Snake Eyez, Rise|Marn, Brian_F, FOX|Justin Wong, SPY|Filipino Champ, GRPT|MOV, CO|Dogura, Circa|LPN, EG|NYChrisG, EG|K-Brad, DNL|Chris Tatarian, EG|Ricki Ortiz, F3|Alucard, XSK_Samurai, NS|Ludovic, FA|Mono, Flash, WBG|CJ Truth, among others.

Top players for Smash 4 include TSM|Zero, FOX|MKLeo, C9|Ally, RNG|Dabuz, P1|Tweek, 2GG|Komorikiri, Mr. R, NRG|Nairo, MSF|Larry Lurr, MVG|Salem, DNG|Kameme, LG|Abadango and 2GG|Ranai, plus many more.

The top game for entrants as of Thursday evening was Smash 4 with 611, followed by Street Fighter 5 with 548, Injustice 2 had 400 people, Melee 292 and Tekken 7 picked up 248 competitors.

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Killer Instinct coming to Steam later this year

As a live attendee at CEO 2017, I have to say that watching the Killer Instinct top eight bracket play out in the main hall was incredibly encouraging. The fans love this game.

The passion is just as red-hot as ever, and the game continues to fight on with the recent announcement of DLC character Eagle keeping the train chugging along.

Killer Instinct is often held in a bit of a tragic light in the sense that it's one of the most gamer-friendly fighting games out there, but that its potential was a bit stifled due to its Xbox One-exclusive release.

While yesteryear's PC release was surely a big help in terms of outreach, there was another announcement at CEO that looks to potentially get the game into even more hands.

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Eagle gameplay reveal in Killer Instinct, game coming to Steam later this year

We've now gotten some prerecorded gameplay of Eagle in Killer Instinct, which was featured at CEO 2017 before the grand finals of the game's tournament. Eagle, the brother of Thunder, is the next downloadable character coming to the game.

Being that he holds a bow, it looks like he takes a zoning approach rather than the grappler's approach that his brother takes. A lot of his moves remind of Green Arrow from Injustice and Hawkeye from MvC.

In addition to this, he has a mechanical bird that is always with him. This bird can be utilized to perform attacks without an animation from Eagle himself -- which means these attacks essentially function like "assists" similar to ARIA.

Of course, Eagle is not able to just keep zoning and running away. He has a limited number of arrows in which he is able to fire.

In order to replenish his arrow stock, he has to go out of his way to pick them up. He starts out with a whopping twelve arrows, however.

It was also announced that Killer Instinct will be coming to Steam later this year. An exact date was not given beyond that.

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All of Eagle's accessory sets in Killer Instinct

Killer Instinct Community Manager Rukari recently gave us another look at Eagle, the next playable character entering the fray. Over on Ultra-Combo, we see each of Eagle's full accessory sets.

For his default look, we have the Snow Warrior, Wasteland Gear, & Ultratech Armor. The Ultratech Armor is a premium set and must be purchased with KI Gold.

Eagle's retro costume gets the tewiisin’ taawmal, qilaasx taaqmal, and yoosyoos cepeek’ilkt sets. Like the Ultratech Armor, the yoosyoos cepeek’ilkt, is a premium accessory set and must be purchased with KI Gold also.

So far, we've seen all of Eagle's default colors and his retro colors. Microsoft and Iron Galaxy have also released Eagle's official trailer, which you can find after the jump.

Eagle is the younger brother of Thunder in Killer Instinct. After being captured and experimented on by Aria, he was released by Glacius and is back to rid the world of corruption.

Eagle is set for release on June 27th. He will come along with the 3.8 update to the game.

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Full character trailer for Eagle in Killer Instinct

Eagle's official character trailer for Killer Instinct has been released via Maximilian Dood'sYouTube channel.

The trailer highlights the Native American warrior's fight style and story, revealing a heavy reliance on bow and arrow techniques.

Given the footage we've seen thus far, we're going to go out on a limb and guess that Eagle will be a zoning-based character.

Not only does he use his bow for a myriad of projectile attacks, but he also has a bionic eagle that looks as though it will help out in the fight with assists or power ups.

Eagle will drop on June 27th alongside the KI 3.8 patch. Here are a few screen shots, with the trailer waiting after the jump.

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Killer Instinct getting a free 4K makeover, Xbox One X to support original Xbox games

During today's Xbox E3 press conference Microsoft announced a ton of exciting new titles and content for the coming months, but they also showed some love for already established games in the Microsoft family.

The upcoming Xbox One X (which is slated to run for about $499) will offer 4K graphic makeovers for a few existing titles, including Killer Instinct.

This means the already beautiful game will be looking even crisper once the update becomes available. Here's a clip of the announcement:


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In addition to this, Xbox One X will be backwards compatible with games from the original Xbox, which means we may see some older titles such as Capcom vs. SNK 2 get a bit of a return to the spotlight.

We don't know which of the older titles will actually be featured, but would love to hear which you're hoping for most in the comments.

All of Eagle's retro costume colors in Killer Instinct

Yesterday, we saw Eagle's default colors 1 - 9. Now we get to see the next Killer Instinct character's retro costume.

Rukari, the game's community manager, shared screenshots of the alternate outfit earlier today. Included are all six of its different color palettes.

Check them out below.

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If all goes as previously stated, we should be seeing Eagle's accessories sometime this weekend, gameplay footage next week, and the character's official trailer soon.

Source: Ultra-Combo.

Here are all of Eagle's default colors in Killer Instinct

Killer Instinct's next newcomer, Eagle, is on his way. Today, KI Community Manager Rukari has released a handful of images showcasing the character's default colors.

Included here are all 9 palettes, the first two of which are available up front and the rest you'll have to unlock through leveling up.

Check out each one below.

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Eagle's official trailer scheduled for release during E3 week, Killer Instinct's next content update coming later this month

Killer Instinct is getting a brand new character soon. Eagle -- Thunder's brother -- is set to be released later this month.

Rukari over on Ultra-Combo shared more information on the upcoming combatant earlier today. First up, we learn that Eagle will be included with Killer Instinct's upcoming content update 3.8.

Microsoft and Iron Galaxy are aiming to release the update after E3 and CEO 2017, which are both taking place the week of June 12th.

As of right now, pricing for Eagle has not been revealed. Today's blog does note that this character will not be tied to another community fund, like we saw with Kilgore earlier this year.

Speaking of which, we should be on the look out for the official Eagle trailer during the week of E3 and CEO. In the meantime, here is Eagle's official Killer Instinct hero art.

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Sub-Zero takes on Glacius in fight to the finish in ScrewAttack's latest Death Battle

How has Sub-Zero not been in a Death Battle yet?

That glaring problem is fixed in ScrewAttack!'s latest fight to the finish as Mortal Kombat's Sub-Zero and Killer Instinct's Glacius duke it out.

A member of an ancient ninja clan with the power to manipulate ice versus an alien cop that was forced to encase himself in a glacial shell to survive his crash landing on Earth, these two actually share quite a few similar ice-driven powers.

Wiz and Boomstick break down the strengths, techniques and weaknesses of both fighters to determine who would have the edge.

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'Top Ten FGC Plays Of The Week #7' features comebacks from the brink of death, a double perfect, the hardest of reads, and more

YogaFlame24 is back with his "Top Ten FGC Plays of the Week" series. With all the tournaments that occurred over the weekend, you can expect there to be plenty of hype moments that were showcased.

We saw plenty of comebacks, hard reads, and even a double perfect by RB|Snake Eyez.

The attention wasn't just focused on tournament matches though. There was plenty of spotlight placed upon some sick online interactions as well.

For example, this Zangief player had all the right reads in this particular sequence.


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While Street Fighter 5 matches are mostly featured here, there is also Injustice 2 and Killer Instinct matches present this time. Hit the jump below to check out the video.

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Combo Breaker 2017 results feat. NuckleDu, Kazunoko, Momochi, Mago, Smug, Snake Eyez

Updating with final results: We've added a plethora of Combo Breaker 2017 results into this story, you can find them all below.

Combo Breaker 2017 is a Capcom Pro Tour premier event taking place this weekend in St. Charles, Illinois. This is an absolutely stacked competition, and is bringing in competitors from multiple countries around the globe.

Notable Street Fighter 5 players scheduled to compete include Liquid|NuckleDu, GGP|Kazunoko, FOX|Momochi, Zowie|GamerBee, DNG|Itabashi Zangief, Scarz|Sako, FOX|Justin Wong, Mago, Poongko, Smug, EG|NYChrisG, Rise|Marn, Mouz|Problem X, CO|Go1, GFuel|Verloren, EG|K-Brad, YouDeal|Yukadon, Circa|LPN, SPY|Filipino Champ, RB|Snake Eyez, Talon|Xiaobao, CO|Dogura, EG|Ricki Ortiz, Mouz|CCL, 801 Strider, F3|Alucard, Noble|Vagabond, Flash, Stupendous, WBG|CJ Truth, XSK Samurai, PandaTV|Dark Jiewa, NS|Ludovic, Commander Jesse, among others.

Not only with the SF5 competition be hot, but Injustice 2 and Guilty Gear Xrd REV 2 is sure to be lit as well, and fans of other titles will have quite a bit to chose from in terms of what to watch.

You can find the live streams and scheduling information below.

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Eagle teased for Killer Instinct, dropping next month

A teaser for Killer Instinct during Combo Breaker hinted Eagle as an upcoming character.

The quick spot does not reveal the character's face, but we do hear and see a robotic looking eagle along with the torso of a Native American utilizing some high tech armor and weaponry.

Eagle has been a non playable Killer Instinct character since the early days of the series, and is the younger brother (older in the comics story) of Thunder.

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Texas Showdown 2017 results feat. ChrisG, Justin Wong, Smug, Snake Eyez, Marn

Updated with final results: The results for Texas Showdown 2017 have been added into this story. Check them out below.

Texas Showdown 2017 is a Capcom Pro Tour ranking event taking place this weekend in Houston, Texas.

Notable players in attendance include FOX|Justin Wong, RB|Snake Eyez, Rise|Marn, EG|NYChrisG, EG|K-Brad, PandaTV|Dark Jiewa, F3|Alucard, Flash, NS|Ludovic, Hsien Chang, LU|Alex Valle, GS|Gllty, DL|Four Wude, Shin, Magneto1080p, Rylander, BT|IFC Yipes and Jan, among others.

This is a three day event, which kicks off today, so there will be a lot of action for fans at home to check out.

You can find the schedule and live streams below.

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Killer Instinct's next brand new character is 'coming soon'

Killer Instinct still has another playable character on the way, and apparently, that character is coming soon.

In response to a follower question earlier today, the official Killer Instinct Twitter page made mention of this information.

You can check out the tweet below.

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Aria's Ultimate bullies the opponent with each of her individual bodies - check out her big finishing move here

The Killer Instinct team has released footage of the final Ultimate that is set to release on May 2nd. Today, we get a look at Aria's big finisher.

This Ultimate sees Aria disassembling to attack her opponent with each of her different bodies. She reassembles for one final strike led by her sword body, and the attack explodes into a flash of light.

Riptor's Ultimate was showcased last week, but if you missed it you can find it here.

Hit the jump to view Aria's Ultimate.

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Riptor's Ultimate in Killer Instinct is... a bit confusing, but it ends off pretty darn cute - check it out here

The Killer Instinct team has released footage of another Ultimate that is set to release on May 2nd. Today, we get a look at Riptor's big finisher.

This Ultimate sees Riptor launching her opponent into the air with her trademark tail whip. She proceeds to leap up, misses a large bite attempt in dramatic fashion, then after realizing that her opponent is still alive, burns them and sleeps in their ashes.

It took me a few views to understand what exactly was happening, but the end did warm my heart. Sleepy little Riptor is too cute.

Kilgore's Ultimate was showcased last week, but if you missed it you can find it here.

Hit the jump to view Riptor's Ultimate.

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NorCal Regionals 2017 results feat. NuckleDu, Fuudo, Punk, Daigo, Bonchan

Updated with final results: This story has been updated with results from NorCal Regionals 2017.

Taking place this weekend in Sacramento, California, the NorCal Regionals 2017 is a Capcom Pro Tour premier event.

Notable players in attendance include Liquid|NuckleDu, GRPT|Fuudo, MJS|Haitani, FOX|Tokido, FOX|Momochi, PG|Punk, CYG|Daigo, SPY|Filipino Champ, Mago, Zowie|GamerBee, Co|Go1, CYG|PR Balrog, Poongko, FOX|Justin Wong, XYZZY, WFX|801 Strider, RB|Bonchan, EG|K-Brad, RISE|Marn, EG|NYChrisG, CO|Dogura, CYG|Snake Eyez, PandaTV|Dark Jiewa, YD|Yukadon, WFX|XSK Samurai, RN|Alex Myers, F3|Alucard, EG|Ricki Ortiz, Circa|LPN, Stupendous, Flash, GS|Gllty, BJ Unchained and Commander Jesse, among others.

You can find the live streams and schedule below.

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Hypespotting 6 results feat. Luffy, Problem X, ImStillDaDaddy, Cobelcog, Takamura

Updated with final results: This story has been updated with final results from Hypespotting 6.

The Capcom Pro Tour ranking event, Hypespotting 6, takes place this weekend in Glasgow, in the United Kingdom.

Notable players in attendance include RB|Luffy, Mouz|Problem X, Ryan Hart, DA|ImStillDaDaddy, Packz, Millenium|Will2Pac, Takamura B, Mouz|CCL, UM|Tyrant, Cobelcog, Shivryuken and Afii.

You can find the schedule and live streams below.

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Here are Killer Instinct's gold skins, including hidden future gold skins for Thunder, Eyedol, Aria, Cinder, Tusk and Aganos

As of right now, Killer Instinct has 4 dedicated skin packs that coat characters in gold. Each pack contains three characters that are made golden.

These characters are Jago, Sabrewulf, Glacius, Kim Wu, Maya, Mira, Kan-Ra, Hisako, Orchid, Spinal, Sadira, and TJ combo.

Future golden skin packs have been discovered for Thunder, Tusk, Eyedol, Cinder, Aria, and Aganos. They will likely be split up into two more skin packs.

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Kilgore's Ultimate is absolutely epic in Killer Instinct, and it looks very familiar...

Killer Instinct's next set of Ultimates is being released on May 2nd. All KI players will be able to download the pack containing new finishing moves for Riptor, Fulgore, Kilgore, Sadira, and Aria, for free, when that day comes.

The Killer Instinct team is releasing footage of each Ultimate, once a week, leading up to the pack's release. So far, we've seen Fulgore and Sadira. Today, we get Kilgore's Ultimate.

This Ultimate is probably my favorite in-game so far. I don't want to give too much away, but for all of you Dragon Ball Z fans out there, let's just say Kilgore acts as his own Piccolo / Goku team...

Be sure to check it out after the jump.

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North West Majors 9 live streams and schedule

Northwest Majors 9 is taking place this weekend in Kent, Washington.

There were be several streams available, along with a lot of tournaments games being played.

You can find those streams below, along with a schedule.

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