by John Callaham
The Xbox One launch title Killer Instinct will become available for download November 22nd with six characters to play for the revival of the fighting game series from developers Rare and Double Helix. One character will be released for free while the other five will cost money. Microsoft will also launch two more characters after the initial release for "Season 1" of the game.
However, hardcore fighting game fans will have to wait to get a traditional single player Arcade mode for Killer Instinct. In a chat on the Official Xbox Magazine site, game designer Daniel Fornace confirmed that the Arcade mode would be released after the final two characters become available in the game.
There will, however, be an infinite Survival mode for players to try out for launch. Fornace states:
The way it works is you pick a difficulty and you go in, and you're basically playing a long chain, and after each match you regenerate health, but as you go on you generate less and less, and even if you do beginner difficulty, as you get to the higher numbers the CPU does start getting tougher, so you'll still hit a limit. You set your difficulty to where you're at - so if you set it to Champion it'll start hard and get even worse.There will of course be local and online multiplayer matches for Killer Instinct, along with a "Dojo" tutorial mode.
Source: OXM | Image via Microsoft