Killer Instinct Shows off Kim Wu, Teases Halo's Arbiter

Published: January 31, 2016 4:00 PM /


Killer Instinct Arbiter

Back in the days of Killer Instinct 2, we were introduced to Kim Wu, a stoic guardian of her people's nation appointed by fate to battle Gargos. Now she's back for Killer Instinct Season 3, and she's gotten quite a bit of an overhaul. No longer is she a warrior trained from birth, but rather she's a design student and martial artist, with the fate of the world thrust upon her shoulders. So with nothing but her nunchucks, guardian dragon, and a heap of attitude, Kim looks to be an exciting addition to the Xbox One fighting game.

Of course, Kim isn't what has people talking. After her reveal trailer wrapped up, we were able to get a good look at some of Halo's sanghelli elites engaged in an intense firefight, culminating with series co-star Thel' Vadam (Better known as 'The Arbiter') activating the iconic energy sword. Of course, he wouldn't be the first Microsoft character to grace Killer Instinct, with Rash from the NES cult hit Battletoads also set to join the roster this season.

Of course, like any fighting game, there will be tons of rebalancing coming to Killer Instinct soon. In an attempt to make the game "Encourage player creativity in playstyles, setups, and combos" every character will be getting all sorts of tweaks, as well as a few general changes to the game's fighting system detailed on Needless to say, it seems that there's a lot of content lined up for Killer Instinct's future.

Killer Instinct Season 3 is set to launch this March.

Our Take

While I haven't gotten a chance to play Killer Instinct yet, every time I see a new character I get the urge to give it a go. Kim Wu looks to be a fine, if a bit generic entry to the roster, but the Arbiter is what really has me interested. I certianly didn't see this coming, but I don't think there's a better choice from the Halo universe for Killer Instinct's stylish mix of close and ranged combat. Still, would've preferred to see Conker. 



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