After a lot of hearsay and rumors, Killer Instinct Season 3 is now finally available on the Windows Store as a free download. Of course, the game has its own in-app purchases, nd if you want to get a bundle with more content, pricing starts at $20.
If you already pre-ordered the game, then you know there are some nice goodies that you should have received by now. Here are the main features of the game on Windows 10:
-Fight for Free! Play all game modes with a free fighter, including online multiplayer! Fighters are available for individual purchase or get the whole cast in a bundle.
-Extensive cast of powerful combatants with tons of customization options including Retro Costumes and Accessories.
-20 Stages with intense stage destruction.
-Competitive online matches with state-of-the-art fighting game netcode.
-Test your skill online in Monthly Ranked Leagues.
-Cinematic Story Mode.
-Extensive Dojo tutorial teaches all the core mechanics for Killer Instinct.
-Train an AI combatant and challenge your friends to asynchronous matches in Shadow Lab.
-Free Updates to the base game – all Fighter balance patches are included for free.
Here are its main features for Xbox Live play:
-Online multiplayer Cross Play with Xbox One. Pay attention to the Performance Grading test automatically performed before your first match.
-Play anywhere with Cloud Save between Xbox One and Windows 10.
-Killer Instinct includes rich Xbox Live features like Achievements, Game DVR, Leaderboards, and more.
-To play this game, you’ll need to use your existing account on Xbox Live or the same Microsoft account you used to purchase the game.
Here are its minimum PC specifications:
Killer Instinct has been built for Windows 10, but to ensure performance, the following MINIMUM PC specifications are needed: • Operating System: Windows 10 (64-bit) • Processor: Intel Core i5-750 @ 2.67 GHz | AMD Phenom II X4 965 @ 3.4 GHz • Graphics card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 480 | AMD Radeon HD 5850 • RAM: 4 GB • Requires DirectX 11 • Hard Disk Space: 30 GB free (base game) • Supported peripherals: Windows-compatible keyboard, Xbox One Controller for Windows, Xbox 360 Controller for Windows, and Xbox 360 Fight Sticks.* Controller recommended. • Network: Broadband Internet connection
Here’s what are the recommended PC specs:
• Operating System: Windows 10 (64-bit) • Processor: Intel Core i5-4670K @ 3.4GHz | AMD FX-4300 @ 3.8 GHz • Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670 | AMD Radeon HD 7950 • RAM: 8 GB • DirectX 11 • Hard Disk Space: 30 GB free (base game) • Supported peripherals: Windows-compatible keyboard, Xbox One Controller for Windows, Xbox 360 Controller for Windows, and Xbox 360 Fight Sticks.* Controller recommended. • Network: Broadband Internet connection SUPPORTED OS: Windows 10 (64-bit version only) with Windows 10 November update installed (Windows Version 1511).
Microsoft is making it clear that you should run the Windows 10 November update if you want to enjoy the most out of the game. Furthermore, Microsoft informs that in order to enable cross-save functionality between Xbox One and Windows 10, you must sign in on the same Microsoft Account associated with your Gamertag on Xbox One. Another important thing to take into account is that Xbox 360 Fight Sticks are supported, as well.
Before downloading the game, though, go ahead and have a look at the official launch trailer below: