Killer Instinct to Include Halo Arbiter in Season 3

Killer Instinct to Include Halo Arbiter in Season 3

Plasma sword in hand, the Covenant is coming to Killer Instinct.

During the Halo Regional World Championships this weekend, Microsoft, 343 Industries and Iron Galaxy announced the inclusion of Arbiter as a playable character in the upcoming third season of Killer Instinct with a new gameplay trailer.

This is not the Arbiter, the Covenant commander featured in Halo 2 and Halo 3, nor is it that other Arbiter from Halo Wars, but a new character altogether. Halo Franchise Development Director Frank O'Connor referred to the Killer Instinct Arbiter as, "an amalgam of historical Arbiters."

In the video, Arbiter is shown to use the Plasma Sword and Rifle weapons from Halo, as well as the ability to become invisible (employed to deliver a nasty combo against Thunder).

This is the second franchise crossover character to be announced for Season 3 of Killer Instinct, joining Rash of Battletoads fame. Season 3 of Killer Instinct will arrive on Xbox One and (for the first time) Windows PCs next month.

Sources: YouTube, Polygon

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I completely forgot KI was even a thing. Literally! I remember being so pumped (growing up a huge KI fan in the 90's) and then being completely bummed that it's an xbone exclusive. Up until just now I've heard and seen nothing about this game on any media site I visit daily. I am curious why that is.

What? That is. What?

I cannot process this, I need time to think about this.

Pretty stupid...

I'm sure that both of the people still playing Killer Instinct will be pleased.

There's no tone in Killer Instinct.

It's just "Hey, you know this guy? He's pretty cool. Let's see what happens if we put him in."

Vengeful spirt, Golem, Mummy, Demon, Battletoad... It's just all over the place.

Keith David not voicing this Arbiter is definitely a bummer and the argument of "this isn't Halo 2/3's Arbiter!" is pretty fucking lazy and a cop out. But still, I'm pretty fucking excited about it! :D

XenoScifi:
Up until just now I've heard and seen nothing about this game on any media site I visit daily. I am curious why that is.

KI is constantly covered in Destructoid.

XenoScifi:
...and then being completely bummed that it's an xbone exclusive.

Well, good news, bad news time: Good news- it's coming to PC. Bad news- it's likely to be a Win10/Windows Store exclusive.

ObsidianJones:
There's no tone in Killer Instinct.

It's just "Hey, you know this guy? He's pretty cool. Let's see what happens if we put him in."

Vengeful spirt, Golem, Mummy, Demon, Battletoad... It's just all over the place.

It just takes games further away from paying for a complete experience to subscribing to a service.

 

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