Tekken isn’t the only major fighting game series with a sequel that starts off costing nothing. The Xbox One’s launch day fighting game Killer Instinct will also be free. You’ll get one character, Jago, to play against anyone.
And you’ll get a rebirth of a long-dormant series.
You can then pay for other characters.
“We wanted to do something disruptive,” Microsoft producer Torin Rettig told me as people played the new Killer Instinct near us at a Monday night Xbox One showcase tied to E3. “We wanted to do something that took into consideration how most people play fighting games. Most people who play fighting games aen’t even going to play half the characters. Why not let them play the characters they want?” Each character other than Jago can be purchased individually. Players will be able to buy bunches of characters at a better value.