Killer Instinct

Official Strategy Guides

Evo 2017 Game Announcement Date

Jan. 5, 2017, 2:02 p.m.

Later this month competitive fighting game players will know what games to expect at Evo 2017.


Evolution 2016 - The Games

Feb. 10, 2016, 5:55 p.m.

The latest batch of fighting games has been announced for the annual world championship!


Killer Instinct Season 3 – Will Eyedol and Gargos Join the Roster?

Oct. 16, 2015, 6:32 p.m.

We already know Rash from Battletoads made the cut, but what about these KI bosses?

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Evo 2015 Recap: The Good, Bad and Ugly

July 20, 2015, 5:32 p.m.

It was a wild and crazy weekend of fighting games in Las Vegas!


Who Will Win Evolution 2015?

July 16, 2015, 2:58 p.m.

The biggest fighting game tournament in the world is taking place this weekend in Las Vegas. Find out who we picked to win!


Killer Instinct - Hisako Counter, Wrath Meter, Cancels

March 11, 2015, 4:10 p.m.

We take a closer look at the next character being released as part of Killer Instinct season two.


Evo 2015 Main Hall Passes Sold Out

Feb. 24, 2015, 2:58 p.m.

If you're looking to watch the Evolution Fighting Game Championships live, you may have to change your plans!

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Killer Instinct - Best Riptor Attacks

Dec. 19, 2014, 5:31 p.m.

Learn how to use the Flame Carpet, Survival Run, Predator Mode and more!


Killer Instinct: Maya Breakdown

Oct. 16, 2014, 4:28 p.m.

If you just picked up season two, we have the goods on Maya so you can hit the ground running.


What's New in Killer Instinct Season Two?

Oct. 16, 2014, 4:23 p.m.

Find out what Killer Instinct fans have to look forward to over the next several months.


Killer Instinct: TJ Combo Breakdown

Oct. 15, 2014, 1:57 p.m.

Take a closer look at TJ Combo as the second season of Killer Instinct gets underway.


Killer Instinct Rebalanced - Spinal

Sept. 9, 2014, 6:55 p.m.

Spinal received significant changes, but is it enough to move him up the tier list? Find out in our breakdown.


Killer Instinct Rebalanced - Thunder

Sept. 8, 2014, 5 p.m.

Big improvements to Ankle Slicer and Back Throw, plus the new Call of Sky make Thunder a renewed threat.


Killer Instinct Rebalanced: Sabrewulf

Sept. 5, 2014, 4:04 p.m.

Did you think Sabrewulf was overpowered? You may still have some concerns even after the so-called nerfs take effect.


Killer Instinct Season One - Evolved

Sept. 3, 2014, 6:27 p.m.

Take a quick look at the changes for Killer Instinct and how they impact the metagame.


Killer Instinct: Season One Character Adjustments

Aug. 29, 2014, 10:25 p.m.

Iron Galaxy has released a list of changes and additions to the general system and Season One roster.


Killer Instinct: Season Two Competitive Outlook

July 25, 2014, 5:50 p.m.

If you didn't get a chance to attend Evo this year, you may still get to see some competitive KI!


Killer Instinct: Season Two Outlook

July 16, 2014, 6:16 p.m.

Microsoft and Iron Galaxies have been pretty open about what to expect from season two of KI.


Killer Instinct: Season 2 - Maya Details

July 14, 2014, 4:46 p.m.

Maya is the next character that has been revealed for the second season of Killer Instinct.


Evolution Fighting Game Championships 2014 Outlook

July 10, 2014, 4:37 p.m.

This weekend is the biggest three day tournament in the world for competitive fighting game players.


Killer Instinct - Everything You Need to Know About TJ Combo

June 17, 2014, 7:16 p.m.

We're back with in-depth information on the first season two character in KI.


What to Expect from Killer Instinct at E3 2014

May 15, 2014, 3:36 p.m.

Microsoft announced KI at E3 2013. This year, we expect to see footage of season two and more.


Extra Life Charity Live Stream

May 1, 2014, 11:30 a.m.

Friend of Prima, Scoot Flannigan, to host a 24-hour live stream event on May 3!


Xbox One Ships Over 5 Million

April 18, 2014, 12:31 p.m.

Microsoft has confirmed that its new console has shipped over 5 million units to date.


10 Great Things You Can Do With Xbox One

April 11, 2014, noon

Microsoft's console has plenty of excellent features to explore.


Killer Instinct - How to Fight Shadow Jago

April 10, 2014, 12:36 p.m.

Learn exactly how to reach the battle against Shadow Jago in Killer Instinct's new Arcade mode.


Killer Instinct - Fulgore Beginner's Tips

April 10, 2014, 11:59 a.m.

Fulgore isn't easy to use, but these unofficial tips should get you started.


Killer Intinct: Fulgore's Special Moves

April 9, 2014, 12:38 p.m.

Learn all of Fulgore's special moves from Blade Dash to Devastation Beam!


MLG Anaheim Adds Injustice

April 8, 2014, 4:06 p.m.

MLG will offer $7,500 for the NetherRealm fighter at MLG Anaheim.


Final Round 2014 - Killer Instinct Recap

March 19, 2014, 4:47 p.m.

Rip recaps his time at the Final Round tournament playing KI


Top 5 Ways to Prepare for a Killer Instinct Tournament

March 14, 2014, 1:01 p.m.

Reepal "Rip" Parbhoo gives you his tourney tips in advance of the Final Round Tournament in Atlanta this weekend


Killer Instinct: Spinal Beginner's Tips

Jan. 31, 2014, 3:25 p.m.

If you're looking to pick up the brand new character, we've got some early, unofficial strategies for you.


Spinal Gameplay Trailer Overview

Jan. 30, 2014, 1:36 p.m.

Spinal has gotten the full reveal treatment with a little Fulgore tease to boot!


Killer Instinct: Spinal Outlook

Jan. 27, 2014, 1:11 p.m.

Spinal should be in your hands within the week! Let's see how he's shaping up.


Evo Fighting Game Championship Lineup Unveiled Soon

Jan. 24, 2014, 3:55 p.m.

The annual fighting game championship will release a full list of games for 2014 in early February!


Spinal Trailer with Fulgore Coming Next Week

Jan. 24, 2014, 1:40 p.m.

Killer Instinct fans are in for a special treat next week!


Microsoft May Lower Digital Game Prices

Jan. 24, 2014, 1:26 p.m.

Microsoft's Major Nelson chimes in on the price of digital Xbox One titles.


Killer Instinct Free-To-Play Character Changed Up

Jan. 3, 2014, 12:41 p.m.

Adios Jago, and hello, Sabrewulf.


Killer Instinct: Sabrewulf Match-Ups

Jan. 3, 2014, 12:30 p.m.

How does the Wolfman shape up against the other combatants?


Killer Instinct: Thunder Match-Ups

Jan. 3, 2014, 12:20 p.m.

How does the former Chief do against the other brawlers?


Killer Instinct: Glacius Advanced Tips

Jan. 2, 2014, 3:20 p.m.

Glacius is arguably one of the most changed characters from the original KI. He's also one of the hardest to play.


Killer Instinct: Sadira Advanced Tips

Dec. 23, 2013, 1:19 p.m.

Sadira is the new character on the current Killer Instinct roster, yet she's one of the hardest to pin down.


Killer Instinct: Thunder Advanced Tips

Dec. 20, 2013, 3:53 p.m.

You think Thunder is slow and cumbersome? Think again! He's a powerhouse and a huge threat.


Killer Instinct: Jago Advanced Tips

Dec. 19, 2013, 1:03 p.m.

Jago may be the character everyone knows how to fight against, but there are still some sneaky tactics that can give you a surprising edge.


Killer Instinct: Orchid Advanced Tips

Dec. 18, 2013, 12:56 p.m.

Having trouble getting the hang of Orchid? How about some masterful tips to kick your game up a notch?


Killer Instinct: Sabrewulf Advanced Tips

Dec. 17, 2013, 1:17 p.m.

We taught you the basics. Now it's time to kick things up a notch with these high-level Sabrewulf strategies.


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Dec. 10, 2013, 12:44 p.m.

Check out our live stream plans for December


Killer Instinct: Top 5 Tips for Fighting Against Sabrewulf

Dec. 6, 2013, 11:30 a.m.

Use these top 5 tips when fighting agains Sabrewulf, direct from KI pro MK_TomBrady

Video Strategy

Killer Instinct: Thunder High Damage Combos

Dec. 2, 2013, 12:18 p.m.

Thunder shows off his high damage full meter combo


Killer Instinct: Maximizing Instinct as Sabrewulf

Dec. 5, 2013, 12:29 p.m.

Learn how to get the most from Sabrewulf's Instinct with this expert advice from the pros!