November 18th 2013 7:29 am PT

Enter the Killer Instinct Ultra Fighter Tournament This Week

Think you’ve got a Killer Instinct? You could have a chance to prove it at the Killer Instinct Ultra Fighter Tournament in select Microsoft retail stores on Xbox One launch night, November 21st.

One Grand Prize Winner in each store will receive the Ultimate Xbox One Gaming House, which includes an Xbox One, all launch night titles, 1 year of Xbox Live, PLUS a trip to Jacksonville, FL to play in a final showdown
on stage on Saturday, November 23rd, to determine the Killer Instinct Fastest Fighter Champion. Major Nelson will be on hand to personally bestow this Killer Instinct Championship Belt to our grand champion!

KI Championship belt large

Registration is FREE and is on a first-come, first-serve basis beginning at 6pm. Click on the participating store links to learn more:

How can you improve your odds of winning? Stop by your local Microsoft retail store today, check out Xbox One, and sharpen your Killer Instinct skills in preparation for the tournament.  Major Nelson will be waiting for you in Jacksonville, FL on November 23rd to crown the ultimate Killer Instinct Ultra Fighter!

To guarantee your spot for the Killer Instinct Ultra Fighter Tournament Showdown, pick up a wristband at the Jacksonville  store opening on 11/22 at 10am.   You won’t want to miss it!

Oh, and have you seen Mad Catz’ Killer Instinct Arcade FightStick Tournament Edition 2 for Xbox One?

Events, Xbox One By Jeff Rubenstein

  • Lucas Sanches Cestari

    i saw the KI developers playing the game on twitchTV, i liked alot!! but i have read on some sites here in brazil that killer instinct will only be a demo and you will have to buy the characters and that you will only be able to play with 1 character… is it true???

    • Ivanx360xpira

      it´s a free to play and you get the full game (you can play the entire campaign, multiplayer, etc…) but only with one character (I think it´s Jago) with you want to play with others characters you´ll have to buy them. You can do everything, but free package includes only Jago as a playable character.

      • Nick Peck

        I read that the free version will swap out fighters ever month or ever several weeks so you aren’t just stuck with Jago. I love the options you have with this game because I want to play it but I wouldn’t spend $60 on it because I don’t really stick with fighters for long these days.

        • Ivanx360xpira

          That´s great! I´m also not a Fighter game guy but I think this is a good opportunity to start a new relationship with this genre.

          • Nick Peck

            Yup, agreed :)

        • Dylan

          Do you know if the free version I received for being a loyal member is for the 20 dollar or 40 dollar version?

          • Nick Peck

            No, I don’t know that, sorry. I’d guess it’s probably the “better” one but that’s just a guess. Well I suppose you will find out in a few days :D Stop back and let me know which one it is. If I find out before hand I’ll reply back.

    • Timothy Shilleto

      around $20 to $40 for full game

    • Hugoku

      I don’t know how that is a bad thing.
      20 dollars for the full game if you don’t care about add ons.
      40 for the whole thing. For a launch game it is pretty a good deal.

      Hopefully more of this is to come.

    • EldritchWarlord

      There’s several different options of payment:
      One character will be available for free.
      You can purchase any single character for a small amount ($5 in the US).
      You can purchase “Combo Breaker Pack” which is 8 characters for $20.
      There will also be an “Ultra Edition” which is all 8 characters plus accessories, costumes, and the original Killer Instinct for $40.
      I have also heard that there would be $60 option which includes all future DLC but that’s not confirmed.

      • Lucas Sanches Cestari

        ok, thanks guys,I thought they were only rumors ^^

  • Lee Rayson (DarkGin87)

    That title would looks nice in my glass cabinet

  • StudioMultimédia Gon’Interacti

    that’s one thing that i’ve been missing on the X360, game tournement. I don’t care about the prize you can grab, it’s not about the prize, it’S about the game. Team tournement are also really cool, i remember taking part of a few challenge in the ghost recon island thunder ages. We need that MS on xbox one. individual and team tournement.

    • Michael Burden

      They had tournaments for Halo 4 and there are many run by Virgin Gaming (and there’s an app for that!). But they have been pretty few and far between (other than the Virgin Gaming stuff), and would really like to see them do more like they did with the original Xbox (like the XSN tournaments, won a couple of free games through that).

      • StudioMultimédia Gon’Interacti

        I saw the virgin stuff, but i don’t think it was open to all region and it was mostly sport game that was on. I don’t see that has a major service provide for tournement. It is also less user friendly since it require an additionnal account. I’de rather see a classic one held on xbox live by MS on a series of different games. IT would richen the experience.

        halo4 thing was one step foward even though the mass seems to have saw that tournement a marketing splash to try to save a “broken” game. ( i don’t know anything about Halo, i don’t play that, so my perception is based on internet comment lol, not a safe bet).

  • BadManDuke

    LMAO. That Championship belt looks so awesome!

  • evilfangs .

    When I get my X1 I’ll be able to just download the “demo” of KI? The one with only one playable character.

    • StudioMultimédia Gon’Interacti

      it’s not really a demo since you can complete the whole “campain” with the provided player and you can play multiplayer. It’s a full game that contain only 1 caracther. The other one are 20$.

      Many people got it for free, but apparently you and i didn’T

      • evilfangs .

        I didn’t get it free because my 6 years on Xbox live with over £10k spent on games isn’t enough to warrant a company like Microsoft to think I’m loyal.

        • Dylan

          I’d give you my code since I’m not getting an Xbox One for quite a while but I think they tie it with the account

          • evilfangs .

            I bet the code is for a American version of the game. ( or what ever country you live in )

          • Dylan

            I thought the Xbox One and its games are region free now

          • evilfangs .

            Yeah I totally forgot they said that.

          • StudioMultimédia Gon’Interacti

            lol hey, i konw, i should have been consider loyal too…
            it’s fun to see that you did a mistake and didn’t get downvoted for that. We can start being human again lol.

          • evilfangs .

            The funny thing is people on this blog got KI for free yet they have jumped ship and got a PS4 and might not even get a X1 at launch let alone ever. That is how loyal they’re lol.

        • John Smith

          yeah, ms does that. I suggest treat them like they treat u. as soon as I found out xbla games wouldn’t be backwards compatible I put up a good fight with the blog-o-sphere and writing and calling to voice my concerns bc that’s about what I’ve spent too. the way I see it is I got plenty to play with the current gen games and that’s good enuff 4 me til they make it backwards compatible w/digital…just a matter of principal w/me…good luck tho…i’d try giving them a call or write them a letter…when I wrote they called me personally, and it’s a whole different world when they call you lol…much more friendly.

      • GmailIsDown

        i only got 2 Forza cars

  • Skrilla