Killer Instinct: Orchid revealed, Spinal teased

Killer Instinct: Orchid revealed, Spinal teased

IGN and Double Helix Studios set up a 2-hour stream, showcasing the fan favourite Orchid, and a handful of new features coming to the game this November. Orchid is a rushdown character that uses a mixture of classic and new special moves, resulting in really intense in-your-face combat.

Source: IGN

Orchid’s moveset is more offense than defense, having her classic Flik Flak cartwheel and a new slide, as well as specials that can counter air combat. If you were wondering about her Firecat, it is in the game! Activated through a shadow slide, or through instinct mode, where it becomes more of a projectile, as well as her taunt.


Orchid looks to be a balanced character, having a lot of variety in her moveset, from highs, lows and anti-airs. Double Helix also showed the different matchups, putting her up against the other KI fighters. Along with Orchid, Double Helix looked at Dojo and Training modes, which offer a great introduction and deeper explanation of the game’s mechanics. New settings like frames, hitboxes and recordings, are included, which is really useful for competitive play.

Screenshot 2013-11-01 07.58.02 Another thing to mention is Orchid’s stage and music, which shows a lot of her character and story. Looking to be more of a spy/soldier, she hides out in her outpost in a torn-down skyscraper. Her music on the other hand, makes the stage more of a night club, having the same techno/ rave vibe like her original KI music. Also shown during the stream, and included in the game are accessories, which changes the look of your character, adding armor, masks, eyewear and other tidbits that make your character unique during online play.

Spinal was announced to be the 7th character for the game, having a more gritty look than previous versions. Spinal is wielding a sword and a shield made of bones, and you’d know this character’s teaser was best shown around halloween, so great timing!


One more character remaining for Killer Instinct, and a lot of signs point to Fulgore, KI’s poster boy, so keep a look out for more KI news on TechGeek as we near the release of Killer instinct, and most importantly, the Xbox One.

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