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Back during Extra Life 2016, I picked up a copy Killer Instinct: Definitive Edition to play on a stream. I was able to purchase the title on a Windows 10 machine, but I was not able to play it. After doing some research and seeing others with the same issue, I eventually found out that it simply wasn’t available for PC. Sure you could buy it, and since it is a Xbox Play Anywhere title, you could play it on the Xbox One – just not on the PC. This prompted me to write this Killer Instinct: Definitive Edition PSA.

Well, I’m happy to report that as of yesterday, Killer Instinct: Definitive Edition, became playable on Windows 10. For those who aren’t aware what this version is, it is the ultimate edition of Killer Instinct. It includes all 26 characters and stages from seasons 1-3, Killer Instinct Classic 1&2, the Killer Instinct Original Soundtrack, and a bonus skin pack, Gold Gargos.

That’s right, you read the headline correctly – Killer Instinct: Definitive Edition releases for Windows 10 today. Previously available only on Xbox One, the Definitive Edition packs up ALL the content we’ve ever released – every character (psst, there are 26), stage (20 in full glory), costume, color, trailers and tracks – and puts it all into one box of awesome goodness. As an added bonus, it also comes with behind-the-scenes videos, never-before-seen concept art, and a full universe map so you can read the bios and backstories of all your favorite characters.

With this release, Killer Instinct: Definitive Edition is now an Xbox Play Anywhere title – which means if you purchase the digital version (this also means current players on Xbox One) you can play on both Xbox One and Windows 10 PCs at no additional cost. Plus, as an Xbox Play Anywhere title, Xbox Live cloud-saved player profiles enable you to access all your progress and add-on content, allowing you to pick up where you left off and bring all your saves, game add-ons, and Achievements with you on both platforms. Killer Instinct: Definitive Edition also supports cross-play between Xbox One and Windows 10, so you can play with your friends regardless of which platform they use.

As an added bonus, it also will include an updated costume for Thunder that was designed by the Nez Perce tribe from Lapwai, Idaho.

Some of you may know that we collaborated with the Nez Perce tribe living in Lapwai, Idaho. We wanted to say THANK YOU to our Nez Perce friends (family, really!), and honor the gift of their culture that they have given us for our game. So, coming in December is a completely re-imagined Thunder costume – a 100 percent authentic warrior outfit derived from Nez Perce cultural traditions and dress.

Killer Instinct: Definitive Edition is available for both Xbox One and PC, for $39.99. The title also features cross-play, so you can play against gamers on both platforms.

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Keith Mitchell
Editor-in-chief and all-around good guy!

Editor in Chief of The Outerhaven Productions and a huge mecha nut. I started the site back in 2011 and it's been a blur ever since. I do it all, and then some. You can find me on Twitter at keithdmitchell & theouterhaven.