As many of you may recognized the famous phrase I used in the title, today we’re taking a trip to the land of Killer Instinct – a Native American Spiritual Land to be more exact.
A few days ago, I got a message from one of my friends, “OMG! They just revealed CHIEF THUNDER!” and sends me this video link which confirmed that Killer Instinct 3 will indeed have Chief Thunder as a playable character – coming a long way from his last (and only) appearance in 1994’s KI.
Pretty menacing, ain’t he?
American video game developer group Double Helix‘s Patrick Gilmore (Studio Head), Michael Willette (Producer), and David Verfaillie (Game Design Director) presented a vast overview about the new and upgraded version of Cheif Thunder. He will be sporting new gear, as you can notice his substantial headpiece and dripping war paint on his face giving him a primal look. The smoother graphics not only make him seem over 7 feet (2.13 meters) tall, but also threatening and aggressive as ever. I wouldn’t like to run into him if I were exploring the woods… Or running into him anywhere, period. His skills set has also been revamped, but he will retain some of his old characteristics moves like the Sammamish and Triplax.
Chief Thunder’s arena also experienced a phenomenal metamorphosis. Now instead of a (let’s face it) crappy bridge over a deep ravine with monotone colors, now we get mountains, rain, ravens, a freaking lake scenery in the background – a beautifully crafted stage with much texture and visual pleasure. It was amazing watching Double Helix’s staff speaking so passionately and letting gamers know they want to make KI have a magnificent comeback – which I appreciate because they have quite the pressure on them with Killer Instinct being such a classic legend. Double Helix can’t afford to fuck it up. Moreover, this game can serve as a nice buffer to the Xbox One, especially after the nasty backlash the console experienced after its presentation on the 2013 E3.
Are you excited for the next chapter in the Killer Instinct universe?