New Killer Instinct Character Revealed

New Killer Instinct Character Revealed

One of Killer Instinct Season 2 ’s new characters was just revealed. The character is named Kan-Ra and he is a 2500 year old sorcerer who just so happens to also be a mummy. He has been cursed to rot as he ages, which is why bandages are covering his body and why he looks like a freshly exhumed corpse.

Unfortunately, no gameplay details have been revealed for this character yet, but they will be soon. A live stream will be held on November 21 st to show of what the character can do. In addition, he will get an ultra combo trailer on November 24 th and a combo showcase on November 30 th .

In addition, it has been confirmed that a new Killer Instinct character will be revealed every month. The timing of this reveal will change as every month passes. The exact schedule of these reveals has not been announced, and neither has the full lineup, however we do know that Cinder and Riptor will be two of the upcoming characters. We will bring you more information on the Killer Instinct Season 2 lineup as it becomes available.

You can read his extended backstory below:

Babylon, 559 BC: Kan-Ra is named Vizier, head advisor to the throne.

Over his years of study in this position, he becomes fascinated with the King’s enigmatic royal guard – a living bronze statue – and the magic that keeps it alive. From all of Kan-Ra’s cautious attempts to observe and study the creature, he deduces that its power source could theoretically keep it alive forever. The thought of being able to study and learn until the end of time enthralls Kan-Ra and feeds his obsession for knowledge.

Scholarly research in the royal libraries into past wonders and lost arts of magic fuels his ambition; Kan-Ra feels that as the smartest person in Babylon only he is qualified to rule. He seduces the King’s wife using a charm spell and begins setting in motion a plan to take the throne by using the Queen as his assassin.

Lacking the power to control the spell effectively, it wears off prematurely. The Queen, thinking herself simply coming to her senses after being seduced by Kan-Ra, is overwhelmed by guilt, killing herself and leaving a note detailing her and Kan-Ra’s betrayal.

Enraged, the King has Kan-Ra hunted down and captured by his royal guard, who brings a bloodied a broken Kan-Ra before the throne. The King summons his most powerful sorcerers and curses Kan-Ra with a withering rot- a painful dark magic curse that disintegrates flesh and organs slowly… painfully. Writhing in agony, rotting a bit more every day, Kan-Ra is exiled, he and his ambition doomed to wither away into nothingness.

In exile Kan-Ra uses what little knowledge he has gained of magic to slow the rot. While the King assumes him dead, Kan-Ra’s intellect is focused on reversing the rot so that he can have his revenge. He tracks down sorcerers and occultists versed in dark magic, learning what he can. Unable to slow his rot further, he instead places upon himself other curses that work to offset the rot. He seeks out magical artifacts and talismans to ease the pains and ailments these layers of curses cause him, carrying them on him in ever-growing number; a magical balancing act of curses and boons at play throughout his being.

Source: Killer Instinct Forums

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