Originally teased earlier this month, the latest trailer, which you can see below, shows off the new character’s design, personality, and move set. A release date of April 30th for Ultra Edition owners and May 6th for everyone else is also shown. Cinder is the latest character to be released as part of Killer Instinct’s Season 2 DLC that’s been dishing out new characters since last fall. The video also features a tease for the final character in Season 2, Aria.
In the video, Cinder is portrayed as a cocky, young man who is not unlike Johnny Storm from the Fantastic Four, down to the flame and lava powers. He specifically mocks fellow Season 2 character TJ Combo and mentions his allegiance with series antagonist group, Ultratech. In combat, he’s a fast character with a charge attack while in a fireball form, an anti air backflip attack, sticky lava bombs, and more.
Fans of Killer Instinct have been waiting for Cinder this whole season and he’s finally here. I think he looks great, although his face looks a bit weird. He seems to have some new tricks while still retaining most of his moveset from the original Killer Instinct, which I can appreciate. I still haven’t played Killer Instinct, as I don’t have a X1, but it’s the game I want most on the console and this character has only increased that desire!