Killer Instinct got it's biggest update yet and with it brings the long awaited debut of Spinal to the 2013 reboot of the game. If you own the Ultra Edition or Combo Breaker Pack, Spinal, along with his accessories, are currently available to play.
Spinal plays differently than all the other characters as he has the ability to earn skulls and use them against his opponents. Certain moves allow him to absorb skulls and once he has a bunch, he can the use them in his combos, allowing him to create some pretty devastating combos. It seems like we may finally have a character that will give Glacius and Jago players a challenge as they seem to be the most well rounded characters on the roster so far.
Also available in this update is Glacius's classic skin, Saberwulf classic skin and an updated model of Orchid's classic skin.
Finally, introduced in this update, is the all new "Jail" system to help with online rage quitters. Rage quitting is a severe problem in online fighting games and Double Helix hopes to solve that solution by punishing those who choose to rage quit.
Here is the rundown on how the "Jail" system will work
A full list of patch notes can be found on their official forums.
Check out the gameplay trailer for Spinal, courtesy of IGN, which also includes a little surprise at the very end.