eyedol debuts killer instinct season 3s final fighter
Killer Instinct has closed out its third season with the (literally) two-faced Eyedol, an ogre with a serious mean-streak and a lot of clubbing and magic to be thrown around. Previously the final boss of the first Killer Instinct (which debuted way back in 1994), Eyedol is the last of the original cast to appear in the 2013 reboot of the classic fighting game franchise. The good ‘ol immortal sorcerer Kan-Ra has brought back the beloved big guy after his off-screen death, and unsurprisingly, he’s not terribly happy about the whole situation he’s woken up to (just going out on a limb here, but it’s probably got something to do with his face).
This face-split beast has the honor of being the first stance-based fighter in the series, with one head (the “Warrior”) taking up the brawling duties, and the other (the “Mage”) focusing on zoning with projectiles and thunder. Of course, this being Killer Instinct, there’s a catch: Eyedol’s “heads” are constantly battling for supremacy, with the potential for one to take control after any normal attack, special attack, or combo finishes.
Eyedol’s head-switching means those wanting to play as him will need to learn the strengths of both heads, and be prepared to change up playstyles on the fly. Of course, whichever head that’s dominant isn’t completely out of the player’s control; the Warrior head can always punch the Mage head awake, and vice-versa (at the cost of a little bit of health). Additionally, either head has a unique attack that grants a charge to be used when Eyedol’s heads inevitably switch, granting the other head a few extra options, such as dash-cancels with the Warrior head, and extra damage with the Mage head.
For those not too thrilled with Eyedol’s new banana split-head, his retro costume includes his original appearance from back in the original 1994 Killer Instinct. Owners of the Season 3 Ultra Edition can play Eyedol already on Xbox One and Windows 10, and he’ll be available for Season 3 Combo Breaker Edition owners (and regular purchase for those without the season pass) on July 27.