“Kill me or release me Cinder, but do not waste my time with talk!”
If that classic Arbiter quote sounds a bit wrong to you, don’t worry, you’re not crazy. Next month, our favourite separatist leader is coming to the fighting game Killer Instinct, and he’s got all the weapons you’d want from an elite Sangheili warrior. His arsenal is full of things instantly recognizable to any Halo fan, including a carbine, plasma grenades, active camouflage, and Arby’s golden, stylized energy sword the Prophets’ Bane.
Beyond weapons, there is more to get us in the Halo mood. Sangheili ruins, crashing Phantoms, and map-wreaking Scarabs provide the ambiance we need to truly feel like Halo has come to Xbox’s beat-’em-up. One unfortunate note is that it does not sound like it is Keith David, the voice actor of the Arbiter, who is providing his talents for Killer Instinct. On the bright side, he does have all the cool one-liners we’d expect from the Arbiter.
The Arbiter will be coming along with Season 3 of Killer Instinct in March 2016. He will be available both on the Xbox One version of the game, as well as the PC version, which is also coming in March.
Are you looking forward to playing as the Arbiter? Will this get you to buy the game if you don’t already have it?
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