gamescom 2015: Killer Instinct: Season 3 Brings on the Battletoads

Our time at gamescom 2015 brought with it some big Killer Instinct news: Developer Iron Galaxy Studios’ pulse-pounding competitive fighting game will enter its third competitive season beginning in March 2016. Killer Instinct: Season 3 brings new fighters into the mix, so prepare yourself for more of the team’s always-awesome reveals between now and March.

And, as you can see in the above trailer, the most surprising – and awesome – new challenger in the Killer Instinct universe is Rash, one of the titular stars of Rare’s classic Battletoads (which you can check out on the just-released Rare Replay for Xbox One). If you purchase Rare Replay or have purchased any Killer Instinct content in the past, you can play as Rash right now, during a limited sneak peek that will last through September 8.

While he’s subject to change, Rash is a blast to play for casual Killer Instinct fans, he handles great, and he’s got exactly the types of moves that all you Battletoads fans out there would expect. His Big Bad Boot launches his enemies in true Battletoads fashion, and his Wrecking Ball gives him some great mobility and stopping power. Rash’s Wicked Tongue allows him to chip away at his opponent, bound across the stage, and eat fireballs, while his Turbo Tunnel (oh my, the Battletoads flashbacks that name gives us…) causes plenty of chaos in Instinct Mode, and leads to some good combo opportunities. For way more information, be sure to head over to the official home of all things Killer Instinct.

Remember: If you own Killer Instinct, you can check out Rash right now, through September 8. Season 3 is already shaping up to be the best yet!