Hey Dudes & Dudettes! We are stoked to announce that Rash from Battletoads will be a fighter in Killer Instinct Season 3, which we’re sure you’ve heard by now is set to release in March 2016.
You have all been instrumental in the success of Killer Instinct, and as a special thank you we wanted give you an early chance to try Rash and help us test his signature moves like Big Boot, Speederbike and Wrecking Ball ahead of Season 3’s March 2016 release.
You can play Rash starting TODAY, August 4, 2015, and you can continue to do so until the test period ends on September 8, 2015 at 12am PDT. That’s over a month of Battletoad-time!
Of course, the goal of this test is to deliver the best possible Killer Instinct experience ever, and your input is absolutely vital. Have feedback about Rash? Tell us your thoughts in the forums, or feel free to tweet us your questions (we’re @KillerInstinct, but you already knew that).
Give a look over this brief FAQ to get the low down on Rash before you get started. It should answer some of your most burning questions.
How can I get access to Rash? Rash is available to all Killer Instinct and Rare Replay owners. If you’ve purchased any piece of Killer Instinct content, including Season bundles, characters, accessories, colours, or even KI Gold you have instant access to Rash. Rare Replay players – just launch the “Battletoads” game in Rare Replay to unlock the first achievement “Do You Have Battletoads?” Rash should now be available in the character select screen of Killer Instinct.
How long is the Beta Test available? Rash will be available for download from August 4, 2015 (9:30PDT) to September 8, 2015 (12am PDT).
Is this Rash’s final look? No way dude! You’re getting an early look at Rash, so his animations, moveset and appearance are not final.
What are Rash’s moveset and controls? Battlemaniac Beat ‘Em Up Combos Rash can automatically perform combos by mashing Light Punch or Light Kick. He even automatically recaptures the opponent if they are airborne! How cool is that?!
Rash Bash – Back + HP. Rash bashes opponent with an overhead attack, leaving them with a severe headache!
RUN! – > > (Hold) Rash is always ready for a fight and runs towards his enemies.
Wicked Tongue – All 3 Punch Buttons or LB on the Xbox One controller Rash can zipline in any direction when his tongue makes contact with a wall or opponent. Wicked Tongue can also be used to eat most projectiles and gain Shadow Meter. Om nom nom nom!
Big Bad Boot – QCF + Any Kick Rash kicks the opponent in the face with a spiked big boot. Respect the Boot!
Wrecking Ball – QCB + Any Kick Rash morphs into a wrecking ball and swings across the stage. Causes a wall splat against grounded opponents, and a hard knockdown when the opponent is airborne. Has 1 point of armor because he’s one tough dude!
Battering Ram – QCF + Any Punch Rash sprouts ram horns and charges towards his opponent.
Turbo Tunnel (Activate Instinct Mode with HP + HK) Summons a Speeder Bike from out of nowhere! Damages the opponent on impact. Wreck your Speederbike? No problem! Rash can summon another one by pressing HP+HK again while in Instinct.
How can I provide feedback on my experience playing as Rash? We want to hear from you! Reach out to us on Twitter or leave your comments in the Ultra-Combo forums. We read everything!
There you have it. You’ve got everything you need to get started. So what are you waiting for. Fire up Killer Instinct, start playing Rash, and let us know what you think.