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Killer Instinct for Xbox One adds Chief Thunder

by Ozzie Mejia, shacknews.com, Aug 16, 2013 12:30PM PDT

He was teased at Evo 2013, and now Chief Thunder is officially stepping out of the shadows to join the Killer Instinct roster. While the dual tomahawks were pretty much a dead giveaway, they didn't quite reveal the extent to which the Native American warrior would be completely reimagined.

A behind-the-scenes video from IGN reveals Chief Thunder's new look, showing him as a more fearsome face-painted warrior. The changes will extend beyond the character model, as Thunder will be positioned as more of a close-range grappler, as opposed to the quicker-hitting version of the character that some remember from the original Super NES classic. He will, however, retain many of his specials from the original game.