Killer Instinct teased a new character today via Twitter, named Shin Hisako. A different version of ghost character Hisako, little is known of her backstory at this time aside from the ominous messages of the trailer, saying "The bonds tying her to the graveyard where her corporeal form was buried have been severed…". She also appears to have switched out her naginata for a katana. You can check out the tweet down below.
The bonds tying her to the graveyard where her corporeal form was buried have been severed… pic.twitter.com/D08T9x1Iyi
— Killer Instinct (@KillerInstinct) March 2, 2017
In Killer Instinct lore, Hisako is killed defending her village during a raid, only to become a guardian spirit of the village in death. After her rest is disturbed by the villainous Ultratech corporation, she vows revenge on the company for defiling her village and waking her. If the mysterious teaser is any indication, she's now probably free of her village, and no longer a ghost.
Little is known yet about how Shin Hisako's gameplay will differ from her original version. In a tweet today, Iron Galaxy designer Adam Heart said that Shin Hisako is "much more straightforward than Hisako, but still has some wrinkles."
Killer Instinct fans can look forward to seeing some of her gameplay at the KI World Cup next week, before going hands on with the character sometime in March.
[Source: Killer Instinct on Twitter]