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During Killer Instinct World Cup, Iron Galaxy made a presentation to the crowd with announcements about an upcoming patch to KI and fully revealed Shin Hisako's gameplay.

First off, KI version 3.7 will launch on March 14, 2017, and the patch notes can be found at Ultra Combo. The patch includes many bugfixes for Kilgore and the rest of the cast, along with several nerfs to Jago including increased recovery on windkicks and reduced damage on endokuken.

The presentation's main focus, however, was to reveal the gameplay of Shin Hisako. Promised as a "more straightforward" version of Hisako, the character still has plenty of depth and tricks for players to explore. Shin Hisako has great walk speed, a dash that teleports her forward and slightly up in the air, a dragon punch and a move that resembles Vergil's rapid slash from Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3.

Her big feature is her new spirit orb, which places a glowing object on the screen that can be struck to create a projectile. Shin Hisako's moves will also home into the orb, allowing her to close distance or create mixup opportunities. Lastly, her instinct summons a moving puddle that will grab opponents, dealing big damage.  

Shin Hisako will be available March 21 at the latest and will cost players $4.99. Readers can also check out the KIWC archives revealing Shin Hisako below.

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