How much would you pay for classic characters like Sabrewulf, Glacius and the newly announced Thunder in the upcoming free-to-download Xbox One exclusive Killer Instinct? Microsoft has slapped a $US4.99 price tag on each character’s head, but why buy piecemeal when you can get the whole shebang for $US20?
While at least two of us at Kotaku enjoy Skylanders: Spyro’s Adventure enough to recommend a purchase, that doesn’t mean we’re oblivious to the costly downsides to a game that sells its downloadable content on toy store shelves.
Think a PlayStation 3 and a 3D-ready television is expensive now? According to Sony Computer Entertainment Europe senior engineer Ian Bickerstaff, the same technology would have cost you near three-quarters of a million dollars.