Wham bam thank you RAAM: Gears Boss joins KI


Speculated for months and then finally confirmed at Microsoft’s E3 press conference: Gears of War’s monstrous boss character General RAAM has joined the freaks and geeks that make up the roster of Iron Galaxy’s superb fighter Killer Instinct.


The General is the seventh character to be unleashed as part of the game’s Season 3 release, joining fellow crossover characters Rash from Battletoads and Arbiter from the Halo series. RAAM has already stomped his oversized boots all over the KI universe, bringing his massive form and trademark attacks to the scrap, including ample use of his Kryll finger and comically oversized dagger, stained with the blood of many a brave Gear.

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To get players into the thick of the action, RAAM has debuted immediately as this week’s free warrior, part of the game’s rotational character system. Personally, I would much rather have had the irrepressible Queen Myrrah, but I’m sure many Gears fan will be more than pleased with this addition. RAAM’s inclusion leaves just one last roster spot for Season 3. Who’s it gonna be?


Killer Instinct is available now on Xbox One and Windows 10.