The Rebel Outpost is Orchid's background stage for Killer Instinct (2013). It is situated somewhere in a war-torn region of Eastern Europe, and is the location from where Orchid has begun to form her underground resistance network, the Disavowed, to sabotage Ultratech's operations across the world.
The Rebel Outpost is located within the blown out remains of a building or apartment complex. Several concrete support pillars, a heavy wooden table with large piles of cash stacked on top of it and a series of computer monitors together with satellite uplinks are visible in the background. During combat, the piles of money can get knocked off of the table. While an Ultra Combo is being performed in the Rebel Outpost, several attack helicopters will suddenly appear outside of the building, with one opening fire on the combatants while the other one destroys a nearby apartment block.
Orchid's new theme, "Touch Me And I'll Break Your Face", was composed by Mick Gordon, while the lyrics were written by Casey Edwards and Ali Edwards (who also performed the vocals for the song). It carries on the pattern of Orchid's pop-centered music themes from the original KI games, and contains heavy electronic elements. The song also includes samples from "K.I. Feeling", performed by Faye Newborough, the original vocalist of Orchid's two themes from the '90s.
When the characters hold still for a certain amount of time, the music will change to a remixed version of Orchid's original theme from Killer Instinct (1994), "K.I. Feeling". The build-up to the drop heard at the beginning of the track and before the final chorus is a remix of the original main KI theme, "The Instinct".
According to Mick Gordon, the radio sound effects heard at the beginning, middle and end of the track are remixed from Rareware's original recording sessions during the development of the original KI in 1993, and feature the vocals of Faye Newborough, as well as the work of original KI music composers Robin Beanland and Graeme Norgate. It also includes a few samples of Faye Newborough's very first recording session from 1993.
Touch Me and I'll Break Your Face - Lyrics
Shut your mouth and open your eyes
I've got Firecat kicks and they come in disguise
Been attacked all jacked and smacked
Had my eye on you before you thought to act
Look out fool 'cause you'll never see me coming, bitch!
Ah, so you better get to runnin' Come on, kick it, kick it!
I've been doing this from dawn and back again
Always for the win not even gonna pretend
Listen this is war, you are gonna hit the floor
Be blastin' like, blastin' like, blastin' like ma-or-or (Altered line, used to be "blastin' like a hurricane still givin you mo-o-ore")
I... I'm watching every move you make
Look out I'm gonna knock you down
I... I know you wanna survive your life
But I ain't gonna let you 'cause
This life is right in front of me
You think you can beat me but now you'll see
I don't really wanna let you live baby
You come around, I'll knock you down
Touch me and I'll break your face!
I'm hard, I'm fast, I'm a bona fide killer
Don't think it's a whir when you hear me stir
Cause that's just my trigger (turn it up)
Please man, I'm outta your league
You know its game on when you're comin at me
No mercy, got no mind for it
But rest assured you're gonna beg for it
Steady your composure
No crying when it's over
Standing up straight brushing dust off my shoulders
Shut your mouth and open your eyes
I got Firecat kicks and they come in disguise
(Additional verses not heard on official track)
Never gonna break me, never gonna shake me
Show me what you got, I'm puttin' you on the spot
No doubt, I'm in overdrive
24/7 keepin' it loud and live
Don't be vexed when I offer no quarter,
Beaten down bloody, life expectancy shorter
Gotta be tough if you wanna survive
Livin' through adrenaline is how I thri-i-ive
Better start observin', full-on immersion,
learnin' from the master live and in person...
Standin tall on top, bringin' it non-stop
Gotcha feelin gotcha feelin gotcha feelin I-I-I.. (Another altered line, used to be "Got you feelin it when you hear these beats drop")