I was hoping some magic would happen and we'd be able to get a KI3 for wiiU, but this is still great news- I'll take anything I can get. I want more KI soooo badly... greatest fighting series ever.
Redmond software giant files trademark application with United States Patent & Trademark Office for "online video games."
Microsoft has renewed its trademark for Killer Instinct. The Microsoft-run PlayXBLA news portal revealed the information, which is backed up by the official September 12 listing with the United States Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO).
The trademark was filed under the goods and services description of video game software, with a specificity of "online video games."
It is not clear what this action means for the future of the Killer Instinct fighting game franchise. A Microsoft spokesperson told GameSpot, "Microsoft often acquires various trademarks as part of its ongoing business strategy, but beyond that we have no comment.”
The 1994 original Killer Instinct was developed by Rare and published by Midway for arcades. It was later released for the Super Nintendo and Game Boy, published by Nintendo. A sequel titled Killer Instinct 2 launched in 1996 and arrived on the Nintendo 64 as Killer Instinct Gold.
It's about time Microsoft. Hurry up and get KI3 done. I'm sure there is a Perfect Dark Zero sequel on the way as well. I wonder if this will make the XBox 360 or the XBox 720. Hhhmm..
Dude, when I first saw this, I literally got up from my chair and started doing Sabrewulf's humilation dance! I'd be happy if they were to re-release KI 1 or 2 in HD, but would be even better if KI 3 was finally announced!!
Dammit god fkn dammit I thought for having been so long that mecosoft wouldnt dare anymore let their unworthy hands make use of the greatest fighting game franchise back in the years of th3 Nintendo Reign. being honest ido t feel optimistic of this franchise will reposition thinking many gamers of that era no longer. exist and many other do not devolve in the box although ir os of the very very frw if not the only respectful move that microsh have done to try bring gamers outside of their claws dont. care anymore of the future of the franchise good old memories left i wont be able to play it well of cpurse thwres always the emulators almost in a thought could be played in the pc
Killer Instinct was an awesome game, even on SNES. KI2 and KI Gold weren't as good, but they weren't bad either. The arcade versions were pretty notable by their zooming, scrolling backgrounds which kind of emulated 3D, pretty clever stuff (you can run these via MAME, by the way).
I think a new KI would be awesome, and I thought I read something about Rare wanting to do an online version, but I doubt this is, right now, anything other than Microsoft protecting its IP for a possible, but not very probable game in the future.
YES! I love this game!! I played it in the local arcade and then i got in on Nintendo SNES and then got it on Nintendo 64. i think it was called Killer Instinct Gold.
Cant wait for this to come out!! Hope Microsoft dont stuff it up!
@Blue-Sky Because M$ killed them! Imo Rare was awesome back in the day with Goldeneye, perfect dark, KI, etc. But ever since M$ acquired them they went under. KI suppose to came out a while ago but guess who killed it-yeah thats right M$.
If they ever make this game..I really hope it sticks to its awesome ingenious fluid combat with awesome combos and serie of characters..I have a emu with both the old MKs and KI (also played this 15 years ago) and all I can say is damn this game always was superior to MK in every ways. I hope the new KI will be much more awesome than the new MK games cause those are short-living repetitive games with bad exploits that makes fights monotonous and boring (and no combos at all) so long live KI and I hope they do it right once again.
If a Killer Instinct game is released for Playstation 3 or PC, I will be sure to purchase it! I will be hearing "C-C-C-Combo breaker!" all over again!
How about the release of the arcade versions of KI 1&2 either on disc or xbla......I been yelling this for YEARS....
HD Killer Instinct !!! wow, hopefully this is gonna happen. Bring back those arcade quarters moments please!!!
I'm not ashamed to admit that I still own and listen to the original Killer Kuts CD that was packaged with the SNES game. Fighting game fans need another Killer Instinct. Long overdue.
@westsiderz28 SUPREME VICTORY
I have been saying this for years, i personally sent ed boon a message on his facebook page about killer instinct about a month ago, and now this news, only thing better would be playing it for the holidays on XBL. JAGO...is the hardest player to learn, saberwolf the easiest, best news for tru video game fans, not the crap they call games today. XBL rules, please keep us old guys excited, more news updates please.
@ldavid I got really good with Jago only after spending weeks playing the tutorial on KI Gold on N64. I really don't think the 360 controller is up to the task considering the very precise (and awkward) control pad inputs you have to do for long combos. I used to shred my thumbs on the snes controller for KI, and it wasn't any better for KI Gold, this time I think an arcade fighting stick is by far the best way to go.
@OHGFawx omg yeah..Xbox controller is utter shit for fighting games..you need a 4 direction arrows not a fucking circle with 4 edges..its just not the same as the good old simple SNES controllers
They should do a Killer Instinct RPG where you level up, and every level upgrade is 1 more hit when you do a combo and at level 99 you can do 99hits combo......I'm only kidding, although a Killer Instinct rpg COULD be sweet if done properly, but it seems the rpg genre has died(and don't tell me about them fancy final fantacrapy games with fancy graphics and turd-like story)
@xolivierx you deff havent played Demons souls and Dark souls
@xolivierx You have never played Xenoblade Chronicles... also, RPG games are constantly been made, so the genre is not dead technically.
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