egmnow
My Games
New Games
Top Games


Subscribe

  • 200
    News
  • 200
    Reviews
  • 126
    Previews
  • 200
    Features
  • 200
    Video
  • Images
  • Podcasts
  • Other
  •  
  • More
  • 3K
    Subscribers


Killer Instinct Trademark Renewed

By
Posted on September 17, 2012 AT 04:09pm

Could we be getting a revival of Rare’s legendary, combo-packed fighting game franchise?

Doubtful.

Still, PlayXBLA has announced (and confirmed, in a roundabout way) that Microsoft has renewed the license on Killer Instinct. The franchise, consisting of Killer Instinct, Killer Instinct 2, and Killer Instinct: Gold (spread out over arcades, Super Nintendo, Game Boy, and Nintendo 64), thrived on Nintendo consoles, back when Nintendo and Rare were buddy-buddy.

When Microsoft bought Rare, things took a downturn, and many of their titles failed to reach the critical and commercial success as they once did. With the fighting game field already crowded, Killer Instinct has stayed off the radar. Rare reportedly had wanted to make Killer Instinct 3, but Microsoft has other plans.

Still, we could always see a release of the original arcade titles on XBox Live Arcade, given that PlayXBLA reported it…



Partner Pages

Subscribe
Subscribe
Subscribe



EGM MEDIA, LLC
8840 Wilshire Blvd.,
Third Floor,
Beverly Hills, CA 90211
egm

© 2014 EGM Media LLC. All rights reserved. Trademarks belong to their respective owners.
Website Interface © 2012 EGM Digital Media, LLC.