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Submitted by Benoski 673d ago | news

Microsoft teases Killer Instinct XBLA release

OXM UK - "Microsoft could have an XBLA version - or even sequel - of classic fighting game Killer Instinct in the works, if a post on PlayXBLA is anything to go by." (Killer Instinct, Microsoft, Xbox 360)

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Kalowest  +   673d ago
About F'ing time.
guitarded77  +   673d ago
This is just some spin story off the MS renewing the trademark story. Typical around here. I wouldn't get too excited yet.
Kalowest  +   673d ago
True, but nothing wrong with having hope.
NastyLeftHook0  +   673d ago
i loved the killer instinct games, i got the first one on my brand new snes (bundled) and bought gold with n64.
makemyteapunk  +   673d ago
Judging your posts after seeing your pic, everything falls into place....You look like you've got a real attitude problem.
HammadTheBeast  +   673d ago
Well...that was relevant.
NastyLeftHook0  +   673d ago
atleast i post a pic of my self, where is your mug?
makemyteapunk  +   673d ago
Change it, i browse N4G when im eating my breakfast.

You can see my pic near Brad Pitts and Johnny Depps. Just google "makemyteapunk hot stuff" and you should find it.
AngelicIceDiamond  +   673d ago
After all these years MS finally gonna let Rare do there job. As usual with MS, better late than never.
GhostHero333  +   673d ago
Shut up and take my money!
Psychonaughty  +   673d ago
So many articles with comments hating on microsoft for not using Rares IP's but when it looks like they will be used of course all we get are mostly negative remarks...
BitbyDeath  +   673d ago
I didn't see any negative remarks up til your post. Where you lookin?
Psychonaughty  +   673d ago
Ok mostly cynical remarks then, I stand by what I said but I appreciate there are people being positive about it and I applaud them.
Megaton  +   673d ago
Better late than never.

Right, Cheech? http://www.youtube.com/watc...
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Magnus  +   673d ago
I hope they do it and I hope the release both the SNES version and the N64 version. I also hope the make a brand new game out of the Killer Instinct franchise. Pretty usuless right now to have a great franchise name and not do anything productive with it since the N64 days. The franchise should be brought out of the closet. Right now everything is Soul Caliber, DOA, Tekken, Street Fighter I would buy a Killer Instinct game and I don't play alot of fighter games but this I would play as Fulgore again. My SNES and N64 I always played Killer Instinct.
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Neoprime  +   673d ago
Why not just bring the Arcade version w/ SNES features why would you want the SNES version it's ugly for crying out loud compared to the Arcade.

Bring all three, Arcade, and N64(Killer Instinct, Killer Instinct 2, Killer Instinct Gold).
caseh  +   673d ago
Arcade versions should be easy enough to port. They've been playable on the PC for over 10 years.
ChunkyLover53  +   673d ago
I would hope its the 16 bit SNES version, I didn't like the N64 version as much.
Lubu  +   673d ago
An HD remake of the 1st one would be exactly what I've been wanting. I need a high dose of Orchid. Ready to unleash my Ultra Combo on Julio I"Glacious".
Parappa  +   673d ago
A 360 exclusive fighting game? Nobody will care about this. People don't play fighting games on 360 anyway. If it's not a shooter then it's usually avoided there.
FragMnTagM  +   673d ago
Speak for yourself. I would play the shit out of some Killer Instinct.
OneAboveAll  +   673d ago
ORLY? Must explain why the 360 sold more copies than that PS3 version despite not having it's own exclusive DLC.

You just mad cause you PS3 kids aren't getting one of the most classic fighters in the world. HATER.
caseh  +   673d ago
I've had the arcade Killer Instinct ROM and HDD image on my PC since before the PS3/XBOX 360 was even an idea. I'm not about to cry as its not coming to PS3.

Killer Instinct is a decent game but goddamn, you put two players together who know the combos and its one of the most mind numbing experiences i've ever had. You can't launch into a combo greater than 3 hits as it will just be broken. Just turns into an ankle tapping tournament.
greenpowerz  +   673d ago
That's a myth born(made up by Sony fans) from western gamers growing bored of increasingly eccentric Japanese styles not keeping up with the changing industry. Even Mortal Kombat's photo Real art style in the beginning became cartoony as did other games leaning towards anime styles with crazy stories and exaggerated emotions.

If fighting games became more mature with a grounded approach to plot/story/style this genre would be just as popular as shooters(Skyrim/GTA4-5 being an example)

Science Fiction is fine but westerners tastes changed from *Power Rangers/Poke Mon* to *Prometheus(Film)/Skyrim*

The fighting genre is still loved by xbox gamers, they just don't take it as serious anymore when they see the same look and behavior of game characters matching what their little brother/sister or even kids are watching on Saturday morning.
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Hicken  +   673d ago
Made up by Sony fans? Where did you come up with that? Though it doesn't represent EVERY Xbox gamer- and it can also be applied to MANY PS3 and PC gamers, too- it's a claim based on reality.

Fighting games don't need to become "more mature with a grounded approach to plot/story/style," as that's not really what the genre is about. And it's not like they don't have deep, "mature" storylines; they just don't take themselves as seriously as a lot of other genres do. BlazBlue, for example, has one of the best storylines in a fighting game, but it doesn't prevent it from poking fun at itself and the genre, in general.

As far as "Westerners' tastes" changing, I think the same people who liked these genres in the past still do, and for the same reasons.

Good job at trying to call anyone who still likes fighting game immature, though.

Edit: Get real, LevelHead. You show me where greenpowerz addressed this game, and I'll apologize for not doing the same.

Oh, by the way, it's not even an XBLA game yet, ass. It's just be teased. As of yet, Killer Instinct isn't a Microsoft franchise.

Parappa's just a troll, in general, but don't act like greenpowerz is any better. And look at YOU, not addressing the troll, greenpowerz, or ME directly, but instead trying to deflect as if I've made some off comment.

And you STILL spend NO time going after anybody else who spends FAR MORE TIME doing what you claim I do. Hell, I've only got one bubble; how much can I do? Why are you ignoring all the people around here with more bubbles and more ignorance?

You've gotta be this site's biggest hypocrite.
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BrutallyBlunt  +   673d ago
Hicken strikes yet again. Coming into an article about a XBLA game and not even discussing it. Instead his focus was on a member who went after a Sony troll. Great job Hicken looking after your brothers.

Microsoft should just give a green light for a new Killer Instinct game. Perhaps if Kinect 2 is a lot more responsive that would be a great peripheral to push the franchise forward.
Ben_Grimm  +   673d ago
"People don't play fighting games on 360 anyway."

Absolutly False.

You couldn't be more wrong if you tried.
BrutallyBlunt  +   673d ago
Dead or Alive actually sold quite well. The fact is Japanese gamers support fighting games more (Tekken, Soul Calibur, Virtua Fighter ect.) and we all know the XBOX systems have never done well over there. So when you take away Japan both the PS3 and XBOX360 have similar software sales.
mcstorm  +   673d ago
Sounds good to me ide love a new ks or even a old one. Im kind of hoping Microsoft start to bring back some old ips for the next xbox that that used on the orioriginal xbox and also some of the clasic rare stuff. It maybe a long shot but be really good if ms do that.
greenpowerz  +   673d ago
Love the story pic. She is one of my favorite characters. Much love has to go into this game it was state of the art when it came out.

I can't believe this game was ignored. I remember kids skipping school with mall arcade lines hours long to play this game. Hell it help keep mall arcades alive a bit longer. So many people wanted to play this game you had to earn the respect of the groups in the arcade and had to be good enough to even be allowed to play. Entire mall arcades filled with people watching.

Xbox and XBL brought this mall arcade phenomenon into people's homes on a global stage and is why the Hardcore adopted the Xbox brand as a world arcade without coins and lines.
K1W1  +   673d ago
If Microsoft and Rare are releaseing a new KI, or a HD re-release. I hope all the people who have been sticking it to Rare over they last few years and calling them a shell or whatever pony up some cash and SUPPORT THIS GAME!!!

We all want Rare to be great again. So lets get behind them and put our money where our mouth is!

I bet we don't.
Sizzon  +   673d ago
Fulgore ftw, wonder wich version it'll be :)
DigitalRaptor  +   673d ago
Yes, finally. great news for gamers if true. but why no retail budget/release? Microsoft certainly has the money to afford such a pursuit.
barb_wire  +   673d ago
You don't think they'd make it a Kinect game do you?
hyabusha  +   673d ago
Another false rumor... Stop playing with my emotions... ;-( ;( ;(
josephayal  +   673d ago
dude
Great News For PLAYSTATION 3 and XBOX 360 Owners
ALLWRONG  +   673d ago
How is it news for PS3 owners?
Lvl_up_gamer  +   673d ago
I agree with ALLWRONG...

How is this "Great News" for PS3 owners?

Feel free to PM me with your reply because I am really interested in knowing.
Kratoscar2008  +   673d ago
Better be a sequel.
Belking  +   673d ago
Great news for sure. Love KI. MS is bring the games for XBLA.
GammaSix  +   673d ago
INFERNO!!!!!
AnimeAvenger  +   673d ago
I love this game so much. But I played it recently and it doesn't quite hold the same fun as it used to. Furthermore, I hope this game sells well on the marketplace because I've been waiting forever for a sequel. It definitely has potential against other fighters like Street Fighter, Mortal Kombat, Dead or Alive, MvC, Tekken, etc..
L6RD7BLU3  +   673d ago
Ahh, you guys are lucky who ever plays on the 360

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