Rare on Killer Instinct: We Have a Sense of Humor

The developers at Rare, cads that they are, have teased that some of their back catalogue might be making a comeback. Specifically, an utterance from L.O.G., the games master in the just-released Banjo Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts, has hinted that new projects tied to Killer Instinct, Battletoads, Jet Force Gemini and Grabbed by the Ghoulies are all in the works.

You can see a screen showing the proclamation to the right of this very story. Of course, after mentioning Ghoulies 2, L.O.G. does go on to say, "Oh, you'll never believe that. I've ruined my own humorous jape." Grabbed by the Ghoulies, it must be said, failed to set the world on fire and probably isn't quite so high on fans list of Rare franchises they want to re-visit as, say, the venerable Killer Instinct.

So, what does Rare have to say on the subject? "We are Rare, we do have a sense of humour", the developer's community manager, George Kelion, told SPOnG. Is that a denial? Putting the thumbscrews on pushed him back into faceless corporo-mode. "We don't comment on rumour and speculation", came the oft-uttered phrase.

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bomboclaat_gamer3648d ago

rare smells like rear nowadays. releasing too much sh!t

Time Lord3648d ago

was the best SNES (IMO) I love the black cartridge

Fishy Fingers3648d ago

Forgot about the black cart. Fantastic :) My parents paid £65 for that game for me (cheers folks! Believe it was an 18 cert to).

ThaGeNeCySt3648d ago

My mom paid about $80 for Killer Instinct... black cartridge and soundtrack! I used to love listening to the Thunder stage remix that was on the soundtrack.

SL1M DADDY3648d ago

Rare is not on their A-Game lately and personally, I would rather they let somebody else do a new KI. Heck, it makes me wonder how they would fit vehicalls into the next gen version of KI... :-/

The Matrix3648d ago

I wish I had a sense of humor. I guess that would mean I would have to give up one of my other 5 senses and I don't really want to do that. =/

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Kush_Reaper3648d ago (Edited 3648d ago )

Last enjoyable game from rare i personally think was GoldenEye 007. Seems very had for them to return to their days of glory. Oh well, another developer will compensate for their dismisal. See that's what i like about this generation, anything is posible.


The Matrix3648d ago

Insomniac has the best sense of humor in a video game developer. My personal favorite Ratchet and Clank series had me rofl quite a few times.

Fishy Fingers3648d ago

As much as Id love to see a new Killer Instinct. Id prefer Rare to go onto something new. Remakes are difficult, your competing with nostalgia, so chances are you wont live up to people expectations.

I just like new product, rather than "X game" 3,4,5 etc times.

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