Rare's 'Killer Instinct' Fights Back With Xbox One Revival

Rares-Killer-Instinct-Set-For-Xbox-One-RevivalWhile the majority of the buzz surrounding Microsoft's upcoming Xbox One may be negative, it does have something worth shouting about. Having not graced the arcades or a console in nearly seven years, Killer Instinct is set for an all new return on this new platform.

Creators of the original series, Rare, are set to once again work on Killer Instinct alongside Double Helix Games. With Microsoft now in ownership of Rare and its creations, those opting to purchase Sony's upcoming console will be saddened to hear (or reminded) that this retro revival is set to be an Xbox One exclusive.

Exclusivity and negativity aside, it's a real pleasure seeing the insane chain combos that the original 1994 arcade release brought to the gaming world - only this time round they're in high definition and look fantastic.

Killer Instinct 3 Reveal Trailer

Link: Double Helix Games Announce Killer Instinct 3

Last Updated ( 11 June 2013 )  


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+1 (Link to this comment) Megatrons_Fury 2013-06-11 13:23
Im sure the 9 people who will buy the xboxone console will love playing this, more than happy to give this a miss, the original was kinda cool for its time but personally its another one of those remembered ever so slightly better than it actually was kinda games.

Im gonna get so much hate for not jumping into bed with an old RARE game, ho hum lol
+1 (Link to this comment) jamalais 2013-06-11 14:42
XboxOne still messed up. The game is digital only and free to play with only one character you have to pay for all other characters through micro transactions, I do pine for the old days of Rare but I think now its time to face facts that the Rare from back in the day aint coming back.
Also this game isn't even being made by Rare, its Double Helixm I guess Rare prefers sitting in the office making avatar items and silly Kinect games
(Link to this comment) jamalais 2013-06-12 19:49
(UPDATE) turns out it may not be the silly free to play model after all, apparently the only playable character thing was referring to the demo only. Now im just confused. Game developers would do well to learn to explain things better and not tip toe around issues
(Link to this comment) RossDaBoss 2013-06-11 14:52
The original is a classic and on par with the Mortal Kombat series but I wouldn't get too excited about this as none of the original developers worked on it and it shows. Sabrewulf doesn't even have his spin slash, wtf? Also i've read it's going to be a free2play game with Jago being a free character but the rest you will have to pay to unlock.
(Link to this comment) flaminsham 2013-06-12 21:04
:-) Looks good, something to look forward to. Its great to see K.I back!
(Link to this comment) gamesgaryjp 2013-06-16 09:07
Shite. Its not even made by rare. Rare are hard at work with kinect sports 3 so they have their priorities well in order. Plus its for the crap xbox one so im not bothered.
(Link to this comment) pix 2013-06-17 12:23
Microsoft seem to have upset everyone - again...... :)

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