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EGM:new Killer Instinct? COD5 delayed..?

Cygnus
05-25-2008, 10:40 AM
A new KI would be sweet.. Hopefully fighting games make a big comeback on consoles


Quartermann: Rare Readying New Killer Instinct?
Plus Medal of Honor: Modern Combat? Tune in, true believers.

The July issue of EGM will soon begin spawning in subscribers' mailboxes, so we're here to blow the lid off the latest gaming gossip from resident rumormonger Quartermann. He's been on a roll lately (especially now that tempestuous BioShock-on-PS3 drama has finally been resolved), so don't take his scuttlebutt nuggets lightly just because they sound far fetched....

First up, he's heard that Microsoft-owned developer Rare is currently hard at work on a new Killer Instinct offering for Xbox 360 tentatively titled Killer Instinct 3D: Death, Destruction, and Doom. Word has it that the plasticized 2D visuals and mash-happy gameplay have been wisely bulldozed in favor of fully 3D graphics and a more refined combat system. Our Q-spies in the U.K. report that the game looks "rather early" yet "promising," and tell us to expect a hasty denial from the cheeky lads at Rare.

Qmann has also heard some juicy new tidbits for all the first-person shooter fans out there. Allegedly, Activision's upcoming Call of Duty 5 won't make it to store shelves in time for this fall's holiday gaming season and will instead deploy across multiple platforms in February 2009. We're actually shockingly OK with this delay -- with all the pressure on developer Treyarch to match the quality and success of Infinity Ward's phenomenal COD4, they could certainly use all the extra time to polish up the game. Electronic Arts isn't ready to concede the murder-simulator genre to its competitors, though: Look for a new Medal of Honor game in 2009 that's set in war-torn Afghanistan. If that's not enough shootery for you, 2K Games also seeks to revive its former budget-bin hit Spec Ops as a top-shelf next-gen offering with a new installment set in the fashionable Middle Eastern city of Dubai.

EddieDZ
05-25-2008, 05:36 PM
i thought KI was a nintendo series game only? and i thought nintendo owned rare or something like that? i've never seen any KI title on any other console then nintendo consoles.

railven
05-25-2008, 06:14 PM
i thought KI was a nintendo series game only? and i thought nintendo owned rare or something like that? i've never seen any KI title on any other console then nintendo consoles.

I don't think Nintendo owned the Killer Instict IP since I remember the arcade game having no Nintendo branding.

However, I'm not sure if Nintendo ever owned Rare, but I do know in 2004/5 Microsoft bought Rare out (over paying their worth and Rare has yet to make Microsoft's investment worth it in my opinion.)

EDIT: because I'm stuck at work I read the Wiki for Killer Instincts and the arcade cabinet pictures clearly show a Nintendo logo.

So, I'm not sure who owns the IP exclusively. From my own memory, I don't remember Nintendo branding, but this was over ten years ago...so my memory probably can't dispute the images of the arcade cabinet.

kamspy
05-25-2008, 07:19 PM
So....they're taking away everything that made Killer Instinct what is was....and making a new fighting game with entirely different mechanics and characters based on those in Killer Instinct? That's kinda what the article reads like.

Co-co-co-co-co-COMBO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Bring KI2 to PSN!!!!!!!!

or better yet, BRING THE ARCADE CABINET TO MY HOUSE!!!!!

Alpha1
05-25-2008, 07:31 PM
http://www.arcadeoll.com/pics/gameroom/DSC01043.JPG

There's my baby :D

Oliver

railven
05-25-2008, 08:04 PM
There's my baby :D

Oliver

Sweeet!

Is that Frogger in there?

That first cabinet (closet to the camera) reminds me of Virtual-On. Man did I lose tons of quarters to that game.

Cygnus
05-26-2008, 07:16 AM
The pic showing KI game does show nintendo and Rare logos on the cabinet. So who knows who owns the KI IP? :what:

eck979
05-26-2008, 07:56 PM
Word has it that the plasticized 2D visuals and mash-happy gameplay have been wisely bulldozed in favor of fully 3D graphics and a more refined combat system.

Yup.. just lost a customer. And I was soo looking forward to a KI for the new systems. :(

KEEBS1984
05-26-2008, 10:29 PM
So....they're taking away everything that made Killer Instinct what is was....and making a new fighting game with entirely different mechanics and characters based on those in Killer Instinct? That's kinda what the article reads like.

Co-co-co-co-co-COMBO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Bring KI2 to PSN!!!!!!!!

or better yet, BRING THE ARCADE CABINET TO MY HOUSE!!!!!

:lol:

Rare has gone from Nintendo to Microsoft... if there is one thing you'll never see it's Killer Instincts on a Sony console. The most you can hope for is a KI VC game or an enhanced XBLA game.

railven
05-27-2008, 12:53 PM
:lol:

Rare has gone from Nintendo to Microsoft... if there is one thing you'll never see it's Killer Instincts on a Sony console. The most you can hope for is a KI VC game or an enhanced XBLA game.

I play KI 1/2/Gold all the time on my PSP!

If I could get the damn extensions working I'd have it on my PS3 too!

Hehe. Woot Woot for Homebrews!!!