Killer Instinct announced for Xbox One
posted on 06.10.13 at 01:03 PM EDT by (@salromano)
The game Rare fans have been asking for.

Double Helix is developing a new entry in Rare’s Killer Instinct franchise for Xbox One, Microsoft confirmed during its Xbox One press conference.

The oft-requested fighting game series returns after nearly a decade of missing in action. It will offer “robust progression and rewards, dynamic challenges customized to player behavior, and predictive matchmaking for seamless competitive fights.” Confirmed fighters include Jago, Sabrewulf, and Glacius.

A release date was not announced.

Watch the debut trailer below. View the first screenshots at the gallery.

  • dior

    Holy shit!!

    Still not buying though

  • DarthNemesis

    Why? Fighting games are dry and its been too long plus Rare is dead.

  • Tetsu

    I was really excited to see this, but alas it’s an Xbox One exclusive.
    It was pretty obvious that it was an early build as well.

    Still, looking forward to seeing more, it deserves to be a good game.
    But, it also deserves to be on PS4

  • Anime10121

    The one game for Xbone that I truly envy not having (kinda want Dead Rising 3 as well, but that one dont hurt as bad).

  • King-Prodigy-X

    This was a huge surprise. Finally.

  • Locksus

    Microsoft REALLY needed its own fighting franchise and this doesn’t look bad at all.
    *sigh*, it’s just the console and its restrictions that I’m worried about. Without them, I’d most likely get the thing, but as things are, no thanks.

    • KnifeAndFork

      Yeah….not buying a restrictive console just for one exclusive. Think I’ll be fine with Tekken X SF, Jojo, and Project VS J

  • zweii

    This was good! Could have done the demo without the rape joke though.

    • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

      Agreed. That was really disturbing imo.

  • $18114340

    Possible correction: The game is being developed by Double Helix, supposedly with input from Rare.

    http://www.doublehelixgames.com/killer-instinct-announced-for-xbox-one/

  • LastBoss

    Plays like Street Fighter IV, with a Mortal Kombat darkness.

  • Elvick

    I knew it’d be this. I played the crap out of KI on SNES, but I can’t really get excited for this.