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Microsoft renews the Killer Instinct trademark

Microsoft has announced the revival of the Killer Instinct trademark late last night.

The news was announced via the PlayXBLA blog.

"With all due respect to our friends in the media who like to frequent trademark sites, we thought we'd break this one ourselves. :)

Our legal eagles have authorized us to say: ?We have either renewed or refiled a trademark application in various jurisdictions."

That?s it! Have a good Monday!"

Could this mean that a new game is coming from the violent 90's fighting series? Or could it just mean that Microsoft intends to publish HD remakes of the Rare's classic hits once owned by Nintendo?

Edited On 18 Sep, 2012

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Pyroloveridge's avatar
Pyroloveridge 4 years ago
C-C-Combo Crusher, this better be a new series, or even a HD remake
Kizzy's avatar
Kizzy 4 years ago
ooooo possibly more HD remakes on the rise ? I'm still waiting for a Timesplitters HD collection but its highly unlikely :(
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Dead 4 years ago
New game or HD ports would be equally welcome.
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scourge 4 years ago
god i loved the this on the SNES, HD remake or brand new game? either way i can't wait!
Bindiana's avatar
Bindiana 4 years ago
Interesting franchise to bring back in one way or another
hallben's avatar
hallben 4 years ago
I remember such fond memories of this B tier title on the SNES. It was never Street Fighter, but boy did it have some character.
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shenmue4real 4 years ago
The fact that MS announced it makes this worth while news rather than simply protecting the name. And seeing as it was their XBLA site that's a good sign its a XBLA game maybe a port of the original games to see if people are still interested in it and if they can attract new gamers. Just keep Kinect away from it.
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Shnoorum 4 years ago
Be wary everyone. Rare are not the same Rare that we loved back in the 90's. This could be bad news

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