Killer Instinct now in the hands of Divekick developer

Microsoft said it was looking for a new development partner for KI, and it appears they've landed one: Iron Galaxy Studios, best known for their work on Divekick.

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Update: The new Fulgore trailer has been added.

Original story: With Amazon swooping in to buy Double Helix Games, the future of Killer Instinct looked a bit cloudy. Microsoft said it was looking for a new development partner, and it appears they've landed one: Iron Galaxy Studios, best known for their work on Divekick.

CEO Dave Lang says that working on finishing Fulgore and planning for the second season of Microsoft's sort-of-free-to-play fighting game is "probably the biggest thing we've ever done."

"This is an amazing opportunity to work on a game and a genre we are super passionate about," Lang told Polygon. The goal for the studio is to simply build upon what Double Helix started. "What they have is amazing, and it's good, and we just want to layer new stuff on top of that that keeps the pace intact."

The upcoming Fulgore update will be the first look at Iron Galaxy's work on the KI franchise. Coming April 9th, that update will also introduce Arcade Mode and online lobbies featuring eight-player rooms and spectating functionality.

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    March 27, 2014 9:30 AM

    Andrew Yoon posted a new article, Killer Instinct now in the hands of Divekick developer.

    Microsoft said it was looking for a new development partner for KI, and it appears they've landed one: Iron Galaxy Studios, best known for their work on Divekick.

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      March 27, 2014 9:33 AM

      1 hit COMBOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

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      March 27, 2014 9:33 AM

      I wonder if this was the big news Johnny V was trying to get Lang to say on the GiantBomb GDC live stream.

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      March 27, 2014 9:36 AM

      FUCK YESS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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      March 27, 2014 9:47 AM

      Sweeeeeet. Perfect people for this. Maybe now I'll enjoy it more.

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      March 27, 2014 9:57 AM

      That's great news! I was pretty worried about the future of KI after Double Helix got bought out.

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      March 27, 2014 10:02 AM

      holy shit what. good job kiets

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      March 27, 2014 10:08 AM

      LOL This could be entertaining.

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      March 27, 2014 10:30 AM

      Haha awesome

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      March 27, 2014 10:41 AM

      Are they gonna remove all punching from the game?

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        March 27, 2014 4:18 PM

        Divekick mode would be hilarious.

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        March 27, 2014 10:04 PM

        but then how else would you execute zillion hit combos with three button presses?

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      March 27, 2014 1:58 PM

      From the trailer, I learned that Fulgore can fire a laser beam from his chest. Also, Fulgore's design is AWESOME. Well done, Iron Galaxy!

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        March 27, 2014 2:39 PM

        Double Helix designed and produced Fulgore. Iron Galaxy is taking over for KI season 2.

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      March 27, 2014 2:49 PM

      The Lang Zone is alive!

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      March 27, 2014 4:08 PM

      Awesome news, can not wait for season 2, I know the new crew will do a rad job.

      There is hope for season 3 as well, dare to dream? yes, yes I do.

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      March 27, 2014 4:12 PM

      OPTION FIVE IS ON THE TABLE!!!

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