So these tweets reminded me that Killer Instinct has been absent for too long and that Earth needs a new Killer Instinct. And Microsoft acquiring Bethesda IPs offers a great opportunity for more iconic guests characters.
Killer Instinct roster
plus legendary Guests Characters from :
Halo (Master Chief, the Arbiter, Atriox)
Gears (Marcus Fenix, Kait, General RAAM)
Rare games : Battletoads, Perfect Dark, Banjo-Kazooie (Rash, Joanna Dark, Banjo and Kazooie)
Bethesda games : DOOM, Fallout, Wolfenstein, Dishonored, Skyrim (the Doomguy, Power Armor, B.J. Blazkowicz, Emily Kaldwin, the Last Dragonborn)
That would be amazing and it would give the visibility and audience that Killer Instinct may be lacking compared to other fighting games.
I think having off the wall characters from these franchises in KI would be pretty cool and allow them to get really creative with their mechanics. Like Grunty (B&K), Death (Conker), M’aiq the Liar (ES), Panzerhund (Wolfenstein), or someone from really deep in the catelog.
I only got into KI very recently (bounced off to PC from the terrible XB1 showing, pulled back with their new direction) , but it’s knocked my socks off with how bloody awesome the game is and now I can’t stop wanting more KI.
I’d like to see another KI game, and think they should utilize guest stars from the “family”, but I don’t necessarily want it to become like Smash.
If they were going to do a game with a lot of guest stars, I’d almost rather them bring back Fusion Frenzy or create their own Fall Guys type of game and have unlockable skins. They can do it based on your save files-- play Halo Infinite and unlock an Elite skin, beat the game and unlock a Cortana skin, and 1000 it and get Master Chief.
While I do think Killer Instinct should return, it’s not your mascot fighter. It’s still too much of a hardcore fighting game. I think they should be doing a Power Stone 2 clone as their mascot fighter.
And separately, bring back KI.