The article also says that they’re working on a new MK game and that contradicts Ed Boon’s announcement of taking a hiatus from the franchise. I don’t believe this rumor, but yeah NRS would be the perfect team to develop a new KI. I just can’t picture companies like Capcom and ASW pulling this off.
I will play this game no matter how bad/random it is. I never had a Super Nintendo but I would go to my friend’s house religiously just to play this game. It was like the best parts of SF2 and MK3 in the same game.
The main thing is, I believe the problem is that it’s not just Rare who holds the rights. Nintendo holds the rights to KI, too. So unless WB and NRS were able to sweet-talk Ninty into giving it up, I don’t think we’ll ever see KI again.
Besides, for all the work that could go into trying to bring KI back, NRS and WB could easily dip into other parts of the Midway catalog. Like say, the aforementioned Primal Rage. Or maybe a new fighting IP starring DC characters (which hopefully would be more than just a “DC fighter with MK movesets”).
Maybe. I think they’d be good at getting the visual look down. But I’m not convinced they’ll evolve the gameplay the way it deserves to be evolved. I also worry about bad net-code and a barrage of balance patches.