And Killer Instinct's new developer is Divekick developer Iron Galaxy

Divekick and Strider developer Iron Galaxy Studios to take over Killer Instinct on Xbox One from April 9.

The new developer of Killer Instinct has been unveiled: it's Divekick developer Iron Galaxy Studios.

The studio will take over development duties of the free-to-play Xbox One fighter after April 9, when outgoing developer Double Helix finishes its first season of content with an update bringing Fulgore to the roster.

"Before we were ever talking about this, I was a fan of the game. And to get to now take it over and start with this great base, and expand it and put new stuff on top of it, everyone in the company is super pumped up, and we can't wait to show people what we're going to be doing down the road," said Iron Galaxy CEO Dave Lang in an interview with Polygon.

Iron Galaxy will develop season two of the fighting game, which will contain a whole new suite of content for the fighting game.

Alongside Divekick, Iron Galaxy has worked on Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike Online, Marvel vs. Capcom Origins, and Darkstalkers Resurrection. They also made Wreckateer, but let's not hold that against them.

Online giant Amazon acquired Double Helix Games in February, shortly after the developer wrapped up the downloadable Strider reboot.

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54 comments
playmynutz
playmynutz

the combos keep going in killer instinct

brxricano
brxricano

So now ALL characters can die from one hit!!

ziminaiman
ziminaiman

"Divekick and Strider developer Iron Galaxy Studios to take over Killer Instinct on Xbox One from April 9."

Just Divekick. Strider was Double Helix.

Damnation_6
Damnation_6

Yeah we cant have Double Helix make good content for a change. They have the need to make crap again I bet.

C-THREE
C-THREE

What!!!? Well someone has to do it.

chev9341
chev9341

Killer Instinct 2013 represents everything wrong with gaming.

BoozerX
BoozerX

Game?

LMFAO

Demo with 8 characters.

xOmniCloudx
xOmniCloudx

Games with seasons? Killer Instinct's first season even if you buy everything has less fighters and options than Street Fighter 2 (which came out in 1992) and various other games of its decade had which is ridiculous. It's sad to see the industry come to this. 

alien33
alien33

So, games come in Seasons now? Like TV series?

Ranma_X_basic
Ranma_X_basic

I just want all the characters from the previous two games and an end boss.

sandfox80
sandfox80

I just want a campaign/arcade mode. Then this game will be awesome.

obsequies
obsequies

so every other platform lost a developer so that microsoft could gain

Master_Turismo
Master_Turismo

An interesting move. Divekick was was hilarious to play. Hopefully the new Dev can make his game even better.

NoSoul81
NoSoul81

I hope there'll be a complete disc edition one day.

Ra-Maxima
Ra-Maxima

good the game will become like Tao feng on the old xbox, and then no 1 care. and the game will become crab

Alucard_Prime
Alucard_Prime

Awesome news, glad to see this kind of game will receive more support. Don't know this dev but I do know that they did,a,good job with SF3 online.

cvbz
cvbz

lol Dave Lang now working on KI. That will be interesting

xbr85
xbr85

"They also made Wreckateer, but let's not hold that against them."

hahaha funny, that.

Sevenizz
Sevenizz

Really good game - suprised it hasn't received more attention.

thetravman
thetravman

@chev9341  I bet you wouldn't be saying that if this was a Playstation exclusive. 

Sevenizz
Sevenizz

Actually, that'd be your trashing every Xbox thread - is what is wrong with gaming.

Sevenizz
Sevenizz

It's more of a game than The Last of Us.

daviz88
daviz88

HIDEO's 2 HRS now this. game now this. the gaming world is stepping into very dangerous territory 

saintkido
saintkido

@Alucard_Prime  hell yeah SF3 online is the SHIT!!!


let's hope killer's season 2 will be awesome :3

bahamutdragons
bahamutdragons

@xbr85  Wreckateer got a ton of play during christmas parties. It's a really good game.

chev9341
chev9341

@thetravman @chev9341 No troll, I wouldn't be saying anything if it wasn't a rip-off of SFIV and didn't have those shitty business practices. 

chev9341
chev9341

@Sevenizz Aren't the same troll that trolled every Sony/Nintendo related article so you can make the Xbone look good? 

xOmniCloudx
xOmniCloudx

@milleniaxender @xOmniCloudx  Trying too hard kid. You're not correct on anything you stated lol. Not to mention, even if someone hadn't played either, the internet that details all the content in all the games would be more than enough to drive the point home so moot point by you. But hey, if you're stupid enough to pay for an incomplete game and defend it with delusions and denial then LOL!

chev9341
chev9341

@Sevenizz "It's more of a game than The Last of Us." - Sevenizz

That right there proves you are that troll, liar. 

shaikanita
shaikanita

@chev9341 @Sevenizz  Not sure if it's more of a game then The Last of Us but it sure is a better one...

xOmniCloudx
xOmniCloudx

@milleniaxender @xOmniCloudx  Except that I didn't hate on it for being Xbox. I hated on the business model of releasing an incomplete game that is outdone by fighting games from the 90s in content and options. The same way I hate on companies releasing day 1 DLC with content that in the past was standard in the game. It's a joke and the fact you think this is done for console reasons just shows you're a bigger moron than originally thought. You're clearly an Xbox fanboy so you will defend being treated like an idiot by the company, hence why they got away with this and do it in the first place. I don't care what brand does it since it's a horrible rip-off business model when Sony and Nintendo do it too. I hope you mature when you get older kid. Right now you're looking pathetic though. Then again, your parents are buying your stuff anyway lol. Come back when you're grown :P

rasterror
rasterror

You showed no evidence? Someone left a decent comment and you had to be a moron and call him an Xbox fanboy. Who's stupid enough to do that? Sony fanboys. Xbox is trailing? They actually are generating more revenue. But I guess Sony is doing so much better with all of the layoffs they've been having lately. Now if you'll excuse me I have to get back to my peaceful game of Civilization 5.