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Perhaps Microsoft is planning on doing something with Killer Instinct after all. While there's no real details to work with here, Microsoft confirmed it renewed the trademark for the classic fighting game from Rare.
"Our legal eagles have authorized us to say: 'We have either renewed or refiled a trademark application in various jurisdictions,'" Microsoft said on PlayXBLA.
This move likely means Killer Instinct is arriving on Xbox Live Arcade in the near future instead of Rare developing a completely new game. We'll have to wait and see.