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KI3 Orchid Painting by FrancoFerrari KI3 Orchid Painting by FrancoFerrari
Has anyone heard the news??? Aparently there are plans to either release KI and KI2 on xbox live or KI3 is being made!!! :D

Look this vid for a little more details [link] Keep in mind that this is just a rumor based on Microsoft getting the KI license.
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MarioLuigi25 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013
Orchid has officially been confirmed to be in KI3 I can't wait to kick everyone's ass with her :love:. She's always been one of my favorites along with Cinder and Glacius :XD:.
Reinhold-Hoffmann Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013  Professional Artist
Heya, i am writing an article about B.Orchid soon, similar to this one [link] on and would like to feature your B.Orchid fan art there as one of the selected fan arts. Would that be okay with you?

Greets, RH
FrancoFerrari Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Hey there, yeah I wouldnt mind at all, go for it. Although if you do could I ask that you link it to my gallery? I would appreciate it. Also, Im king of curious of the article, can you link me to it when its done? Cheers
Reinhold-Hoffmann Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013  Professional Artist
Heya, on the character articles directly i am not linking to the artist galleries, but what i can do is to write a blog article with all your KI3 character designs in which you can describe your ideas if you want and share your opinion about Killer Instinct in general! How about thatß :-)
FrancoFerrari Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
thats sounds good to me. So yeah sure you can use my art. Keep me posted :) btw... KI announced!!! :D
Reinhold-Hoffmann Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2013  Professional Artist
Yeah, saw the KI announcement at the press conference, but goddamn..the XBox one really has some problems i can't overlook. It will most likely be a console i won't buy.

Here is the B.Orchid article, scroll down there [link] till you see your illustration, and click on it!
FrancoFerrari Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
thats ok, I will have faith on the xbox just for the new KI.
Btw thanks for posting my stuff, I read your articles and I think they are really good.
We will see what happens in the future of KI.
At least is a good excuse for painting more characters, which Im doing right now ;)
Drivingblind666 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is fantastic! I love the shading and her posing. Fantastic job! :clap:
aemiliuslives Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome finishing :thumbsup:
Destroyah Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Sorry to be a kill joy, but the probable reason why Microsoft renewed the license to 'Killer Instinct' was to prevent Nintendo from buying it back. On July 20th of this year it was reported that Nintendo was in direct negotiations with Microsoft to buy back all of their old franchises from Rare. There hasn't been any news on what came out of those negotiations.

Seemingly what has happened is that the talks fell through and because they know that Nintendo probably WANTS to make Killer Instinct 3 (along with sequels to other classic Rare games) that it would be a bad idea to let the license run out leaving Nintendo able to buy it outright. So by renewing the license, it remains the property of Microsoft.

This isn't unprecedented. Microsoft has eaten many franchises and companies that they have considered a threat. On one hand, you can't fault them for using their most powerful weapon (their money,) but on the other hand it is a shame that the 'Killer Instinct' franchise is being held hostage like this. It goes to show you just exactly how Microsoft thinks about YOU the consumer.
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