The first game of the series, Killer Instinct, was an arcade game originally released in 1994. It was subsequently ported to the Super Nintendo Entertainment System and Game Boy consoles the following year. Its sequel, Killer Instinct 2, also debuted in the arcades, and was later ported to the Nintendo 64 console under the name Killer Instinct Gold.
It was rumored that "Killer Instinct 3" would be released by Microsoft Games but still has yet to be confirmed. Rare has expressed interest in bringing Killer Instinct to Kinect.
Games in the Killer Instinct series
- In Rare's game Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts, Bottles mentions Killer Instinct 3. This is one of the many "teases" to a third installment in the series along with a Christmas card from Rare and music sheets to the opening theme with as the title of the music.