From Mick's Facebook page post:
To my dearest Killer Instinct friends,
I give the greatest thanks to you all for your incredible support and trust with this kick ass fighting game. I’ve been a devoted fan of Killer Instinct for 22 years and it has been a dream, an honor and great privilege to be involved in the re-imagining of the Ultratech universe. The opportunity to dabble in the world laid down by Robin Beanland, Graeme Norgate and the rest of the exceptional team at Rare has been an absolute dream…
Friends, I’m sad to say that the time has come for me to move on to something new.
I’d like to shout out a massive heart-felt thanks to Double Helix Games, Microsoft and Iron Galaxy for allowing me to share in this truly amazing experience. These passionately dedicated teams have been an endless source of inspiration and they all share a deep, infectious love of the Killer Instinct universe. Speaking as a fan, we’ve all been incredibly lucky to have these groovy people behind the development of KI.
And to you, the fans that have made all this hard work and late-nights worthwhile, I thank you from the bottom of my linker-parry-windkick-quartercircle-monster-combo-heart. I’ve absolutely adored every tweet, forum post, email, FB message, letter, handshake, hug and fistbump. Your endless support and encouragement is the driving force behind the Killer Instinct sound. We do this for you. There would be no KI without you. Thank you. Keep blocking, spot those lights/mediums/heavies, trick a lock-out and go in for Ultra!!!
I’d also like to give a shout out to my fabulous team of collaborators, musicians, singers, lyricists, translators and engineers. Thanks to you all for lending your fabulous skills and knowledge to the Killer Instinct soundtrack!
I wish Iron Galaxy and Microsoft the very best with the future of KI and I’m incredibly excited to see (and play!) what’s in store for Season 3!!!
Party on, dudes!
From Ultra-combo news post:
If you’re anything like me, you’ve been watching the trailer for Rash repeatedly since its release early yesterday. And in those brief moments you’re not glued to each frame of Battletoad-y goodness, you’re humming the theme to yourself. Your reactions to the music in this trailer, like mine, have been filled with elation. Go ahead. Take another moment to listen to the Soundcloud embed above. We’ll wait for you…
Killer Instinct has definitely had an iconic sound to it thanks to the work of Mick Gordon, but the above title has already alluded to one fact – this awesome piece was composed by someone else.
First things first, we want to thank Mick for everything that he has done for the Killer Instinct franchise, the passion he poured in to the project, and the beautiful music delivered through our ears each time we play the game. Naturally, we wish him the absolute best going forward, and can’t wait to see what he has in store.
So who is taking over the mantle now? Allow us to introduce you to Celldweller and Atlas Plug who both have quite an extensive and diverse musical history. We got a chance to ask them a few questions around their work, Killer Instinct, and what’s in store for us all. So let’s dive right in to the Q&A.
The Q&A Interview is here --> http://www.ultra-combo.com/introducing-atlas-plus-celldweller-composers-for-season-3/
So what do you guys think of this? Are you disappoined/excited? Where do you think will Mick go next?
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