Top 10 Franchises We Want Back in 2021.
Another year that begins and, with it, the expectation of the return of franchises that were stuck in time. Whether due to licensing problems or the end of its production companies, we all hope that 2021 will mark the return of series that, so far, seem to have an unlikely return.
Voxel has listed ten franchises that would make our hearts “warm” if they returned this year, check it out.
1. Siphon Filter
The action series that has emerged on PlayStation One is one of the most requested over the years. Innovative for the time, the first game brought the agent Gabe Logan on missions that involved strategy, espionage and lots of action.
Siphon FilterSource: Push Square
The game gained sequels on PSP and PS2. Even being one of Sony’s darling exclusive franchises, since 2007 it has not received a new game. However, for us fans, the flame of hope is still burning.
2. Lost Planet
The first game in the Capcom franchise was released on Xbox 360 and PS3. It takes the player to an icy planet, full of gigantic creatures, where you must survive the cold and deal with monsters. For this, the gamer has considerable size weapons and even giant robots to be piloted.
Lost PlanetSource: Microsoft
The other two games that followed changed the main elements a lot and ended up splitting the opinion of their fans. But one thing is certain: everyone would like to see a new version of the current generation of consoles and PCs.
3. Dino Crisis
The franchise that mixes Resident Evil elements with dinosaurs from time to time generates rumors. Over the years, there has always been news of a new game in development, but to date Capcom hasn’t confirmed absolutely anything.
Dino Crisis.Source: YouTube
The game puts players in control of Regina, an agent who needs to flee an island full of dinosaurs. Despite the huge success and popularity, since 2003 the series has not gained a new chapter or a remastered version of its games.
4. Dead Space
The space horror series was also released on the Xbox 360 and PS3 generation. In control of engineer Isaac Clarke, the gamer must survive the undead and aliens that have taken over a space base. For this, the character has a series of weapons, such as the curious Plasma Cutter and Disc Ripper.
Dead Space.Source: EA
Despite growing in popularity, the franchise did not sell enough for Electronic Arts to continue investing in more chapters. And, with the closure of his studio, Visceral Games, the odds got dwindling. However, his fans still have the hope that a great publisher will return to investing in this franchise, so beloved and original.
5. Metal Gear Solid
Although the Metal Gear franchise is considered by many to be one of the most important in history, it’s been a while since we’ve had a title of importance. Although the last game, Metal Gear Survive, was released in 2018, many consider it irrelevant as it completely strays from what the franchise has always proposed.
Metal Gear.Source: Microsoft
Konami recently announced a major restructuring of the company, but without ceasing to produce its games. With that, many are betting that the company does not walk very well on its legs and are even considering that the former director of the franchise, Hideo Kojima, could buy the franchise rights and produce a new game.
Another Capcom franchise stuck in time, Onimusha made a huge hit on the PS2 for mixing the famous Resident Evil still camera with supernatural elements in Feudal Japan. The game puts the player in control of the samurai Samanosuke Akechi, who needs to stop a demonic invasion.
Despite all the success in the 128-bit era, Onimusha has never won a title since its 4th game. Capcom even released a “better elaborated” version of the first chapter of the saga, but it didn’t like it very much for bringing the same gameplay without any improvement for current platforms.
7. Fatal Frame
Koei Tecmo’s horror series revolutionized the 32-bit era by bringing a game different from the standard. In it, it was necessary to find spirits using a camera, and (according to the company) all the chapters were based on real stories.
Fatal Frame.Source: Polygon
Although it started on PS2 and Xbox, the franchise migrated to other consoles and had its last chapter released on the Nintendo Wii U (and now the series belongs to Nintendo along with Koei Tecmo). With the evolution of virtual reality glasses, it would be very interesting to play a new game in the series with this technological apparatus. The scare would be guaranteed.
8. Clock Tower
Another horror series from Capcom that stopped in time. Clock Tower is considered by many to be the father of survival horror, as the objective in the game is to survive the attacks of creatures and assassins. The 3rd and final title was released on PS2 and since then we’ve never heard from the franchise.
Clock Tower 3.Source: YouTube
Games in this style have become popular in recent years. Amnesia and Slender are just a few examples that Clock Tower could base its return on. However, we wouldn’t be too upset if the game were to “surf another wave”: co-op horror games like Dead by Daylight. I would love to be Scissorman chasing after my victims in the match.
9. Parasite Eve
The franchise that mixes action and RPG elements from Square Enix was one of the most famous of the 32-bit generation. Mainly the 2nd game, which featured game elements such as Resident Evil and Silent Hill, combined with the mechanics of the first game.
Eve parasiteSource: Kotaku
However, since the 3rd title, released exclusively for PSP, there has been nothing more related to the franchise. After the success of Final Fantasy 7 Remake, it’s not too much to dream of a Parasite Eve Remake, right?
10. Silent Hill
If the hiatus since 2013 was not enough without a game in the franchise, Konami still put and took “the candy from our mouths”. That’s because in 2014 the game Silent Hills was announced, which would be produced by Hideo Kojima and would have the presence of both actor Norman Reedus and director Guilhermo Del Toro.
Silent Hill.Source: GamerInformer
However, a year later, Konami canceled the project and fired Kojima. The next few chapters everyone knows, but we Silent Hill fans are left “sucking our thumbs” and with less and less hope that a new title, or even the canceled Silent Hills, can come to life.