Sega has been making some noise lately, having put both Bayonetta and Vanquish onto the PC years after their original releases. That and the fact that we will be greeted with two different Sonic games in the near future suggests that the company has big plans moving forward. It begs the question what exactly does Sega has in the pipeline for 2017 and beyond? Well, we here at Link-Cable took a minute to think about the idea of which Sega franchises that should be brought back and make a return to our consoles.
Jacob S. – Nights Franchise
Nights into Dreams was one of the better games that Sonic Team ever produced. (and that’s competing with the mascot that the studio is named after) That being said, with only a mediocre sequel that came 10 years after its predecessor, this might be the time to reboot the series in order to bring it back into the spotlight. A full revival of the Nights franchise would help keep Sega’s recent momentum of releases and bring back a long forgotten fan favorite.
Alex S. – Phantasy Star
RPGs have come a long way since Phantasy Star IV: The End of the Millennium released for the Sega Genesis in 1993 and, despite a couple of (excellent) online games it’s high time the series returns to its single-player roots.
Colin K. – Valkyria Chronicles
Valkyria Chronicles is an absolutely fantastic game, developed and published by Sega. It’s a fairly recent IP that has had a steady flow of sequels right up to today. But, the presence of sequels doesn’t mean that the series is doing well. The second and third games had a mixed reception, and with the fourth only just coming out, we will have to see. I would love to see the series rebooted and go back to where it started with the first game, and I think it would be a very successful move for Sega – especially if the games make it to more platforms than just Playstation.
Well, there you have it. The Sega franchises we want back and play on our consoles, but we want to hear from you. Which Sega IP do you want to see revitalized? Think Sega should focus solely on Sonic or branch out to its forgotten franchises? Let us know what you think in the comment section below, and as always, stay linked to Link-Cable for more things gaming!