These last few years have seen a number of revivals, revitalizations, and reboots for established franchises, and thankfully, a great number of them have been successful in what they’ve tried to do. Calls for revivals for beloved franchise are, as such, more frequently heard than ever- and there are some that need that earlier than most. In this feature, we’re going to talk about fifteen video game properties that we’re hoping will be rebooted in the not-too-distant future.
Once one of the premier 3D platforming properties in the industry, Banjo-Kazooie is often considered one of Rare’s greatest accomplishments, and has more time has passed since the series went away, demands for a return have kept on growing fiercer. The fact that 2008’s Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts and Bolts wasn’t at all what fans wanted it to be has only made those demands louder. Whether or not Microsoft will see the value in bringing it back, or whether or not the Rare of today will be able to recreate the magic of the Rare of the late 90s are both big question marks, of course, but it’s definitely a series that deserves another shot.