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There are dozens for videogame franchises out there, but for every franchise that churns out a game every year such as Call of Duty or Assassin's Creed there are some franchises that lay dormant for years(a couple famous examples being Duke Nukem and Half-life). Here are three that I would like to see return after a few years of silence.

Spyro the Dragon

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Spyro has appeared in the Skylanders games, but the last true Spyro game was The Legend of Spyro: Dawn of the Dragon in 2008. That means the series has been dormant for almost 10 years. I think a rebooted trilogy, maybe featuring an adult Spyro, could be a good idea. At the various least I would like to see if get the same treatment as Crash Bandicoot did earlier this year with a PS4 remaster of the original Playstation trilogy(which is rumored to be happening). A Crash/Spyro crossover game would also be cool to see.

Mercenaries

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picture courtesy of wikipedia

Another franchise that has been dormant since 2008 after the release of Mercenaries 2: World in Flames. There was a rumored third game called Mercenaries 3; No Limits, but after Pandemic Studios closed down the franchise hasn't been heard from. I would like to see EA try to revive it, maybe with a game set during WWI or WWII or even a game set in the future. Mercenaries 2049 has a nice ring to it.

Destroy All Humans!

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Known for it's irreverent humor and spoofing normal game and movie conventionss Destroy All Humans! is yet another franchise that went dormant in 2008. Like Mercenaries, Destroy All Humans, suffered a studio close with THQ. Luckily Nordic Games bought the IP and has said they are "evaluating options" So far we have only gotten a PS4 port of the first two games, but perhaps a new game is in the works. I would love to see one set in the '80s, perhaps titled Destroy All Humans!: Crypto Strikes Back.

Those are just a few ideas for videogames franchises that could be revived. Which videogame franchises would you like to see come back?

(Sources: PSU, Tech Times, Kotaku)

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