Friday Essential: Classic Games That Deserve a Modern Remake

Even if we had everything we wished for, there would still be some fantasies and wishes that will stay unfulfilled. This can be proved. How?

Let us take a real-life example here to prove this.

Suppose you have everything from childhood to adulthood that you wished for. But, one day you just remembered some 8-bit era game or a classic game that you wish to play. And this time you want to play its modern remake with more use of technology and gears.

Yes, give it a thought. Take your time. But, in the end, the answer is ‘NO’. This time, it’s not going to happen until and unless the classic franchises come up with their modern remakes. This isn’t easy, but all we can do is wait for the day, when franchises like Konami get up from their sleep and start what they were and are best at.

Certainly, it seems like someone somewhere is trying to make our fantasies come true.

And it’s none other than Capcom this time. Capcom at Sony E3 2018 Press Conference released Resident Evil 2 Remake trailer, which was both surprising and shocking at once for all the gamers.

For Resident Evil lovers, this time they will be back with no fear and more agony, Leon S Kennedy and Claire Redfield will be back, yes you heard it right. With the darkest gameplay, and more realistic graphics, it surely can break all the records.

Capcom released two trailers of Resident Evil 2 Remake, which is expected to release in 2019.

But, at last it isn’t that easy, this is what we are going to talk about today. We are going to list some of the old classic game titles that deserves a modern remake with the use of recent technology.

Beginning Now!

1. Final Fight

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Well, how many of you even remember this game? We assume that only some of you have heard about Final Fight and played it.

It’s been long since Final Fight was released by Capcom. Final Fight was first released in 1989, which was an arcade game with a side scrolling interface.

It was a difficult journey for this series, but it made a huge success once it was showcased on the bigger platform like SNES. On which Final Fight 2 and Final Fight 3 was released.

This two-player brawler has three playable characters named Haggar, Cody and Guy. Players have to choose a character before beginning the game. And also, all three have their own fighting skills and moves.

The last title of Final Fight series that was released was Final Fight: Streetwise. It was released as a sequel to Final Fight 3 in 2006 for Xbox and PlayStation 2.

What if it comes out with the latest graphics and animation or what if it comes out for VR Headsets? Don’t say no more! Capcom has proved that they could come up with surprises anytime. It’s better that we wait for some more time, and hope for the best classic remakes from Capcom.

2. Dino Crisis 2


Action-adventure genre game Dino Crisis 2 with the use of third person perspective made a huge success at that time. The first part and last part of this series came out in 1999 and 2003 respectively. Rumor in 2014 was out that Capcom is planning to get Dino Crisis 4 for Xbox but it was denied by the Head of Xbox, Phil Spencer.

When we talk about the remastering of this game, there were some official statements that were given by the company spokesperson in the past years. But, for now there is no signs of reviving Dino Crisis series.

On this, in an interview, Resident Evil 7 Producer, Masachika Kawata, who worked on all three parts of Dino Crisis said,

“I think if you were to create Dino Crisis with modern gaming technology it would be a really exciting prospect”. He also added “currently there weren’t any conversations happening , that I’m aware of”.

We need Regina and Dylan to comeback with more killer looks and heavy weapons to kill those creepy and big flying Dinos. With the mix of modern technology this game would get to next level of reality. Capcom Why You No Listen?

3. Bloody Roar

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For those who haven’t played Bloody Roar, this game is almost similar to Tekken series. With the chain of characters, you have to beat down the other one in order to win the match. You might have not felt that much power and strength in you while playing. It’s a fruit to control your anger.

Bloody Roar series first title Beastorizer was released in 1997 and the last title of this series Bloody Roar 4 was released in 2004 for PlayStation 2. It’s been 14 years, times have changed, technology has moved far more ahead than we thought of, but still there are no signs of a revival of Bloody Roar.

And if Hudson Soft & Eighting in the coming future plans for the remake then we expect to see the amazing arenas and more horrific characters. Just for a moment imagine the torturous ‘Long the Tiger’ would look so horrific in the beast mode with the use of technology to bring in those effects and intensity.

4. Double Dragon

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Well, playing this was much than others. With a romantic storyline, where two twin brothers Jimmy and Billy lee, both mastered in martial arts fight with the Black Warriors, who kidnapped Marian, the love mate of Bill. That’s where the story starts both the brothers out on the road to fight the freaks in order to rescue Marian.

This game was released in 1987 for coin-op and arcade platform by Technos Japan. A two-player co-op was the first success in coin-op gaming industry. Later on, more sequels of Double Dragon were released. Out of which Double Dragon 4 was released in 2017 for PlayStation 4.

A remake of Double Dragon was also in the highlights in 2003, which was released for GameBoy Advanced. But it wasn’t up to the expectations.

If this time Technos Japan is thinking of remastering their old classic title Double Dragon then we would want a brawler/beat em up with 3rd gameplay and cinematics.

We wish the classic gaming era doesn’t end and keeps going on and on. Why? Why is it so difficult to get things you wish for? All we can say is franchises should come up with the classic title remakes. This would not only benefit them in earning profits, but also in gaining more popularity than never before. Because technology has taken a huge revolution and if we amalgamate gaming with it, then we aren’t that far from the realistic virtual gaming.

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