Nintendo isn’t beyond revisiting its past successes. After years in development limbo, “Metroid Dread” received a release date for the Nintendo Switch. YouTube commenters went wild, celebrating a return to side-scrolling “Metroid” games. The enthusiasm “Metroid Dread” received shows that Nintendo has the potential to revive long dead series successfully, creating a renaissance of reimagined Nintendo classics.
Some Nintendo series, like “Mario” or “Zelda,” receive constant praise and attention, but Nintendo has access to many franchises that could be potential hits, even years after their initial release. Advancements in hardware could make older titles shine even brighter on the Switch and pave the way for fresh installments for long forgotten IP.
While there’s no indication that Nintendo will revive any of these older franchises, gamers can always dream. Maybe one day we’ll get to relive our pilot fantasies on the latest Nintendo console or solve mysteries in a reemergent genre.