Top 10 Capcom Series That Need to Be Revived

Top 10 Capcom Series That Need to Be Revived

They're sitting on a gold mine

A.J. Maciejewski

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Very few companies have as many legendary series as Capcom. In this list, I'll explore ten that would fit right in with today's evolving gaming scene. If you're ready, put on your nostalgia goggles and let's begin!

10 Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers

Seeing as another 8-bit cartoon-based Capcom classic was remade a couple years ago in the form of DuckTales: Remastered, why not reintroduce Chip 'n Dale? With a growing trend of cooperative platformers, a remake of Rescue Rangers would be a welcome addition to both modern and retro gamers' libraries.

9 Power Stone

Although 2D arena combat games are undergoing a resurgence, it's rare to see a new 3D arena brawler. Power Stone definitely has what it takes to fill this void and show modern gamers the joy of beating on your pals in three dimensions.

Power Stone Collection screenshot
I think Ryoma severely underestimated Rouge's fighting abilities

8 Ghosts 'n Goblins

Another genre making a huge comeback is the challenging 2D platformer and if you want a challenge then Ghosts 'n Goblins is sure to satisfy. Fighting evil creatures as the noble Arthur makes any gamer feel like a hero... until his armour falls off.

7 Maximo

Speaking of Ghosts 'n Goblins, whatever happened to its 3D counterpart Maximo? Only two games saw the light of day (Ghosts to Glory and Maximo vs. Army of Zin) so it's about time a third one came out.

Maximo: Ghosts to Glory screenshot
Battling skeletons in his underwear is Maximo's specialty

6 Dino Crisis

Dino Crisis took Resident Evil's gameplay model and set it in a whole new dinosaur-filled world. Considering a Jurassic Park movie just came out, a sequel to Dino Crisis sure wouldn't be out of place. That being said, perhaps the disappointing third installment for Xbox was enough to turn gamers off the series for good.

5 Breath of Fire

Believe it or not, Breath of Fire 6 is actually on its way. So far it has only been announced for Japan, but here's hoping Capcom will allow western gamers to play it sometime down the road. Also, it's probably not going to feel like a true Breath of Fire game since it's a touch-based online RPG. Anyway, if Capcom ever decides to make a new classic-style entry to the series after over 15 years of obscurity then fans will finally have something to really get excited about.

Breath of Fire IV screenshot
Ryu longingly looks out for a new journey

4 Viewtiful Joe

Capcom's Clover Studio made a few phenomenal games before they were dissolved. One of the best was Viewtiful Joe with its colourful cel-shaded visuals and time-altering gameplay mechanics. It's so fun that it'll make you say, "Henshin a go-go, baby!"

3 Okami

Another Clover Studio gem is Okami which featured a huge Zelda-style adventure set in a breathtakingly beautiful world. You play as a goddess in the form of a white wolf who uses a Celestial Brush to help overcome many foes and puzzles. It continues to wow players to this day which is the true test of what constitutes a timeless classic.

Okami screenshot
Amaterasu howls out of boredom while waiting for her next adventure

2 Onimusha

One of my personal favourite series of all time is Onimusha. Although it's generally played like Resident Evil, the addition of gathering enemy souls in an action-intense melee-focused combat system makes for one endlessly satisfying formula. Heck, I even love Blade Warriors (the fighting game spin-off). A new Onimusha could possibly turn disheartened gamers to start trusting Capcom again.

1 Mega Man

I know; this is obvious. Sure, Mega Man 10 came out five years ago but there are so many incredible series starring Mega Man that haven't been around for a long time. In addition to the original series, a brand new X, Legends, Battle Network, or Zero game would be more than enough to send fans to the moon with excitement. Inafune can make all the Mighty No. 9 and Red Ash games that he wants and although they might be fun, Beck still isn't quite as cool as Mega Man. I can ramble about Mega Man all day long but it's probably a better idea to just say: I miss you Mega Man!

Mega Man Legends screenshot
Mega Man wonders why no one wants to play with him anymore

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