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5 Awesome Classic Video Games that Are Undergoing a 2011 Next Gen Reboot

5 Awesome Classic Video Games that Are Undergoing a 2011 Next Gen Reboot

July 23, 2015

Retro games will always be dear to gamers' hearts and 2010 saw a resurgence of classic game revival with remakes such as Sonic 4, Donkey Kong Returns, GoldenEye 007, and NBA Jam - and 2011 will give rise to these five cult-classic retro games.

Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure

Spyro the Dragon is was once one of the leading mascots for Sony video games systems and has fallen from grace as more "edgy" games took over the gaming industry. Spyro is still dear to lots of old-time fans and luckily 2011 will give rise to Spyro's return with Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure; which will put an edgy spin on the fan-favored Spyro series.

 

Duke Nukem Forever

Duke Nukem is the original badass gaming male lead who is known to always be "packin' heat" and smoking a cigar. Although Duke Nukem is still popular in pop-culture the last Duke Nukem game was made over 15 years ago. Duke Nukem Forever has been in production since 1997 and will finally grace fans with its groundbreaking release in 2011.

Rayman Origins

Rayman is a video game mascot lost to most gaming newcomers, but he was a big deal in the mid 90's and now lives vicariously through the Rayman Rabbids series. As implied by its name, Rayman Origins plans to take the Rayman series back to its roots as an action platform game when it hits gaming retailers later this year.

 

Mortal Kombat

Unlike most of the games in this list, Mortal Kombat has lived a long and prosperous life giving rise to eight sequels, making Mortal Kombat (2011) the ninth installment of this iconic game. The new Mortal Kombat game will go back to the times of the original trilogy and star Raiden who now has knowledge of the future; which will add a new twist to the game.

 

 

Halo: Combat Evolved

Bungie, the creators of the popular Halo game series, pulled away from their beloved franchise after the release of Halo: Reach, but Microsoft still owns the rights to the Halo franchise and are planning to create a 2011 remake of the game that started it all; Halo: Combat Evolved.

 

 

For more, read 10 Video Games We Keep Buying, but Haven't Changed in Eons , 7 Video Game Heroes that Were Secretly Full-Fledged Criminals , and 5 Video Game Movies that Are as Kick-Ass as the Games They're Made From

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