After weeks of hype, Microsoft finally revealed its contender for the impending next-gen foray. Vying to be much more than a dedicated game console, the Xbox One promises to deliver an unparalleled entertainment experience when it launches later this year. It’s easy to get excited about the future of gaming and longtime gamers know all too well about the established properties of one very prominent developer that Microsoft has in its arsenal.
Rare had its heyday when it was under the Nintendo umbrella; cranking out numerous classics that are still reflected upon fondly more than a decade after their release. A majority of these properties have fallen by the wayside in recent years however, as the likes of Halo and Gears of War rose to prominence on Microsoft’s platform.
Imagine our delight when Microsoft Corporate Vice President Phil Spencer confirmed that Rare would be showing off a “historic” franchise for the Xbox One at this year’s E3. Our minds instantly began racing with the possibilities of what franchise could be making its triumphant return, and it didn’t take long to come up with five legitimate franchises that could be making their way back to relevancy.