The [Serial “Killer”] series of posts

What’re these posts about?

Among the years many video game series had either run their natural course or just ended prematurely for a number of reasons that were either never brought up or simply time forgot. Some of them though have come back from the dead and made some great, if not amazing games, when they returned, like the Shinobi PS2 game, Ninja Gaiden for XBOX, Metroid Prime and Kid Icarus to name a few of those that returned and rocked the house. In these blog entries I’ll provide info about the series that are ”dead” in fair detail, reminescence about them and oftentimes I’ll offer my piece of hopefull thinking for them. Hope you enjoy reading about them.

It should be noted that games based on a liscensed property, like anime based games or superhero games or movie based games, you get the idea, don’t count for this series of entries, as it would be a bit unfair due to the implications with the liscences and I’d have to write at least 80 more posts. They will have they own entries, in due time.

How did the name occur?

Just a stupid pun / wordplay, though it may be a bit offensive…then again, the english language has a knack of twisting words for multiple meanings, not unlike others. So, please excuse my limited or perverted imagination on naming and hope you like it.

Wait a minute, some of these game series have been revived properly!

Indeed they have. Here’s the explanation for that : by the time I wrote them, I didn’t know they were going to be revived at all, much less have any clues or leaks that may have hinted at that. Yet, some of them either got revived successfully or are about to be revived…or they are just there to be beaten with some kind of humongous, spiked club that destroys any shred of dignity the series and its creators ever had*coughcoughBreathOfFire6coughcough*…Anyway, I’ll update the series’ status if something changes after I post them.

So, how many of these posts exist?

Here are the posts I’ve made and I plan to make :

Vol.01 : Drag-On Dragoon / Drakengard [STATUS : SUCCESSFUL REVIVAL]
Vol.02 : Dragon Slayer
Vol.03 : Strider [STATUS : About to be revived]
Vol.04 : Gungrave
Vol.05 : Breath of Fire [STATUS : Getting ready to die again…by suicide!]
Vol.06 : Seiken Densetsu / Mana [STATUS : Getting ready to die again…by suicide!]
Vol.07 : Cyberbots
Vol.08 : Bokura no Taiyou / Boktai
Vol.09 : Crimson Sea
Vol.10 : Kikou Heidan J-Phoenix
Vol.11 : Makaimura Gaiden / Gargoyle’s Quest
Vol.12 : Virtual-On [STATUS : Heavy hinting towards a revival]
Vol.13 : Juouki / Altered Beast
Vol.14 : Streets of Rage
Vol.15 : Golden Axe
Vol.16 : Shinobi
Vol.17 : Final Fight
Vol.18 : Shenmue


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