When it comes to popularity, image and reputation go a long way. The world of video games is no different. A good character can open the door to a variety of new possibilities when it comes to a game franchise. At some point you would think that a company would use characters with such popularity to get involved with all forms of gaming. But you would be wrong, as many of these companies struggle to breach the MMO wall. Many don’t even try, which is where I get confused.
There are at least ten popular games with main characters that have enough star power to draw the MMORPG crowd. Nintendo leads the list with six possibilities. Of course, no business ever wants to lose money, but there is a plethora of good ideas in each of these franchises just waiting to be used in a mass multiplayer setting.