Despite often being criticized for a perceived lack of new franchises, Nintendo’s back catalogue offers a wealth of unique games which have each carved out their own place in the company’s legacy. From Mario to Link to lesser known characters such as Ness and the Ice Climbers, it is clear that Nintendo has a diverse range of games and gameplay styles from which to draw material in the coming generation. But many of these franchises haven’t been seen in quite some time, leading many to consider them dead.
Nintendo Life looks at some of these legacy franchises and considers whether they could return on Wii U. They're forgotten, almost cult games that once defined a generation, but have since fallen by the wayside. A year ago many would have said a return would be impossible, but with the successful revival of Pit in Kid Icarus: Uprising and a new generation of gaming just beginning, anything is possible.