"There’s one great thing about rebooting a game released in 1985 that hasn’t had a sequel since. It means you can treat the reboot like a brand new IP since most people don’t remember the original game. A good example of this is Kid Icarus: Uprising. I think it is a safe bet that many of the people who bought Kid Icarus Uprising didn’t play Kid Icarus for NES. This leads to the following question: If nobody remembers that IP, why not just create a brand new IP without relying on an existing IP’s name?"