The Last Blade – Sequel, Spin Off, Start Over or Stay Dead?

Welcome to this week's, "Sequel, Spin Off, Start Over or Stay Dead?" Each week Diehard GameFAN is going to look at a dormant franchise that was once pretty popular, but for some reason has disappeared into the sands of time. Diehard GameFAN staffers will have four options for what they want to have happen to the series and you can see them in the title of this piece.

This week, Diehard GameFAN is looking at an SNK fighting game franchise that ISN'T The King of Fighters, Samurai Shodown or Fatal Fury. Although there were only two full entries into the series, along with a NGPC version of the first game, all three were well received and developed a decent following for a new 2-D fighting game series for the end of the millennium. However, this series came out when SNK hit its peak and was overshadowed by games like KoF '98 and Capcom Vs. SNK. Then when the original SNK died and the new SNK Playmore took things over, they appeared not to care about this particular series, choosing instead to focus on SNK's flagship series and occasionally a Metal Slug game. As a series that started off with a bag and then disappeared as quickly as it debuted is it time to bring this franchise back or has ten years been too long a slumber for The Last Blade and for gamers to care?

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