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Top 5 Most Desired New-Gen Game Sequels


With sequels like Uncharted 4, Rise of the Tomb Raider, Assassin’s Creed Unity, Halo 5, Batman: Arkham Knight, Mortal Kombat X and WWE 2K15 on the horizon, many major video game franchises will soon transition to the new generation of game consoles with their sequels. There are still some franchises that I would love to see make the leap to new-gen consoles. Here are a list of sequels I want to see the most on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One or even Wii U–sooner rather than later.

5. Ninja Gaiden IV


The attempt to make a more involed, darker story for Ryu Hayabusa in Ninja Gaiden III was not a bad idea. Unfortunately, the story did not really take the angle as far as it could have gone. The Razor’s Edge version did fix some of the problems with Ninja Gaiden 3 by adding more difficulty and weapon options. I would like to see a more focused return to the franchise with Ninja Gaiden IV for the new-gen consoles. Specifically, there should be more of a romantic angle between Ryu and Sonia/Irene Lew.

4. Prototype 3


I really enjoyed the mechanics and play style of the Prototype games, where the player is basically granted insane powers through the Blacklight virus. After Prototype 2, I would not mind seeing a continuation of the James Heller story. After Heller absorbed Alex Mercer’s powers, can he truly resist the allure that such power may grant? As the saying goes, absolute power corrupts absolutely. For something different, Prototype 3 could easily put the player in the role of a new protagonist, as well as a new cast of surrounding characters, similar to Infamous Second Son.

3. Saints Row V


In Saints Row, the Boss of the Saints becomes the President of the United States and is promptly abducted by an alien overlord named Zinyak. The earth is destroyed, but the Saints now have alien technology to travel through time. The solution? There is your premise for Saints Row V: The Saints conquer time itself. It already sounds like a license to print money.

2. Darksiders 3


I loved Darksiders. In 2010, it was a new property that had a ton of potential. The game had a great art style and a cool, unique story that mixed the combat of God of War with RPG-style dungeons and puzzle solving. I liked Darksiders 2; but the story was problematic because it did not advance the ending of the first game. After THQ went under, the Darksiders property was picked up by Nordic Games. Ideally, Darksiders 3 would pick up from the end of the first game and give fans the true sequel they have wanted for several years. The new consoles pose a great opportunity to return to this franchise. Perhaps a sequel could provide a scenario that would incorporate all the members of the Four Horsemen. Darksiders 3 would need to go completely for broke and meet all the potential of this franchise that it has never been able to fulfill.

1. Dead Space 4

Dead Space

In case you could not tell from my earlier stories, I am a huge fan of the Dead Space franchise. While I was not as disappointed with Dead Space 3 as some were, the ending to Awakening felt like a major kick in the nether regions. I still have lingering questions that need to be answered. Dead Space is currently on a bit of a break right now. After Visceral completes its current projects, they need to get back to Dead Space and create a big, all-or-nothing conclusion. Either that, or the producers need to buck up and answer all the questions left unanswered by the last game.

Jeffrey Harris, a pop-culture, entertainment, and video game journalist and aficionado, resides in Los Angeles. He is a staff writer for games, movies/TV, MMA and Wrestling and contributor to and He is a graduate of The University of Texas at Austin's Radio, TV, Film program.