In gaming, there are so many missed opportunities with already established properties on other entertainment mediums. From the generic cover based Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows games to the alleged cancellation of Star Wars Battlefront 3, there have been many disappointments. On the other hand, licensed games have brought us the likes of Batman: Arkham Asylum/City, Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom and Injustice: Gods Among Us which have all been successful in taking what was great originally and working on that concept. Despite these excellent titles, there should be crazier ideas out there coming to life! Here are Four Licensed Games I Wish Existed or Exist in the Future
A Harry Potter BioWare game
A Harry Potter game by the minds of BioWare should be every Harry Potter fan’s dream. With the ability to choose your own character, pick which classes to go and establish relationships with canon and non-canon characters within Hogwarts, this sounds like an amazing title. Each game would be every year of your character’s life in Hogwarts and during the beginning, everyone would be sorted to each house by the sorting hat. By your actions in the beginning of the game (pre-Hogwarts and while on the train), the game will decide if you go to Gryffindor, Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw or Slytherin.
Star Wars Battlefront 3 developed by DICE
With the recent multi-year agreement alongside Disney for the Star Wars franchise, EA has a chance to finally release Star Wars Battlefront 3. EA have previously published Star Wars Battlefront games but this entry could possibly be the best in the series as DICE have been confirmed to be developing a Star Wars game. In the past, Free Radical/Crytek UK, were working on Star Wars Battlefront 3 but after many attempts, the project was presumably scraped by LucasArts. For more information on this debacle, please feel free read a previous article which covers the topic.
Now with LucasArts out of the way and EA now owning the licensing rights for Star Wars, DICE can rejuvenate the project and make the game larger than what we dreamed it to be. For those who do not know, DICE are the Swedish developers behind 2009′s Mirror’s Edge and most importantly, the Battlefield series. With their expertise and the Frostbite 3 engine, Star Wars Battlefront 3 could be the greatest Star Wars game of this generation or perhaps the best to be released. DICE have the know how with the successful simultaneous use of air, ground, and water based combat in one map. Plus, for those who loved dedicated servers, DICE would be able to support this feature with their world class expertise.
DICE could also feature a story mode within Battlefront 3 and while Battlefield 3 suffered, the Bad Company series exhibited plenty of excellent writing, humor and character within its narrative.
This developer with their background experience on the Battlefield series and Star Wars Battlefront seem like a match made in heaven but we will have to wait for more details.
DC vs Marvel (Injustice 2)
Warner Bros, the owners of DC and Disney, the owners of Marvel have become friendlier with each other as of late as Stan Lee, the original founder of Marvel, made several appearances for Injustice’s Marketing Campaign, “Injustice Battle Arena.” Plus, Warner Bros have allowed Traveller’s Tales to develop Lego Marvel Super Heroes. These two companies are huge with many characters, stories and super powers to work with. My dream is to have Netherealm Studios creating Injustice 2 which doesn’t just solicit parallel worlds but completely different universes altogether such as Marvel. The concept would be a perfect way to make a sequel out of Injustice! This is not out of the question either as there have been official comic books depicting DC and Marvel fighting it out. Plus, Marvel did work with Capcom for the massively popular Marvel vs Capcom series.
It’s time to see Thor against Aquaman, Hulk against Superman and Deadpool against Batman (think of the comedy!) It would make every comic nerd in the world happily cry out with joy.
A Doctor Who Game from TellTale Games
The humor of Sam and Max, the terror from The Walking Dead and the quirkiness of Monkey Island would lend perfectly to a Doctor Who title from TellTale Games. This series makes the most sense for a point and click action adventure out of any other franchise because the Doctor is constantly in situations where he has to figure out how to stop his enemies from causing terror in small rooms with very few resources to use. Plus, like The Walking Dead, character development is a key factor of the series. This could lead to multiple outcomes and could lead to companions either living or dying.
In fact, the CEO of TellTale Games, Don Connors, told the Develop magazine, that he was interested in creating a Doctor Who series in the future back in 2009. Now, with over 80 Game of the Year awards under their belt alongside The Walking Dead’s release, TellTale can finally get a licensing agreement with BBC for Doctor Who. It should be a no brainer!
So what do you want to see?
There are so many ideas out there ready for a video game adaptation. What do you want to see take light? Comment below!