Today I found out that Next Level Games, the studio behind Luigi's Mansion 2, spent time working on an early prototype of a Metroid game for the 3DS. That game was shelved in favour of the afore-mentioned Luigi's Mansion 2 (my favourite game of 2013) but it's got me wondering about what could have been.
And that's got me thinking about pairing up some great developers with some of my favourite series — just a hypothetical. I mean, Next Level Games working on a 3DS version of Metroid would be great and all, but how cool would it be if...
— From Software made a new Zelda game — Or Retro Studios was given the keys to create the Sonic game to end all Sonic games — How about Naughty Dog working on the Star Wars franchise? — Harmonix creating a brand new Rez — RedLynx working on Mario Kart
Anyway, you get the idea. Just for fun, I thought it might be a good laugh to fantasy book some of our favourite game series with some of our favourite developers?
Like, who could reinvent Mario? Or take Halo in weird new directions? Could anyone besides Valve make Half-Life 3?
Drop your ideas into the comments below.