Jade Empire Articles RSS Feed | GameSkinny.com Jade Empire RSS Feed on GameSkinny.com https://www.gameskinny.com/ en Launch Media Network Jade Empire Sequel Still a Possibility, Says Bioware https://www.gameskinny.com/gp4wm/jade-empire-sequel-still-a-possibility-says-bioware https://www.gameskinny.com/gp4wm/jade-empire-sequel-still-a-possibility-says-bioware Sun, 13 Nov 2016 04:48:40 -0500 Kris Cornelisse (Delfeir)

In a recent discussion with Game Informer, BioWare’s creative director Mike Laidlaw suggested that it’s still very possible the studio will revisit its 2005 martial arts RPG, Jade Empire.

Many gamers have clamoured for a sequel over the years, and BioWare have attempted to make a new Jade Empire game before, with a small team reportedly working on ways to improve the combat and discover a new direction in which to take the proposed sequel. Unfortunately, that particular project was eventually shut down to better focus resources on the games that would eventually become the Dragon Age and Mass Effect franchises.

BioWare GM Aaryn Flynn had this to say to Game Informer about a possible Jade Empire sequel:

“There are a lot of people still at the studio who worked on that game and want to get back to it. I think one of the advantages to getting back to it after a long time is not only nostalgia is a very powerful feeling in people, but skipping a generation of hardware is actually really exciting because it feels like it's not an evolution. It's a revolution of what you can do, and I think that's the kind of thing that brings people. What if we were to revolutionize Jade Empire and brought it back in that regard? That's the kind of talk that still happens around the studio.”

There are remarkably few games utilising the kind of flowing and graceful martial arts combat that Jade Empire employed, and the game's setting was filled with vastly interesting characters and concepts. It’s a world that begs to be reopened to explore again. 

Would you be interested in playing a new Jade Empire game? What kind of features or elements would you want to see? Share your thoughts with us!

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Classic Bioware RPG Jade Empire Available Now on IOS https://www.gameskinny.com/f4zkn/classic-bioware-rpg-jade-empire-available-now-on-ios https://www.gameskinny.com/f4zkn/classic-bioware-rpg-jade-empire-available-now-on-ios Fri, 07 Oct 2016 05:08:11 -0400 Michael Llewellyn

Jade Empire is a martial arts RPG set in an ancient China inspired fantasy setting and is getting ported to the iOS platform for £7.99 in the UK and $9.99 in the US. Those of you familiar with Bioware games will no doubt be familiar with the moral choices, depth of character and an enjoyable stories that come as standard in a Bioware title.

Next to Star Wars: Knights of The Old Republic, Jade Empire is one of the most requested classic Bioware games fans are hoping will get a reboot or a sequel. Obviously this is neither, but if sales meet expectations on the the new platform who knows what could happen. Aspyr Media are handling the mobile port for Jade Empire, the same company who handled the iOS version of Knights of The Old Republic.

New Features

The game features new touch controls, achievements and full MFi controller support -- if you aren't keen on using the touch controls.  As this is the special edition of the game, it will include all the added content.

The full trailer for Jade Empire: Special Edition is below, but it is available now on iOS:

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Jade Empire: Special Edition Now Available in Origin Access Vault https://www.gameskinny.com/3ospv/jade-empire-special-edition-now-available-in-origin-access-vault https://www.gameskinny.com/3ospv/jade-empire-special-edition-now-available-in-origin-access-vault Wed, 10 Aug 2016 17:45:37 -0400 Glitchieetv

Jade Empire first made its way into public hands in 2005, with the Special Edition following up in 2007. A hit game developed by BioWare and published by Electronic Arts, Jade Empire: Special Edition has now been added to the Origin Access Vault. Now you can immerse yourself in the sweeping adventure through Origin.

Traveling across the world, the main character, whom you play as, must master martial arts. Beginning in a secluded training school, sinister events set your destiny in motion. Using your fighting skills and mastering various styles will allow you to beat a variety of enemies, such as outlaws, magicians and demons. Every choice you make within the story changes the course of the game. You can be good or you can be evil, changing your reputation as you travel throughout the Jade Empire of China. With Origin Access you can purchase this action-adventure, RPG for $4.99 or pay the regular price of $14.99.

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Remembering the 360: The Must-Have Xbox Exclusives https://www.gameskinny.com/zo1iq/remembering-the-360-the-must-have-xbox-exclusives https://www.gameskinny.com/zo1iq/remembering-the-360-the-must-have-xbox-exclusives Thu, 21 Apr 2016 10:56:00 -0400 Ian Ilano

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Conclusion

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Like few consoles before it, the Xbox 360 managed to redefine gaming to a growing generation of gamers. It did the unfathomable — the impossible. It managed to completely change the way games were meant to be played.

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It wasn't just about the single player experience anymore. The Xbox 360 successfully connected us all to one another. It was the first console that really pioneered the multiplayer experience.

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It's a sad day indeed, when one of the generation's most defining consoles comes to an end. But it was bound to happen eventually. The 360's legacy will live on in the future consoles that follow.

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Rest in peace, Xbox 360. You'll be missed.

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Halo 3

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And now we come to the "must-have" out of all "must-haves." The epitome of everything Microsoft and Xbox 360. The game that we all know and love — Halo 3. 

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The Halo series is arguably Microsoft's most successful video game series. And it makes sense. The setting is amazing, the story is rich, and Master Chief is a total-badass as usual. Halo 3 managed to capture everything we loved about the Halo series and condense it all into one game.

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It looked great, it played amazing, and it was fun, both online and offline.
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From its memorable multiplayer experiences to its interesting and rich single player storyline, Halo 3 continues to represent everything great the Xbox 360 had to offer. 

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The beauty of Halo 3 is that we can all relate to it.

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We all have that one game that just made a huge impact on our lives. And to some, Halo 3 is that game. 

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Just looking at the picture brings back memories of the better times...

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While I did enjoy the single-player experience, playing with online was the big selling point. I remember spending countless hours just messing around in custom lobbies -- connecting with friends and new people, all over some random game. Even now, when I've played more recent and more modern online games, none are able to capture the exact feel and uniqueness present in Halo 3.

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Xbox Live servers are still up, and if anything, the multiplayer experience is reason enough to pick it up.

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And if it isn't, rest assured that you'll be following Chief in one of the most compelling stories you've experience. It ties in some of the loose questions so perfectly. It's why it's the number one exclusive.

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Forza Horizon 2

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Imagine a life where you're not held back by money. You can buy whatever car you want, customize it, and take it out for a spin with your friends.

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That's your life in Forza Horizon 2.

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The game is just amazing in every single way.

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I'm not a fan of the car, but the graphics are something else.

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I spent my days grinding away on Trackmania and Need for Speed. I thought Burnout Paradise was the ultimate open-world car game, but I was wrong. I have since accepted Forza Horizon 2 as my lord and savior, the ultimate car game that is second to none. Thank you Turn 10 Studios.

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Thank you.

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Gears of War 3

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Now we've come to the "big boy" exclusives. First up comes a game that needs no introduction, a game centered around humanity's last struggle against a horde of mutant humanoid creatures -- Gears of War 3.

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Met with critical acclaim upon release, Gears of War 3 successfully wraps up one of the Xbox 360's most recognized series. The game itself brings immersive action and stunning visuals. Seriously, the game looks amazing.

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Most games can learn a thing or two from these armor sets.

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And one of the most defining elements was its multiplayer. While not as huge as another noteworthy Xbox exclusive, the game's multiplayer experience was indeed fun. I remember the first time I found a Boomshot. I never put the game down after that.

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It's stunning graphics, immersive combat, and fun multiplayer make this one of the top exclusive titles.

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Fable 2

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Fable 2 is an action role-playing game developed by Lionhead Studios. Players will take control of the Hero of Bowerstone, set on a journey to prevent an evil lord from controlling the Spire. 

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First things first — which one is better, Fable or Fable 2? It's an age-old debate, and I'm going to end it today.

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Fable 2 is better, and here's why it's a must-have exclusive:

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  • a better story-line. Fable 1's story was very basic and linear. If you wanted a more compelling narrative with interesting character, Fable 2 is the game you should get. 
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Would you look at that? It's gorgeous.

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Fable 2 is a game that every proud Xbox owner should have in their collection. The game will take you on a cute and whimsical storyline — the likes of which you've never seen before.

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Tales of Vesperia

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Japanese RPGs are some of the greatest games you'll ever play. The music, the gameplay, and the story-line — all of these characteristics are typical of a well-developed JRPG, and make western games pale in comparison. 

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Tales of Vesperia is one of the games that has it all.

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Developed by Namco Tales Studio, Tales of Vesperia features:

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The combat is very dynamic. You're not just staying in one place the whole time.

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One of the hardest parts about playing a Japanese RPGs is the appeal. Sometimes, it just doesn't appeal to gamers. Luckily, Tales of Vesperia does it's best to appeal to the western market. It is the first game of the series to offer complete dialogue in English, and feature elements of western RPGs. 

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It's one of the games every Xbox 360 owner should buy. You won't regret it.

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Halo Wars

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Because it was completely different from the series' previous installments, the announcement of Halo Wars initially worried some people. Traditionally, it would be a bit weird to find a real-time strategy game on a console. The genre just doesn't work out like it does on a PC. Surprisingly, Halo Wars did.

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I'd go as far as to say that Halo Wars is the best RTS game available for a console.

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Now, that's an angle I know you haven't seen before.

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Ensemble Studios succeeded in creating a game that "felt at home on the console." Halo Wars had solid gameplay, responsive controls, and an entertaining story-line. The game even brings its very own, epic Halo soundtrack.

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It's both visually appealing and immersive, and it paints the Halo Universe in a way that we haven't seen it before. All in all, a solid choice.

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Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved 2

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It's funny. Geometry Wars was originally developed as a small project to test out the 360's controller, and now, it turned out to be one of the most addicting games available.

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The core concept is simple. Players control space ships and are tasked with avoiding violent polygons hurling towards them. They use the left analog stick to move, and the right to shoot. The goal is to survive for as long as you possibly can.

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However, it's not the concept that makes this game stand apart from others, it's how polished it is. Geometry Wars was a decent title, but Bizarre Creations improved all the right areas in Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved 2.

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Take that you filthy abhorrent shapes!

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Currently, Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved 2 holds the title as "The Best Xbox Live Arcade Game," and while I'm not going to argue with that, I think a better — and more fitting title — would be, the "Best Stress Reliever."

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Viva Piñata

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Do not be fooled by its childish visuals. Though it initially looks like it caters specifically to kids, Viva Piñata can be a great and memorable experience if you're willing to give it a try.

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The game starts with you constructing a farm on an island. As you develop and improve your farm, you soon find the island's fluffy inhabitants flocking to you. The goal of the game is simple: collect as many pinatas as you can. 

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One of the best things about this game is the gameplay. It's not an ordinary simulator. You have to cater and watch over the piñatas who come to your farm. They can fight, they can get angry, and some piñatas are so dang picky that obtaining them is near impossible. 

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There are over 70 unique piñatas to discover. Their uniqueness and individuality is so refreshing that it's incredibly satisfying when you do discover one. People of all ages can enjoy collecting them.

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Viva Pinata

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A great person once said, "It's so fluffy, I just might die."

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Viva Piñata stands as one of those, "hit or miss" type of games. Some will enjoy it, some won't. But it's worth picking up if you ever get the chance. You may be kidding yourself from a great experience otherwise.

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Castle Crashers

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What's a game driven only by the primal desire to hack and slash your way through enemies? A game void of meaningful content and dialogue, but filled to the brim with action-packed adventures and comical sword-play?

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Well, the most appropriate answer to that question would be Castle Crashers.

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It's nothing short of the ultimate "beat 'em up."
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Created by Dan Paladin and Tom Fulp, Castle Crashers closely resembles a modernized 2D arcade game.

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If you're looking for a game to kill some time, look no further than this.

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Castle Crashers

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The environment isn't the only thing visually appealing, look at that monster!

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There's no dialogue, and there's barely even a story. Yet still, the action is enough to keep your attention for a good while. Mindless killing alongside friends and family? Come on, what's not to love about that?

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Jade Empire

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When you ask someone to name a game made by BioWare, they'll typically jump out and recite one of the usual big three: Knights of the Old Republic, Mass Effect, or Dragon Age. Very few will mention titles like Neverwinter Nights or Baldur's Gate, and even fewer are familiar with Jade Empirea game that I feel deserves more recognition than it was given.

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Released in 2005, Jade Empire is a role-playing game that offers players a glimpse into the eastern world. The game itself takes place in ancient China, and it features:

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For its time, the game has aged pretty well.

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If you're a fan of role-playing games,  it's worth going back and giving Jade Empire a shot. Just don't set your expectations too high. In the end,  it still has its flaws. Regardless, I consider it a classic RPG, definitely worthy enough to stand alongside BioWare's other great works.

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Today is a huge moment for all of us.

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Microsoft just announced their plans to retire the Xbox 360. As of now, support for Xbox Live services and servers will continue, but the production of additional console units will come to a permanent stop.

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It's a bit sad. Last November marked the console's ten year anniversary, and since it was released, it has had a huge impact on gamers everywhere. As a tribute to the console's long and enduring legacy, I have compiled a list of the top Xbox exclusives that I have personally enjoyed. The list will be composed of some of the best games the console has to offer.

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So, if you're looking to pick up an Xbox 360 while supplies last, consider the following titles your "top priority" to play on it. 

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Jade Empire totally free to download on EA's Origin https://www.gameskinny.com/045vm/jade-empire-totally-free-to-download-on-eas-origin https://www.gameskinny.com/045vm/jade-empire-totally-free-to-download-on-eas-origin Wed, 02 Dec 2015 03:57:14 -0500 John Adamczyk

If you haven't had a reason to download EA's digital distribution client Origin yet, maybe this one'll get you: how about a free game? Jade Empire: Special Edition is free to download for any and all Origin users "for a limited time." Just sign up, download, and it's yours. 

Jade Empire was a bit of a hidden gem from BioWare, overshadowed by the fact that it was wedged chronologically between Knights of the Old Republic and the first Mass Effect. While the game is a little dated graphically, the gameplay is still surprisingly entertaining, and it boasts a solid score on Metacritic to boot.

I'll admit, I probably won't be using Origin all that much. Steam has simply cornered the digital distribution market, but it seems that smaller digital distributors, like Origin and Gog.com, have the unique ability to throw certain games up for free or for absurdly cheap. Stunts like these are a solid way to get people to at least consider these smaller clients.

Get Jade Empire: Special Edition for free here.

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11 Games That Deserve to Be Completely Remade, 'Final Fantasy VII'-Style https://www.gameskinny.com/9wo9j/11-games-that-deserve-to-be-completely-remade-final-fantasy-vii-style https://www.gameskinny.com/9wo9j/11-games-that-deserve-to-be-completely-remade-final-fantasy-vii-style Sat, 18 Jul 2015 02:30:01 -0400 K.W. Colyard

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So... that list turned out a bit more RPG-heavy than I thought it would. What games would you like to see given the Final Fantasy VII treatment? Let me know in the comments!

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Valkyrie Profile
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Valkyrie Profile is an unforgettable PlayStation title that has spawned two prequels and a PSP port. It's the perfect JRPG cocktail, complete with a unique battle system, dark story, Norse mythology, multiple endings, and a large cast of playable characters. With a phoenix down hovering over the JRPG genre, now is the perfect time for Square Enix to revive Valkyrie Profile for a new generation.

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Suikoden II
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Suikoden III was one of the first JRPGs I played on PlayStation II, but the experience was always slightly tainted by the reputation of its predecessor. Suikoden II is legendary, thanks - in no small part - to its rarity. And while it has been ported to both PSP and the PSN, it would - like Final Fantasy VI - benefit tremendously in a graphics overhaul to bring it into the modern day.

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Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
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Like Final Fantasy VII, Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic has a reputation that precedes it. Hope for a KOTOR remake is more well-grounded than for most games on this list. After acquiring rights to the Star Wars franchise, Disney inked an exclusive video game deal with EA, who - in turn - announced that KOTOR developer BioWare would be one of three companies making new games for the franchise. 

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Metal Gear Solid
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Hideo Kojima has parted ways with Konami and his blockbuster franchise, and that makes us all really, really sad. For some, the idea of completely remaking Metal Gear Solid will seem ludicrous, even blasphemous, without Kojima's input. Given the ways in which the franchise's gameplay has changed over the years, however, a new Metal Gear Solid for a new generation of gamers would be pretty fantastic.

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The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
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Yes, Ocarina of TIme did get a fantastic 3DS port that massively upgraded its aesthetics. And yes, we do have other Legend of Zelda games to look forward to. But a ground-up rebuild of one of Nintendo's most iconic games for home console? No one would pass that up.

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Jade Empire
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I know a lot of people who feel that Jade Empire is the BioWare franchise-that-could-have-been, but - for whatever reason - wasn't. The original Xbox title was massive, gorgeous, and original. With BioWare's continued success and the popularity of kung-fu titles, a Jade Empire remake would be a certain hit.

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Half-Life
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Yes, yes, I know. We all want to see Half-Life 3. And Left 4 Dead 3. Basically Any Valve Game 3. But just think about how much fun it would be to relive Gordon Freeman's adventures in hi-def.

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Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
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Right now, Rockstar is riding high on the success of Grand Theft Auto V, and that's OK. Eventually, though, the franchise will have to move forward, and outdoing GTA V is a mission I don't envy. A true San Andreas reboot could be just the thing to float Rockstar between new installments.

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Final Fantasy VI
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Choosing the single Final Fantasy title you want remade the most is, well, difficult. The inclination to shout "All of them!" before laughing maniacally is strong. But Final Fantasy VI stands out as the last 2D game in the franchise, making those modern graphics seem all the sweeter.

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Chrono Trigger
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With Chrono Cross on the list, I couldn't very well leave out the one that started it all, could I? True, you can get Chrono Trigger on basically any platform you want - including mobile - but that doesn't mean the market is too flooded for a total overhaul of the 1993 SNES title.

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Chrono Cross
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Despite the first game's popularity, the 1998 sequel to Chrono Trigger is the real litmus test for JRPG fans. Chrono Cross still looks pretty freaking awesome, but it hasn't been given nearly the same amount of love as its predecessor. With a third title lurking somewhere out in the ether, this sophomore hit is due for a comeback.

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By now, I'm sure you've heard that we're getting the long-awaited Final Fantasy VII Remake. Sony's reveal at their E3 2015 conference drew adulation, tears, and criticism from all corners of the gaming world. Final Fantasy VII Remake, whenever it drops, is sure to be one of the most lucrative titles Square Enix has ever shipped.

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Unlike other re-releases, the Remake won't be a simple re-skinning of the original title. Instead, Square Enix announced they are rebuilding their 1997 bestseller from the ground up. It's a rarity, but the company has done it before; in 2006, Square remade Final Fantasy III for the North American handheld market.

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Regardless of your feelings on the game, Final Fantasy VII Remake is destined to be a massive hit, and it's likely that its success will propel others in the industry to remake classic favorites in the same mode. Here are eleven great candidates for ground-up rebuilding.

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