For better or for worse, 2018 has been the year of remakes, no one would dispute that. From movies to video games, all sorts of media have been being remade left and right this year. I mean, half the Switch’s first party titles this year have come directly from the Wii U's wonderful little library (Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze, Hyrule Warriors, Captain Toad, Bayonetta 1 and 2). Games such as Dark Souls Remastered and Shadow of the Colossus have also found huge success on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The remake trend is chugging right along, and is far from going away as we move into in 2019, with a plethora of re-releases already on the docket for next year.

Today we'll be discussing all sorts of the remakes, re-releases, and ports you can expect next year, there are lots! To compliment that, we'll also be going over ten game remakes that we have absolutely no interest in seeing anytime soon. While many titles deserve a second run on newer systems, some… just don't need to be released on every console known to man. Don't get me wrong though, some we absolutely do need immediately though. I think we're all waiting for that HD remaster of Action Girlz Racing right? Some games are just a gem of the past, and that's where they need to stay. I am absolutely going to be attacked for some of these choices though, 100%. But without any further ado, let's get into it!

22 Coming Soon: Resident Evil 2

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Fan-favorite Resident Evil 2 is another game receiving a remake in 2019, eyeing an early January release. While the Resident Evil series had a few missteps here and there recently, Resident Evil 7 was widely well-received and set the series back in the right direction, and it looks like this game is following that trend (it even uses the same engine!). With absolutely stunning graphics (along with PS4 Pro and Xbox One X support), tried-and-true gameplay and superior controls compared its original counterpart, this is a title many can’t wait to get their hands on. Well, we’re only a few months away!

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21 Hope We Don’t See: Wii Sports Resort

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You know what game absolutely slaps, and no one can tell me otherwise? Wii Sports Resort. I spent hours upon hours in that game, Swordplay especially. However, this title is something that is a product of its time. While I have cherished memories playing this title with friends and family, seeing it again wouldn’t be the same. It wouldn’t have the same appeal. It would feel, different. It’s just something that absolutely belonged on that weird little console that was named Wii. It was incredibly representative of Nintendo at the time, and seeing it on the Switch or another future console just wouldn’t be right.

20 Coming Soon: Romancing SaGa 3

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Romancing SaGa 3, a Super Famicom title, is being remade for all modern consoles in early 2019. While the game is a known quantity to Japanese gamers, this remake will be the first time that the series has ever left its home country, as the title is due for a worldwide release sometime in 2019. The well-received RPG isn’t wholly original, playing similarly to many RPGs of the time, but also has some mechanics that make it all its own, such as its original leveling system. The re-release could lead to a huge new audience for the series outside of Japan.

19 Hope We Don’t See: Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 4

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Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 4 is an icon and I love it with all my heart. However, I believe that this title needs to stay on the systems it was originally released on, such as the PlayStation and PlayStation 2. This title is so of its time in every way possible. The music, the graphics, the attitude, everything about this game is 900% early 2000s and I love it for that. With the PlayStation Classic on the way, we might have a new way to play this fantastic title very soon. Hopefully, in all its 2000s glory.

18 Coming Soon: New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe

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In the words of the great poet DJ Khaled, another one. Another port, another New Super Mario title. The Wii U title is making its way to Switch soon, and sadly gave birth to one of the most feared creature on earth, Peachette. While the title will actually be New to many, to us Wii U owners (hey guys look another reason we were dumb to buy the system), it’s another slap in the face and another reason we weren’t very smart for buying the Wii U. Please stop, we get it, it was a nearsighted decision. This remake is one I’ll be passing up.

17 Hope We Don’t See: The Legend Of Zelda: Skyward Sword

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Another highly rumored remake, Skyward Sword is a title I’m not really interested in seeing remade. After the release of Breath of the Wild, this title feels like such a step down. It’s an incredibly linear title, with one of its main hooks (the sky) being a completely barren wasteland of nothingness. For this remake to be worth it (and to even work without motion controls for that matter), the game would need a large amount of overhauling, so I don’t see it happening anytime soon. Can I just have A Link to the Past on Switch, please? Or like… any SNES game? Are you there Nintendo? It’s me, Colby.

16 Coming Soon: All The Final Fantasy Games Coming To Switch And Xbox

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Chocobo's Mystery Dungeon, Crystal Chronicles, VII, X / X-2 HD Remaster, XII, XV Pocket Edition HD, World of Final Fantasy Maxima. Yeah, all those titles will be coming to Nintendo Switch and Xbox in 2019, save for one or two coming at the end of this year. This plethora of games were revealed to be coming to Switch (and later announced for Xbox) at the most recent Nintendo Direct, and goodness, they just did not stop. They just kept announcing games. I thought this would be a good chance to jump into Final Fantasy, as I’ve never played any except for the original, but really this just made me excited, where do I start? Also, what happened to VIII? Why is that not coming? Is there something I don’t know about that game? There’s a lot going on here.

15 Hope We Don’t See: Uncharted: Golden Abyss

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Bet you forgot about this one, huh? Or never played it… huh? Uncharted: Golden Abyss is the PS Vita (that’s probably why you never played it) Uncharted entry. It featured an ok story, an annoying main character, eh gameplay, and an overall meh atmosphere to it. I put this title on the list because I feel like this is a game that Sony would jump at to recreate, simply because not many people have played it. However, this game truly just feels like a pared down Uncharted title. It doesn’t really do anything special, and just feels, bite-sized. Hopefully, this title stays on that console that I haven’t touched in a year and a half.

14 Coming Soon: Final Fantasy VII

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The keyword for this entry is: when? This title has been in development for a short several thousand years, and we have no idea how far along it is as of the time of writing. Also, it was releasing episodically at one point? We really know nothing about what’s going on over at Square Enix with this one. While it currently has no release date, 2019 is certainly still within the realm of possibility. In whatever form this game does eventually see the light of day, let's hope we see it sooner rather than later. Let’s be realistic though, it will probably be later rather than sooner.

13 Hope We Don’t See: Super Smash Bros. Melee

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I'm completely prepared to get flamed for this, but I don't think Melee needs a remake at all. Smash Ultimate is on its way, and I still somehow see people asking for Melee HD. Why? It just doesn't make sense. With all the upgrades each Smash receives, it would just be silly to receive a Melee HD with half the characters and content. Each Smash game is a history piece of the console generation that it was on, and it should stay that way. Melee is a great GameCube game. Let’s just keep it at that. Now if you give me a GameCube virtual console though… then we could talk.

12 Coming Soon?: Crash Team Racing

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With the massive success of the Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy, rumors have been running rampant of a Crash Team Racing remaster. The first game released after the original trilogy, the racing title was incredibly well received by critics and fans alike. While rumors of a brand new title are also brewing, this remake would absolutely be a great holdover while fans anxiously await to see what's next for the orange animal that I actually had no idea was an actual animal until this year (seriously, I’ve been alive for almost two decades why did the existence of bandicoots elude me for so long?).

11 Coming Soon: Kirby’s Epic Yarn

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This nine-year-old Kirby title will soon see a new release as Kirby’s Extra Epic Yarn on the 3DS, with all new powerups and sub-games. This remake is a bit odd to me. This is the 145th Kirby game on the 3DS, why did we need another one? While I suppose it is helping keep the 3DS alive going into 2019, this was just an odd pick for me. However, it does mean that 3DS owners will continue to have new games to play going into 2019, even if the library as of late has been all re-releases.

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Link’s Awakening is such a weird little game. You can do fun little things like steal from the shop and then be electrocuted by the shopkeep the next time you go in, and then the entire town will call you Thief until the end of time. Oh, and do other stuff too. This game is a product of its time, and is an absolute perfect fit for the Game Boy and Game Boy Color. I never want to see this title with updated graphics or music, anytime I revisit this title, I want it in the same, treasured, 8-bit style it’s always been in.

9 Coming Soon: Catherine

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Catherine: Full Body, will be coming to PS4 and Vita (RIP) in February of 2019. The puzzle-platformer title centers on a man who doesn’t want commitment, and then ends up in a love triangle between his girlfriend named Katherine, and a girl named Catherine (lol). From there, nightmare sequences start occuring, and you find out that there is much more going on in this title than meets the eye. The game sounds very interesting, and considering that the re-release comes with an entirely new storyline along with a huge amount of new content, it’s a great chance for someone like me, who has never played the game, to jump right in!

8 Hope We Don’t See: Tomb Raider: Angel Of Darkness

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Ok, so like, we aren’t going to see this game remade, but I just want to make it very clear we do not want it. This game was the start of the Downfall Timeline (wrong series?) of Tomb Raider. It was redundant, controlled horribly, and filled to the brim with bugs. While the Tomb Raider reboot series we have going now is full of absolutely amazing titles that deserve all the praise they receive, this is one classic title from the series I hope does not come back anytime soon. Honestly though, it won’t. No one really likes this game. We’re safe on this one.

7 Coming Soon: All The New Nintendo Switch Online Titles

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Nintendo Switch Online officially launched in September, and the $20 a year service features a host of classic NES (and zero other consoles, yay) titles, all updated with online multiplayer additions. The service is set to continue to receive new games each month, and these titles will all receive new additions to them. While not exactly remakes, the extra features being added to the titles will be sure to breath new life into these classic titles, and will make for new ways for these games to be enjoyed. Maybe we can start in on some SNES titles in 2019… please?

6 Hope We Don’t See: Super Mario 64

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Am I the only one that’s just tired of this game? We see it constantly, it’s talked about like the end all be all of platformers. Bob-omb Battlefield is not that great. Yes, this title did some amazing things back in the day that cannot be undersold, it paved the way for 3D Platformers to exist, but it’s just been talked about to oblivion. Sure, it's a classic, but let's move onto new things — it will always be there, it doesn't need a remake. 

5 Coming Soon?: Metroid Prime Trilogy

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Another highly rumored title, this would be a no brainer for Nintendo. With Metroid Prime 4 being set to release in 2019 (or 2020), bringing the trilogy over from the Wii is a no brainer. Just update the graphics and controls for the Switch, and you’re good! This would allow gamers who have never played the Prime trilogy a chance to catch up before the release of 4. Considering the game just needs an up-res and a little love, this would essentially be 100% profit for Nintendo. I mean, the game was released to the Wii U digitally, but who still has one of those lying around (me)?

4 Hope We Don’t See: All The Other New Super Mario Games

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Like, stop. Peachette has given life to so much evil in this world. Honestly though, I’m tired of these games. 2D Mario needs some sort of evolution, we’ve had the New series going on for just under 13 years. At the very least, Nintendo could have made a new New title for the Switch rather than just porting the U one, that’s just lazy. They clearly have the format down well enough to do so quickly. There’s just nothing new these titles can do anymore. 2D Mario obviously still has a lot to give us, but the New titles just aren’t where the series should be going anymore.

3 Coming Soon: Onimusha: Warlords

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Onimusha: Warlords, the classic sixth generation title (and first ever title to sell over a million consoles on PS2!), will be making a return to all modern consoles in January. The remaster will bring the title to a huge new audience (I didn’t even know that this title existed before the remaster announcement) who have never tried the game out before. The original title received high marks around the board for visuals, sound, and gameplay, so a remaster should be an easy win for Capcom. With two huge remasters coming from them in January (ok, one might be a little bit bigger than the other), they’ll be starting the year off with a bang.

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