Due to the cyclic nature of the gaming industry, there is almost always a new title that gamers are eagerly anticipating. However, perhaps worse than the anticipation of an announced game, is waiting (sometimes forever) for the announcement of a game that we hope developers are working on. Here is our list of the top ten games that we want to be announced.
10. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
Every year, the Call of Duty series is a juggernaut during the holiday season, usually outselling other games by the truckload. While we haven't heard any details about Infinity Ward's next title, it's almost guaranteed that, pending a minor disaster, it is going to happen. And it is going to be ridiculously popular, dominate the multiplayer servers, and incite some sort of controversy from non-gamers.
9. Zone of the Enders 3
It's been a while since we've seen a Zone of the Enders game. While we don't really have a dearth of mech titles, few reach the caliber of the Zone series, which were designed by the gaming guru Hideo Kojima. Gamers who basked in the brilliance of the first two Zone games will undoubtedly agree that it is time for an update of the series -- or at least port the originals to the PSN or XBLA.
8. Suikoden VI
The Suikoden series has always been in the shadow of the better-known Final Fantasy games, but fans of the series have maintained that Suikoden is generally deeper, with heavy, political storylines as well as a cast of 108 stars to be recruited. It has been years since the well-received Suikoden V was released, and fans are clamoring for a next-gen sequel.
7. Kingdom Hearts 3
We've received a few Kingdom Hearts side-stories on the DS and PSP, but its time for a return to the lovechild of Disney and Square. There have even been a few movies released since the last Kingdom Hearts, so perhaps we can expect to explore the world of the Frog Princess. Whatever worlds Square decides on, however, gamers are eager for a chance to pull out their key blades again.
6. Halo Remake
This game makes the list because of the recent rumors that the original Halo: Combat Evolved is being remade using the new Halo: Reach engine. While the Halo universe has been thoroughly explored, it wouldn't hurt us to take another look at where the phenomenon began…with improved HD visuals, audio, and perhaps some new weapons and abilities thrown in for good measure.
5. 2-D Castlevania
Castlevania: Symphony of the Night is usually revered as the greatest Castlevania game ever made. It combined exploration, combat, and RPG elements to make one of the deepest, most enjoyable gaming experiences involving a Belmont. Over a decade later, and Konami hasn't been able to make a better Castlevania game. While developers think gamers want fancy 3-D graphics and environments, simple visuals with deep gameplay is usually much more satisfying.