I was about to make this thread only about Samurai Shodown, but I thought that would be too narrow minded, and others would want talk about other series that can be resurrected.
Since SS6 was met with a lukewarm response, and the latest 3D game has been met with limited praise, and I can imagine not being the financial success SNK imagined. Here’s my idea to revive this series to it’s former glory of SS V Special.
First: It has to be 2D with new sprites, I can do with or without being in HD. But new sprites have to be made.
Second: I may be yelled at for this, the fanboys will come up with some excuse as to how it wouldn’t fit into the main story line or whatever. But why not have The Last Blade characters meet the Samurai Shodown characters? Both franchises are set at around the same time, the mid to late 18th century, so why not? It can always be a dream match.
Third: Gameplay should stick pretty close to SS V Special, but should add what SS6 did by having different modes available. In this case; the player can pick SS V Special mode, or Last Blade mode (with the D button being a parry), and maybe a custom mode that mixes a little bit of both.
That’s about it. I think this could work if done right.
PS: Fatalities should be kept in tact and expanded upon.