Remember when Game Informer Editor-in-Chief Andy McNamara teased an upcoming announcement by saying the developer of said title will surprise a lot of people ?

He also said that "not many will see this one coming," which immediately generated plenty of buzzing in communities and forums around the web. Now, to add more fuel to the fire, Game Informer editor Andrew Reiner posted the following hint on his Twitter page :

"Our next cover is another ‘what the?’ type of reveal. I suspect old school gamers will freak out over this one."

Some rumors say the secret game is Star Wars: Battlefront III , but that's only one of multiple suggestions you can find from interested gamers. We'd love to know what it is; obviously, it's a big project from a well-known developer, and we have to assume the title will hit store shelves some time this year. The good news is we won't have long to wait: the next cover of GI will be revealed on January 5, so just be patient for a few days.

In the meantime, what are your ideas? What do you think it could be? We've seen quite a few old-school franchises draw fresh breath this generation; what series haven't we seen in a while?

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Codeez
Codeez
10 years ago

I would mess my panties if it was battlefront 3…

Buckeyestar
Buckeyestar
10 years ago

Heavenly Sword 2 by Sony Santa Monica. I know it's a pipe dream.

Ben Dutka PSXE
Ben Dutka PSXE
10 years ago

…that's not old-school. 🙂

Warrior Poet
Warrior Poet
10 years ago

Sounds right up my alley since I'm an old-school gamer. Battlefront III would be nice, but so would any number of other things. Can't wait to see.

But this whole "announcing announcements of announcements" thing is getting old, hmm?

cLoudou
cLoudou
10 years ago

C'mon Backstreet Brawler 2…

kintaro
kintaro
10 years ago

I think you mean "Bad Street Brawler."

😉

maxpontiac
maxpontiac
10 years ago

When I here "old school" gaming, I think of all those arcade games I used to play. You know, Pac Man, Frogger, etc…

TheHighlander
TheHighlander
10 years ago

Elite 4

Well, that would be my dream, or perhaps Privateer 3 would be a close 2nd place.

Beamboom
Beamboom
10 years ago

Yeah that would be utterly awesome. We really need one of those kind of games.

TheHighlander
TheHighlander
10 years ago

Exactly, it;'s been so long since a game like Elite or Privateer arrived. That mix of space combat, space trading & almost RPG like ship/character development. I always wanted to be able to take my pilot & crew ashore on the planets and have adventures there too. Make it a full blown RPG by taking the game onto the planet's surface and beyond the cockpit. I am *so* there, and then take it online into MMORPG territory with online play. I'd prefer co-op, but I suspect the majority would want PVP as well, so I'll settle for both modes.

BikerSaint
BikerSaint
10 years ago

Bully 2???

PoopsMcGee
PoopsMcGee
10 years ago

The Unholy War!… yeah right.

berserk
berserk
10 years ago

Star Wars: Battlefront III = old school ??? That just don t feel right to me .

TurbulentHumans
TurbulentHumans
10 years ago

Respawn Entertainment developing Crash N' The Boys Street Challenge?

Battlefront 3?

Insomniac developing Fire Pro Wrestling?

Bungie developing Contra?

Quantic Dreams developing Overblood 3?

Rockstar developing Pacman: Rabid Cannibals Edition?

Infinity Ward developing the next Kings Quest?

Rare developing a modern Asteroids?

EA Sports developing Double Dragon?

DICE developing FZERO?

___________
___________
10 years ago

ND finally bought the rights back to crash bandicoot and am doing a whole new series, and a HD remake of the first 4 games!

Scoobasteve7
Scoobasteve7
10 years ago

There was 5 on PS1. Why not all 5?

Clamedeus
Clamedeus
10 years ago

They bought it back? Nice!

Lawless SXE
Lawless SXE
10 years ago

So, it's an "old-school" (wonder how old their idea of old is) reboot that we can probably guess, but the developer will surprise us (very likely in a good way). So, think of a game series that has been on hiatus for a while, attach it to a developer that has proven themselves in a modern genre that could easily be attached to it and voila, answers abound.

My guess is Professor Plum in the Library with the Candlestick.

Wait, wrong game. I'll say a new Clock Tower by Frictional (the developers of Amnesia), just because I want me a really good psychological horror game on mah PS3! Then again, maybe Double Fine is working on another big release. PLEASE!?!

fatelementality
fatelementality
10 years ago

Descent 4? Oh crap, what was the space shooter for the PS1 that is escaping my memory right now? There were two of em two my knowledge. Oh crap, it's driving me nuts. Can anyone help me think of it? 1st person view. Reminded me a tad of x-wing vs. tie fighter. Ben…..or anyone……any idea what it was called? There were a bunch of different weapon types. Lasers to bring down sheilds and such. Awwww nuts.

Alienange
Alienange
10 years ago

Baldur's Gate III

BTNwarrior
BTNwarrior
10 years ago

If only they made one that used the exact same gameplay, and not hack/slash

FullmetalX10
FullmetalX10
10 years ago

A new Crash Bandicoot developed by Naughty Dog 😀

Condemnedsoul23
Condemnedsoul23
10 years ago

I'd like a new Contra game. That would be so cool.

Beamboom
Beamboom
10 years ago

… But is it an old-school title or old-school gameplay? That's not clear is it? So it could theoretically then be a new IP with an old-school vibe/game mechanics… Created by a well known developer.

BTNwarrior
BTNwarrior
10 years ago

Persona 5 anyone? I know atlus has been teasing us with promises of a game we all want, and the series is fairly oldschool

mk ultra
mk ultra
10 years ago

ROAD RASH!

TheHighlander
TheHighlander
10 years ago

What have Criterion been working on recently?

Warrior Poet
Warrior Poet
10 years ago

A sequel to Cybernator would be pretty great.

ValentinoGB
ValentinoGB
10 years ago

The Legend of Dragoon!. One can dream…

Although Star Wars: Battlefront 3 would be Awesome too!

voltfan72
voltfan72
10 years ago

eternal darkness 2?? that would rock

saintaqua
saintaqua
10 years ago

I hate to be the pessimist but I'm getting ready for a big letdown.
It's not like it's gonna be a FF6,7,8 or 9 remake right?

Remember Golden Axe was one of the last ones like this…

Spanky
Spanky
10 years ago

B-17 Bomber with voice module? FLAK FLAK FLAK

Draven929
Draven929
10 years ago

How about Road Rash???

spook-1
spook-1
10 years ago

it's X-com…but we already knew last year that it was coming

berserk
berserk
10 years ago

Man that game look like it s gonna be a big letdown . The aliens in that game don t look like a fun species to fight against .I ll try it for sure but i m not gonna put my hopes up .

At least i m happy they kept the research stuff .

ChloeAngelCat
ChloeAngelCat
10 years ago

Dark Cloud 3 or maybe finally Jak and Daxter 4 for ps3

Gravelight
Gravelight
10 years ago

Countdown Vampires 2?
Vagrant Story 2?
Parasite Eve 3?
E.T. or Alf?
Hexen 3?
RC Pro AM?
Ghosts 'n' Goblins?
The Goonies?…lol
Chip n Dale Rescue Rangers?
Shadowgate 2?
Legacy of the Wizard 2?
Swords & Sorcery 3?
I can go all day…