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Classic Bullfrog remakes on the way?

Tuesday, 11th August 2009 00:36 GMT By Nathan Grayson

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In the beginning, there was Bullfrog. And it was good. Then it got dissected and assimilated into the EA biomass, and Peter Molyneux ran off to form Lionhead Studios. The result? Bullfrog kicked the bucket, and gamers have been clamoring for series revivals ever since. Fortunately for those gamers, comments from EA’s Harvey Elliot would seem to indicate that the outlook is bright.

“For me, I love the old Bullfrog IP, it got me really passionately into games, and I’m really proud that Bullfrog is part of the heritage of Bright Light”, he said, speaking with Kikizo. “I’m personally a huge fan of Populous and Theme Park, they were some of my favourite games – many years ago, obviously – and I’d love to see both of those remade.”

“I’m going to look at them at some point, I think there’s an opportunity to bring those back in the future, but only if it’s right for the time and not just a ‘remake’ or something. We’d need to do it in a way that’s true to the original values, but would still make a great game today.”

Fingers crossed, people.

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  1. SunKing

    A proper sequel to Theme Park would be great; the same applies to Theme Hospital.

    #1 5 years ago
  2. Gamoc

    Theme Park HD please.

    #2 5 years ago
  3. zombieskin

    Magic Carpet reboot; necessary.

    #3 5 years ago
  4. Torkass

    Oh yes ! Populous was great !

    #4 5 years ago
  5. trivi4l

    Dungeon Keeper HD please!
    Or Dungeon Keeper 3

    #5 5 years ago
  6. rainer

    Cool I’d love to see Populous again.

    (On a side note about Bullfrog dissolving into EA it’s actually the other way round because Peter Molyneux jumped ship they were left without his leadership acting as a liaison to EA management – straight from ex Bullfrog folk)

    #6 5 years ago
  7. Blerk

    A new Theme Hospital would be stellar. Except it wouldn’t actually be by Bullfrog, which may prove somewhat problematic.

    #7 5 years ago
  8. Lutz

    Careful who you let do these games… Populous on DS was a travesty.

    #8 5 years ago
  9. sickpuppysoftware

    Syndicate please

    #9 5 years ago
  10. Blerk

    Didn’t they already confirm a Syndicate reboot? Or did I dream that?

    #10 5 years ago
  11. ChrisPilote

    Any of their games would perfectly suit me. They were all incredible in their own way.

    #11 5 years ago
  12. SticKboy

    MOAR Magic Carper NAO PLZ

    #12 5 years ago
  13. Tntnico

    Yup Theme Park HD would be cool, but Theme Hospital HD will be awesome ! I want it so bad, I dream of it since so many HD remakes are on this generation.

    #13 5 years ago
  14. satsugai

    Dungeon Keeper, Dungeon Keeper, Dungeon Keeper, Please!
    Just a remake of the first one would be amazing.

    #14 5 years ago
  15. DrDamn

    Magic Carpet & Syndicate please.

    #15 5 years ago