Minnesota-based developer Monster Games is no stranger to resurrecting long-dormant franchises for Nintendo.
In 2006 it released the spiritual successor to the NES classic Excitebike, Excite Truck for the Wii. Then, just three years later it veered wildly from the formula with the off-the-wall racer, Excitebots: Trick Racing. Then, in 2009, Excitebike: World Rally -- an updated version of the original that started it all -- landed on WiiWare.
Now, it’s taking on Pilotwings, 15 years after the release of the Nintendo 64’s Pilotwings 64. Pilotwings Resort isn’t just a return to a sleeping franchise, it’s kicking off an entirely new platform on the Nintendo 3DS.