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Assassin's Creed turns 10!

Looking over this list of series that are turning anywhere from five to 30, a wave of nostalgia and surprise ran over me. I mean, Mega Man's 30th? Rad as hell. Phantasy Star turning 30? I totally forgot, I was more of a Final Fantasy and Dragon Quest man in that era. Bushido Blade turns 20? Hell yes, and give us another actual follow-up at some point Square Enix.

But that "surprise" took shape in many forms, like Assassin's Creed's 10th. or Dishonored's 5th. Or the Wii U's 5th anniversary in November of 2012, which it won't even celebrate as Nintendo has killed the system off and stopped production in 2016.

That 20th section is killer too, with heavy-hitters like Einhänder, Final Fantasy Tactics, and Gran Turismo -- man, the PlayStation kicked ass. Check out the full list below and speculate about how awesome the celebrations will be, and what Nintendo will snub next.

30th Anniversary

  • After Burner – First released for arcades on July 17, 1987
  • Final Fantasy – First released for NES on December 18, 1987
  • Mega Man – First released for NES on December 17, 1987
  • Metal Gear – First released for MSX2 on July 13, 1987
  • Phantasy Star – First released for Sega Master System on December 20, 1987
  • PC Engine – First released on October 30, 1987
  • R-Type – First released for arcades on July 1, 1987
  • Street Fighter – First released for arcades on August 30, 1987
  • Ys I: Ancient Ys Vanished – First released for NEC PC-8801 on June 21, 1987

25th Anniversary

  • Kirby’s Dream Land – First released for Game Boy on April 27, 1992
  • Otogirisou – First released for SNES on March 7, 1992
  • Shin Megami Tensei – First released for SNES on October 30, 1992

20th Anniversary

  • Atelier Marie: The Alchemist of Salburg – First released for PlayStation on May 23, 1997
  • Armored Core – First released for PlayStation on July 10, 1997
  • Bushido Blade – First released for PlayStation on March 14, 1997
  • Einhander – First released for PlayStation on November 20, 1997
  • Final Fantasy VII – First released for PlayStation on January 31, 1997
  • Final Fantasy Tactics – First released for PlayStation on June 20, 1997
  • Gran Turismo – First released for PlayStation on December 23, 1997
  • Grandia – First released for Sega Saturn on December 18, 1997
  • GoldenEye 007 – First released for Nintendo 64 on August 25, 1997
  • Kowloon’s Gate – First released for PlayStation on February 28, 1997
  • SaGa Frontier – First released for PlayStation on July 11, 1997
  • Sangoku Musou – First released for PlayStation on February 28, 1997
  • Tobal 2 – First released for PlayStation on April 25, 1997

15th Anniversary

  • Disaster Report – First released for PlayStation 2 on April 25, 2002
  • Final Fantasy XI – First released for PlayStation 2 on May 16, 2002
  • Higurashi When They Cry – First released for PC on August 10, 2002
  • Kingdom Hearts – First released for PlayStation 2 on March 28, 2002
  • Xenosaga Episode I – First released for PlayStation 2 on February 28, 2002

10th Anniversary

  • Assassin’s Creed – First released for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 on November 13, 2007
  • Chocobo Dungeon – First released for Wii on December 13, 2007
  • Dynasty Warriors: Gundam – First released for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 2 on March 1, 2007
  • Etrian Odyssey – First released for DS on January 18, 2007
  • Odin’s Sphere – First released for PlayStation 2 on May 17, 2007
  • Opoona – First released for Wii on November 1, 2007
  • Uncharted: Drake’S Fortune – First released for PlayStation 3 on November 19, 2007
  • Umineko When They Cry – First released for PC on August 17, 2007
  • Wii Fit – First released for Wii on December 1, 2007
  • The World Ends with You – First released for DS on July 26, 2007

5th Anniversary

  • Binary Domain – First released for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 on February 16, 2012
  • Bravely Default – First released for 3DS on October 11, 2012
  • Dishonored – First released for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PC on October 9, 2012
  • Dragon’s Dogma – First released for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 30 on May 22, 2012
  • Fez – First released for Xbox 360 on April 13, 2012
  • Gravity Rush – First released for PS Vita on February 9, 2012
  • Senran Kagura – First released for 3DS on August 30, 2012
  • Skullgirls – First released for PlayStation 3 on April 10, 2012
  • Wii U – First released on November 18, 2012

All the major games industry anniversaries of 2017 [Gematsu]

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