Tomb Raider is on its third reboot, Nintendo does it with Mario and Zelda all the time, and Sonic…well, Sega tried very hard. Mostly though it’s not the characters that make games stand out, except in adventures and RPGs that can weather the years a little better, so it makes no sense to go back to something that’s not currently in the public eye. If you love it, you’ve played it. If you don’t, you probably won’t buy it unless it stands on its own. In which case why not just make something new?