For several years, the fighting genre simply felt like it was getting by, devoid of any truly monumental releases. But thanks to the likes of Street Fighter IV, Mortal Kombat, and Marvel vs. Capcom 3, it truly seems like we're in the midst of an honest-to-goodness fighting revival – and assuming the publishers don't milk those prominent franchises too hard, it's one that will hopefully stick for some time. However, many well-regarded and even beloved series have fallen by the wayside in the past. Here's a look back at 10 long-dormant fighting franchises that once sparked our fist-to-face fervor – and hopefully will have a chance to once more someday.

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