Gamepro’s list is great, however I feel that Earthbound, and Super Mario RPG deserve to be placed on the list as well. Looking over the list, I feel that a couple of the franchises will be revived fairly soon (Killer Instinct).
“Popular video game franchises are rarely abandoned. Usually a series that sells well is milked until gamers finally refuses to give a damn after the twenty-third sequel. This feature is dedicated to game franchises that, for various reasons, didn’t manage to stick around. Here are our picks of 14 game franchises that died way before their time.” – Gamepro