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Your most wanted Wii U games

The top 10 Wii U games that you can't wait to play

March madness is over! The big month of Nintendo games which saw LEGO City Undercover and Monster Hunter 3: Ultimate being released for Wii U plus Luigi's Mansion 2 and Castlevania coming out for 3DS has come to an end so what have we got to look forward to next? Well, you've been telling us.

In an ONM poll we asked you to choose your most wanted Wii U game and, after more than 1,000 Nintendo fans voted, we now have the results. Sadly some of these will be a long way off but with Pikmin 3 and Resident Evil Revelations Wii U on the way soon, there is still a lot to look forward to for Nintendo fans.

10. Shin Megami Tensei X Fire Emblem

Fire Emblem Awakening will be coming to 3DS this month but the strategy game from Intelligent Systems will also be coming to Wii U. Sort of. For the studio will be teaming up with Atlus to release Shin Megami X Fire Emblem for Wii U. Announcing the game during Nintendo Direct, Satoru Iwata heralded it as the first of Nintendo's collaborations with partners.

"Because the scope of game development for each title is getting larger and larger we cannot prepare enough titles for Wii U using the same approaches we have taken in the past," said Iwata. "This collaboration with Atlus is an example of one of our new approaches. We are working with many of our partners on additional collaborations as well."

You may already know about Fire Emblem - a strategy RPG famous for its perma-deaths which leave players feeling truly responsible for the lives of their troops on the battlefield - but Shin Megami Tensei games aren't as familiar to UK gamers.

The first, released for SNES in Japan in 1992, was a first-person RPG set in Tokyo. Demons from the nether-realm of Makai returned to Earth but a Japanese leader attempted to use them to stage a coup d'état and the US military intervened. As the hero, the player had to collect demos as you explore dungeons with your party. These demons could then be summoned in turn-based battles.

How will these two Japanese giants of role-play combine? No one knows yet but you are excited about it.

You say: I like the idea of it, it's one of the games that may get me to actually buy a WiiU if it comes to the UK, gameplay wise I'm hoping for something that has the strategy style of Fire Emblem and then the RPG battle system of SMT games like Devil Survivor when you go to fight an enemy on screen! Joe Hollis

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  1. Legendary Tuesday 2nd Apr 2013 at 16:18


  2. kallymsmarties Tuesday 2nd Apr 2013 at 16:19

    There is about 7 I want on that list. I aint tried bayonetta but people said it is kwl so may give it a go like maybe a month after it is released.

    1. Yoshi's Yarn

    2. Pikmin 3

    3. Mario Kart Wii U

    4. 3D Mario Wii U

    5. The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker

    6. Super Smash Bros Wii U

    7. The Legend of Zelda: Wii U

    I personally think them 7 will be the games that boost the sales up even more

  3. Legendary Tuesday 2nd Apr 2013 at 16:22

    In Bayonetta doesn't she go naked a male gamers dream

  4. goldenmushroom Tuesday 2nd Apr 2013 at 16:23

    Shin Megami games have never been released in the UK. not true
    also didn't you review shin megami tensei 3ds not that long ago..?

  5. kingdra king Tuesday 2nd Apr 2013 at 16:33

    My wish for zelda U, occasional (maybe 1 dungeon) where the game goes top down. Although if they were to do that they would do it in Skyward Sword for the 25th anniversary :?

  6. tomonm Tuesday 2nd Apr 2013 at 16:37

    Shin Megami games have never been released in the UK. not true
    also didn't you review shin megami tensei 3ds not that long ago..?

    I meant the main series games. Shin Megemi Tensei 1, 2, 3 and 4. Anyway, I've changed it now!

  7. Herbert_Rarr Tuesday 2nd Apr 2013 at 16:49

    Didn't expect to see one of my posts from ages ago on this feature - that was a pleasant surprise.
    For me it has to be Pikmin 3 that I'm most excited about at the moment, although I don't know how much time I'll have to play it since I've got so many games to play: I recently bought all the Assassin's Creeds except AC3 on Steam after loving my experience of the third on Wii U; I have Luigi's Mansion 2 to complete and wean myself off the online multiplayer; I bought Braid and Stealth Bastard Deluxe recently, both amazing puzzle platformers that will take me a long time to complete; I got Terraria just today and that'll take up a lot of my time; after treating myself to a Gameboy Micro last month, I got Super Mario Advance 3: Yoshi's Island on it which arrived in the post a few days ago; and I've got to try not to distract myself too much with Gmod and Star Wars Battlefront 2 (which I've only just got working on my laptop). And then there's Yarn Yoshi if I get it.
    Looks like it'll be a busy year for me.

  8. 1singie Tuesday 2nd Apr 2013 at 17:42

    once they show Mario Kart U at E3 it will be No.1 on every list!!! :D

  9. linkmarth29 Tuesday 2nd Apr 2013 at 18:50

    I swear that most of these were in the magazine about 2 months ago

  10. Francis Ross Tuesday 2nd Apr 2013 at 18:52

    Where's Metroid Prime 4?

  11. Twinkle Tuesday 2nd Apr 2013 at 19:15

    These are all good games however, I really want Super Smash Bros. Wii U to be released as soon as possible! I really want to play Yoshi's Yarn as I absolutely loved Kirby's Epic Yarn and hope it will be just like that. Bayonetta is also an amazing game. I love Mario Kart and cannot wait for Mario Kart Wii U!! :D

  12. vtheyoshi Tuesday 2nd Apr 2013 at 19:51

    Yoshi's Yarn FTW.

  13. row101 Tuesday 2nd Apr 2013 at 20:10

    Good Feel weaving their magic once again...
    Very nice...

  14. smikey666 Tuesday 2nd Apr 2013 at 20:24

    I'll be having all 10 + quite a few more that I want that aren't even on the list like wonderful 101.

  15. Tams Tuesday 2nd Apr 2013 at 21:01

    I would have made a comment about the actual content of the article, if it weren't for the fact I would have had to load each section in order to read it! :evil:

    Please give us an option to have everything on one or, if necessary two pages. :roll:

  16. liveswired Tuesday 2nd Apr 2013 at 21:19

    If Zelda comes out looking every bit as good as THAT tech demo I would definitely pick up a Wii U.

  17. ledreppe Tuesday 2nd Apr 2013 at 21:19

    I would rather play a 3d Mario game than a Zelda game, anyday. Zelda always gets a higher vote by people who are more likely to go onto websites like onm and make a vote, than the many more people who play Mario and tend not to vote in these polls. Just look at the sales figures for Mario compared to Zelda if you don't believe me.

  18. Tailisjoy Tuesday 2nd Apr 2013 at 21:23

    I can't afford a Wii U at the moment but I'd love to see Nintendo do an F Zero game on it using the pad to design custom tracks.

  19. KH81314 Wednesday 3rd Apr 2013 at 05:43

    Excited for all of these games. Instead of Bayonneta and Fire Emblem I would say Rayman and 101.

  20. Pyron12 Wednesday 3rd Apr 2013 at 06:33

    I'm looking forwards to Bayonetta 2 the most.

  21. marka23 Wednesday 3rd Apr 2013 at 08:46

    I would like Kingdom Heats 3 (Proof is at end of DDD) or a Guitar Hero reboot,which probably wont happen.

  22. Tinstar5 Wednesday 3rd Apr 2013 at 15:10

    I'm probably gonna end up getting all of these games but yeah lol.

  23. NintendofanAlec Wednesday 3rd Apr 2013 at 18:49

    1.) SSB

    2.)Yoshi yarn

    3.) Pikmin 3

    4.) wonder ful 101

    5.) Monlolith.

    (think that list is more fare do to half of those not having any trailers photos and the other one being a remake of an unbroken game)

  24. DragonEleven Thursday 4th Apr 2013 at 10:52

    My list would currently be:

    1 - Pikmin 3 - can't wait for this, the excitement of waiting for a release date is holding this in the top spot for now.

    2 - Monolith Xeno-something - already looking great... I'm hoping this will give the Wii U the boost it needs when the other next-gen consoles are released.

    3 - Smash Bros - definitely high up on my list, and if reveals at E3 are good enough it could knock it up to the top position.

    4 - Mario Kart - a fairly safe bet in my books, but could be interesting depending on how they use the gamepad... plus the idea of asymmetrical gameplay could work well with a double dash style, as it could switch between either the driver steering with the gamepad (motion controls optional), while the co-driver aims weapons and shifts their weight with the wiimote, or just simply using the MKWii controls to drive, with the gamepad co-driver for navigation (randomly generated race routes would be interesting to see with this), firing weapons and shifting weight.

    5 - New Zelda - will probably have quite a wait for this, but I'm sure it will be worth it.

    6 - Bayonetta 2 - not really familiar with the original, but it does look good, and I'm considering it a bit of an 'up yours' to the other consoles.

    7 - 3D Mario - I've always been fairly impartial to these games... I do enjoy them, but it will take something really special to push them higher up my list.

    8 - Windwaker - enjoyed the original, but I'd need to see what changes they're making to it other than graphics before I make a solid decision about it.

    The others I'm not really interested in at all... that could change if I see something that really appeals to me, but is unlikely at the moment.

  25. Dennis Aron Thursday 4th Apr 2013 at 11:27

    Hoping for a Mario kart that can be as good as Mario kart double dash on the gamecube, best mario kart in the series.

  26. Mineturtle Thursday 4th Apr 2013 at 19:35

    I don't have a wii u but would love to see mario kart wii u !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  27. mattym727 Friday 5th Apr 2013 at 12:59

    I myself cant wait for a 3D Mario. If anyone has played the Mario Galaxy games, they know why. If they set in space again and call it the mario Universe that has been an idea tossed around on the net a few times, i'd be sold. Those 2 games are easily in my top 5 of all time.
    I also think that Mario Kart would benefit HUGELY from the gamepad . As Chris Scuillion ( :cry: ) said before,he prefers the handheld versions and so do I. I think this is because of the second screen , as the map is so convenient and you can easily see what your opponents have, increasing the tactility of the game. Your in first place , you see that the second place contestant has a red shell? You know get some defense quick ! Sacrificing bananas and green shells to victory !

  28. JonnyPowa Friday 5th Apr 2013 at 19:53

    To be honest, I am looking forward to "Xenoblade 2"(?) - or Monolith soft X, whatever, the most. It looks incredible. Xenoblade Chronicles is a truly fantastic game with a great art direction, but the developers must have been limited with the Wii's hardware. I am even more excited because this time, Monolith won't be limited by the Wii's hardware (don't hate on me, I love the Wii and I played loads of games on it) and will be able to craft something superb. Whatever the new Mario game is, that will also be frankly awesome. People are saying how the Wii isn't selling, but Nintendo can resurrect it as they are determined and have enthusiasm for their console. They have a really good selection of first party franchises and if Nintendo executes these games well (Zelda, Mario, SSB, Xenoblade 2, Pikmin 3, Bayonetta 2 etc.) we probably won't have another Gamecube. Nintendo right now have observed the situation and are acting the right way, going all out with exclusives, unlike Sony with the vita, which is not getting that much first and third party support lately, and Sony isn't really doing anything about it. The Wii U is a great console with a cool concept and now Nintendo's announced all these games, things are looking bright for the future of the console.

  29. rasDubb Sunday 7th Apr 2013 at 09:36


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