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