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NWR Hype Meter 2016 Preview Results

by Justin Berube and Neal Ronaghan - January 22, 2016, 9:25 am EST
Total comments: 5

The results are in. These are the most hyped titles coming to Nintendo platforms in 2016!

Last month we asked our readers and staff to send us a list of their most wanted titles coming to Nintendo platforms. The idea was to come up with a list of the most wanted games, similar to what used to happen on a monthly basis in Nintendo Power magazine.

Well the results are in! We've crunched the numbers and can now share with our readers the top 25 most wanted titles coming to Nintendo platforms. Since it's the beginning of the year we are also using this feature as a preview for what we can expect throughout 2016.

So how were these results calculated? Each list we received ranged from five games to 10, and on those lists each game was given points for their ranking. For example, let's say that Zelda Wii U is at the top of a list of 10 games. That means Zelda Wii U would get 10 points. The second-highest game would get nine points, and the third-highest would get eight, and so on and so forth. If the list was just five games, then Zelda Wii U would get five points.

Using those numbers, we divided them by the most amount of points possible. So let's say Zelda Wii U was at the top of one person's 10-game list and was fourth on another list. That means, if we were justing those two lists, Zelda Wii U would have an NWR Hype Number of 85% (or (10+7)/20, which would be (one list's rank+another list's rank/highest possible rank).

It's a wacky way to do this, but it's also just for fun. We hope you enjoy the feature, and if something you wanted didn't make the list let us know about it in the Talkback section below!


ejamerJanuary 22, 2016

Any chance Kerbal will get a retail release? Interested in the game but still dislike buying digital unless it's a minor game or application.

Very much looking forward to lots of Dragon Quest this year. Just playing through VI now and having a blast - I know it's terribly old-school but that's not a bad thing in my books.

Also, is Pikmin 4 really a sure thing? My kids LOVE the series, and we could easily handle another game using the same assets and gameplay as Pikmin 3. Doesn't have to be a lot of big changes - just more content with a few tweaks and surprises.

Glad to read this list today. Really haven't been excited about 2016 but it's clear there are a few bright points on the horizon.

SorenJanuary 22, 2016

7 out of 10 this time.

1- Fire Emblem Fates
2- Genei Ibun Roku #FE
3- Rhythm Heaven: The Best +
4- The Legend of Zelda Wii U
5- Star Fox Zero
6- Kerbal Space Program
7- Steamworld Heist Wii U
8- Shantae: Half-Genie Hero
9- Bayonetta Amiibo
10- Shovel Knight Amiibo

Mop it upJanuary 22, 2016

I can't remember if I participated in this, but I'm looking forward to these games from the article, in this order:

Final Fantasy Explorers
Zelda Wii U
Dragon Quest VII
Pikmin 4
Metroid Federation Force
Dragon Quest XI (though I'm not hopeful it will release in NA)
Mario and Luigi Paper Jam
The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD
Dragon Quest VIII
Picross 3D 2
Bravely Second
Genei Ibun Roku #FE

Leo13January 24, 2016

I'm very happy to see that while I put them in a different order, my top 5 exactly matches this top 5.
I was also happy too see Yooka Lalee and Rhythm Heaven on the list (although I don't think we'll get Rhythm Heaven)

Evan_BJanuary 24, 2016

If the Paper Mario news had dropped a month earlier, it would have catapulted itself to my number 2 spot. Behind Zelda.

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