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10 Wii U Games Our Readers Are Excited About For 2015 Since Zelda Is Off The Table

by Kyle Hilliard on Mar 28, 2015 at 02:01 PM

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Sadly, Zelda Wii U has been delayed, leaving a fairly large void for the Wii U to fill in 2015. In lieu of the disappointing delay, our readers shared some of the Wii U titles they are looking for.

Following the news of the delay, we issued a discussion post asking readers what Wii U games they were now looking forward to this year, and we've tallied the results of the assorted comments below.

The winner by quite a wide margin was Xenoblade Chronicles X. The game is set for release in Japan at the end of next month. We don't have a locked release date for North America, but Nintendo has said it will be 2015. Star Fox was the runner up. It would have had more votes, but readers are understandably cautious considering we haven't seen anything from the game – not even a screenshot. Splatoon was next in line. It's another title readers aren't sure what to think of yet, with a few commenters saying they hope there will be a demo available for the game before release.

Mario Maker and Yoshi’s Wooly World were next in line, followed by Devil's Third, which is a game I think looks interesting, but had frankly forgotten about since covering it at E3 last year. This is the only update we've received from the game in quite a while – it is on track to release this year.

The final four games, Hyper Light Drifter, Mighty No. 9, Don’t Starve, and Affordable Space Adventures, each had a single commenter call them out as games worth being excited about for Wii U.

Other commenters have their fingers crossed for a Metroid announcement, which is something I have my fingers crossed for as well. Reader put forth an interesting idea, saying they hope to see a Wii U port of the 3DS The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds, which is an interesting idea, but a very unlikely one.

Finally, very few readers expressed outright pessimism for Nintendo's 2015. Only two readers,  WAC3 and duberry offered no suggestions for games they are excited about.

For more charts showcasing what readers are talking about, head here to see what Zelda game readers want to see remade next, and here to find out who readers want to see playing Lara Croft in the upcoming movie.