Poll: Nintendo in 2016

Which of this year’s big releases are you most looking forward to?

By Kevin Knezevic. Posted 01/19/2016 07:00 7 Comments     ShareThis

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2016 may have only just begun, but it’s already clear the year will be a vital one for Nintendo. Most notably, this will be the year the company finally pulls back the curtain on its mysterious new console, the NX (and according to some persistent rumors, this may even be the year the system launches). 2016 will also mark the debut of the Big N’s first mobile games, including Miitomo and Pokémon Go, and we have a slew of traditional handheld and home console titles to look forward to, as well, such as Fire Emblem Fates, Star Fox Zero, and the Wii U installment of the Legend of Zelda.

With so many marquee titles heading our way this year, we’d like to know, which (announced) game are you looking forward to most in 2016? Cast your vote in our poll below, and be sure to share your thoughts in the comments!

What major release are you looking forward to most this year?

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7 Responses to “Poll: Nintendo in 2016”

  • 849 points
    ejamer says...

    The only games I’m really excited about on Nintendo’s 2016 roster right now are Dragon Quest 7 and 8 remakes for 3DS.

    Frankly, I’m ok with a down year though. Between having Xenoblade Chronicles X waiting for attention and an oversized backlog of old games wanting to get played, not buying anything in 2016 would be perfectly ok by me.

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    xeacons says...

    Wii U doesn’t look too impressive. This gives me time to catch up on some 2015’s I missed. Maybe I’ll pick up TPHD or the new LOZ.

    3DS looks a little better. I definitely need Bravely Second. And everyone says to give Federation Force a chance, so pourquoi pas?

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  • 1348 points
    penduin says...

    My knee-jerk reaction was that of course I’m most excited for a new Zelda, but in truth I’m actually more eager to play Star Fox Zero and Fire Emblem Fates. I know (vaguely) what I’m in for with those, and while I suspect the new Zelda will be awesome and surprising, I don’t know what’s awesome or surprising about it yet.

    ejamer is right about Dragon Warr- uh, Quest, 7 and 8 on 3DS being very exciting. I’m also very curious to see what Retro is up to, and the young team behind Splatoon for that matter. ‘Course that’s all well into “unannounced” territory. :^)

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    • 849 points
      ejamer says...

      Ugh. Wanted to get the special edition of Fire Emblem Fates where everything is on one card… but they sold out in less than an hour in the middle of a working afternoon. As a staunch “buy physical” guy, I’m just not keen on buying the game the way they are releasing it…

      The disappointment isn’t new. When Fatal Frame was released on Wii U, the story was almost the same (except North America didn’t see any physical release in that case).

      Might be a good time to go back and buy Awakening though, as that’s still a notable hole in my 3DS collection. Or to just work on the backlog. That remains the smartest option, but if I was smart I probably wouldn’t have built up a massive backlog in the first place.

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      • 0 points

        Special edition of Fire Emblem Fates? There are two games, right? That is a bummer! I always buy physical unless there is no other option, because as anyone who has read the agreements for using the software knows it’s a license to use, not own. That in itself is creepy enough, if a company all of a sudden decides to pull the game. Out of money, out of the game. With a cartridge or disc-not an issue.

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  • 580 points
    OG75 says...

    Like Penduin, My most anticipated games are the two Dragon Quest games on 3DS.

    Other than those, my fingers are crossed for a surprise “available after this direct” announcement of a localized Mother 3 (or whatever they decide to call it in the West).

    Couldn’t agree more with the comments above regarding “buying physical.” I get the convenience of digital and how it’s the way the industry is headed, but for me personally, I’ll take the benefits of physically owning the game (and beautiful box art) along with having to get up off the couch to eject, etc. over the convenience of digital any day. I see both sides, but I love me a gameroom collection. Virtual gameroom? Not so much.

    The fact that I still own (and play!) some ColecoVision games may inform my preference.

    I was so bummed about the Fatal Frame situation in North America.

    Will be holding my breath during the Nintendo Digital Event during E3 in hopes the NX isn’t download-only. Not going to lie and say it’s a deal-breaker, but it would be disappointing to me.

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  • 3 points
    LunarTanooki says...

    Definitely a lot of good choices, but I’m personally most excited for Mario and Luigi: Paper Jam.

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