They may be the least hyped on the list, but you guys still want them!
Hype Level: 4.74%
Shovel Knight is truly the gift that keeps on giving, as this 2014 Wii U and 3DS release already had a major expansion in 2015, adding the Plague Knight campaign. Well, here at the start of 2016, the Shovel Knight Amiibo launched along with new content including co-op on Wii U. We're also due more free DLC, including campaigns for Specter Knight and King Knight.
Hype Level: 5.11%
Originating on PC back in 2011, Kerbal Space Program puts players in control of Kerbals, a goofy looking race of green creatures who need your help to build a functioning rocket to go into space. That's no easy task, as the complex orbital physics in the game make successfully launching a rocket tough. The Wii U version, announced back at PAX Prime 2015, will use the GamePad to help you easily design your spaceships when it launches early this year.
Hype Level: 5.11%
Project Giant Robot was shown at E3 2014 as one of Shigeru Miyamoto’s new projects. The goal of this project, along with its sister game Project Guard, was to create more software that took advantage of the Wii U’s unique GamePad controller in fun ways. Still, we haven’t heard anything about the project since that initial E3 reveal. Since it’s been so long since we’ve seen it, we have no idea what direction the game has taken. It could be very similar to what we’ve seen, or taken a vastly different form. The game has been mentioned on Nintendo release lists for some time, so it’s still coming and we’re all still excited to see what Miyamoto has been cooking up.
Hype Level: 5.47%
Still not confirmed for release outside of Japan, we remain hyped and hopeful for Rhythm Heaven’s 3DS debut to make it out in America. This Rhythm Heaven game brings back a variety of the games from the series’ past. It uses button controls, much like Rhythm Heaven Fever on Wii. For a first time in the series, it also features a story, so you can now have a reason for playing all those dastardly remix stages.
Hype Level: 6.57%
In our first Hype Meter, the hope for a sequel to Pokémon X and Y translated to tangible hype. This time around, it looks like the straightforward re-releases of the first three Pokémon games are satiating that hype. Set for release 20 years to the day after Pokémon launched in Japan, these three games are, as far as we know, straight ports of the Game Boy originals with wireless trading added in.