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Reader Discussion: What Nintendo 64 Games Do You Want Next On Wii U Virtual Console?

Super Mario 64, Donkey Kong 64, and Paper Mario have all made their way to the Wii U's Virtual Console. What do you want to release next?

There are some first-party Nintendo big-hitters that seem like pretty sure bets that are already available on the Wii's Virtual Console. Mario Kart 64, Zelda: Ocarina of Time and Majora's Mask, and Super Smash Bros. seem destined to land on the Wii U's Virtual Console at some point (you can find a full list on Wikipedia here). But what about some of the quality third-party games? I would love to see Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire and GoldenEye 007, but I'd also like to see Star Wars: Rogue Squadron and the Rare games the Microsoft doesn't own fully like Diddy Kong Racing.

What about you? What games do you want to relive on the semi-portable Wii U's GamePad screen? – The Feed

Watch All Of Star Wars Rebels’ First Season Online For Free

Ahead of the release of Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens later this year, Star Wars Rebels is one of the few new pieces of Star Wars media that is considered canon – and now you can get all caught up free of charge.

It's an important storyline in terms of the Star Wars universe, and is already appearing in video game form with mobile games and a Zen Pinball board, which you can see use play below on Test Chamber. It's also supposed to be pretty good. The show is being made available for free as part of the May the fourth Star Wars celebrations, which begins on Monday.

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You can head to to watch the show in full ahead of the premiere of its second season on June 20, which Andrew Reiner can't stop raving about after seeing it early at Star Wars celebration.

[Source: Star Wars, via IGN] – The Feed

New Persona 5 Screens Appear On PlayStation Japan’s Blog

You won't find anything revelatory, but the new screens offer a good look at some of the gameplay and visuals.

The collection of 10 screens and two new pieces of art appeared recently on the Japanese PlayStation blog. Many are stills of what we saw in the game's trailer, but this is the highest resolution they've been presented.

For more on Persona 5 head here to see the first gameplay, here to read a few more details from the game's director, and here to read former intern Justin Mikos' wishlist for the game. You can see the collection of new screens in the gallery below.

[Source: PlayStation Blog Japan, via Gematsu] – The Feed

The Witcher 3 And Batman: Arkham Knight Top Our Reader’s List Of Most Anticipated 2015 Games

Earlier this week, we asked readers what their most anticipated games of 2015 are, and while the results were varied, there were two that stood far among the rest.

We tallied the results from the comments, and The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt and Batman: Arkham Knight easily topped the list, as you can see from the results below. Reader DarkKilljoke represented a fairly typical comment writing, "The Witcher 3 Batman: Arkham Knight tie."

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Xenoblade Chronicles X, Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, Halo 5: Guardians, and Star Wars: Battlefront were next on the list in that order. All of the games on the chart you see above received multiple votes, but there were quite a few games that only received one vote each, which you can see below.

  • Battleborn
  • The Elder Scrolls Online
  • Godzilla
  • Just Cause 3
  • Madden NFL '16
  • Project X Zone 2
  • Rock Band 4
  • Soma
  • Tales of Zestiria
  • The Witness

Commenters also brought up games that don't exist, or are not coming this year. XOVSquare wrote, "If you asked me last year I would have said Mafia 3, Mass Effect 4, and Fallout 4 but I'm fairly sure those are planned for next year." Dan Bundy wrote, in all caps, "ANY NEWS AT ALL, EVEN IF JUST ONE NEW PHOTO OF GEARS OF WAR 4!!!!!"

There are also some very passionate Persona 5 fans. One commenter, Superfl0yd, wrote the following:

Here's my list

- Persona 5
- Persona 5
- Persona 5
- Persona 5
- Persona 5
- Persona 5
- Persona 5
- Persona 5

last but not least:

- Persona 5

There was also this comment from Tim Gruver who wrote that he's already got everything he wants this year writing, "It already came out and it's called Goat Simulator on Xbox One."

Were there any big oversights from the community? Need a refresher for what's coming this year? Check out our list of 2015 anticipated releases. – The Feed

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