Top 30 Most Wanted Games of 2012

25 July 2012
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Japanese gaming magazine Famitsu’s newest issue has a section where their thousands of readers can vote on their Top 30 Most Wanted Games of 2012 by favorite platform. This week saw quite a few changes worth checking out.

Resident Evil 6 for PlayStation 3 stays the number one most wanted game. With Monster Hunter 4 for Nintendo 3DS moving up to number two thanks to the added hype it got from being shown off at the Capcom Summer Jam. Newcomers this high in the list are: The soon-to-be-released New Super Mario Bros. 2 for Nintendo 3DS, and the newly announced Tales of Xillia 2 for PlayStation 3.

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  • While Square Enix the other day confirmed that Final Fantasy Versus XIII is still very much in development, recent rumors it was cancelled pushed the game down from number eight to fourteen, and as you can see from the numbered list, the previous placement for each game is listed behind the current position.

    Top 30 Most Wanted Games of 2012 in Japan

    01/01. [PS3] Resident Evil 6 (Capcom, 10/04/12) – 1,532 votes
    02/03. [3DS] Monster Hunter 4 (Capcom, 2013) – 1,333 votes
    03/02. [Wii] Dragon Quest X (Square Enix, 08/02/12) – 1,009 votes
    04/04. [3DS] New Super Mario Bros. 2 (Nintendo, 07/28/12) – 657 votes
    05/07. [PS3] Tales of Xillia 2 (Namco Bandai, 11/01/12) – 632 votes
    06/06. [3DS] Animal Crossing: Jump Out (Nintendo, 2012) – 613 votes
    07/10. [3DS] Devil Summoner: Soul Hackers (Atlus, 08/30/12) – 604 votes
    08/09. [PS3] Persona 4 Arena (Atlus, 07/26/12) – 500 votes
    09/12. [3DS] Bravely Default: Flying Fairy (Square Enix, 10/11/12) – 491 votes
    10/05. [PS3] Yakuza 5 (Sega, 12/2012) – 491 votes
    11/18. [PS3] Toki to Towa (Namco Bandai, 10/11/12) – 384 votes
    12/13. [PSP] Nayuta no Kiseki (Falcom, 07/26/12) – 378 votes
    13/11. [PS3] Dead or Alive 5 (Tecmo Koei, 09/27/12) – 371 votes
    14/08. [PS3] Final Fantasy Versus XIII (Square Enix, TBA) – 353 votes
    15/17. [PS3] Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance (Konami, 2013) – 335 votes
    16/16. [3DS] Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon (Nintendo, 2012) – 307 votes
    17/22. [3DS] Shin Megami Tensei IV (Atlus, TBA) – 307 votes
    18/19. [PSV] Hatsune Miku Project Diva f (Sega, 08/30/12) – 269 votes
    19/25. [PS3] The Last Remnant (Square Enix, TBA) – 265 votes
    20/15. [PS3] 2nd Super Robot Wars OG (Namco Bandai, TBA) – 253 votes
    21/21. [3DS] Fantasy Life (Level-5, 2012) – 249 votes
    22/27. [3DS] Project X Zone (Namco Bandai, 10/11/12) – 225 votes
    23/—. [PSV] Soul Sacrifice (SCEJ, TBA) – 219 votes
    24/24. [PS3] The Last Guardian (SCEJ, TBA) – 216 votes
    25/—. [PSP] Super Danganronpa 2 (Spike Chunsoft, 07/26/12) – 212 votes
    26/23. [3DS] Senran Kagura Burst (Marvelous AQL, 08/30/12) – 205 votes
    27/28. [PSP] God Eater 2 (Namco Bandai, 2012) – 201 votes
    28/20. [PS3] Assassin’s Creed III (Ubisoft, 11/15/12) – 199 votes
    29/30. [PS3] Max Payne 3 (Rockstar Games, 09/06/12) – 175 votes
    30/26. [PS3] Final Fantasy X HD (Square Enix, TBA) – 173 votes

    If you want to know more about the new and improved Resident Evil 6, check out last week’s Comic-Con 2012 interview with the creators.

    At the moment my 10 most wanted games of 2012 would be: Resident Evil 6, Assassin’s Creed 3 & Liberation, Halo 4, Call of Duty: Black Ops 2, New Super Mario Bros 2, Lego Lord of the Rings, Dishonored, 007 Legends, and New Super Mario Bros U!

    What are your most wanted video games for the rest of 2012?


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    Ferry Groenendijk

    By Ferry Groenendijk: He is the founder and editor of Video Games Blogger. He loved gaming from the moment he got a Nintendo with Super Mario Bros. on his 8th birthday. Learn more about him here and connect with him on Twitter, Facebook and at Google+.

    • supermcawsomevill

      Resident Evil 6, Kingdom Hearts 3D Dream Drop Distance, Tekken Tag Tournament 2, Pokemon Black 2, 007 Legends, Halo 4, Marvel vs. Capcom Origins,and Persona 4 Arena. There maby more I may want latter this year.

    • Mike

      Deffo looking forward to anything Resident Evil, Mario, Dead or Alive, Final Fantasy and Metal Gear.
      Will the Last Guardian ever come to PS3?

    • gazzathegreat

      where is GTA 5 cant wait for this game better than resi evil


    • Well, apparently even The Last Guardian trademark has expired to the point where Sony have to renew it to indicate they are still actively working on the game. Which they say they are, but development is slow.

    • I wonder how many new announcements we’ve yet to see for games coming out in a few months. I doubt many, but there’s still some rumors about incoming announcements during Gamescom next week and Japanese tradeshows later in 2012, so we’ll see…

    • GTA 5 was recently confirmed by Rockstar Games that it’s definitely not coming out in 2012. Everyone seems to think it’ll be released in the first half year of 2013.

    • If you’re talking about the Black Mesa, I think it’s going to take that small development team a long time to finish it. It’s been in the works since 2004 after all. 🙁
      I think the problem with projects like that is that they don’t set a finishing date, so they’ll always find something new to improve and delay the release. During the last Steam sale I broke down and bought Half-Life Source instead.

    • Update: Half-Life 1: Black Mesa has been confirmed for a September 14, 2012 release. So you won’t have to wait long after all! 🙂

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