It’s really not long until Xenoblade Chronicles X launches in Japan, it seems to have come around fairly quickly. Anyway, Xenoblade Chronicles X director Tetsuya Takahashi has spoken openly about the company’s first venture into HD gaming. Takahashi says that this is a game which basically shows what Monolith Soft in capable of when they put their minds to it. Let’s hope it delivers.
“An open world is a single phrase, but it wasn’t a simple thing to realize. As you know, it was our first HD title. The environment for development was drastically different compared to anything we had done before when it comes to distributing resources or formulating workloads. You can’t expect things to get done in a day and it finally took form as a result of many adjustments. There were many hardships, but it was worth the trouble as the gameplay turned out to be pleasant, even if I say so myself!”
“Although I said just a while ago that we focused on hack-and-slash, generally speaking it is fun to slay strong monsters to obtain equipment and Doll customization parts. You can’t buy things like unseen weapons and armor or new Dolls in usual shops. If you slay super strong enemies named Overed or World Enemies, you may obtain materials which are used for unique super rare items which you can’t get by other means. Those parts are extremely strong. If you obtain those items, please show them off to other players in loosely connected online!”
“Xenoblade Chronicles X is releasing at last. It is the first HD title for Monolith Soft. Like the previous work Xenoblade Chronicles, it is a game that we used to ascertain “what we can achieve currently” and by carefully acquiring experience, it became a foundation that connects with the future of Monolith Soft. Please look forward to it.”
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Nintendo Japan has uploaded a brand new Xenoblade Chronicles X trailer for you all to enjoy. The trailer showcases the impressive Dolls which are purpose-built mechs that you will be able to pilot. We are not too far away from the Japanese release date for Xenoblade Chronicles X which is April 29th. Those of us in the west will have to wait until later this year to get hands on with the game.
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We are all excited about Xenoblade Chronicles X and rightfully so as the game looks as though it’s shaping up to be another classic from Monolith Soft. The latest video footage from the team shows off the variety of Dolls that are present in the game and not only do they look fantastic, but they are also a cool means to traverse the wild and varied environments.
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Monolith Soft has updated the official website for its upcoming Wii U game, Xenoblade Chronicles X, with a slew of new screenshots and artwork. Exclusive to New Nintendo 3DS and New Nintendo 3DS XL, Xenoblade Chronicles 3D will launch on April 2nd in Europe and April 10th in North America. The upcoming remake invites players to explore vast landscapes and beat down foes in battles that blend real-time action with RPG strategy. It introduces a new model viewer, which allows you to look over animated models of both enemies and allies. For more on Xenoblade Chronicles 3D, be sure to check out our review.
If you’re interested to see just how Xenoblade Chronicles 3D is shaping up on the Nintendo 3DS then you will be pleased to know that Monolith Soft will be holding a live stream showcasing the game on March 28th. Both Tetsuya Takahashi from Monolith Soft and Nintendo’s very own Genki Yokota will be attending. The stream begins at 12pm UK time and 8AM ET, 5AM PT in North America.
Monolith Soft has released some new footage of Xenoblade Chronicles X which showcases the game’s day and night sequence as well as some of the weather conditions players will be faced with when the game launches later this year. Xenoblade Chronicles X director Koh Kojima has revealed on Twitter that while the game has the same feature of certain monsters appearing during different times in the game, this time around the weather could change the outcome of the battles. Here’s what he had to say about the newly added feature.
“The idea of having a different monsters appear in the fields at day and night was already a feature in Xenoblade Chronicles. In Xenoblade Chronicles X, we have also made it so that weather affects the battles.”
“It isn’t just a visual effect,” Kojima clarified, “but is fully featured in battle tactics. Tuning the weather change cycle was fairly hard work, though…”
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As you may have heard Japanese consumers will be able to preload Xenoblade Chronicles X before release to have the game ready for when the game launches. The official site has revealed that the long-awaited JRPG will feature four player online quests and also 32 players indirect online. This mode will basically be for information exchange and item trading.