Monolith Soft has revealed that it took at least a year and a half to finish writing the script of Xenoblade Chronicles X. Although its main story is shorter than the one in the original Xenoblade Chronicles, the upcoming Wii U game features various quests that provide stories and more depth. According to co-director Koh Kojima, a lot of the writing was done by executive director Tetsuya Takahashi.
“Come to think of it, Takahashi-san wrote a lot,” said Kojima. “I’ve worked with Takahashi-san for a long time, but this was the first time I’ve seen him write so much for a game’s plot. It was as if he was writing a novel.”
A brand-new installment of Iwata Asks has gone live and focuses entirely on Xenoblade Chronicles X. In the interview, the game’s creators share how much passion and work went into building the upcoming open-world RPG from Monolith Soft. Xenoblade Chronicles X launches for Wii U tomorrow, April 29th, in Japan and later this year in North America and Europe.
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.