Next Friday should be an entertaining night as The Game Awards 2014 will kick off. The host, Geoff Keighley, has confirmed on Twitter that the event will showcase more than a dozen world premiers for new and upcoming games. Keighley also promises that there will be some new game announcements to look forward to. What would you like to see premier at The Game Awards 2014?
Xenoblade Chronicles X will have a deeper and more intricate sci-fi storyline in comparison to the franchise’s past games – according to the game’s director Tetsuya Takahashi. Earlier today, the Monolith Soft director revealed via Twitter that Xenoblade’s script writer Yuichiro Takeda has taken the helm as main scriptwriter once again for the latest instalment on the Wii U. But it was through Takahashi’s direction that gave Takeda the go-ahead to write a much heavier sci-fi script rather than the classical fantasy storyline of Xenoblade.
Takahashi also mentioned to fans of the franchise that composer Hiroyuki Sawano – most known for his work on Attack on Titan and other anime shows such as Sengoku Basara II – will be in control of the game’s sound, while Xenoblade artist Kunihiko Tanaka returns to his lead role in character design. The Xenoblade Chronicles X director said the following on Twitter:
“After the basic fantasy story for [Xenoblade], we’re having [Takeda] write a deep and distinctive sci-fi story this time around.
“I’ve known Mr. Tanaka for a long time, but this time I asked for his cooperation to bring out the Xeno-ness in the art.”
Great news for those looking forward to Xenoblade Chronicles X as the director has revealed that the game is now almost complete. Xenoblade Executive Director Tetsuya Takahashi announced the news via Twitter where he also shared some more tidbits about the highly anticipated Sci Fi RPG. Here’s what he had to say to the fans.
“The development [of Xenoblade Chronicles X] did have its twists and turns, but we were able to finish up (just a little more until it’s complete) Xenoblade Chronicles X in the sci-fi world we aimed for from the beginning in a seamless open-world with online play, and I feel that we were able to overcome several obstacles as far as game development goes.”
“With the vast world that was shown when Iwata-san introduced the game in the Nintendo Direct the other day, it would bring me great pleasure to have you folks get to thoroughly explore it.”
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We are dying to hear more information about the forthcoming Xenoblade Chronicles X. Thankfully, the Executive Director Tetsuya Takahashi, has taken to Twitter to talk briefly about the origins of the long-awaited game. Takahashi says he will tweet more regularly to keep fans updated about how the game is coming along and what they inevitably have planned for the franchise.
“Apologies for the wait. I’m thinking of rambling here 2 or 3 times a week from now on. This time, I’ll start by talking briefly about how the Xenoblade X project began.”
“After the completion of the previous Xenoblade, when I told [Hitoshi] Yamagami-san’s team at Nintendo that I wanted to create something a little more sci-fi using Xenoblade as a base, they said it could be worth the challenge.”
“So then, we began thinking about what updates would be possible with the Wii U (such as making the maps seamless, having the game connect online etc.) and started to research. When everything seemed feasible, that’s when actual development began.”
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Got a question you are dying to get answered by Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime? Well you’re in luck as Reggie will be taking over the Nintendo of America Twitter account to answer fans questions about upcoming Nintendo 3DS and Wii U games. Hopefully we will learn something new, rather than the standard PR responses. Be sure to check Twitter at around 5:30 PM ET.
If you’re attending San Diego Comic Con then you may get the chance to download a demo for Super Smash Bros on the Nintendo 3DS. Nintendo is asking fans to take a photo of their whereabouts at San Diego Comic Con, compose a tweet with the photo and the hashtag #BringMeSmash, and a Nintendo employee may decide to come on over and allow you to play a a demo of the highly anticipated game while you’re at the event.
Update: IGN says it’s actually Nintendo employees that will show up with a demo of Super Smash Bros. The winner will enjoy a brief hands-on session as a prize.
Nintendo’s Canadian branch has officially joined Twitter. Fans can follow the official handle for Nintendo of Canada for Canadian-specific offers, news, special events and more. The firm’s very first tweet, which was sent out on July 1, wished its followers a happy Canada Day. Earlier this year, Nintendo of Canada hosted a unique competition to promote the Wii U-exclusive game Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze.