American retailers Best Buy and Walmart have both listed Xenoblade for Wii U. Could this mean that Xenoblade Chronicles is being remade for Nintendo’s first HD console? Perhaps not, as the game’s only released last year in North America. But it is, however, probably referring to Monolith Soft’s first Wii U game, which is code-named ‘X.’ Let’s hope this means that the studio’s upcoming Wii U role-playing game will be released sooner rather than later.
The fantastic Wii-exclusive from developer Monolith Soft, Xenoblade Chronicles, is IGN‘s choice for best Wii U/Wii game of 2012. The action role-playing game released 2010 in Japan, 2011 in Europe, and 2012 in North America.
While the Wii U had a few rather impressive launch titles (most notably New Super Mario Bros. U), it was actually the Wii and one of its very last pieces of software that stole the show in 2012. What Xenoblade Chronicles accomplished with the limited hardware at hand was an absolutely stunning achievement, providing a deep and engrossing RPG experience for a system that was severely lacking in the genre during its six year tenure. From the touching story to the memorable characters to the game’s fresh take on RPG combat, Xenoblade Chronicles is an absolutely exquisite adventure from beginning to end. Chances are you won’t even care that the game is not in HD when you’re tromping through the detailed and gorgeously varied landscapes it offers. Even if you’ve already made the jump to Wii U, this is a game that no one should miss out on–and that’s why it’s our choice for the best Nintendo home console game of the year.
Nintendo of America has announced that gamers who pre-order the wonderful Xenoblade Chronicles at GameStop are eligible to receive a special edition art book. GameStop has mentioned that those who pre-order Xenoblade Chronicles either online, or at one of its retail outlets, will get the limited edition Xenoblade art book.
Monolith Soft, the developer behind the fantastic Xenoblade Chronicles, is currently recruiting staff for a brand new Nintendo 3DS game. The developer is looking for effect designers, motion designers and 3DCG designers. We already know that Monolith Soft is hard at work developing a game for Nintendo’s forthcoming Wii U console.
Nintendo has uploaded a new North American trailer for the fantastic Xenoblade Chronicles. The game came out in April last year in Europe but it’s finally making its way to North America on April 6th. The game is available for purchase through GameStop or direct from Nintendo themselves. Make sure you pre-order!
Nintendo of America has announced that the superb Xenoblade Chronicles is coming to North America on April 6th. The game launched to critical acclaim when it was released earlier last year in Europe, and is most certainly a game you should consider picking up. Xenoblade Chronicles will be available to purchase through Gamestop and Nintendo.
Apparently US gaming emporium GameStop reached out to Nintendo and persuaded them to release Xenoblade Chronicles in the United States according to an anonymous source. The source also claimed that GameStop is aiding with publishing costs for the game.
The same source also revealed that Nintendo of America will be looking closely at Xenoblade Chronicles pre-orders before committing to releasing The Last Story in the US. Apparently pre-orders for Xenoblade Chronicles are not doing as well as Nintendo had expected.
Nintendo of America has revealed the official box-art for Xenoblade Chronicles in the US. The cover is basically identical to the European version but Nintendo of America has chosen to de-emphasize the “Chronicles” part of the title. Xenoblade Chronicles is due for release in April through GameStop and Nintendo.