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GameStop Persuaded Nintendo To Release Xenoblade Chronicles In The United States?

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.

Amazon Cancels All Monado (Xenoblade Chronicles) Pre-Orders

Amazon has informed customers that pre-ordered Monado that their pre-orders have been cancelled. Xenoblade Chronicles will only be sold in North America via Nintendo’s online shop or GameStop. Xenoblade Chronicles is scheduled to be released in April in North America and is available to purchase now in Europe.

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We’re contacting you about order #104-1665660-1281053 for “Monado: Beginning of the World.” We recently learned that we won’t be able to offer the game directly from Amazon.com. We’re very sorry about this.

As a result, we’ve canceled your order and you have not been charged. We appreciate that you chose Amazon.com to pre-order “Monado: Beginning of the World,” and are sorry that we were unable to fulfill the order.

We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Nintendo Wii: Nintendo Of America Basically Confirm That Xenoblade Chronicles Is Coming To The US

Nintendo of America has posted a number of Xenoblade Chronicles images on its official Facebook page which basically confirms that the company is going to release the game in North America after all. To further back up this claim I posted a GameStop listing for Xenoblade Chronicles which is due for release April 3rd 2012. Great news for the US.

Tip: Christopher Heartnet

Nintendo Wii: Nintendo Working On Xenoblade Chronicles Stock

Nintendo UK has announced that its working on the stock shortages surrounding Xenoblade Chronicles. Numerous retailers such as Amazon, Asda and Game have reported that they’ve run out of stock. Nintendo hopes to replenish stock as soon as possible. Let’s hope Nintendo of America takes notice.

“We are doing everything we can to get more stock of Xenoblade Chronicles into UK shops this autumn. We know how frustrating stock shortages can be for people, and we are disappointed when even one customer cannot get hold of one of our products.”

Nintendo Wii: Xenoblade Chronicles Review

If the thought of embarking on a huge life changing adventure that will keep you glued to your television for hours on end appeals to you then please read on.

Overview

Xenoblade Chronicles brings to life a universe where two titans – Bionis and Mechonis collide in a war that knows no end. As time passes, the lifeless bodies of the titans remain and life soon evolves on each world. The two main races, the Mechon and the Homs are locked in battle for control of the world. You join the battle for Bionis to repel the invasion of the terrifying mechanical army and uncover the secrets of a mystical sword called the Monado.

What’s the game world like?

Xenoblade Chronicles features huge environments that are just begging to be explored full of lush vegetation, vistas and a whole host of wildlife. You can go anywhere you want and it’s breathtaking just to take in the scale of the game world. If you fancy diving off a cliff into the calm blue waters below you can do just that. The game also features a number of towns and settlements where you can engage in quests or shop for items. This all equates to a seemingly life-like world which you will not want to leave.

What if you’re a novice at JRPG’s?

If you’re a novice when it comes to JRPG’s like me then you may become a little bewildered by all the different things to learn in the game. Thankfully the user interface is quite intuitive, so if you don’t understand things the first time round all you need to do is delve into the user-friendly menus. Thankfully the game also has a tutorial and hints section which can come in handy if you haven’t fully grasped something.

How does the combat work?

The combat is wonderfully addictive and takes away the usual monotonous chore from grinding. It takes a leaf out of Final Fantasy XII book which is a great thing in my opinion. You select different Arts and use them to your discretion. You only control one party member with the other two being controlled by the computer. You can change the party leader and tinker with your party till your heart’s content. Expect to spend countless hours doing this.

Closing comments

Rarely have I been so intent on exploring a game as I have on Xenoblade Chronicles. The world is so vast and so vivid that I felt afraid I’d miss something unique. So I wandered and I wandered and the more exploring I did the more I felt connected to the game world. There are some glorious locations and unique touches that the developers have put into the game that you just can’t miss out on. 80+ hours has never been more well spent.

9/10

Disclaimer: I’m currently 81 hours into the game and have yet to fully finish it. The review has been published as it needed to be done and I think I’ve explored enough of the game to give a fair and balanced review. I can’t wait to continue this adventure.

Nintendo Wii: Xenoblade Reaches Number Seven In The UK All Format Chart!

It’s been revealed that Xenoblade Chronicles has entered the UK all formats chart at number seven. Clearly this is great news for both Nintendo and North American fans who’re eagerly awaiting the game to hit their shores. Nintendo has already said that they’re looking closely at European sales before committing to releasing the game in the States.

Nintendo Wii: Xenoblade Chronicles For Wii Continues To Suffer Stock Shortages

European online video game retailer Shopto has told UK trade publication MCV that Xenoblade Chronicles is suffering from stock shortages due to unprecedented last-minute demand for the title. Clearly demand has already exceeded Nintendo’s expectations so this can only be good news for US Wii owners.

“There is more stock coming in. We’re expecting more back in next week. I think Nintendo were just a bit short on first week’s shipping.”

“There was an increase in pre-orders on Monday and Tuesday, which caught us unaware.”