IGN’s Best Nintendo Home Console Game Of 2012 Is A Wii Game

xenoblade_chronicles_wallpaperThe 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.

Other nominees for IGN’s best Nintendo home console game of 2012 include Nintendo Land, New Super Mario Bros. U, Call of Duty: Black Ops II, and The Last Story.

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.

Grab An Awesome Art Book If You Pre-Order Xenoblade At GameStop

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.

Xenoblade Developer Working On Nintendo 3DS Game

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 Announces Xenoblade Chronicles North American Release Date

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.