You’ll be pleased to know that Wii U hard hitters The Legend of Zelda, Star Fox, Xenoblade Chronicles X, and Kirby The Rainbow Curse are still on track to release on the console in the US next year. We heard earlier today that Splatoon, Mario Maker, Yoshi’s Woolly World and Project Guard have been dated for the first half of 2015. The only game that has yet to be dated in Shin Megami Tensei X Fire Emblem which is currently listed as to be determined.
News has already started to come out of the latest edition of EDGE magazine which features Shigeru Miyamoto. Shinya Takahashi revealed in the magazine that the map for Xenoblade Chronicles X on Wii U will be roughly five times bigger than than the one found in Xenoblade Chronicles on the original Wii.
“Vehicles are called Dolls. They are 5 Times larger than a person. So to get the same feel as Xenoblade Chronicles, the map would need to be 5 times bigger. The game world in X is e in fact even bigger than that.”
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Interesting one of the Xenoblade developers has retweeted the Super Smash Bros character reveal announcement for Monday. Usually when a member of the Xenoblade team retweets a Nintendo tweet then it generally means that they’re somehow involved. This has led many to believe that the announcement will be for Shulk.
Shigeru Miyamoto has told investors that Monolith Soft the acclaimed development studio behind Xenoblade are working on several projects. Presumably they’re assisting with projects, rather than creating several new ones. However, we know they are working on Xenoblade Chronicles X and a mystery Nintendo 3DS title that we’ve heard next to nothing about. Here’s what Miyamoto said.
“As Mr. Takahashi previously said, our subsidiary, MONOLITH SOFTWARE INC., is working on several projects, and PlatinumGames Inc. has announced two titles for the “Bayonetta” series. It took time, but we are now able to develop software suitable for Wii U, and we would like to release new titles from now.”
A GameStop Black Friday advertising scan has been posted online which states that the company will be reducing the price of the wonderful Xenoblade Chronicles and Metroid Prime Trilogy for the Wii. GameStop will be reducing the pricing of both titles and will sell them for the more reasonable price of $39.99. Black Friday is on November 29th.
GameStop confirmed to Kotaku that they were recently able to source a limited number of copies of Xenoblade Chronicles to carry in their stores and online. The company says that it listens to the feedback it gets from its PowerUp customers about stocking certain vintage titles. The news comes after a source close to the retailer said that the company printed a few thousand copies of Xenoblade Chronicles with no shrink-wrap in order to restock their inventory, then labeled them as pre-owned.The US retailer says that Metroid Prime Trilogy for Wii should be hitting stores in the coming months.
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