Nintendo has released a brand-new trailer for Xenoblade Chronicles 3D. Titled “Heir to the Monado,” the three-minute video looks at how Shulk discovers the legendary Monado blade gives him visions that can be used to his advantage in battle. The game, which is a remake of the acclaimed Xenoblade Chronicles for Wii, launches exclusively for New Nintendo 3DS on April 10th. It introduces a new mode that lets players view 3D models of characters and listen to music tracks from the game.
Tetsuya Takahashi, the producer behind the acclaimed Xenoblade Chronicles, has revealed that he would love to see an amiibo series based on the franchise in the future. Takahashi also wanted to take some time out to thank those who worked on the incredibly rare Shulk amiibo figure. Let’s hope that more are put into production.
It’s been about a month since I posted. The Shulk amiibo came out! I’ve been supervising this since the early prototype stages, but I’d like to say thanks to all the people who’ve worked very hard on the amiibo. I saw a production model at the start of this month and I was very impressed with the build quality. This time it’s a Smash Bros. figurine, but I’d love for there to be a Xenoblade [amiibo] series sometime in the future, too.
Wondering if there’s much difference between the New Nintendo 3DS version of Xenoblade Chronicles and the original Wii version? Well this video highlights some of the differences which can be found in the game’s opening sequence. As you might expect, there doesn’t appear to be too much in it. The New Nintendo 3DS version of Xenoblade Chronicles 3D arrives on April 2nd in Europe and April 10th in North America.
Thanks, Shuhei Yoshida
It’s great that we are getting splatterings of information about the long-awaited Xenoblade Chronicles X from the official Twitter account. However, its a shame that the majority of the information is in Japanese. Thankfully that hasn’t stopped dedicated members of the NeoGAF forum from translating and providing key information. The latest news comes from producer Shingo Kawabata who says that the localisation process is going well, which is great news for those of us in the west who can’t wait for the JRPG to be released.
“My name’s Shingo Kawabata, and I’m the producer for Xenoblade X. I apologize for the sudden introduction. Starting today, Mr. Takahashi won’t be the only one using this account. Several other Monolift Soft staffers will be tweeting from time to time, and I’m first up to bat.
It’s already been five years since we released Xenoblade. I know we’ve kept you waiting for quite some time but, to be honest, it’s felt like a pretty long time for us developers, too. The localization is making great progress, and I can proudly say that this game will be well worth the wait. The release is right around the corner, so get ready!”
We’ve finally learned that Xenoblade Chronicles 3D, which is a port of the Wii game, will be coming to the United States in April. Xenoblade Chronicles 3D will be exclusive to the New Nintendo 3DS so you won’t be able to play it on a regular Nintendo 3DS. The game is coming to Japan and Europe on April 2nd.
We are all excited for the next Nintendo Direct which takes place tomorrow at 2pm in the UK. However you can get even more excited as it seems as though we should get some Xenoblade related news from Monolith Soft tomorrow. Whether it’s about Xenoblade Chronicles X for Wii U or Xenoblade Chronicles for the New Nintendo 3DS remains to be seen. So how do we know there’s going to be Xenoblade news? Well Soraya Saga has retweeted the Nintendo Direct announcement and this always means that there’s some Xenoblade footage. Maybe we will see both games? Well, we will find out for sure tomorrow.
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.