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.
Nintendo Japan has confirmed that Xenoblade Chronicles will be coming to the new and improved Nintendo 3DS model. The port of the Wii game apparently won’t be playable on a standard Nintendo 3DS console. So if you want to purchase it, you’ll need to purchase one of the new Nintendo 3DS consoles.
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.