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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Online gaming publication Kotaku is reporting that a source close to GameStop has told them 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 company then decided to charge $90 for the acclaimed game. The gaming publication contacted GameStop and was told that the company is looking into the matter.
US gaming emporium GameStop is now selling pre-owned copies of Xenoblade Chronicles for a staggering $89.99. The retail chain is currently sold out of retail copies and pre-owned copies of the critically acclaimed Japanese role-playing title. However, if you want to purchase Xenoblade Chronicles from Amazon then be prepared to pay $105.99 for used copy or $175.99 for a brand new copy of the game.
American retailers Best Buy and Walmart have both listed Xenoblade for Wii U. Could this mean that Xenoblade Chronicles is being remade for Nintendo’s first HD console? Perhaps not, as the game’s only released last year in North America. But it is, however, probably referring to Monolith Soft’s first Wii U game, which is code-named ‘X.’ Let’s hope this means that the studio’s upcoming Wii U role-playing game will be released sooner rather than later.
An email going out to GameStop customers says that those of you that wish to trade-in Xenoblade Chronicles will get $45 trade-in value. The high trade-in value could be due to the fact that copies of Xenoblade Chronicles are now rather hard to come by. GameStop is also currently offering a 50% extra in-store credit for every game traded in.