It's been more than a year since Tetsuya Takahashi's Xenoblade was revealed and just over three months since it was released in Japan, yet this free-roaming RPG remains without a North American (or European) release date.
Sure, the game has appeared--as Monado: Beginning of the World--on all of Nintendo of America's release schedules since the aforementioned reveal, but the only date that has, thus far, appeared alongside the game's name on said schedules is "TBA."
Not sure why that's a travesty? Feast your eyes on the following "field map exploration" trailer:
Sure, the game's graphics are a bit on the blocky side (especially compared to similar efforts on the PS3 and Xbox 360), but everything else about it is so grand that I have no problem looking beyond that particular pitfall--or looking forward to its still-to-be-solidified Western release.