Friday, December 02, 2011

Coming to America after all: Xenoblade Chronicles

Oh, Nintendo of America. You are a conundrum, aren't you?

After suggesting again and again over the last few months that you had no plans to bring the much-ballyhooed Xenoblade Chronicles to the States, you rather non-chalantly send out a press release this morning revealing that the Monolith Soft-developed RPG will hit store shelves across the good ol' US of A this coming April.



Strangely, said press release also revealed that this open-world RPG will be sold, for $49.99, exclusively through GameStop stores and Nintendo's website. (Although GameStop's already taking pre-orders for the title, Nintendo won't be taking them until Dec. 19.)

So, how many of you are planning, as I am, to jump on the Xenoblade Chronicles bandwagon as soon as it hits the streets?

See also: Previous Xenoblade Chronicles posts

12 comments:

Famicom Freak said...

Sign me up!!

Bryan Ochalla said...

Great! For some reason, I didn't even know you had a Wii, Famicom Freak. Of course, you have just about everything gaming-related, so why wouldn't you have a Wii? :P

Adam said...

I might need a demo of it first, but I'm interested. I wished they hadn't canned the U.S. release of Disaster Day of Crisis though

Bryan Ochalla said...

Hoo boy, Adam, you're asking a lot for a demo, I think. I mean, we are talking about Nintendo here :| Thankfully, the word of mouth is great, so I imagine that if you like open-world RPGs you'll probably like this one. At least, that's what I'm hoping...

As for Disaster: Day of Crisis: I wanted that one, too. And Another Code: R and Zangeki no REGINLEIV.

Viewtiful_Justin said...

Birthday Present!!! I'm telling you...Nintendo is so headscratchingly ridiculous sometimes, I don't know what to do...and then I get my Platinum Reward in the mail this morning and I'm like a little fangirl all over again...and then there's this news and I'm like, "WTF?"

It must be love that keeps me with such an unstable mistress...

Bryan Ochalla said...

I think "headscratchingly ridiculous" is the perfect way to describe Nintendo of America, Justin. Good one!

So, you got your pin set this morning? I'm jealous! I was close to being platinum this year, but didn't quite make it. Oh, well, next year!

Anyway, I don't know about you, but I'm going to be buying a load of Nintendo-made games late this year and early next: Super Mario 3D Land, Mario Kart 7, Luigi's Mansion 2, Rhythm Heaven Fever and Xenoblade Chronicles.

Wallet am cry :(

Bryan Ochalla said...

Oh, and Skyward Sword, too! Er, maybe :)

BTW, the person who initially leaked the info about Xenoblade Chronicles coming to North America in April also said that Rhythm Heaven Fever will be released on March 2 or 3. Drat, I was hoping it would be early February...

Viewtiful_Justin said...

Indeed. Wallet AM cry. Mine, too.

Bryan Ochalla said...

And it's only going to get worse after Nintendo starts revealing 2012 release dates for its 3DS games -- like Luigi's Mansion 2 (expected to be early 2012), Animal Crossing, Paper Mario, etc.

Bryan Ochalla said...

Also: Square's 3DS games! I wonder which ones will make the trip from Japan to NA? I'm really hoping Theatrhythm Final Fantasy and Bravely Default make it over at least...

Viewtiful_Justin said...

Yup. I hope they spread them around...maybe keep one as a summer release. I hate it when they release 3 awesome games in a month and then nothing for six months...

Bryan Ochalla said...

Me, too, depending on which game we're talking about. Holding Paper Mario 3DS until late summer/early fall would be fine with me, for instance.

I'm curious what they're going to do with Animal Crossing, BTW. Is that a game they'd release in spring/summer, or would they hold it until winter??