Traveling across planet Mira in Nintendo’s latest Xenoblade game may seem incredibly daunting at first. You’re given a lot of missions to keep you close to home and some pretty big, scary, aliens roam the plains around the city of New LA. Are they aliens if you’re on their home planet? I guess it’s all a matter of perspective. Today we’re taking a look at what it’s like to play Nintendo’s latest exploration JRPG!
Let’s be real, 2015 was a fantastic year for gaming. Of course, there were some misses like the monetization for Battlefront and EVOLVE, and… whatever the hell happened to the PC release of Arkham Knight. But, stepping away from those, it’s after Christmas, so let’s look at our definite hits that we have, and enjoy 2015’s gifts to us.
We were rewarded with not-one-but-two solid MMO expansions, through Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward, and Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns, both building significantly on the groundwork by their previous launches and content updates. Keeping in the multiplayer line, we were graced with StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void, Rocket League, Heroes of the Storm, and Nintendo’s smash hit of Splatoon.Read More
Nintendo held an hour long presentation for their upcoming open world RPG Xenoblade Chronicles X at PAX Prime in Seattle this weekend and they’ve posted the entire presentation on YouTube for all to Enjoy.
The majority of this presentation focused on the evolution of the game’s art style over the course of development. Members of the North American localization team were on hand to walk us through early character designs all the way through to the final versions seen in the game. We also got an early look at New Los Angeles, the main hub world of Xenoblade Chronicles X from conception through implementation. For those unfamiliar with the game watching this panel is a great way to get to know some of the alien races you’ll encounter.
A special edition of Xenoblade Chornicles X was teased through the entire presentation and then finally revealed at the panel. It will include a full 7 inch x 11 inch artbook featuring over 100 pieces of concept art, a 10 track soundtrack loaded onto a custom USB drive and a postcard featuring Xenoblade artwork done in the style of 1970s and 1980s sci-fi.
No price for the special edition has been announced and a quick check on a few Canadian retailers does not show any listings for it yet. The standard edition of Xenoblade Chronicles X will be released on Wii U on December 4th for $69.99.
We’ve seen a lot of footage from Monolith Soft’s upcoming futuristic RPG Xenoblade Chronicles X through various Nintendo Direct events and footage from Japan. Now we finally know when this fantastic looking Wii U game will be available in North America – December 4th 2015. It will also be getting a PAL region release sometime this December as well.
Originally announced in January 2013, Xenoblade Chronicles X transports players to the year 2054 humanity is forced to evacuate earth after a war between alien faction breaks out. After one of the ships carrying survivors from earth crashes on the planet Mira it is up to the player character and their party to help the residents of New Los Angeles and save humanity from the warring alien factions.
During Nintendo’s E3 2015 “Treehouse” live-streams we got a 40 minute look at the English localization for the game. All other previous live-streams and Nintendo Direct events used footage from the Japanese version of the game.Read More
Monolith Software’s absolutely gorgeous open world RPG Xenoblade Chronicles X is looking to be one of the must own titles of 2015 and Nintendo showcased almost an entire hour of gameplay footage during today’s Nintendo Direct. Along with the uninterrupted game-play footage we also got some new details surrounding the title. Chronicles X may not a massive a system seller when compared to last year’s line-up of Smash Bros and Mario Kart but for long time Nintendo fans this is one to watch!Read More