I know there’s been a lot of Xenoblade Chronicles posts over the last few days, but I need to make a correction. There was a mistranslation with the french website Nintendo-Master that Xenoblade Chronicles was pushed into 2012. But now we’re hearing that isn’t the case, as multiple sites confirm that the title is still launching this year. The title will go on sale September 2nd. The title will launch alongside a limited edition version that includes a red classic controller pro that matches the color of the blade the main character uses in the title.
While we’re here, there’s some more Xenoblade Chronicles info going around. After the huge explosion that was Operation Rainfall, IGN is claiming that Nintendo of America is readying a statement regarding Xenoblade Chronicles, The Last Story and Pandora’s Tower, which is set to hit either tonight or tomorrow. What that statement holds is unknown.
Also, some European footage of Xenoblade Chronicles has come out, showcasing some of the voice work for the game. Being localized in the UK, all the voices demoed have British accents. You can find the footage after the jump.
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While North Americans rally in hopes for a release of three of Nintendo’s latest Japanese only titles, European’s been sitting back and relaxing simply waiting for the release date for Xenoblade Chronicles. But now, Europe gets double the JRPG fun as Nintendo of France confirmed that The Last Story is coming to Europe in 2012. Unfortunately, Xenoblade Chronicles
has been pushed back into 2012 as well. Originally it was announced as “TBA 2011.”
While many would probably be happy just with the JRPG duo, Europe may be taking it a step further. When asked about the chances of Nintendo’s Devil May Cry style Pandora’s Tower, Nintendo of France’s director of marketing, Matthew Minel, said that localization of the title looked “promising,” but wouldn’t officially confirm it.
So it looks like Wii releases will still be pretty bare around the world in 2011 until Kirby Wii, at least we know that European Nintendo fans have a lot to look forward to next year.
Update: Information regarding Xenoblade Chronicles’ delay was a mistranslation. The title is launching September 2nd in Europe.
(Pandora’s Tower quote: GoNintendo)
(The Last Story Confirm: GoNintendo)
Me post time. In case you didn’t already know, Nintendo of Europe is localizing Xenoblade for a release later this year, rumored to be September. With a European localization in the works and Nintendo of America registering the domain name for Xenoblade Chronicles, it would seem likely that a North America release would be on the way. Unfortunately, that may not be the case.
GoNintendo reported that Nintendo of Europe intended on showing the the title off at E3, but said Nintendo of America didn’t want to show case games they didn’t plan on selling, which would point to no localization. But, if you follow the source, it links back to a forum post only claiming what that the lead France branch manager said something about it on the TV show No Life. Therefore we don’t have a direct quote to say if the information wasn’t skewed. But honestly, I wouldn’t put it past Nintendo of America after Disaster: Day of Crisis, Another Code R, Last Window, Band Bros. etc.
The bright side to all this is, supposedly, Xenoblade Chronicles is getting a special Classic Controller Pro in France. We’ll have to see if that applies for other regions in Europe as well. Also, there was no mention of it being bundled with the title, but I’d assume it would be.
All of my rage, Nintendo of America. All of my rage.
Nintendo still isn’t ready to talk Xenoblade Chronicles‘ release date officially, but Peter Dickson is! Peter Dickson confirmed on his twitter that he plays the role of Emperor Sorean in the game. At the end of his tweet he said, ” Out Sept.”
So the date could change, but September is as good as month as any. Nintendo of America has yet to confirm the release for North America, but they did register a domain name for Xenoblade Chronicles. So hopefully that will work out.
If you’re a Wii owner in North America or Europe, there hasn’t been much for you in 2011. Mario Sports Mix… Mario Sports Mix… That’s really the only title we’ve had launch this year. We’re in April and we’ve only see one Wii release by Nintendo. So what is Nintendo telling their fans right now? ‘Wait till E3, then we’ll blow your mind!’ With E3 2010’s line-up of Wii titles, that definitely seems possible. But are recent moves by Nintendo of America and Europe suggesting a slim line-up for E3 2011?
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It’s taken awhile, but it looks like Nintendo’s two 2010 RPGs released only in Japan might make it to North America. Xenoblade Chronicles, which was announced for Europe last week, is looking for a likely North American release with Nintendo of America registering xenobladechronicles.com. We also get our first sign of Nintendo localizing The Last Story with a registered domain by Nintendo of America for thelaststory.com
These are not confirmations, but they are definitely a good sign. I really hope both titles get localized, although I’m still not sure if I’d pick up The Last Story. Xenoblade would be a day one purchase for me though. Let’s hope Pandora’s Tower follows.
(Xenoblace Source: GoNintendo)
(The Last Story Source: GoNintendo)
Words do not express my happiness, so I made a video instead.
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