Looks like Nintendo of America heard their player’s call and are releasing Xenoblade Chronicles in North America. The only problem is that the game will only be available through Gamestop or Nintendo’s own store. Beggars can’t be choosers, I suppose. The game will be released Spring next year. Congrats to Operation Rainfall. One down, two more to go, fellas.

I picked up the EU version of the game and it’s fantastic. If you’re an RPG fan, then purchasing the game is a no-brainer. Don’t forget to pre-order your copy the first chance you get.


From the press release:

    It’s man vs. machine in a new game coming to Nintendo’s Wii™ console in spring. Xenoblade Chronicles™ asks players to use the Monado blade to take on a seemingly endless series of invading Mechon robots in a sweeping role-playing adventure.

    The main character is Shulk, a weapons researcher who must confront the Mechon by wielding the ancient Monado blade. It’s the only weapon that has any effect against the Mechon, and it also enables Shulk to see the future.

    Players can customize their characters with a variety of weapons and armor choices, as well as headgear, boots and gloves. As in many role-playing games, players can then gain experience and upgrade their characters. Players can watch their enemies, learn their tactics and unleash real-time counterattacks.

    The vast open world of Xenoblade Chronicles is ripe for exploration. Players can avert their focus from the main story and venture out looking for other challenges and side quests. Hidden areas and unique monsters are scattered throughout the game’s massive world, which players can explore freely.

    Xenoblade Chronicles has already launched in Japan and Europe, and has received unanimously positive reviews, including several perfect scores.