First Gameplay Footage Of X, Monolith Soft’s Wii U RPG

By Ishaan . February 13, 2014 . 2:50pm

Nintendo have shared gameplay footage from Monolith Soft’s upcoming Wii U RPG, X. The gameplay footage shows off battle against large enemies, with the player battling both on land as well as in a mech. You can watch the footage below, starting from the 34:53 mark.

 

 

Director Tetsuya Takahashi says that the game’s battle system is based on the one in Xenoblade for Wii, but with “even more polish”.


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  • http://LevelUpGeneration.blogspot.com/ KALiverin

    Awesome. I was waiting the entire direct for this moment and as soon as they say they had more information about the game, my computer decides to freeze. Oh well. I certainly hope the battle system has more polish. I really liked the battle system in Xenoblade, but it could have used some improvements.

    • KoRLumen

      Agreed. This, Smash, and Bayonetta were the only things I was really looking for. Everything else was just bonus (I can’t believe they brought Trozei back! I played so much of that haha).

      I laughed at “Huge Succeeded” tbh xD But otherwise, the game looks absolutely amazing. One complaint I have is that the UI seems to clutter the screen, but that’s pretty inconsequential, all things considered.

      Hype is off the charts.

      • Laer_HeiSeiRyuu

        That’s what the gamepad is for

        • http://gentlerobot.com/ Gentle Robot

          HOPEFULLY

        • Guest

          Vita-Vote-bot attacks!

        • KoRLumen

          Indeed, they still haven’t shown any gamepad features. I’ll keep my fingers crossed haha.

          Or maybe they’ll pull a DCRTF and not use the gamepad at all. I guess we’ll just have to see.

          • Laer_HeiSeiRyuu

            That’d piss me off. X and The Last Story are perfect for the WiiU Gamepad

          • KoRLumen

            Agreed

          • Laer_HeiSeiRyuu

            Seriously, its a steath cover shooter parkour action rpg with AI management. Sounds ripe for 2 Screen maximum gameplay ecstasy.

      • Guest

        Workin’ hard, Vita-Vote-bot!

  • subsamuel01

    Looks like this game is not coming out this year or he would have said launching in 2014 like he did with smash and bayonetta 2.

    • Laer_HeiSeiRyuu

      Its coming this year in Japan

  • DesmaX

    I found the “suceeded” that appears on screen quite distracting, but overall, it looks great. I love Xenoblade battle system

    • Laer_HeiSeiRyuu

      They can put it on the gamepad :p

  • 하세요

    It has a strong PSO2 vibe to me, just not as fast. Still, looks neat.

    • Kaihaku

      It does, it’s like a fusion of Xenoblade, Monster Hunter, and PSO2. Which are good things, in my opinion.

      • Kaetsu

        Aside from big monsters it doesn’t seem like it will play like Monster Hunter since it’s using the Xenoblade combat system.

        • KoRLumen

          Now I’m imagining playing Monster Hunter with giant mechs o_o

          • neocatzon

            And thinking the monster will be even bigger.. *gulp*

  • KingGunblader

    Gah can’t handle. Want so bad. When date?

  • Godmars

    So its still happening, so I guess I’m still buying a WiiU.

  • http://fr.twitch.tv/Nhatalya Aleksandrina

    This game looks so great, certainly one of the best Wii U titles that has yet to be released.

    I loved the battle system from Xenoblade, so if it’s going to be even more polished, then it’ll be awesome. Also, Player 2, 3, and 4? Online co-op? Heck, yes! At least, I hope so.

    • Linhua

      … stop that… you’re making my soul cry .-.

  • Kaetsu

    I was waiting the entire direct in anticipation for this. It was worth it. Although the battle system is for the most part what we’ve seen in Xenoblade, the mech(doll) combat was really cool!

  • Epic Markell Joshua

    This game looks dope. Guess it is gonna be awhile.

  • KoRLumen

    I was hoping for an ETA… But damn, it looks good. It can’t be much longer, can it?

  • Kornelious

    And now watch the Wii U sales rise around it’s release date :)

    • Kaetsu

      I’m not sure if it will. The Xeno games will only appeal to the JRPG fanatics. The Wii U’s sales will rise with Smash and Mario Kart.

      • Kaihaku

        Agreed, “X” is a system seller but only to a niche market (that I happen to belong to), especially if Fire Emblem X SMT is released within the same year. Mario Kart is the one to watch for a more noticeable sales boost; for comparison Mario Kart Wii outsold Halo 1, 2, and 3 combined.

      • Laer_HeiSeiRyuu

        Xenoblade’s more Dragon Quest Rather than Final Fantasy, and I know a guy who dislikes RPG’s interested in this game.

        Xenoblade’s more about the World and its feel than just the story (it gives that sense of freedom)

        Probably why Tetsuya’s more concerned with making flashy and addictive gameplay here for X.

        If you’re looking for something Final Fantasy or Tales- esque this isnt really the place.

        More or less, play Bravely Default XD

  • Chaos_Knight

    I’m so glad they showed something for X. The talking during battle seemed a bit too repetitive, but it was like that Xenoblade.

    • ArtIristic

      Ah, just like old times…

  • Ferrick

    i would like 4 please, one to play, one to display, and the other two to blend and then snort it for some great high

  • Laer_HeiSeiRyuu

    This is the second footage, first trailer and second trailer had gameplay

    • http://www.siliconera.com/ Ishaan

      I wouldn’t exactly call that “gameplay footage,” when it was more a mix of scenes from different points in the game. This is the first real look we’ve gotten at gameplay.

      • Laer_HeiSeiRyuu

        Uh… you did watch the first trailer right? Showed off more of the positional gameplay, seems to go farther than xenoblade with that

        • http://www.siliconera.com/ Ishaan

          I did, but again, it wasn’t gameplay that was shown for any significant length of time. It was a few seconds of each scene. This is the first legitimate look we’ve had at battles.

          • Laer_HeiSeiRyuu

            Without music .____.

          • http://www.siliconera.com/ Ishaan

            On the bright side, it is nice to know that you’ll be able to hop in and out of the mechs at will when there’s one close by. That was pretty awesome.

          • s07195

            I get a feeling mech-jacking will be part of the story at some point…

  • DivinePhoenix69

    I was never a fan of Xenoblade’s combat tbh. Hopefully they improve upon it significantly.

    • Kaetsu

      I thought that was the best part of the game.

      • http://gentlerobot.com/ Gentle Robot

        I thought all the parts were the best part, except will-they-won’t-they-romance when the WORLD IS ENDING

        • KoRLumen

          I felt so bad for Melia throughout the whole thing :c she was one of my favorite characters haha

    • 하세요

      I’m happy to hear I wasn’t the only one who felt that way. Not saying it was a bad game at all, but I just couldn’t get into the combat that much.

      • DivinePhoenix69

        Oh yea don’t get me wrong the game as a whole was great. It’s just that the battle system never really clicked with me is all.

      • Kango234

        Yeah after a certain point, it just amounted to: Build up chain, use chain. I just got bored and stopped playing.

        • Alejandro A

          Yeah, Chain attacks break the game, especially later on. Sometimes I would switch to characters like Melia cus it was more challenging and diverse. I’m hoping there’s a lot more abilities and that the system is more dynamic in this game.

    • Junko Enoshima

      A bit embarrassing to admit, but I thought this game was pretty hard. I’m a turn based kind of person myself, so that might have some influence.

  • PreyMantis

    Oh, man! This game will rock! The seamless battle and the environment is just pure sweet gorgeous.

  • z_merquise

    Combat is too “chatty” with so many characters talking at the same time (haven’t played Xenoblade so I can’t tell if it’s similar to that).

    But hey, it looked so good. Plus having mechs to control at the middle of the action is always cool.

    • Anewme…Again

      Xenoblade was the same, but lot of peoples have complained about that, so maybe this times they will make that an option.

    • Kaetsu

      Xenoblade was also very chatty. Now it’s Reyn Time! Let’s not lose are heads now! What a bunch of jokers! How good are we! BOOOOOOOOONE UPPER!

    • ChiffonCake

      If the translation of the chatter and voice acting is anything like Xenoblade, I’m ok with it. It was kind of bad, but in a good way.

      • Kaetsu

        There were too many good Reyn quotes that all the chatter never annoyed me.

  • MrJechgo

    Xenoblade Chronicles with mechs… HYPE!

  • John Pena

    this is one of the main reasons why I had purchased I wii u, I cannot wait!!!

    • Anewme…Again

      For me this is the reason i bought a WIIU, everything else is extra :P

      • Kaetsu

        Than there are a lot of good extras.

      • Kaihaku

        Same here, I would have bought one for Mario Kart 8 but it was the “X” announcement last January that made me an early adopter.

  • James Enk

    i can’t stop talking about how amazing this game looks

    • KoRLumen

      You and me both, buddy.

      • PreyMantis

        Can I join you guys?

        • KoRLumen

          NEVER.

          jk. Join us, my brethren ლ(`◉◞౪◟◉‵ლ)

          • Kaetsu

            Me too :)

          • Reiswindy

            Can I be player 4 :( ?

    • Pix

      Who the hell is downvoting everyone? The hate is getting ridiculous…

      • KoRLumen

        Just a bot, ignore it.

  • Lavitz

    I heard they said it’s coming out 2014 on Japan’s stream. Can anyone confirm?

    • Kaetsu

      They announced this last year.

      • Lavitz

        Release dates change, you know

  • John Pena

    I am a little disappointed that there were no dragon quest announcements, damn You Square Enix!!!

    • Kaetsu

      There were enough good announcements to hold me over for a bit. I’m sure will see the big Dragon Quest localizations eventually.

      • John Pena

        I really hope so, since the Dragon Quest and Tales series are my favorite jrpg series.

    • Kaihaku

      I could have done with a bit more JRPG content in general; at least would love to know what direction they’re taking Fire Emblem X SMT in.

  • Sentsuizan_93

    If you can’t be bothered skipping through the whole direct to find it, Here it is:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZDgtBlzJ0wE

  • Reiswindy

    Something that picked my curiosity way too much was that upwards attack the player character used during the fight, It makes me wonder… what could be its effect in-game? Or was it just added as a possible Up+B move for a possible smash bros. appearance?
    In any case, I’ll be getting this game as soon as it’s released. It’s looking wonderful so far.

    • Laer_HeiSeiRyuu

      Position is very important in this game

  • Junko Enoshima

    I’m really hoping this is more similar to Xenogears. As in more gear battles, crazy religious themes, and a slightly disturbing pink guy that blows up in order to fight really big enemies. Even though I really liked Xenoblade, having those things in this game would make it INFINITELY better.

    • Laer_HeiSeiRyuu

      No,

    • neocatzon

      Same here, expecting xenogears combat. I missed the move list. But knowing the mecha combat will moving in real time is more than enough for me.

      • Laer_HeiSeiRyuu

        Xenoblade is nothing like Xenogears…

        • neocatzon

          Yes, and..?

          • Laer_HeiSeiRyuu

            This game is about taking Xenoblade’s combat and Maximizing it into something Flashy and Addictive.

          • neocatzon

            I still don’t understand how did it connect to “I was expecting xenogears combat, it’s not, but I’m okay with that” comment.

    • Ric Vazquez

      Same here

  • idrawrobots

    By the end of the year I’ll really have to question why people don’t have Wii U’s.

    • http://gentlerobot.com/ Gentle Robot

      If it comes out this year. No date was mentioned, and they didn’t actually refer to it as X, either.

  • Alter

    oh, well PSO2 rip-off

    • Laer_HeiSeiRyuu
      • Alter

        okay its more like FF12 rip-off, the battle system that’s it. Everyone can made up a story, just like some Chinese company which stole lovelive android/ios game code to make lovelive rip-off.

        • http://twitter.com/#!/kaishou Kaishou

          PSO2 Rip-Off then FF12 Rip-Off then what?

          • KoRLumen

            Guys its OBVIOUSLY a ripoff of Xenoblade.

            Lol.

        • Laer_HeiSeiRyuu

          You mean the game uses a real time combo turn based gameplay style?

          Yeah. Its Chrono Trigger’s gameplay in real time with Mechs.

          Play Xenoblade

        • batman999

          FF12? There is no active time battle system in this game,The combat looks a bit like xenoblade 1 all arts require a cooldown before they can be used again.

        • http://gentlerobot.com/ Gentle Robot

          I don’t understand why you need to believe so badly that the game is derivative. It’s kind of like a single-player MMO and the combat isn’t that important to progress. There’s a diversity of item crafting, character improvement systems and sidequests to keep you busy for ages.

          I get that it’s cost-prohibitive but I really believe it’s the single best game on the Wii.

        • snickerdoodle22

          Xenoblade is a lot more closer to an MMO than FF12. The gameplay is more about managing skills on cooldown and manipulating buffs/debuffs compared to FF12′s ATB/AI Behavior customization gameplay. I haven’t played
          PSO2 to say anything about that comparison, though (Gee I wonder who’s
          fault that is, Sega)

    • idrawrobots

      Considering it never came out in the US, that doesn’t bother me too much.

    • NTaiyokun

      Great, more hackers.

    • ishyg

      Considering that this will definitely come to the US, I won’t care if this is a rip-off or not.

      Upvote anomaly?

    • Tarkovsky

      Yea and every other TPS to come out after RE4 is an RE4 rip off. >.>

    • disgaea36

      Last time I checked in PSO2 I couldn’t hop into a gundam and wreak havoc while fighting over sized monster while carrying a giant machine gun/rocket launcher lol

  • https://twitter.com/Ni_Go_Zero_Ichi Project 2501

    Is it wrong that, what with this being a Xeno game, I’m kinda more interested in learning about the story and setting than the actual game mechanics?

    • Kaetsu

      Not at all. I’m really curious to see what the world is like.

    • Laer_HeiSeiRyuu

      Eh nah, this one’s more about the gameplay and the environments

      Final Fantasy this is not.

  • Abend

    gotta be honest im kinda disappointed i was hoping for an combo based action rpg not a cool down simulator

    • ecoutercavalier

      Despite cooldown, I think movement and positioning has become even more important than it was in Xenoblade. Changing weapons on the fly and entering and exiting vehicles in the middle of battle looks like fun.

      This game might not do anything for people who didn’t enjoy its predecessor, but it’s hard to see anything that isn’t a massive improvement from that gameplay footage.

  • Samsara09

    man…150 upvotes AND downvotes…quite a party here.Nintendo is clearly bettin on this horse here…hope they suceed.

    • neocatzon

      One man party. It’s obviously the usual bot guy.

  • Kaetsu

    Well it seems like this game will take place on earth. Some very smart people have started to notice that at one point in the video there is some sort of building or vessel of some sort that says “United States” and has the American flag painted on it.

    • Laer_HeiSeiRyuu

      There’s also two moons

      • Tatsuya1221

        Well, it could be the death star.

        In all likelihood it’s probably another planet, with an earth based government sending people there or something to that effect.

        • Laer_HeiSeiRyuu

          Majora is a planet now?

          • Tatsuya1221

            No i meant the planet the characters are on.

          • Laer_HeiSeiRyuu

            The game has two moons, not planets

          • Tatsuya1221

            Sigh, what i’m saying is that they may be something similar to a colony on another planet, said planet has 2 moons, hence 2 moons.

            Guess i just can’t talk today.

          • Laer_HeiSeiRyuu

            … Two planets wouldnt be in such close orbit in gravity, that’d cause mass distortion between two gravity pulls. Its like two hurricanes colliding

          • Symbol de Au

            How are you having so much trouble understanding him? He’s saying it’s a planet with two moons that’s being colonized by Earth. Earth is still very far away from this planet. It’s not two planets next to each other. It’s one planet with two moons that was discovered by Earth, much like the discovery of North America.

          • Laer_HeiSeiRyuu

            But this planet has an American flag on it

      • Kaetsu

        That makes me even more excited to find out about the plot.

  • KoRLumen

    Y’know, if you’re gonna use an upvote bot, at least make it believable…. Like +15 or 20 or so. I mean, who the heck do you think you’re fooling lol

  • Tatsuya1221

    Well, as much as i’m looking forward to this, it’s looking like this is a multiplayer game, if it does it like the last story did, or makes the other players take over from the A.I. when not soloing fine, but if the game revolves strictly around your character, it’s going to leave something to be desired in the long run when it comes to story.

    Honestly considering this is monolith soft we’re talking about, who are known for their capability in making fleshed out stories, i’m expecting it to be more of a style similar to tales of games with the exception of full control over the allied characters.

    Either way this is still the reason i will buy a wii-u, however if it doesn’t come out this year, there’s not enough reason for me to get a Wii-u this year (hate mario with a passion, same with donkey kong, i am one of the few who doesn’t like smash bros., and sonic is hit and miss), but we will see.

    Still one of my most wanted games.

  • Go2hell66

    Need this game in my Life!

  • eilegz

    looks like xenoblade with mecha and that its a goood thing

  • Kai2591

    This game might just make me buy the Wii U, even if its the only game I’ll ever play on that platform…provided the localized version has Japanese audio.

  • Jeremy Barnes

    I will get a Wii-U for this game.

  • disgaea36

    was I the only one that noticed that awesome battle theme?

  • Linhua

    … ahh… this is the stuff that produces Man Tears; a rare drop which bleeds overwhelmingly epic proportions of sex injected content that, when exposed to, forces one to ingest an entire tube of tooth paste, arm-wrestle a chihuahua, slap their most respected elder across the gum line with a summer sausage and chew on their own elbows.

    … that last part is impossible, by the way.

  • Ric Vazquez

    Nostalgia from my Xenogears childhood

  • Saifer Emmerich

    Next paycheck, Wii U.

  • http://www.siliconera.com/ Ishaan

    No, no date is confirmed.

  • http://www.siliconera.com/ Ishaan

    No port-begging, please. Knock it off.

  • 하세요

    Oh word we’re just openly talking about pirating nowadays?

  • http://www.siliconera.com/ Ishaan

    Yeah, no. Take that elsewhere. None of that on here, please.

  • http://www.siliconera.com/ Ishaan

    No one cares. Here’s a list of our rules for future reference:

    http://www.siliconera.com/open-thread/

  • idrawrobots

    It’s against the rules and Ishaan has a Ban Hammer +9

  • Kaetsu

    They will definitely help especially if Nintendo goes all out with their advertising. At this point I’m not entirely sure if they can keep up with Sony but I think they can easily surpass Microsoft.

  • KoRLumen

    It’s pretty common knowledge that Nintendo doesn’t compete with Microsoft or Sony. Nearly everyone I know adopts a Nintendo console as a secondary console – especially since Nintendo games are always top quality exclusives. Additionally, many people have expressed that the only reason why they haven’t bought one yet is because they haven’t been given a reason to. I’m fairly certain these releases will boost Wii U sales by quite a bit.

  • Kaihaku

    Yeah. It’s become very “accepted” for some reason…but it frustrates me in particular when it’s related to the Operation Rainfall games. Some of us campaigned to get Xenoblade released in North America and bought multiple copies to persuade Nintendo that there’s a JRPG market here. It’s really vexing after that to see folks promoting piracy. JRPGs are a niche market here in North America, if people don’t invest in it it’s going to go away.

  • http://www.siliconera.com/ Ishaan

    Any more of this and it’s a ban. No more warnings.

  • http://www.siliconera.com/ Ishaan

    Wow, please. Please, I’m begging you. Just… stop commenting. You clearly have nothing intelligent to say. Reading any of your comments (any of them, just pick one) makes my head hurt.

  • Pyrofrost

    Man, it looks like you have your hands full today Ishaan

  • http://www.siliconera.com/ Ishaan

    It’s one of those days…

  • Pyrofrost

    I see, it’s unfortunate when great news for gamers is dampened like that. You should get yourself a drink when your day is over.

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