Xenoblade Chronicles X Is Not A Sequel To Xenoblade

By Ishaan . June 13, 2014 . 12:00pm

Xenoblade Chronicles X is not a direct sequel to Xenoblade, Nintendo’s Treehouse division confirmed during a live-stream of the game yesterday—instead, the game is more of a spiritual successor to Xenoblade.

 

Treehouse representatives added that, while it isn’t a sequel to the Wii RPG, Xenoblade Chronicles X will hit a lot of the same philosophical notes as its predecessor did, and that if you’ve been with the Xeno series since the early games, you’ll notice nods to those titles as well.

 

Xenoblade Chronicles X is in development for a 2015 release.


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  • Triplicity

    The Wii U however IS a sequel to the Wii. Please understand.

    Please.

    • Spider-Man

      I…I don’t understand.

    • Jadfish

      I thought it was an adon to the Wii. Like the SEGA genesis tower of power extravaganza~

      • Pyrotek85

        I originally thought the tablet controller was the whole console since that’s all the previews showed initially.

    • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

      Ehhhh? I thought Wii U is like Sega CD to Genesis???O_O

      • Aristides

        Well it’s more like the model 1 Sega CD & the 32X with a master converter on top :3

  • DesmaX

    So… no more Reyn Time?

    • Kaetsu

      I feel like they’re going to reference it somewhere since Reyn was the best thing about Xenoblade Chronicles.

      • goa ahsd

        NO!!! him and riki were the worst things about the game. bad characterizations and writing baaaaad

        • Kaetsu

          Well by best I kind of mean worst at the same. He’s such a bad character that you just love him so much and you can’t help but laugh. He has so many unforgettable quotes like “What a bunch of jokahs!” “How good are we” “Bone upper!” Don’t get stuck in there Shulk”. Riki however was flat out annoying.

          • goa ahsd

            but their both annoying… wouldnt shut up with their nonsense. the majority of it was childish idle and random chatter. plus those are just battle lines… lol. i understand bad fiction that becomes laughable (sfyfy channel) but these two are just straight up examples of pure annoyance and not how to write characters

  • http://epiclyamazing.wordpress.com/ AzureNova

    Glad they confirmed this =)

  • Jadfish

    Then why call it XenoBLADE again? Just call it Xenomechs or something if you don’t want to confuse people ._.
    It’s not like it’s a long running series with different names or anything

    • Nanaki

      That’s sort of the point with this article though.
      Once they confirm something like this, it sort of alleviates any further confusion.
      Sort of like Castlevania games.

    • Kelohmello

      The point is, if you liked Xenoblade go buy Xenoblade X. I figure most people who bought Xenoblade don’t even remember/know of Xenogears or Xenosaga. But they can establish Xenoblade Chronicles as its own franchise this way.

      • GamerLegend

        They should’ve named it Xenoblade Chronicles II and it’ll become the new Final Fantasy.

        • goa ahsd

          Except the new entry normally has Xenoultra or something. not numbers. Why get rid of an already established formula…

          • Chersea

            Xenosaga 2/3 didn’t have a new suffix after “Xeno”, though those were still connected in terms of story.

            Anyway, it makes more sense to do it this way in terms of marketing. People can identify brands with consistent names easily and are therefore more likely to buy products if they’re in a familiar brand. Confusion can occur if only a single part is in the name is repeated. How do people know if a game is in the same series as Xenoblade if the suffix is different (bar researching, which isn’t too common with the “Google is your friend” meme now)? It would be similar to the Story of Seasons vs Harvest Moon: The Lost Valley situation, where the game may lose some sales due to the lack of brand recognition.

            Furthermore, Xenoblade is already trademarked, so there’s no need for Nintendo to file and waste money (yes, trademarks cost money) on another trademark. There’s really no need to file another trademark when an existing one works perfectly fine. Xenoblade Chronicles X is still the same game, even you gave it a different name. Why is the name a big deal when you should judge a game on gameplay, story, music and graphical qualities?

            …I always end up writing paragraphs longer than I expect to. >_.x

          • goa ahsd

            Xenosaga was a series. Xeno is the franchise… so yea Xenosaga were all connected lol. anyway. Ever since Xenogears the last word changed…that’s how it was done. so moving away from what has worked for years and was banded for years as these collection of similar themed games seems randomly out of place and does cause confusion. XBC X – no not a sequel or prequel or even canon despite being called XBC, yet Xenosaga and Xenogears didnt have this case. idk it just doesnt seem right to me. Yes Xenoblade is already trademarked but that alone shouldnt be used as a reason when it was never a reason before… if there is a new entry into the franchise I look at the last word and except something new to replace what was previously there before. i dont get the big change. ITS CONUFSING MEEEEEEEEEEE

          • Chersea

            Xeno itself isn’t a franchise. A franchise is normally owned by a single company. Square owns Gears, Namco owns Saga, Nintendo owns Blade.They’re just spiritual sequels made by the same people. The name only changed three times anyway, but I get that it’s kind of heard to get your head around.

            Either way, I still think it’s a better business decision to keep the same name. The only reason they ever changed it was because a different company owned that name and there could be legal trouble (lawsuits, etc) if they continued to use the same one.

          • goa ahsd

            but in terms of franchise im talking about coherentness. i guess that is what a ss is but i never used ss for the past 14 years until recently since the term is popping up everywhere now. i just dont know why they cant make Xeno____ instead of rehashing BC. someone told me it cost money but does it really and how much

        • raygunner659

          Wait, so does that mean there will be a Xenoblade Chronicles XX? And one after called Xenoblade Chronicles Xrd?

          • Kelohmello

            You forgot the various #Rs SLASHes and Accent Cores inbetween.

          • Morricane

            Xenoblade Chronicles Xrd Accent Core Plus R Slash?

          • Kaetsu

            Super hyper ultra mega sigma arcade edition.

          • bykfiend42

            I would skip Chronicles Isuka.

    • Kaetsu

      Because they want this new series with Nintendo to be called “Xenoblade”. Personally I don’t understand why they are keeping the Chronicles part but this series is called “Xenoblade” and every other entry after this will most likely be called Xenoblade and then have a subtitle. It’s easier for branding this way. If they kept changing it, it could confuse people and I think now that Monolith has settled with Nintendo they just want to keep the same name like Final Fantasy and Dragon Quest. It was probably really annoying for them to go from Xenogears to Saga to Blade due to them losing rights to those names and shifting publishers. Since they’re with Nintendo they’re pretty much going to stay with them until Nintendo goes under which won’t happen in the foreseeable future.

      • LightZero

        Yeah this is what I’m thinking too. They probably want to turn Xenoblade into its own series along the same vein as FF, Tales, and DQ.

        • goa ahsd

          but why start with xb.

          • Kaetsu

            Because Xenoblade has the most name recognition in the West at the moment and since Nintendo doesn’t have the rights to Gears and Saga there is absolutely no point in making a “new IP” because it would just end up costing Nintendo more money.

          • Pyrotek85

            Yeah at the time they might have wanted the others to be a starting point (especially saga since I think they planned 6 games originally?) but right now this is the beginning.

          • goa ahsd

            but Namcao BAndai sold MS to Nintendo, so why didnt the liscions for XS transfer over. NB no longer owns MS. this also means BK. and this is a new IP, legit its a whole new intellectual property, but instead of calling it Xenoinput they just stapled X on the back of XBC and as a result that confused me and now i cant figure out why. coming up with a new name is that hard despite the game being entirely new? just because the player install might seem big idk. why use XBC or xb at all. XB’s name was more symbolic than xs. the blade part was crucial to the plot at hand because the title severed it, while if you use it for the rest of Xeno entries it seems out of place when they arent canon.do only the publisher have the rights? if thats the case then why do other companies who join a new company are able to use their previous games… i dont get it

      • Jadfish

        I can see them wanting to hold onto their succesful IP, and Xenoblade is currently one of the best known Wii JRPG titles (among niche/hardcore players at least).
        I have personally never played any of the Xeno games, but as far as I know, “Xenogears” “Xenosaga” and “Xenogears” are from the same series. Years back I had no idea that gears and saga were from the same series, so I don’t think it’s a good way to name games – or I might have just been a stupid kid, that’s likely too.

        • Kaetsu

          They are classified as the “Xeno series” however it’s really official considering they’ve been split across multiple publishers. Each game is a spiritual successor to the previous one expect for Xenosaga 1,2 and 3 which all follow the same story.

        • Guest

          ..

    • CycloneFox

      It’s easy: Monolith Soft has done three IPs of three publishers:

      Square Soft: Xenogears
      Namco(-Bandai): Xenosaga
      Nintendo: Xenoblade

      They only change the name as soon as they change the publisher.
      I love all three game IPs, btw. And I miss Xenogears and Xenosaga. I wish they did one of the old games again some time…

  • Logan Moll

    That’s too bad. They made such a huge, awesome world with Xenoblade. There was so much more to do with it. Then again, perhaps they were happy with how they ended it and didn’t want to mess that up. I can respect that. I think I would prefer a compromise where this is X amount of years in the future/past so there can be nods to the other game due to that. Oh well, still looks great–and has a distinctly Gundam look, which is awesome.

    • Kaetsu

      Actually there isn’t a whole lot more they can do with that world. It’s literally two giants and that’s it. Most of it is pretty much explored in Xenoblade anyway. With this new they can open it up to not only that planet they crash land on, but all the other planets in the galaxy.

      • KoRLumen

        Well, there actually is a lot they could do considering the ending of Chronicles. But with what happens in the opening sequence, that wouldn’t matter anyway lol.

    • goa ahsd

      Xenosaga was more heavy sifi with politics like Gundam or closet thing to Gundamy. i dont think it would be that in depth if it ends up like xenoblade

  • xe7en

    Really thought that was Riki right at the end of the trailer. Maybe he’s a…spiritual descendant.

  • Suicunesol

    No big deal, right?

    Until we knew about the timeline, each Zelda game was a kind of spiritual successor as well. And we didn’t have a problem with that. Same with Final Fantasy.

  • Kaetsu

    If it’s not a sequel I still think they should drop Chronicles from the name since it was the subtitle to the Wii game and not even the full name of the series. The series is called “Xenoblade” and the subtitle for the Wii game is Chronicles. It’s weird that this new one carries the same subtitled and isn’t just called “Xenoblade X”.

    Name aside I’m really excited for this game and I really hope we’ll see an early 2015 release for this game. I predict Febuary 2015 :)

    • 古戸ヱリカ

      Yes, I am in favour of anything that a) uses subtitles to help clarify continuity, and b) reduces the number of games that use the word “chronicles”.

    • http://gentlerobot.com/ Gentle Robot

      There’s still time for it to change. Personally I’d be fine if they called it Farty Fart Butts

    • NeptuniasBeard

      What series? Xenoblade was the first and only game, so it technically wasn’t set in stone what a potential series would be named. Don’t want to pick a fight, and I agree that the Chronicles bit is a little silly

      • Kaetsu

        I just mean that Nintendo and Monolith are probably making this the series name in order to unify the games together and I’m pretty sure any future releases will be part of the Xenoblade “series”.

        • DarkRPGMaster

          Well it COULD be possible that the Monado is here in some form. After all, you know what the ending did, it explained its origins and what it does, and due to that it COULD exist in every universe in some shape or form. The main character’s mech IS red colored after all…

          • VolticWind

            It would be reaching if they somehow put that god-modded Light Saber in the game in any form. Plus I doubt there are any giant sentient robots that use the blood of a planet-sized Colossus to dissolve the humans who aren’t humans. Spoiler alert for a game that’s over three years old.

          • http://www.falgram.com/ Falmung

            They could always stick the Monado in as a legendary weapon or cameo. FromSoft loves doing that with the Moonlight Greatsword in its soul games.

          • DarkRPGMaster

            SPOILERS BELOW, YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED.

            Well the Monado is technically God, what with controlling the power of the universe and all. Your character is created and has to be special by the usual rules of the Xeno metaseries MCs, so it wouldn’t be that bizarre for the avatar or their mech to be a form of the Monado. When we’re dealing with the Xeno series and gods, all bets are off in terms of expecting the same old same old.

          • Ichigo_hollow

            Well, I don’t know if anyone else has noticed this, but if you look at the girl’s hair, she has this thing that looks a lot like Monado. Maybe it’s just a reference to the Wii game.

            http://i.imgur.com/VzAgTFY.jpg

    • Shippoyasha

      The game title sounds like a ‘Game of the Year Edition’ or some ‘Super DLC Extravaganza’ edition.

      I kind of think the title alone might hurt its sales. At least for the casual consumer.

      • Kaetsu

        They can always change. I don’t think they will but they always can.

    • God

      I still have hopes it’s a prequel… Though odds are ranging between 0.5%-0%

    • XypherCode

      Well in Japan it’s called “Xenoblade X” though. http://www.monolithsoft.co.jp

    • David García Abril

      I know a little bit about giving titles to a video game professionally, and my guess is that it’s due to copyright issues. As a matter of fact, it would surprise me if that wasn’t the case.

      Think about it, there was no apparent reason for giving the “Chronicles” part to the original game in the first place. They only gave it to it when they brought it to the West. And if they want to maintain the title now, then I guess they have no choice but keep it.

    • Benjamin Tyler

      Chronicles was added to the English versions of the original Wii game and this one. They’re just known as “Xenoblade” and Xenoblade X” in Japan. Besides, their nomenclature is no different from the Final Fantasy series. FF2 has nothing to do with FF1, FF3 has nothing to do with FF2, and so on.

  • goa ahsd

    OK thank you. THANK you for explaining it is not a sequel because that bugged the hell out of me. I was trying to figure out how the cause of XBC’s ending effected or transitioned into the begging of XBC X.

    Now my question is. Why call it XBC X if it isn’t canon or even close to being connected to XBC? Sounds very confusing. Xeno input is what the franchise uses. Each new installment has a new word after Xeno… i dont get it overall

    • Pyrotek85

      I think ‘Xenoblade’ or ‘Xenoblade Chronicles’ is the franchise now, not Xeno since they don’t own the rights to the other games.

  • GamerLegend

    I hope they find KOS-MOS(probably won’t happen), because at the end after the credits of Xenosaga Episode III, KOS-MOS is floating near a planet; which looks lot like the opening cinematic for Xenoblade Chronicles X and plus there are space elements(don’t know if you can travel though).

    • goa ahsd

      KOSMOS!

    • Andar

      Seems unlikely, but I think it’s possible that would could see a humanoid robot that is very much a homage to her perhaps.

      • http://www.falgram.com/ Falmung

        That sorta happened in Xenoblade Chronicles with a spoiler character. Also the mechas on Xenoblade totally give that vibe with the mechas on Xenosaga.

        • Andar

          I mean a character that has a matching personality as well though. ‘Seven’ was a different kind of character in my opinion.

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

      thanks for the spoiler!

      • MogCakes

        You are already spoiled

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

          thanks!

  • Stephen Mc Devitt

    Oh that’s good because I haven’t played Xenoblade since Xmas 2011 but maybe when I get a Wii U, I’ll have more time with it.

  • AdhesiveBoy

    This is the year of the annoying naming conventions.

  • Daniel Jeanbaptiste

    Those Xenoblade Chronicles hints at this game not as a direct sequel but more like thousands of years later

  • Rose Spinoza

    I LOVED Xenogears, and I was cool with Xenosaga, but I could only get through 10 hours of Xenoblade before I got bored and quit . (I didn’t like the characters)
    Soooooo….. I’m not sure how to feel about XenoChronicles…..

    • Kaetsu

      I know what you mean. I didn’t find Xenoblade Wii was up to par with other Monolith games like Baten Kaitos and Xenosaga but I think Xenoblade Chronicles X will be better. Xenoblade had a completely different dev team where as with this one they’ve brought back a lot of the people who worked on Saga and Gears.

      • Rose Spinoza

        Oooooooooooooooooooh? Well then, now I’m intrigued! (As long as they don’t drag it out like they did with Saga XD. )

        • Kaetsu

          So far from what we’ve seen the only thing that’s close to Xenoblade Wii is the combat system which in my opinion was the best part of that game. I’d give it a try when it comes out.

  • Brimfyre

    It looks like Xenosaga 100% in terms of the style of the characters. Damn I wish Nintendo would use some of it’s warchest money and pay Namco for Kos-Mos.

  • Milewide

    Well, I’m glad to hear this. It means that I don’t have to go back and finish Xenoblade Chronicles… which I have failed to do before… twice.

    Die, Backlog. Die!

    • Jadfish

      I had the same problem as you once. Then I said “fuck it” and accepted the fact that I should only play videogames if I want to.

      - games that I like that is. Don’t force hobbies, or they die.

      • Pyrotek85

        Exactly what I’ve decided. If a game is too boring or I’m just not in the right mood for that genre, I don’t force it. I’m not a videogame reviewer or playtester or anything, so I don’t want to treat it like it’s my job. I DO try to not to jump around or play more than one game at a time though, as I find it hurts my already low attention span.

      • Milewide

        Truer words have never been written! :)

  • Lloyd Christmas

    I hope the music will be just as good as Xenoblade.

    • Pyrotek85

      Probably better, as Hiroyuki Sawano will be doing it. He’s probably best know for Attack on Titan’s soundtrack atm.

      • Izzeltrioum

        OST will be trash if Sawano doesn’t include any Germanese chanting.

        • Pyrotek85

          I think I heard some in the earlier trailers if memory serves, but regardless I doubt it would be ‘trash’, that’s a pretty strong word.

          • Izzeltrioum

            I expect germanese that much.

            Please understand.

            Guy can’t just ditch some Blumenkranz potential goodness there.

    • Kaetsu

      I swear I’m the only person who wasn’t a huge fan Xenoblade’s soundtrack minus the battle themes and Gaur Plains. This game has a new composer Hiroyuki Sawano(Attack on Titan, Blue Exorcist) so I’m more excited and every song I’ve heard so far has been amazing.

      • Pyrotek85

        I thought it was good while I was playing it, but there aren’t many that stuck with me the way some game soundtracks do.

        • Kaetsu

          That was the problem. The songs weren’t necessarily bad but they blended in to much with everything else when you were playing so nothing was ever really memorable and since the majority of the music is atmospheric(minus the battle themes) its never fun to listen to outside of the game. With what we’ve heard of the new game I want the soundtrack so I can listen to immediately.

          • David García Abril

            Sorry, I couldn’t possibly disagree more.

            The first “Xenoblade” has one of the best video game soundtracks of all time, and I’m a HUGE video game soundtrack nut.

            It was a blast while playing the game and it has a permanent spot in my iPod. And I know for a fact I’m far from alone on this.

            And there are A LOT of melodies that are more than just atmospheric. And even those which are, are fantastic more often than not.

      • Izzeltrioum

        I admit I liked OST before I actually played the game. When I got myself into it… well, I concluded the following: OST is a pure background machinery of sounds–meaning it wasn’t composed for BGMphiles like myself, but rather to make the filled-with-tons-of-unused-terrain journey as vivid as possible (Though if it wasn’t for the OST, Eryth Sea would be the worst dungeon/map location in a JRPG IMO).

        Let’s face it people. If you hold an en garde position towards Xenoblade’s OST, it’s because:

        !: Mitsuda Yasunori
        2: Shimomura Yoko

        (Not a fan of those–even though I played Secret of Mana and whatnot; Hate Shimomura personally–but to each his own.)

        • David García Abril

          No, the OST has waaaaaaay more than just filling terrain themes. The vast majority of battle themes are awesome, and the cut scenes are about the same level. It still gets to me every time I listen to the Main Theme.

          And it baffles me that you say it’s just “a pure background machinery of sounds” when they have clear and well-composed melody lines.

          Oh, and FYI, Mitsuda only composed one track. A nice one, but still just one. His pressence in this OST is more a nod to previous “Xeno” games than anything else.

    • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

      Considering they are using Sawano had been on roll especially on Gundam Unicorn here. U are going to go on a treat here.^_^

  • bykfiend42

    Does a spiritual successor to Xenoblade Chronicles become a Xenogears sequel?

  • Roger

    Wasn’t it confirmed to have multiple sequels already?

    • Kaetsu

      I don’t think so however it’s very likely we’ll see more.

  • iamtehultimatepwnage .

    so if its called xenoblade, does this mean that there is also a blade like the monado in XC ?

    • Pyrotek85

      My money is on it just being a generic name like Final Fantasy or Dragon Quest/Warrior.

      • iamtehultimatepwnage .

        hmm yea could be, but i think thats really a stupid name if that sword theme is not a picked up then in every game. Final fantasy or dragon quest arent any specific. I would have rather liked it if they just kept the “xeno” tag.

        • Pyrotek85

          I think Dragon Quest/Warrior is about as specific as Xenoblade. Is it a quest about dragons? A game about warriors who fight dragons? I’m not saying Xenoblade is a great name for a whole series, but as long as they don’t keep appending random words I won’t care lol.

  • wahyudil

    I see no xenoblade aka monado in the game … or it will? so the title itself is a spoiler?

  • Ying

    So this means that I don’t need the first game to play this? Awesome! That was the only thing holding me back from buying it

    • Pyrotek85

      Yeah if there’s any connection it would likely be a huge time gap with no recurring characters or anything.

    • James Enk

      still do your self a favor and play that game

      • Ying

        I would if I could find it, but I can’t. My local gameshops don’t have it at all actually, and the last time I checked online it was 100+ and I am not going to pay that much for one game

        • James Enk

          i feel sad for you man but fear not it seems the guys at monolith soft are creating something even better xD

    • Kaetsu

      They might make very subtle references for veteran players but there won’t be anything that you would’ve had to have played the Wii game to understand.

    • David García Abril

      There are still some references, though. The little furry ball creatures at the end of the trailer are a race called “Nopon”, which appeared in the first game.

      My guess is that they will take the “Final Fantasy” approach.

      • Ying

        That’s fine. As long as it is nothing story related it isn’t a big deal for me.

    • Fred

      No you don’t have to play the original to enjoy this one. However, the original is so incredible. I’d say go grab a used Wii and a used Xenoblade disc. X doesn’t come out till 2015 take advantage of the delay and play the original now.

  • revenent hell

    Sequel, prequel or not l already planned to get the game. Knowing its a spiritual successor doesn’t really change anything for me other than knowing it isn’t a prequel like I had kind of thought it might be.

  • Leon Magnus

    Sequel or not, Xenoblade looks very promising.

  • Syde Tokai

    This makes me happy.

  • Izzeltrioum

    XeChronoX name petition for the West?

  • César H. Sandoval

    So, they’re only milikng the name and brand recognition?

    Why not call it XENOsomething else?

    Or, stick with just “X”?

    • Kaetsu

      Calling Xeno>insert title here< doesn't make sense. Since Xenoblade has a lot of recognition already, then this game will sell better using the same name. If it had a different name some people might assume it's something else. Also filing trademarks for new games costs money. As for the name "X" it doesn't make sense and it would be one of the worst names they could go with. How do you market something that's one letter. It would cause way to much confusion.

  • Ric Vazquez

    Mah #1 most anticipated game for the Wii u

  • Skye Johnson

    You know, I didn’t expect it to be a direct sequel in the way, say, FFX and X-2 are, but it looked like the game takes place on the same world as Xenoblade had (with some obvious differences if we’re talking about a future timeline here, given how the Wii’s Xenoblade game went), since the Nopon were present in the trailer. At this point, I just want to know if it’s the same world or not, because it sure looked like it.

  • raphael

    I find it’s hard to be a sequel. u.u

  • KingGunblader

    Xenoblade Chronicles X is not a sequel to Xenoblade Chronicles.

    Why is the title exactly the same then (save for one stupid letter)? if it’s really not a sequel, it would make more sense to name it Xeno____ (something to do with mech?).

  • Showmeyomoves

    What happened to Xenoblade Chronicles II – IX?

    • Kaetsu

      In Japan the “X” in the title is pronounced “cross”.

  • Kornelious

    So it’s like What Dark Souls is to Demon’s Souls (Or Bloodborne in this case)
    I have to admit, my interest has dropped a bit, but I’m still hyped for the game cuz it just looks so damn awesome! :D

    Though I can’t help but feel that the “Xenoblade” title was just put on for better marketing, yet that remains to be seen…..I guess it wouldn’t make sens to continue the Xenoblade story (Or even possible) And while having a decendant to Shulk would be interesting, it wouldn’t be to original…..And now that i think about it, Xenoblade was never actually mentioned in the game (I’m assuming it meant the Monado though) so unless there is a Monado in this game or something similair then it wouldn’t really make much sense to keep the name……..like the DMC reboot….Except I’m sure this game will do even better that it’s predecessor.

    But hey, it’s an awesome JRPG for the Wii U so i’m happy either way :)

  • Phoenix_Apollo

    Monolith Soft is always such a fascinating company. They’ve always just done their own thing, even back when it was just the team at Squaresoft doing the Chrono games and ‘Gears. I’m glad Nintendo finally stepped in to give them stability but it also seems so weird to me that they own them. Like, Monolith games are not what Nintendo (more like NOA at least) has been about, and that shows in how little of their games end up getting localized in America after they were purchased.

    Anyway, I sincerely hope we get something else from them soon. Xenoblade is cool, and their handheld division has always put out solid, if odd RPGs, but all they did for Wii was Disaster Day of Crisis and Xenoblade. I hope the Wii U gets more.

  • Izzeltrioum

    CTRL + F “X” = 125 replies.

    Let’s make it to 1000.

  • DragonSix

    Then WHY DO YOU CALL IT THAT?

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

    Not surprising. X’s world didn’t exactly seem to overlap with that of Xenoblade, and the similarities to Xenogears and (particularly) Xenosaga are so evident that it practically seems like part of the canon.

  • AAa

    Jeez you guys.. THINK FINAL FANTASY.
    So Xenoblade is FF1, and Xenoblade X is FF2.

  • Benjamin Tyler

    I can’t believe how many of you are surprised by this. I pray none of you get your hands on any games like Final Fantasy, Tales, Shining, ShinMegaTen, Assassin’s Creed, Disgaea, Call of Duty, Fire Emblem…

  • keithmaxx

    Just you wait, guys, they’re gonna announce a Xenoblade Chronicles Y complete with legendary dinosaur monster and unique mech and yet-unannounced sister colony!

  • http://hanzoadam.tumblr.com/ Hanzoadam

    I’m really tempted to get a Wii-U just for this

    • Fred

      Do it!!! It’ll be worth it. Xenoblade was worth buying a Wii for.

  • Sylveria Shini

    Its not a sequel to Xenoblade… cause it’s a prequel to Xenosaga.

  • criperro

    This game will make me buy a Wii U, I would love if they can do an HD Collection of Xenosaga for Wii U.

    • Fred

      That would be awesome. It’ll certainly be worth buying a Wii U for. I absolutely LOVED Xenoblade on the Wii (and I paid $80 for my copy)

  • Skeptika Crediblus

    Is Chu-Chu a playable character in this? No Chu-Chu, no deal.

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