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Rumour: Xenoblade Chronicles Will Release In U.S. Via Gamestop [Update]

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Since this morning, the Internet has been abuzz with rumours that Xenoblade Chronicles will be released in the U.S. via Gamestop exclusively. Nintendo World Report picked the rumour up from a thread started at the NeoGAF gaming forums, where a member posted a photograph of the title in a Gamestop release list:

 

You can spot it at the bottom of the list, under the title Xenoblade Chronicles GS Exclusive for $50. The “release date” column has it scheduled for an April 4th release in America. Do keep in mind that this is just a rumour for now.

 

Update: Nintendo of America have posted concept art of the game to their Facebook page. Thanks to Neal Power in the comments for the heads up!

 

Update 2: Something that bears mentioning is that we aren’t certain what the “exclusive” is really referring to. It could, for example, simply be referring to a Gamestop-exclusive collector’s edition of the game.

Ishaan Sahdev
Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and wrote the book "The Legend of Zelda - A Complete Development History". He also used to moonlight as a professional manga editor. These days, his day job has nothing to do with games, but the two inform each other nonetheless.