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Xenoblade Chronicles X Will Use The Wii U GamePad As A Navigation Device


Speaking with Edge magazine, Xenoblade Chronicles X executive producer Tetsuya Takahashi touched upon how the RPG will make use of the Wii U GamePad.


“We decided that it would be perfect to use as a navigation device, in the same way that a lot of tablet computers are,” Takahashi said, according to a quote pulled by Nintendo Everything.


“We’ve put some important features relating to the game system and your objectives onto the GamePad, so I feel that this should create a very user-friendly experience for players.”


It appears that Takahashi did not specify whether or not you would be able to play Xenoblade Chronicles X using Off-TV Play with the GamePad. Hopefully, that’s a feature the team doesn’t neglect to include.


Xenoblade Chronicles X is scheduled for release in 2015 on the Wii U. Meanwhile, the original Xenoblade Chronicles is headed to the New Nintendo 3DS.

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.