Nintendo just announced the pack is exclusive to GAME Group stores and only for customers who pre-order before 2nd September. The bundle contains the game, red Classic Controller Pro and three posters "electronically signed" — read: signature is printed — by Monolith Soft's Tetsuya Takahashi.
If you're in North America and want to make your desire for Xenoblade heard, our friends over at Operation Rainfall have a plan.
A CLASSIC BUNDLE OFFERING FOR XENOBLADE CHRONICLES PRE-ORDERS EXCLUSIVELY AT GAME AND gamestation
Special pre-order bundle to include, Xenoblade Chronicles, Red Classic Controller Pro and three exclusive signed posters
28th June 2011: In preparation for the launch of the new epic RPG, Xenoblade Chronicles on Wii in Europe on 2nd September 2011, Nintendo has created an exclusive pre-order bundle for Xenoblade Chronicles. The bundle will consist of the critically acclaimed game along with a red Classic Controller Pro and features a reversible cover including the alternative cover artwork chosen by fans in our recent online poll. Fans will also receive three exclusive posters electronically signed by the founder of Monolith Software, Tetsuya Takahashi.*
Xenoblade Chronicles takes you to the stunning lands of Bionis and Mechonis. The landscapes are vast, offering over 100 hours of immersive gameplay. Whatever you see in the distance can be reached giving you real freedom to explore and plot your way around quests. Combat is in real time and you are free to roam the seamless universe without having to endure random encounters making Xenoblade Chronicles a real departure from traditional RPGs.
Xenoblade Chronicles brings to life a universe where two titans - Bionis and Mechonis collide in a war that knows no end. As the aeons pass, the lifeless bodies of the titans remain and life soon evolves on each world. The two main races, the Mechon (a race of robots) and the Homs (humans) are locked in battle for control of the world. You join the battle for Bionis to repel the invasion of the terrifying mechanical army and uncover the secrets of a mystical sword called the Monado.
When you purchase the pre-order bundle, you will receive three exclusive concept art posters depicting the vast landscapes and characters of Xenoblade Chronicles all electronically signed by Tetsuya Takahashi himself. Xenoblade Chronicles is also available to buy or pre-order as software only.
To pre-order your copy of the Xenoblade Chronicles bundle and to receive your special pre-order items, place an order with Game or gamestation before the game goes on release across Europe on 2nd September, 2011.
To find out more about the game you can now also read Volume 2 of the Iwata Asks series of interviews, providing a behind the scenes look at how the story of Xenoblades Chronicles came together. Visit the Iwata Asks Hub at www.iwataasks.co.uk to read the interview.