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Xenoblade Chronicles Classic Controller Pack Gets Detailed

Posted by James Newton

Only at GAME Group

Fancy that delicious looking red Classic Controller Pro pack for the upcoming Xenoblade Chronicles? You'll need to place a pre-order at GAME or Gamestation, then.

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.


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 to read the interview.

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MAddogz said:

hmmm none of these stores are in Germany, is this an UK exclusive preorder???



Ryno said:

What is worse then DLC shortly after a game is released - exclusive store pre-order content/bonus. Hey, I can't complain about it thogh since I live in the USA and NOA does not want to release this game for who know's why?



taffy said:

@MAddogz: They are a UK company but they deliver to Europe, you have to pay extra for P&P but it's not too expensive



Meta-Rift said:

If the game doesn't get localized, I'll be kicking myself for not importing this bundle while I have the chance.

By the way, does the game require a classic controller? It just occurred to me that I haven't heard anything about the controls.



MAddogz said:

on the german nintendosite it says avaiable in stores on 2nd of September, normal and the special edition... but the news is from yesterday...



Burny said:

@MAddogz You already saw the press release on the German site. This means the bundle will be available in Germany, too. Unless they made a mistake, but that seems unlikely.

I want that red CC Pro.

@Rift It can be played with theWiiMote/Nunchuck combo as well as the classic controller. Thinking about it, I'm not aware of a single Wii retail game featuring Classic Controller support that doesn't offer other controller options. Devs just cannot assume everybody owns a classic controller.



Traxx said:

If this bundle were not meant to be released in Germany, there wouldn't be an USK rating on it.

It's a nice bundle, but any true gamer should already own a CCPro that came with Monster Hunter Tri. Goldeneye better had a gold Wii Zapper.



Wheels2050 said:

@Rift: I'm 90% sure that it's a requirement for Wii games to offer a control scheme using the Wii remote and nunchuck if needed. I think Nintendo enforces this to lower the entry barrier for people buying new games.



phoenix1818 said:

I'm thinking of getting this game but not sure whether to pre-order. As I haven't got the CC Pro yet, this bundle is appealing, but I think I'll wait until I find out more about it.

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