Xenoblade's North American Release Chances Take a Knock

Final nail in the coffin?

Xenoblade Chronicles is one of the most anticipated Wii games of 2011, but while Nintendo of Europe is bringing the game to that territory its American counterpart has been very quiet on that front. Now it seems Nintendo of America will not publish the game, according to French marketing manager Mathieu Minel.

Minel appeared on French TV show Nolife to discuss the game and revealed that although Nintendo of Europe wanted to show off Xenoblade Chronicles at E3, Nintendo of America denied it as it didn't want to show off products it would not be selling.

Of course, this doesn't mean that Xenoblade Chronicles won't be coming to North America from another publisher — Solatorobo: Red the Hunter is seeing release in Europe from Nintendo, but XSEED Games is picking it up for North America — but it remains to be seen if another company will choose to pick it up for release.

We'll keep you updated.

[via nintendoworldreport.com]