Nintendo gave a vague spring 2012 release date for Xenoblade Chronicles in North America, but now you can pre-order the game directly from Nintendo we have a slightly more precise date.

The Nintendo store has the game up for pre-order at $49.99 with the following statement:

We expect to begin by the end of April 2012. A confirmation email will be sent when your order ships.

Now we know Wii U's release date isn't going to be in April it seems we won't be bored after all.