Xenoblade Chronicles has had a somewhat troubled history in North America. It took longer than seemed fair to make its way to the region, and then was exclusive to GameStop and Nintendo's rather limited official store of the time. GameStop was criticised for pricing and stock availability, and was even accused at one point of selling 'vintage' used copies for $90.
Thankfully the situation wasn't so messy with Xenoblade Chronicles X on Wii U, and the current-gen system may now come to the rescue for those that never got the original on Wii or the New 3DS port. Nintendo's official website is listing the RPG for this week's Nintendo Download Update in North America (28th April), at the usual Wii VC price of $19.99.
These early game page dates have occasionally been wrong, but recently have more often than not been accurate. If that's the case it's certainly positive news for fans of Monolith Soft and the Xenoblade IP.
Are any of you in North America planning to pick this up?
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