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Feature: There and Back Again - A Xenoblade Tale

There and Back Again - A Xenoblade Tale

How Monolith Soft’s Magnum Opus brought Gonçalo Lopes back to JRPGs

In this article Gonçalo Lopes, better known to many as music composer and arranger Shiryu, talks about the lasting impact that Xenoblade Chronicles on Wii has had on his gaming life. Being a European PAL gamer in the early '90s was pretty cool. Yet being a well-informed...

Video: Here's What Xenoblade Chronicles Looks Like On A Standard 3DS

Here's What Xenoblade Chronicles Looks Like On A Standard 3DS

(Kind of)

When Nintendo announced the New 3DS, it also lifted the lid on a handheld port of the popular wii RPG Xenoblade Chronicles. Exclusive to the new hardware, the game took advantage of the system's more powerful innards to reproduce the epic scale of its home console counterpart. Nintendo insisted that the conversion was only possible due to...

News: Xenoblade Chronicles and Fire Emblem Characters Join Project X Zone 2 Cast

Xenoblade Chronicles and Fire Emblem Characters Join Project X Zone 2 Cast

This just got serious...

Project X Zone 2 may have slipped into an early 2016 release in the West, but there's exciting news that should help build more interest among Nintendo fans. Characters from Nintendo-exclusive games are joining the diverse cast which already encompasses Bandai Namco, SEGA and Capcom IPs. The two games / franchises being...

Video: Xenoblade Chronicles Marches Onto The Wii U eShop

Xenoblade Chronicles Marches Onto The Wii U eShop

It's Reyn Time... again!

This week Nintendo of Europe unleashed another one of its surprise eShop releases, and it's admittedly quite a puzzling one. Mere months after the New Nintendo 3DS exclusive port was released, Xenoblade Chronicles has made its way as a Wii digital release on the Wii U eShop in Europe. However, that's not to say there isn't...

Video: Nintendo Shows Off Monado Teamwork in Xenoblade Chronicles 3D

Nintendo Shows Off Monado Teamwork in Xenoblade Chronicles 3D

Gazing into the future

There's potential for Xenoblade Chronicles 3D to introduce Monolith Soft's impressive RPG to a new audience, though admittedly its exclusivity to the New Nintendo 3DS may limit its sales impact in the same way as its relatively late (Western) arrival on Wii. For fans of the genre or those seeking a sizeable adventure, it's...

Video: Xenoblade Chronicles 3D Visuals Stand Up Rather Well in a Wii Comparison

Xenoblade Chronicles 3D Visuals Stand Up Rather Well in a Wii Comparison

Shulked up

A series of videos have recently provided comparisons of visuals to show off the New Nintendo 3DS, but only one test of its visual capabilities is truly indicative of what it can do. A handy video showcases the New 3DS-exclusive Xenoblade Chronicles 3D in all of its glory, comparing its graphics to that of the original Wii version of the...

Poll: Nintendo's Year of Adventure on Wii U and 3DS Promises Hundreds of Immersive Gaming Hours

Nintendo's Year of Adventure on Wii U and 3DS Promises Hundreds of Immersive Gaming Hours

Xenoblade or Legend of Zelda, which is top of your list?

There are plenty of games already confirmed by Nintendo for 2015, covering the Wii U, 3DS and - in one case - the New Nintendo 3DS. We have diverse experiences, from shooting to platforming, level creation to strategy, yet it's in the RPG and Adventure genres that the most hours may be lost...

First Impressions: We're Really Feeling It With Xenoblade Chronicles 3D

We're Really Feeling It With Xenoblade Chronicles 3D

It's Reyn time!

Xenoblade Chronicles was something of a white whale that appeared late in the Wii's lifespan. A Western release was not assured despite critical success in its native Japan, sending fervent American fans into an Operation Rainfall-shaped tizzy to show Nintendo that hey, maybe they should release some games from time to time. Then,...

News: Xenoblade Chronicles 3D Launches Exclusively On New Nintendo 3DS This April

Xenoblade Chronicles 3D Launches Exclusively On New Nintendo 3DS This April

Porting duties being handled by US-based Monster Games

Xenoblade Chronicles 3D -- a portable adaptation of the Wii RPG classic -- was announced alongside the New 3DS in Japan last year. The New 3DS launch came and went in that region with no solid news of a release date for the game, but today's Nintendo Direct has confirmed that we'll be getting it...

E3 2014: Monolith's X Becomes Xenoblade Chronicles X, Locked In For 2015 Release

Monolith's X Becomes Xenoblade Chronicles X, Locked In For 2015 Release

Space battles, massive robots, what's not to like?

X has a new name: Xenoblade Chronicles X. The new title was confirmed during today's E3 Digital Event, along with fresh footage which shows epic space battles and massive mechs. Aside from the new title, Nintendo confirmed that the game will be coming in 2015, crushing hopes of a western release...