A tale of Alrest
Nintendo Life recently had the opportunity to talk to the production team behind Xenoblade Chronicles 2: Torna - The Golden Country. Over the course of our conversation with Tetsuya Takahashi, the game's Executive Producer from Monolith Soft, Koh Kojima, the Producer (also from Monolith Soft) and Genki Yokota, the Director from...
Torna – The Golden Country
Xenoblade Chronicles 2 developer Monolith Soft has revealed that all players will soon be eligible to receive a selection of in-game goodies as part of a celebration for the upcoming Xenoblade Chronicles 2: Torna ~ The Golden Country expansion. As you'll no doubt be aware if you're a keen player of the game, the...
Final Expansion Pass quests
Nintendo has revealed that Xenoblade Chronicles 2 will receive an update to version 1.51 tomorrow (27th July), bringing with it a whole bunch of new goodies to sink your teeth into. First up, and possibly the main attraction of the new update, is the brand new Rare Blade called Hibana (although this name could...
It's still Reyn time
Earlier this week we shared some rather handsome Banjo-Kazooie reimagined as a Mario RPG artwork, as the first of what we plan to be daily posts celebrating amazing fan art. Now we have more pixel art, this time in honour of an iconic Wii / New 3DS title. AbyssWolf on DeviantArt - real name Daniel Oliver - was recommended to us...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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,...
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...
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...
Sharp as a blade
Did you enjoy our Super Mario Galaxy and The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD videos? We certainly hope so, because we've got another one for you today, and it's a real jaw-dropper. For this Xenoblade Chronicles video, we've done things a little differently. There's no
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