With Xenoblade Chronicles X set to launch in Japan on 29th April, Nintendo and developer Monolith Soft are stepping up promotional efforts for the RPG adventure. In recent days and weeks, for example, we've heard of the non-linear approach to progression in the game, indications that the world will be five times the size of that in the original Xenoblade Chronicles and that the project is so sizeable it almost needed more that one Wii U disc, with the media holding 25GB of data.
We're set to learn even more this week, as Nintendo is planning to host a video presentation in Japan that'll focus on the game's world. We're likely to be given a sense of that scale that has been previously mentioned, and will hopefully learn more about the eight diverse 'unions' that can be joined, with each influencing progression and the storyline; the world's unique creatures and environments are likely to be prominent.
It's all taking place on Friday 6th February at 10pm Japanese time, which is 5am Pacific / 8am Eastern / 1pm UK / 2pm CET. We'll be live streaming and blogging the event as it happens on Nintendo Life, as always.
Although the presentation is likely to be in untranslated Japanese, this could be well worth a watch for those excited about this Monolith Soft game. Will you be tuning in?
[source siliconera.com, via xenobladex.jp]
I know everyone's excited for this game, but personally, I couldn't care less.
Looking forward to this!
If its Japan only I'm not interested in watching it live.
Might as well watch the interesting parts afterwards.
This is gonna be awesome! I'm going to have to dodge the news until I get home to watch it!
Since it is in Japanese I will just wait and catch the translated recaps......the game looks like it will be amazing though
Well, looks like I'll be waking up early on Friday! It's all worth it for Xenoblade X news, though!
We will have lots of gamexplain esque video after this. Ill be watching over the weekend
@19Robb92 Yeah, I can't watch live from the start anyway but I think I'll just watch the best parts.
Tuning in? No. Eagerly awaiting translations and videos? Absolutely.
just tell me what is new.
Ugh, I just want the game released so I can experience this stuff for myself rather than just being told about it.
Give us a US release date, and a cool collector's edition, and that's all I want right now.
It's already coming to Japan at the end of April? Sure, it'll take a while to get it here, maybe in October or something.
I'll be at work for it so at least I'll be able to watch a subbed version somewhere by the time I get home in the afternoon
Awesome. I'll be at work, but I'll be tuning in or will catch the VOD later. Worth it just to watch the gameplay.
Definitely will. And I haven't even gotten a chance to play the first game yet bar a couple hours trying it out. Just shows how damn good this looks.
Nice getting really hyped for this game.
@Kirby_Fan_DL3 And you cared enough to left a comment? Hypocrisy is strong with this one.
I know this is for the Japanese release but, I wish the west had a solid release date :/
@Hy8ogen Uhhhh... don't get me wrong, I'm not saying that the game is bad, it actually looks really good. I'm just not interested in it.
I can't wait to play this!!! Any news is ALWAYS welcomed!!!
@Kirby_Fan_DL3 @Hy8ogen Well said Hy8ogen. Why these people click into the article of a game they have no interest in to leave a comment saying that they have no interest in is fascinating. Although if they do it to get attention, we of course are giving them that attention.
Onto the game, this looks incredible. The WiiU really needs a game like this. It will never sell as well as a Mario game but I hope NoE gives it a big publicity campaign. A x-promotion deal with the 3DS one would be great.
They keep chipping away at my reasons not to buy this game. they might win me over with this , hmmmm........
Soo hyped for this game. I hope it this direct/presentation is also gonna be in europe!
@Kirby_Fan_DL3 I'm personally not that into RPG's and have never played any of the previous games, but I still find it weird that you bothered to comment that you're not interested.
Hopefully they'll have the greatest story ever
Can't understand Japanese but I'll be tuning in for the visuals and hopefully some Sawano soundtrack goodness.
If they show off the English version, i'm in! I hope they use Brits again
Noooooooooo...I mean, I loved the British voices in Xenoblade, but the ship is called Neo Los Angeles....British voices would just be wrong T_T...unless they have a sub-plot where you learn Great Britain conquered the USA ...How did they conquer the US? Jaffer Cakes. LOL.
@Mqblank Well said. I've wondered that on too many occasions to count.
Heck yeah I'm gonna watch one of my hypest games of 2015!
I'm not getting up at 6am to watch this, but I'm sure it'll be on YouTube not long after the stream, so I'll definitely watch at some point on Friday. Can't wait to see what else they have to show us!
@Mqblank Well... the only things I'm interested in are Sonic, Kirby, and Zelda, so if I only commented on the stuff know was interested in, I would have made about zero comments by now. I just... kind of like commenting, and that was my overall opinion on this game.
@Kirby_Fan_DL3 get out! J/K
@R_Champ Sounds like the plot to Code Geass lol I'LL TAKE IT!!
@Kirby_Fan_DL3 OK dude, no probs, it was just one of them things that irritate me. Like people who post on Facebook comments like 'What a terrible day I've had' and then leave it at that, expecting people to ask them. Rant over.
Must Resist! Experiencing it for the first time on your own playthrough is so much more satisfying!
Looking forward to the translation! I've watched the Phantasy Star Online 2 showcases in TGS though, so I might watch the raw showcase if I can. The Japanese showcases have a good habit of making sure what is shown off doesn't rely upon a language barrier- they know this is going to be tuned into from outside of Japan.
Great can't wait to see more of this game. The only thing I didn't like about it was the look of some of the main characters faces/heads... like for real they were ugly and weird bung eyed looking people. Seriously hope that gets changed for the final release a bit. Everything else was amazingly nice looking. EDIT! I take back what I said about the characters, you get to customize them some, so the demo I seen was a poorly made character.. lol my bad <3 everything about the game again. xD
Is it online co op or not? I'm sick of hearing this "Online element" bull crap. Can someone point me to an article that actually tells us if it is or not?
I was not so sure about getting this game. I just know it will be one of those games I will never finish.
But if the reviews prove that I can at least enjoy the bit I do play, then it's worth me getting.
More news about Xenoblade is always good news!
I'll be here bright and early at 8am
I know everyone's excited for this game, but personally, I am too.
Wish they'd to an English presentation, are at least provide subtitles. Oh well, I'll of course be watching it even if I don't understand whack.
@Tsurii897, that whole statement doesn't clarify the actual question. WILL I BE ABLE TO DO QUESTS WITH MY [email protected] D: I get that it's not an MMO, nobody ever thought that. What's the point of this whole "loosely connected" thing, and not noticing other people? All I want is to be able to connect to my friends and do awesome questing together.
Awwww heck no! You keep your emo eye powers out of my Xenoblade! I'll accept the jaffer cake wars (like the opium wars, lol), but nothing else! Haha.
In codename steam Abe Lincoln took over England
So F'ing excited!!!!!!!!! >.<
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