Xenoblade Chronicles 3D isn't far away, due on 2nd April in Europe; we now also have a release date for North America - it'll arrive a little later on 10th April in the region. That emerged in a rather flashy trailer that sets the scene for the title's story, and also acts as a starting gun in promotional efforts for the New Nintendo 3DS exclusive.

You can see the trailer below.

In addition Nintendo of Europe has tweeted details of in-game tokens that'll unlock extras such as music and character models. As you can see in the tweets below these tokens will be collectible through StreetPass and also by tapping the Shulk amiibo on the New Nintendo 3DS.

We hope that the Shulk amiibo will be widely available, naturally, with some mumblings and 'sources' suggesting that it may be particularly rare in North America through its GameStop exclusivity; we hope those reports will prove to be inaccurate.

In addition, Nintendo has launched the official Japanese website for the game, which is certainly worth a look.

Are you excited about this release date and the StreetPass / amiibo details? Let us know.