A little over a week ago, Xenoblade Chronicles X released in Japan. We now have the media create numbers for that week to see how it did and how it effected the Wii U. Well it did quite well and gave Wii U a nice sales boost. Xenoblade Chronicles X sold 88k and came in at 3rd on the charts. Wii U sold 22,898 units and topped charts.
Xenoblade Chronicles X didn’t top charts but the game did very well and had a positive impact on Wii U in Japan. It’ll be interesting to see how the game will do when it comes west. We still don’t have a release date for North America and Europe but hopefully it won’t be too much longer now. E3 is right around the corner!
For the longest time, fans of Japanese games and anime had to import all of there cross over games in order to play them. It seems like just yesterday I was importing games like Jump Super Stars on the DS and going over a friends house to play Battle Stadium D.O.N. on the Gamecube. Just a few years back we were struggling to get bigger Japanese games localized on Nintendo systems. I would have never imagined that a cross over game with all of these licenses would ever get localized. However after many of the events of 2011 and 2012 we started seeing publishers acknowledge that there’s a big demand for these types of experiences in the west.
Bandai Namco was one such publisher that took the risk and brought over Project X Zone for the 3DS. Apparently that risk payed off for them because the sequel Project X Zone 2 was just announced for a Fall 2015 release in Japan, North America, Europe, Australia, and the Middle-East!
Since it was first shown off back in back in January of 2013 under the name X, Xenoblade Chronicles X has been one of the most anticipated upcoming Wii U games. Yet unlike other Wii U games, information about the game has been coming out at a snails pace. Luckily, because the game is right around the corner for Japan and is coming out later this year for North America and Europe, we’re finally beginning to get some solid information on this upcoming title. If you seen anything on Xenoblade Chronicles X, you know that the game has giant robot mech-suits in it. We’ve also already learned earlier this year that the game will indeed have multiplayer functions. Thanks to yesterday’s Japanese Presentation, we finally have some solid information on both of these!
I should note, the above video is only a partial translation that has different things cut from it. Much of the info in here comes from the translation in the video, watching the uncut untranslated presentation in extreme detail, and other places around the web.
Continue reading Xenoblade Chronicles X Dolls And Network Direct Translation And Explanation
The next Xenoblade Chronicles X Japanese presentation is going to start in about 7 hours from now. The presentation will cover will focus on Dolls (giant robots) and network features. Who knows what all information they’ll show. Either way, we’ll finally hear more about the multiplayer features they’ve been keeping a tight lip on. Wanna see the presentation live? We got you covered!
It’s been known for quite some time that Xenoblade Chronicles X would have DLC quests. What wasn’t known is if the quests would require a payment or if they would be free. Well, not too long ago download cards surfaced for the game that imply there might be paid DLC. Many are speculating that this is true though because the bundle that’s releasing in Japan will be releasing with a 1000 Yen eShop card.
There has been no confirmation on if this is true or not however we should know soon. On April 10th, there will be a Xenoblade Chronicles X presentation where it’s expected that we hear more about this and the games online content.
April is almost here and Xenoblade Chronicles 3D is right around the corner. Of course, like any new game, there’s all sorts of advertising going on for it. Cardboard pop out mini stands at game stores, the official website being opened, a new sit down presentation right before release… all of these are present.
Of course, these are the usual for a new game. What isn’t the usual however, is a live performance of the game’s music. And of course, despite us not being there, it was recorded. Nintendo put five songs played live up on their youtube page. Those songs include the Main Theme, Gaur Plain, Mechanical Rhythm, Engage the Enemy, and You Will Know Our Names. Go ahead and give them a listen!
Continue reading Xenoblade Chronicles 3D Advertisement Starts AND Includes A Live Performance
If you’re looking to get a copy of Xenoblade Chronicles 3D digitally, you’ll need to invest in a larger micro SD card. According to the Xenoblade Chronicles 3D UK page you’ll need an 8GB or larger micro SD card.
The download version of Xenoblade Chronicles 3D does not fit on the microSD card included with New Nintendo 3DS and New Nintendo 3DS XL systems: an 8GB or larger microSD card is required to download this game from Nintendo eShop.
Again, this is only for those who get the game digitally. For those intending on getting the physical version of the game, this won’t matter. Xenoblade Chronicles 3D is right around the corner with an April 2nd release for Japan and Europe and an April 10th release for North America.
The new Xenoblade Chronicles X Battle Direct has been translated in full and there’s a TON of information dropped in it. Definitely check it out if you haven’t already and for those who want to read a little, I’m going to try and break it down to the best of my abilities.
Continue reading Xenoblade Chronicles X Combat Direct Translation And Explanation
Nintendo announced a new Japanese Nintendo Direct for Xenoblade Chronicles X on March 6th. The direct will be similar to the one from last time however this time the focus will be on combat. You can catch the new Nintendo Direct at 8 AM on the East Coast, 7 AM Central, 5 AM on the West Coast, and 1 PM in the UK. Xenoblade Chronicles X will be getting a late April release in Japan though there’s still no word on when we’ll see it in the America’s and Europe. This is unfortunate too, I need to sink my teeth into this juicy steak soon.
In other Xenoblade news, a new trailer has been released for Xenoblade Chronicles 3D. The new trailer named “Heir to the Monado” makes story the focus. It’s definitely a good trailer to see for those on the fence and want to get an idea of what the game has to offer without spoilers. Definitely check it out! Xenoblade Chronicles 3D will be out April 2nd in Europe and Japan and April 10th in North America.