You know, sometimes I think twice about posting something because I figure everyone already knows about it. So why bother? But with the way everyone I know talks about this game like it's the second coming, I thought better safe than sorry. Because sometimes when I post an article about something I thought everybody was hip to, there's usually a couple people who aren't and are grateful for the info.
So anyway, it turns out that Nintendo is going to bring the critically lauded and much-desired Xenoblade Chronicles to North American Wiis. In this RPG, you'll play Shulk, armed with the Monado blade, the only weapon that can defeat the Mechon (and show you the future bonus!) There's the usual customization of weapons and armor, but I'm most intrigued by the open world you can explore to seek out sidequests. I love a good distraction!
Xenoblade Chronicles has already been released in Japan and Europe, and has gotten some amazing reviews. But if you want to find out what the fuss is about, you'll have to get yours at GameStop, because they've got the retail exclusive. You can also get it at www.gamestop.com and www.nintendo.com, so perhaps the Nintendo World Store in NYC will also stock copies. It's going to run $49.99 either way, but I always prefer a brick and mortar store to avoid shipping costs. Since the game isn't due to hit stores until the spring, we've got a bit of a wait, but as more info passes our way, I'll be sure to share it with you!
And because you all are so awesome, I'm gonna throw the US trailer after the jump!