Today, Nintendo announced that the previously-announced Xenoblade Chronicles will be landing on Wii consoles on April 6. And at the same time, they also revealed that XSEED will be publishing the acclaimed RPG The Last Story in North America in 2012. (Sorry, no more specific date on that one, yet!)
"Together, these two games level up the excitement for RPG fans in America," said Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime. "Whether roaming the vast landscape of Xenoblade Chronicles or choosing crossbows to battle with or against companions in The Last Story, gamers will recognize these titles as benchmarks for the genre."
I know the Wii is kind of on its last legs here, but it's really nice to see it still getting a little love. Especially on the RPG side. Thinking about it, I don't think I have a single RPG in my Wii library. Well, unless you count Zelda games, which I'm not sure I do. But from everything I've heard, Xenoblade Chronicles is an awesome open-world RPG, and coming from Hironobu Sakaguchi of Final Fantasy fame, The Last Story is an equally critically acclaimed action RPG. Now, to find the time to play them... that's the trick!