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New Monolith Soft title announced for Wii U

Monolith Soft are working on a new title for Wii U. With trailer (Monolith Soft, Wii U, Xenoblade Chronicles)

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Trenta27  +   1114d ago | Well said
I must not die before this releases!
lilbroRx  +   1114d ago
You and me both brother. Nintendo is bringing the heat this gen.
JarqueMcLark  +   1114d ago
The trailer looks amazing -
Blastoise  +   1114d ago
That's a pretty cool trailer. Those monster looks awesome. Will definitely be keeping an eye on this game

The trailer was pretty combat/graphics heavy though, will be interested in seeing what the towns and sidquests and stuff are like
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DatNJDom81  +   1114d ago
Wow. I'm impressed. If Wii U continues bringing out games like this, then I will get one.
Sexius Maximus  +   1114d ago
I HATE to be negative, but as AWESOME as Xenoblade is (I even have 2 copies, one sealed), it sold very poorly in the States and EU. People are just starting to see how great it is and are paying $100 a copy since its out of print already. It won't surprise me if this never leaves Japan. Fingers crossed, and rainbows wished upon that it will be released worldwide though.
--Onilink--  +   1114d ago
@Sexius Maximus

Actually according to Nintendo it sold pretty well, beyong what they expected. Might have not set the sale charts on fire, but definitely enough to please Nintendo.

Same thing with Last Story, it was XSeed's most succesful game they have released
WrAiTh Sp3cTr3  +   1114d ago
Wow...I'm impressed.
kesvalk  +   1114d ago
a little off-topic, but does anyone else saw the chatbox in 0:23?

yeah, this game will have online multiplayer...
TheDivine  +   1114d ago
Sexius Xenoblade isnt out of print. I see tons of new copys in every gamestop i go in. It sold very well as did TLS. So well in fact theyre localizing Pandoras Tower which was the least popular of the 3. The only way people would pay 100 is people going to ebay or amazon instead of Gamestop.

It seems to be a direct sequel to Xenoblade. Hopefully seeing Shulk doesnt spoil Xenoblade as im still not done 60-70 hours in. Buying this and a wii-u the day this or a Mistwalker title releases. Seems the wii-u is Nintendos return to Snes levels of awesome.
Yodagamer  +   1114d ago
@Sexius, it doesn't help nintendo made it a gamestop exclusive, i don't live anywhere near one. I would have gotten it day 1 if it was available elsewhere. The last story did very well for xseed and they made it more widely avalible.
NukaCola  +   1114d ago
Wow, there is a lot going on there. A Kingdom Hearts meets PSO style combat system, some online-like connectivity. Ginormous dinosaurs, freaky monsters. Mechs!!!

The draw distance and fluidity looks incredible. I am impressed.
deafdani  +   1114d ago
@Sexius Machimus:

This game was announced on the english Nintendo Direct video, directed to the Western market... so it's safe to assume it's going to come here.
CouldHaveYelledUiiW  +   1114d ago

Good catch- I hope you are right.

"Intelligent" 1-UP Bubble Vote.
Irishguy95  +   1114d ago
Yeah the combat system looks very similar to Xenoblade. But..I dunno if it is Xenoblade. Might be a new one again. Xenogears, Xenosaga, Xenoblade, Xeno****?

I haven't finished Xenoblade yet either. I hope that isn't a spoiler too.
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Gamer1982  +   1114d ago
Hmmm never bothered about WiiU before this trailer the reason I buy consoles is JRPG's they are the only games I really play on consoles and the sole reason I invest. I love them to bits. It's why I ended up getting a 360 (for blue dragon etc) and stuck with my ps3 all this time after my 360's have long gone. However I dont like the look of the fight system on this. Other than that it looks great. Would have to see it more. It may not even come in English. Xenoblade nearly didnt and thats with the insane amount of Wii's sold outside Japan.
NewMonday  +   1114d ago
this is great, but considering how Nintendo published Xenoblade we may not get this game before 3 years
AsimLeonheart  +   1113d ago
The trailer is impressive. However, nobody cared about Monolithsoft when they were making the Xenosaga series on PS2 and now they are suddenly regarded as a AAA JRPG developer. It is sad because they had to quit the Xenosaga series because of poor reception. Then they got sold to Nintendo and now they are rising to fame under them.
zerocrossing  +   1114d ago
And people said Wii U wasn't "next gen" lol.
Rage_S90  +   1114d ago
Well it's out, so technically it's current gen.
MNGamer-N  +   1114d ago
Can we finally put this to rest?
donman1  +   1114d ago
Plus this is a first generation RPG game on the Wii U and it looks amazing... it only will get better as developers really understand how to use the GPGPU and better middleware/engines are created to optimize the games for the hardware.

Not a RPG fan but it looks impressive and its still in development.
shutUpAndTakeMyMoney  +   1114d ago
I hope nintendo and sony dominate over Microsoft next gen.
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Plagasx  +   1114d ago
If you seriously think that trailer looks like next gen gameplay then.....
Ezz2013  +   1114d ago
that's next gen game ?! look good but not next gen
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AWBrawler  +   1114d ago
Plus its an RPG, they tend to have the worst graphics on a console, as they need space for cutscenes, story, stats, and what not
AJBACK2FRAG  +   1114d ago
What a day. I feel so good and happy. so glad I own a WiiU. So frigging glad! Thank's guys!
ABizzel1  +   1114d ago

Not trying to go against what you said at all. The game look great, but it doesn't look like anything the PS360 wouldn't be capable of. That's probably Aplha footage, and right now the game is easily among the best looking games on the PS360. That's saying a lot since the Wii-U is still in it's first year, but still we're comparing Wii-U to 6 & 7 year old consoles, and they're holding their own.

That being said, it's everything I wanted and hoped for in the Wii-U. Nintendo has stepped it up with this Nintendo-Direct. These are the kind of announcements and games I needed to see to get me interested in the Wii-U. This N-Direct has finally got me interested in wanting to buy a Wii-U.

I still think they should have gone with a simple AMD A8 - A10 APU which would have easily been priced the same, offered more power than what they currently have, and would have guaranteed that at the very least they will receive ports of most 3rd party games made for the PS4 / Nextbox / and PC since the Wii-U would have been a low-end PC that uses a highly similar CPU / GPU combination in the next gen consoles. But they're really pulling a lot out of what they have.

Consider me impressed.
porkChop  +   1114d ago
Did you watch the same trailer that I did? The game looks good, it really does, but nothing about that trailer says next gen. Nothing. There isn't anything here that couldn't be done on PS3/360. Now I'm not bashing the game, it does genuinely look like a solid game. I would play it. But don't sit there calling this next gen when it isn't.
zerocrossing  +   1114d ago
Apparently some people are confused over my previous comment so allow me to elaborate.

Wii U is next gen, I didn't refer to the "graphics" in my statement, if you thought I was then you jumped to conclusions since that is all people care about these days.

Look beyond the graphics, look at the scale, the frame rate, the detail, it's definitely a step beyond the PS3 and 360 but not a giant leap, this is still early in development mind you, so I expect to be further impressed as its release draws near.
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ABizzel1  +   1114d ago

Look beyond the graphics, look at the scale, the frame rate, the detail, it's definitely a step beyond the PS3 and 360 but not a giant leap, this is still early in development mind you, so I expect to be further impressed as its release draws near.

There are plenty of PS360 games, that have scale, the frame rate (you can't say what the fps are, especially considering it's a clip of scenes), the detail, and all like you've mentioned.

There are few that combine all in one, but they do exist. As I said this game stands toe-to-toe with the best out there on console, but from what's been shown it's doable on PS360.
Gamer1982  +   1114d ago
Its not Next Gen lol, you Nintendo fanboys really need to quit it and wait for E3 and see what real next-gen looks like. Or get a decent PC.
ElectricKaibutsu  +   1114d ago
After seeing that trailer I ordered Xenoblade Chronicles from Amazon (don't tell my wife). I never played it but I guess I'll have to now.
knifefight  +   1114d ago
John, this is your wife. I thought about making my name "Wifefight" but it seemed too obvious.

I just wanted to tell you that buying Xenoblade was a good decision. You should now walk to where I am and talk openly about it, as if I totally know. If at first I seem confused, don't stop spilling the details, just keep talking about how you bought Xenoblade.
vallencer  +   1114d ago
^^ It's a trap!!
kewlkat007  +   1114d ago
Hope you paid your bills......
ElectricKaibutsu  +   1114d ago
Haha, yes, bills are paid. I had some left over Amazon gift card money too. It's just that she got me some games for Christmas that I still haven't gotten to.

I had been debating for awhile on whether or not to get this game and I'm actually kind of glad this trailer pushed me over the edge.

If my name were actually John you would have blown my mind :)
HarryMasonHerpderp  +   1114d ago
Keep these games coming Nintendo!
Can't wait for the big three to battle it out at E3!
Going to be a great year for gamers.
Godmars290  +   1114d ago
Screw it:

Related video
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fatstarr  +   1114d ago
THIS LOOKS SO AMAZING, I was blown away im like

... nintendo? excited for more in the future.
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MEsoJD  +   1114d ago
Finally an interesting looking title for the WiiU. Keep it coming Nintendo.
FamilyGuy  +   1114d ago
Looks good, Final Fantasy 13 meets Lost Planet. Another game added to my "reason's why I should get a Wii U" list
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Venox2008  +   1114d ago
oh my god! sooooooooo great! trailer was awesome and graphics and everything!!!
grailly  +   1114d ago
WOW I'm impressed
Redempteur  +   1114d ago
wow i'm impressed open world exploration , sword and gun mecha !! ( transforming mechas ) in a freaking xenoblade themed world ? that can only be good.
Neonridr  +   1114d ago
Wow, simply wow. Xenoblade Chronicles was easily one of the better RPG games out there, but was skipped by many who abandoned their Wii's, and was passed over by the awards because it wasn't in HD.

Just looking at this trailer alone gets me excited to see more. The sheer scope of this game could be massive, if Xenoblade was any indication of how much bigger this game could possibly be with all that extra space and power at their disposal.

Very Impressive!
Kingofwiiu  +   1114d ago | Well said
The most beautiful console Game i've ever seen by a long way.

Is the true definition of a system seller. And unlike Xenoblade , coming early in the wiiu's life with HD visuals will boost the sales ten fold.

Edit- Guys below - This was an American Nintendo direct , So Monolith softs game is confirmed for Western Release. If it was shown in a Japanese N-direct and Not an American then you might have to wait a year for the localizations. But It looks like they're going for a AAA global release , or at least within a couple of months...
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CouldHaveYelledUiiW  +   1114d ago
@ Kingof'

Thanks for pointing that out-

I was starting to get caught-up in the doubt too, wondering if it will hit the U.S.

Your edit saved me some "start a petition" time.

Thanks for the logic, I would vote "Intelligent" but I accidentally pushed "Interesting" - Both are true.
Instigator  +   1114d ago
It looks like Xenoblade meets Monster Hunter meets steroids.

Monolith and Retro's games are my most anticipated for the Wii U, and I must say it's already looking good.
kewlkat007  +   1114d ago
I picked it up when I bought my WiiU...liking it so far..I'll attack "The Last Story after"
ayabrea93  +   1114d ago
just wow
Snookies12  +   1114d ago
Yeah, not much else you can say about it other than that.... Nooooo! Don't make me have to buy a Wii U!! Argh, touche Nintendo, touche... You have colored me intrigued, I shall obtain your system...
thaimasker  +   1114d ago
Where is all the haters at saying the wii u isn't getting games now?XD
ThatEnglishDude  +   1114d ago
:| One new title with no solid ETA. Good for you I guess?
thaimasker  +   1114d ago
Who said that this is the only game? Wii U is obviously gonna have a good library by years end
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dark-hollow  +   1114d ago
You can't win with these kind of people.
The problem is not new games or new IPs, the problem is they don't like Nintendo platforms, period.
metroid32  +   1114d ago
6 new titles ?
CaptainN  +   1114d ago
Someone obviously didn't watch the Nintendo Direct if you believe there was only 1 new game announced LOL !!!!
Old McGroin  +   1114d ago
":| One new title with no solid ETA. Good for you I guess?"

New 3D Mario, new Zelda, new Smash Brothers, new Mario Kart, new Xenoblades Chronicles, new Yoshie Yarn, HD Zelda update. All of these games are exclusive to the Wii U and the Xenoblade game in particular looks like it will smash any exclusive Microsoft or Sony can release on the current gen consoles. Exciting times for Wii U owners!
Perjoss  +   1114d ago
"Wii U is obviously gonna have a good library by years end"

It already has a good library now, that's just my opinion though.
lilbroRx  +   1114d ago
Yet, I cannot count the number of times I've heard Sony fanboys bring up "The Last of Us" for the PS3 and "Soul Sacrifice" for the Vita. lol.
deafdani  +   1114d ago
One? Try three: this game, the Yoshi game, and that Shin Megami Tensei / Fire Emblem crossover.

That without mentioning the upcoming Rayman Legends, Monster Hunter Tri Ultimate, Lego City Undercover and Bayonetta 2... all third party games exclusive for the Wii U (and 3DS, in the case of MonHun).
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Oh_Yeah  +   1114d ago
Yeah... Think I'm picking up a wii u now.
Snookies12  +   1114d ago
Well it wasn't at first... Though that's how it is with just about any system. Looks like things are definitely picking up however!
Tiqila  +   1114d ago
when will it release? i will buy a wii u on release of this but my feelings say i have to wait some time -_-

not convinced of the wii-u yet, but keep it coming...
Baka-akaB  +   1114d ago
Grrr i knew it . Nothing has interested me on Wii U so far except the potential from Bayonetta 2 and Monolith .

It simply just confirms my purchase at some point
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zerocrossing  +   1114d ago
OMG!! can't wait for this! Xenoblade Chronicles was JRPG of the year, IMO.
lilbroRx  +   1114d ago
LOLm someone came through and hit everybody with a disagree. Someone's bitter about Nintendo winning.

EDIT: Looks like he has a partner. Sad, sad fanboys lol.
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AsheXII  +   1114d ago
Its a Xeno title... looks super impressive =O
Dark11  +   1114d ago
RIP square enix.
specialguest  +   1114d ago
meanwhile in SE world....
Lightning is returning for the 3rd time, and just when you think we're done...more Lightning yay! /s
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Drithe  +   1114d ago
But but but I want to play FF10 Part3, where you get to change into 100 different kinds of hot pants and dance around killing monsters with my special guest from another world, Lightning!!

Yeah really, RIP Square.
Tiqila  +   1114d ago
Dear SE, in the good old times you gave us FF7,8,9,10 and 12, thanks so much, but why does FF13 sucks so hard? and why you keep on making sequels of the worst of all ff games?

remanutd55  +   1114d ago
wow i'm impressed now i have to buy a WiiU no doubt, this game and Zelda will make my purchase worth it.
Rrobba  +   1114d ago
WOW. Just wow! Can't wait!
N4GDgAPc  +   1114d ago
Only reason I bought a wii was to play Xenoblade. One of the top RPG's of this generation. One of its downfall was just how amazing this game would of look in hd graphics. After watching this trailer I just had a great big smile the hole time thinking this is what xenoblade missed.

Now I will only be buying Wii U because of Xenoblade 2 also!
chronoforce  +   1114d ago
i hope the rest of the world gets this at the same time as Japan not 2 years after
phantomexe  +   1114d ago
I haven't picked up a wii u yet but this game makes it a given i will at some point if they confirm it's U.S release. A great looking rpg.
1upgamer99  +   1114d ago
Doubt this could be done on current gen. Welcome to the next gen! Great looking game!
MNGamer-N  +   1114d ago
I was so happy to see this announcement, simply amazing! Thank you, Nintendo!
MasterCornholio  +   1114d ago
Dont kill me fanboys but your going to hate me after you hear this.

This looks better than monster hunter.

Edit: Yep its probably going to be better than Monster Hunter. Lately Capcom have gotten lazy with their games so i wont be surprised if the next monster hunter isnt very good. IMO


If the Wii U can produce those types of visuals imagine what the 720 and PS4 will be capable of. I cant wait to see them both.
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C-Thunder  +   1114d ago
Do you mean 'looks' as in graphics, then yes. But with MH, the gameplay is where its at and I'll have to see a lot more of this game before I could make that call.
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Old McGroin  +   1114d ago
Simple solution, get both Monster Hunter and the new Monolith game! I've only experienced MH on the Wii but that experience was enough to make me buy a Wii U just to play Ultimate. This new Monolith game on the other hand made my jaw drop.

"If the Wii U can produce those types of visuals imagine what the 720 and PS4 will be capable of."

No doubt the 720 and PS4 will be superior to the Wii U visually but I would take Nintendo's exclusives over theirs any day of the week.
Godmars290  +   1114d ago
What do you mean "lately"? Monster Hunter is another case of them releasing one atop the other with slight tweaks. That's why there hasn't been a version on the PS3 besides the PSV upscale which in turn was the PSP game, and why the one - one - on 360 was PC port.

Hell, isn't the one coming to the WiiU the 3DS version?
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juaburg  +   1114d ago
Jizzzzed on mii imaginary wii-u :)
metroid32  +   1114d ago
Yes this looks proper NEXTGEN that's final wow.
Dno  +   1114d ago
call me when this gets released in USA. cause we all know if gamestop doesnt do it nintendo won't.

Game looks fantasic BTW.
JarqueMcLark  +   1114d ago
Looks better than the last few Final Fantasy games that's for sure
browngamer41  +   1114d ago
I'm no graphic whore..but those visuals O_O!
phantomexe  +   1114d ago
journalist need to get us more info on this game and confirm U.S release at some point. Sorry and european release as well. i just want to make sure we don't have to go the same route we did with zenoblade. Nintendo has showed us stuff before and then it never release. Want to see this game make it out of japan.
Nevers0ft  +   1114d ago
I think a European release is a dead-cert - it was announced during today's European Nintendo Direct.
CaptainN  +   1114d ago
Looks EPIC !!!!!!!!
PygmelionHunter  +   1114d ago
I'm so glad I did not skip Xenoblade Chronicles so I could properly orgasm to this!
khowat  +   1114d ago
I want this but when can i get it? Well time to get a wii u and wait
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gamedebater  +   1114d ago
Trailer looked GREAT. Just add some old fashioned good gameplay mechanics thats challenging and you have a 10/10 since the story in origin was pretty good.

im glad japan industry are going to stop westernizing there shit. FF7 FF8 and FF9 weren't westernized and were great!

stick to what you do best. don't emmulate others it wont work.
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