Monolith Soft isn't Having any CPU Problems, Xenoblade 2 Surpasses Current Generation JRPGs

Nintendo’s President and CEO Satoru Iwata unveiled brand new Wii U games in Nintendo latest Nintendo Direct. However, X or Xenoblade 2 looks to be the Wii U’s first original game that takes full advantage of the hardware and gameplay functions of the system, leaving current generation JRPGs in the dust. Playeressence's Furious Francis salivates over the trailer and discusses the game in detail.

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animegamingnerd1672d ago

hey everyone on N4G i am going to sleep until E3 do me a favor and wake me up the day of nintendo's E3

NewMonday1672d ago

from what I see this how an AAA JRPG should be, but when (if ever) do we get it in the West?

animegamingnerd1672d ago

NOA did promise they will localize a lot more games then past gens cause of operation rainfall

HarryMasonHerpderp1672d ago

I think the original Xenoblade did pretty well so I don't see why they wouldn't release it in the west. Also it was a pretty big announcement and it would just be stupid to hype people up and not localise it.

SolidStoner1672d ago

I dont know why, Wii U still doesn't impress me! It seems to be a good console, but I dont see any real reason why I should buy it instead of other consoles!

AsimLeonheart1672d 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.

--Onilink--1672d ago

well considering this was a Nintendo Direct for America and Europe, i think its safe to say its coming. Besides Xenoblade surpassed NOA's sales expectations

NewMonday1672d ago


Xenosaga was good, but not AAA like Xenoblade, Monolithsoft leveled up with that game.

N4GDgAPc1672d ago


well my opinion I disagree. I think Xenosaga had a more indepth story than what xenoblade had. Still one of my favorite stories for video games and one of the top series.

Man did I hate people say the game sucked because all it was is cut scenes and no gameplay. Yes there was 8hrs of cutscenes but to get everything it took an extra 80+hrs.

MikeMyers1672d ago

Just imagine the response here on N4G if this game was announced for the PS3 and was partnered with Sony. You would have a totally different reaction. Same with if this game was partnered with Microsoft, again you would have a totally different reaction.

People often align the game with the system when it is the game that should be the main focus. So what ends up happening is you have people who have different levels of expectations to win them over.

blackbeld1671d ago

Xenoblade 2 is amazing!

I buy it day 1!

wolokowoh1671d ago

@Tvensky Your thought process is all wrong though. If you have to buy pick one console next gen obviously you should wait and see. The problem is you should not be thinking this way. This is very limiting. Instead it should be "Why should I ALSO buy this console when this other console will have many of the same things and possibly more?" Right now Nintendo is making a great case for secondary console. If they continue this trend they will eventually make a case for a primary console, which is the type of console that can win the first kind of argument.

RememberThe3571671d ago

@wolokowoh: And what if you don't have the time or money for a secondary console? If the Wii U doesn't seem to offer enough to current gen owners why would that change when the newer consoles come out?

Also on topic: I'm about 20 hours into Xneoblade and it's dope. If there was a game to get me into the Wii U it would be this one.

Gamer19821671d ago

The problem with this game is simple.. This is the first Xeno game we will ever see not on the best selling console of the time. They started on PS1 then went to Ps2 then Wii and now WiiU. I think WiiU is the first time this series has been on a console thats not an established "top selling" console. It maybe in the future who knows? But company's have always played it safe with this series as it doesn't sell to well and it certainly isn't a console seller.

N4GDgAPc1671d ago

U forget a game like xeno back in the day no dought they would make it for ps1 to ps2. U just never seen any game like that made on the nintendo 64, gamecube, or xbox.

I don't know if you can count the ps1 though since that was made by squaresoft at the time.

Only reason xenoblade was made on nintendo because nintendo bought them out. I don't think they would of made it for the wii if they had the chance to make it on the ps3. They are nintendos first party comapny now.

So they never played it safe really. Xenoblade would of sold better on the PS3 anyways. Even though wii sold great only games that sold very well was mario and casual games.

DragonKnight1671d ago (Edited 1671d ago )

@newmonday: All I have to say about Xenosaga is summed up in this one theme...

Yeah, it comes from the worst game of the series, but you can't deny the rivalry was epic.

@MikeMeyers: Was that comment necessary? It's like you were looking to invite the fanboys in to start console war battles. Seriously?

NewMonday1671d ago

I agree that Xenosaga had a better story, but Xenoblade was better in gameplay and a better world to explore, but annoying English voice acting.

But the original Xenogears is still the best overall.

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IAMERROR1672d ago

I hope this sells well, you Wii U owners gotta show interest in games like these so we see more.

MasterCornholio1672d ago (Edited 1672d ago )

True instead of buying so many Mario games they have to show more interest in 3rd party titles. Seriously 600 k for Resident Evil Revelations (Uncharted Golden Abyss sold the same amount on a handheld with an install base of a million) is a pathetic amount on a handheld with an install base of over 20 million yet Super Mario 3D land sold over 6 million units and Mario Kart 3DS sold over 7.5 million units.

If Wii U owners want 3rd party developers to bring their games to their console then they better start buying them. It would be a shame if monolith does a fantastic job with this game and then sells very little.

twilight_link1672d ago (Edited 1672d ago )

MasterCornholio: Vita owners are bunch of idiots the second best selling game on this device is 4/10 game CoD.

They bought this trash because it's CoD those mature hardcore players are nothing but brainwashed fools, even bad port like Skyrim on PS3 sells far better than almost anything 1st party on PS3.

Sony create some great games but their customers are fools.

truechainz1671d ago

If you are saying this as a Wii U owner who hopes to get this game then I agree. If you are not planning to get this game and the Wii U then please don't ask someone to do something like that if you aren't gonna get a Wii U and do it yourself.

Rynocirator1671d ago

@MasterCornholio Monolith Soft is actually a first part developer now, but I totally agree I don't care about mario anymore, or zelda, I want things that really shine on a particular system...nintendo has been falling back on the same games for over 20 years and they are truly boring now, it's about time they get known for other games.

Gamer19821671d ago

Problem is it's NOT gonna happen is it? Once new consoles are announced most are gonna lose interest in WiiU and other than for the Ninty exclusives nobodys gonna buy the WiiU. It's not got the same pull as the Wii. I am not saying this as a fanboy but right now theres no reason to really buy it. It has a few nice 3rd party exclusives coming out for it but not enough to make it stand out and certainly not enough for gamers to stay behind a generation. I may get one myself though purely for Mario Kart & Smash Brothers in the future when released as love playing them with my sons.

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kupomogli1671d ago (Edited 1671d ago )


You didn't know? Being a first party studio under Nintendo makes your company 10,000 times better.

MonolithSoft was a great company prior to leaving Namco Bandai. Xenosaga 1 and 3, DBZ Attack of the Saiyans, and the two Super Robot Wars games(I've heard these two were good, not sure) were good games.

On the other hand, Namco x Capcom and Xenosaga 2 were pretty bad. The gameplay on Xenosaga 1 really sucked as well, but everything else was great.

Hicken1671d ago

To be fair, the dev team was gutted in Xenosaga 2. Of the four Xeno games I've played (haven't played blade yet), XS2 is my least favorite.

That aside, was it decided that this was Xenoblade 2?

Gamer19821671d ago (Edited 1671d ago )

Nope no word this is Xenoblade 2 people are guessing right now. Cannot see it being that myself not this late after launch of the original either and not so different either. It may be a re-imagining of Xenoblade though.

YoungPlex1672d ago

From a technical standpoint, this game is phenomenal! I've not been impressed like this in quite some time and given the fact that it was announced within 3 months of the Wii U's life cycle, makes it even more impressive. If this is what Wii U games look like this early on I highly doubt that graphics will be the determining factor in the upcoming console race. I'm sure that other next-gen consoles will be even more impressive, I just don't think it'll be to the point that anyone couldn't play this game because it looks like crap! Xenoblade was great looking but had terrible resolution, but this, this is going to be a masterpiece no matter what comes out... I'm glad to see Nintendo bringing Japanese support to American and Europe without delay.

Rynocirator1671d ago

They have probably been working on it for a couple of years now, thats why they are able to show something...on top of that I think it was more of a tech demo like versus xiii than a trailer...doesnt mean the game wont come out like versus xiii probably wont but its just showing what they have already. I bet all they have are the environments, the combat system, music, things like that...I bet there arent any cutscenes or we would have seen those instead like they did with xenoblade chronicles.

hkgamer1671d ago

looks fantastic to be honest, not many JRPG's will top the graphics on this for a while.

Those graphics should hold up for a while, I think the main problem the Wii had was the games resolution as well as the wii remote.

Wii U exclusive games should look pretty decent, but I guess compared to the other consoles it wouldn't be able to compete.

Neonridr1672d ago

The title of the article is a bit misleading. I mean it's not like Monolith Soft went on record stating that the CPU in the Wii U was great or anything. We are only making that assumption because the game looks absolutely stunning and thus we think that Monolith Soft is pushing the Wii U hardware like no other developer has done before.

I do agree with the above poster, that if Wii U games start to look like this and only get better from here on out, then there are going to be a lot of happy Wii U owners out there, and possibly some PS4/720 owners who want a secondary console for some exclusive Wii U games.

Regardless, this game looks very impressive, and if it has the scope and size of Xenoblade plus the added horsepower and graphical capabilities coupled with the extra storage space on the Wii U discs, then this game could certainly be an incredible experience. I can't wait to see more, hopefully at E3!

Theyellowflash301672d ago

Sorry if the title was misleading. It was more of a response to the people, mainly digital foundry, who said the Wii U's CPU will cause problems for larger games.

But I think you can clearly see, when you optimize a game for a system, you won't have those problems.

Neonridr1672d ago

I have been saying all along that the Wii U has a totally different architecture to it, so when developers are willing to take the time to optimize it properly, you get games that actually look better than the 360/PS3 counterparts. But if developers just want to port their code over, then of course it will not look any better, and will more than likely not run as well as the primary platform since that's not the way the Wii U's architecture is designed to handle code.

This game looks stunning, and I cannot wait for it to release.

shutUpAndTakeMyMoney1671d ago

"Sorry if the title was misleading. It was more of a response to the people, mainly digital foundry, who said the Wii U's CPU will cause problems for larger games. "

What about disk space?