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Xenoblade Chronicles X's "Dolls" Mecha Renamed to "Skells" By Nintendo for Western Version

During the latest Nintendo Direct broadcast, fans learned that the “Dolls” mecha that are a very relevant part of the Wii U exclusive Xenoblade Chronicles X have been renamed to “Skells.”

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vishmarx1096d ago

because dolls from japan was such a great name....
theyre both terrible names for something so badass.

raWfodog1096d ago

If they were going to change the name, why not just 'Mechs' or 'Mecha'?

Metallox1096d ago

For our market, something like skell is simply much better than doll.

bitboi1096d ago

It also made sense when he said it was short for Exoskeleton

Yi-Long1096d ago

Ridiculous. I'm getting sick and tired of products getting changed to supposedly suit 'a western audience' better, in most cases completely unnecessary...

Metallox1096d ago

I agree, but it works like that.

Yi-Long1096d ago

It shouldn't. The writers picked 'dolls' for a reason, and just because an American audience MIGHT have a 'problem' with that, they change it.

Where's the artistic integrity in that, and it's also a lack of respect towards their western customers, assuming they wouldn't 'accept' it. It's ridiculous and unnecessary.

And sadly, they keep doing this again and again, with movies, anime, manga and games all being butchered for a so-called 'western audience', some more than others.

Bill_Willson_CIA1096d ago

Probably cause "muh feminism","muh opression","Muh Anita","Muh tumblr".

3-4-51096d ago

* At least Skells is related to Exo-skeleton, so there is a relation there.

* Dolls makes you think of barbies or something.

Neither is a "great" name, but I honestly don't care at all that much.

I was going to buy this game and enjoy the heck out of it regardless.

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SteamPowered1096d ago

Here I figured the 'dolls' would have referred to the NPC's in the game.

bitboi1096d ago (Edited 1096d ago )

I prefer "Skells" to "dolls", especially after he mentioned in the stream it was short for Exoskeleton, which makes sense. Calling a mech a "doll" does seem kinda funny. But that's just my opinion.

CLOUD19831096d ago

Why not name them Gears because Xenogear you know... aarghh... me personally I prefer Gears over anything else.

Ck1x1096d ago

To me I think any name is better than dolls! But just how amazing would a Xenoblade/Metroid crossover be in the future? Talk about epic, the possibilities are endless for a crossover game like that.

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