Given the momentum of Xenoblade, Xenosaga HD Collection needs to happen on the Nintendo Switch, especially given the subtle links between the games. With Xenoblade's popularity at an all-time high with the second installment, it has to happen.
After playing Xenoblade 2 I'm even more convinced it needs to happen. I mean I can always play them on my PS2 but I want my HD version!!!
It was said that if interest was high enough it could come to PS4 a few years ago. But maybe such a collection can also come to Switch.
I'm all for it happening. I'd even say make it multi-plat since it's actually an Namco IP. I'd only care if Monolith got involved to keep it exclusive if they wanted to improve the story instead of doing a straight port. If that happens, I'd like to see them actually complete the sage by doing the last 3 games, but if the blade series is doing well, I can't see Nintendo doing that. I play the series every 12-18 months, because I love the story. I'm not sure the subtle links are more than thematic with xenoblade though. The actual story is in no way connected.
If anything, they need to also include Xenogears into the mix. It's of the best JRPG games in it's era.
They need re-do the second disc too. I love Saga though, it's great for its time. And the reviews were not bad. It's just complicated with Square. I wish they could do them all though. Takahashi is a genius.
I mean Square Enix had a chance to. Square Enix had several of their staff working on Xenoblade Chronicles 2. One of the most noticeable was Nomura during the entire character design for the villains.
I didn't know that! I mean Square has a much better relationship with Nintendo now, so you never know. I know Nomura did some designs but didn't know he did Jin and Malos. It's funny because they resemble Nigredo and Albedo, haha.
Never got to play these back in the day, would love a 'modern' chance to.
Honestly the story is one of the best out there. I loved it.
An updated Xenosaga and maybe even Xenogears collection would be an amazing way to round out next year. Pack that into the last 3 or 4 months of 2018 alongside Metroid Prime 4 and Bayonetta 3, and you'll have Nintendo fans over the moon with glee.
Like, I hated all the remasters early on in this generation, but I feel the Switch is the perfect place for it AND I mean, the Switch has enough original content/games. I feel like PS4 players wouldn't buy it, but I think that Switch players would with Xenoblade being so popular with RPG players. Also Xenoblade 2 is essentially Xenosaga lite which is covered in the article.
Im a ps4 owner and Id buy them in a heart beat, slow down with the ps4 players wouldnt buy it.
@shinoff all I'm trying to say as a whole I don't think it would sell great on the PS4, but on the Switch it would because of the Xenoblade games which have done well. But then again they might and you're right. One of the biggest problems was that the Xenosaga games were all released years apart telling one full story that nowadays would be in one game. It actually may sell great if all put in one game on both systems.
It's pretty safe to assume that a lot of the PS2 players that played the game back in the day are probably still with PS. I don't see any reason why a remaster collection wouldn't sell on the PS4. If people like JRPG's, Sony is about the only place to go if you don't care about portable consoles. Switch mixed it up a bit, but that didn't remove the rather significant JRPG fan base that resides on PS4. Nintendo or Monolith do not own the rights to Xenosaga, so there is no reason they would keep it on Switch. The IP is owned by Namco, and they are free to do with it what they will. Xenoblade is popular, but there are JRPG's which outpace that series on PS already. I think this game would be quite welcome on PS4, and if it was a remaster, the game wouldn't have to sell millions to be successful. No doubt it could make good money on PS4, so there is no reason to think that PS4 owners just aren't interested enough. There is also no reason to assume that saga would do better on switch, because it's a departure from blade in terms of game play and overall story presentation. Quite a bit of a departure actually. The only actual similarities are the term "xeno", and some of the themes used in the game, but Saga is a much darker and deep story which deals with a lot of psychological factors about the meaning of life and one's own place in the universe, that blade doesn't really get into.
This would be cool. If Xenoblade breaks 1.5 mill then we’ll talk
I actually think it will. I mean it's beaten X's lifetime sales in Japan and is close to the original in just a few weeks, and those games sold 900k worldwide on botched releases and on a dead system.
That could be indicative of a trend in the us or Europe but maybe not. I need sales numbers from here.
@NintendoSwitchFan I think we''ll be surprised how well it does, and i think it will have legs too going into next year.
ps4 HD collection also would be amazing!!
The only reason I saw Switch is because the momentum with Xenoblade but if they were to be a port, I would think it wouldn't cost too much and I do think people would buy it, but there are SO many RPGs coming out on PS4. But I think both would be amazing. I just think Switch gives it its best chance and the time is NOW to do this. Now or never. Decide Nintendo and Bandai Namco!!! Stop teasing us with KOS-MOS!
Ill meet you somewhere better. As an owner of ps4 and switch why not just have it multi console. I prefer to play on my ps4, I like the switch for the ir exclusives.
I'm fairly sure Namco expressed interest in porting an HD collection if the original team would do it. They just happen to be owned by Nintendo.
Yeah they're actually going to restart an online campaign and deliver it to Harada-san. Now or never. I totally agree on Monolith too. They would have to. Even if Takahashi wants to fix certain things. They've moved on, but the frieking Zohar is in Xenoblade 2 going by the Conduit, I mean obviously he hasn't moved on too much and Xenoblade 1 and Fiora late in the game was literally KOS-MOS.
DJK1NG_Gaming I know, I own those games.
I don't think that's possible, since those games are tied to Monolith and Monolith is now first-party Nintendo.
Namco owns Xenosaga.
@Segata Yes but Xenosaga IP and KOS-MOS has only been used in the last 10 years in all the games Monolith Soft Developed since Nintendo bought them. KOS-MOS and Xenosaga featured in Project X Zone 1-2 Cross-over in Project X Zone 2 with Xenoblade Chronicles's Fiora being the partner for KOS-MOS KOS-MOS in Xenoblade Chronicles 2 They even ported Xenosaga 1-2 to DS months before Nintendo bought Monolith Soft.
I think I'd rather get it on the Switch. There shouldn't be a big disparity in graphics. It's an HD collection of PS2 era games. So all else equal, the portability of the Switch would do it for me. I never finished the series and would love to chip away at it on the go.
Let Monolith work on the port. Would not feel right otherwise.
Just started Xenoblade 2 and is my introduction to the series. Holy crap it's awesome, would love a HD collection to play the others
You'll love the first and third (the 2nd's gameplay mechanics were a tad trickier).
I dunno.....that VA change for chaos was a bit jarring when you don't separate the games by a couple years.:)
I really wish people would stop associating Xenoblade with Xenosaga/Xenogears as if they are direct sequels. Outside of a few people here and there that have worked on both. They through a head nod in there with Kos Mos but they are as far apart as two rpgs can even be.
Xenoblade Chronicles 2 has connection with Xenosaga in one story related thing. I won't say what it is but the article already mention it.
Xenosaga HD Collection needs to happen in general.
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