During the Nintendo Direct that is being aired, Nintendo mentioned a release window for Xenoblade Chronicles X and shown a fantastic gameplay video.
So GOTY 2015 confirmed, BTW the G in GOTY in this case also stands for godlike... then again Monolith Soft are beyond Gods in the world of video game development. Literally...beyond....Gods
Little early to say GOTY for next year haha. Looks great though.
with halo 5 , uncharted 4 and quantum break on the horizon , i think its gonna be a hard competition . but i gotta say this game looks really awesome
Next year is going to be absolutely insane for gamers. Nobody could name a game at this point and say it'll be the best game next year. I'll be getting this one though for sure.
Get to play the first one on New 3DS, and follow it with this game. Can't wait. Never played it for wii.
So, its not confirmed 2015 release?
No, just targeting 2015. So expect it holiday 2015 at the earliest.
most sensless post i've read in a long time. OT: I WANT THIS GAME!
Overall good direct, but 5 bucks for the pikmin short film is BS.
There's something called Dailymotion, expect to see them tomorrow. Although I'm going to pay for them, I thought they had some functionality with Miiverse? So it's not just the 30 minute film, I think it's a good value.
Completely agree those short films should be free for all Wii U owners or at least Pikmen 3 owners.
Those short films cost them money to make. Why exactly should they give them away for free? :/
Cant Wait, Wii U's next year line up is going to be strong
Next year or 2016- both Xenoblade nd Zelda could slip to 2016
I have a feeling Zelda U will be the one to slip to 2016, but Xenoblade will remain a 2015 title, although probably late in the year. It has already been delayed a year, because it was originally slated to release on 2014, and it's been in development longer than Zelda U, I believe.
seen better looking ps3 games look how low detailed the environment is, I am sure it will be fun though but still
It's looks slightly better than the first two FFXIII games but this game has A LOT more going on on screen. Who cares about the graphics anyway
5x the scale of xenoblade bigger open world than all ps3 game has a lot of stuff rendering at the same time 3/4 of ps3 aren't open world
Name em, and please say something that makes sense, we all know a 7 hour linear game will look better than an open world RPG.
do you realize how huge even the first xenoblade chronicles was? Massive. Skyrim's size is a tiny fraction. The landscape changed dramatically between areas and so did the awesome soundtrack. The combat system is near perfect. These graphics are awesome, but thats not the point.
Myseryeyes>< You need to go see an eye doctor maybe a brain surgeon. Not many games out there that have enemy's as tall a skyscrapers just roaming around in an open world environment with this amount of detail. I think these visuals are easily on par with what PS4 Xone have to offer. I game on a PC that runs most games at 1080p 60fps with Ultra settings a significant boost over what next gen consoles offer and I'm blown away with this game. It is simply amazing what Monolith is able to achieve with the Wii U hardware and if you disagree with that statement you are either blinded by your fanboyism or just strait up have some screws loose.
That's what a fanboy would say. Wait.. 1 bubble. Certified clown no one takes seriously
2015 release? I'm smelling a N3DS bundle with Xeno 3DS to hype it up =]
Jumping through people's backyards! Must be a great high jumper
This could quite possibly be the best JRPGS ever released, EVER...
I just can't believe how GOOD this is looking. And I don't mean poly counts. Art direction wise I just don't think anything on the PS4 or X1 are making this look dated in any way. Edit: except for Final Fantasy XV.
uh because FFXV has no towns lol
I'm not sure I understand. What I meant was, comparing Xenoblade's open pastoral world to FFXV's open pastoral world shows the Square game to be visually supperior.
Eh, to be fair PS4/XB1 don't really have any games with strong art direction yet. It's simply too early in their respective lifespans. I imagine, whenever we see more of them, Bloodborne, Persona 5, and Uncharted will all be pretty impressive.
Would love to see this game save the Wii U but we know that's not going to happen... Unfortunately at this point the Wii U is almost as niche as the Vita.
In that sense it is refreshing. We havent had a niche platform since the 6th gen which had three. The Wii U's delivering quality games with smooth launches and no bugs, and that's commendable. I think, like the gamecube and N64, history will be kind to the system and only see the awesome games, not the gaps between them.
@Concertoine "The Wii U's delivering quality games with smooth launches and no bugs, and that's commendable." Nintendo games are known for quality, and also most of their games don't have online support which is where most of the issues come from the games that have issues.
Niche is honestly great if you're part of that niche.
Xenoblade Chronicles X and Final Fantasy XV in the same year… Unbelievable!
>FFXV >2015 We are yet to see lol
Looks great. This makes me want to get a Wii U.
This game makes me wonder where all the games are like it. IMO last gen should have been smothered in these games, instead of FPS. I hope PS4 gets some JRPG love. These are the games I'm waiting for!
Games like these cost a lot to make, and take a long time. If you look up the history of Monolith Soft you'll see that before they were with Nintendo they had never really completed a game. They had even made games that just stopped half way and told the rest in a comic-book thing because they were told by the publishers that they were out of time. When they were working on Xenoblade for the Wii they went over budget and over time, and a representative of Monolith went to Nintendo and told them they would cut content and make the game smaller to make the release date, but Nintendo told them to take as much time and money as they needed. There's a reason why you hardly ever see bad Nintendo games.
So as someone who wasnt interested in Amiibo and said it was for kids and for those of you that may have called me an idiot, i completely appologize. Amiibo just became a must buy after that Direct and I can not believe the depth they will give it before the end of the year. Then we get Duck Hunt dog playable in Smash U and how amazing did Xeno X look?! Really good Direct. I am happy to say I was wrong about Amiibo.
I just watched the Nintendo Direct, and I must say I love the PS4 being on top this gen. It has finally made Nintendo and MS step their game up to the next level. This Nintendo direct gave me almost everything I wanted from Nintendo and been saying for the longest, even when many people kept disagreeing. Nintendo is doing more for online with leader-boards in more of their games. The 3DS stuff was nice, but I'm having a hard time picking up my 2DS right now, but for those who game on handheld a lot enjoy. Amiibo still isn't my kind of thing, but it's pretty much Skylanders for kids that works across many of their games instead of just 1. We have dates for Captain Toad, Smash, Kirby, etc.... We have fan service finally being done outside of Smash with Mario Kart getting DLC with an F-Zero stage (a start), Zelda, new characters, and Mii characters getting iconic costumes. The Indie games look nice, and it's good to see Nintendo is getting some strong support there as well. And it's nice to see their idea of 3rd party exclusives are crossovers. The crossover idea is great simply because if gives 3rd party games a chance on Nintendo consoles to sale (since many Nintendo gamers only buy Nintendo games), and it allows Nintendo to get unique niche exclusives that help their library. I could have did without Pikmin short movies, but it was cool to see the flip-not was used for story board. The demo was nice as well, and more games need to have the save data trade over from the demo to the full game if they buy it. Xenoblade Chronicles looked great. There's nothing more to say about it, besides it looks great. Splatoon looks like pure fun. This is pretty much what I expected and asked to be in the Direct, and Nintendo delivered. They still have Zelda, Devil's Third (not too sure about this still, though MP looks fun), Star Fox, Project Guard, Mario Party 10, Mario Maker, Possibly Pokken Tournament, and more for 2015. Nintendo is finally delivering in spades which is what they needed to do last year. This is how you turn the Wii U from being another GC sales-wise, into the SNES. I still don't think the Wii U is going to blow up the charts, but it's finally becoming the system Nintendo fans like myself have been asking for since the GameCube (Wii was a huge disappointment for me). Now let's start seeing some F-Zero, Earthbound, 2D/3D Metriod, Pokemon, Super Mario RPG 2, and more of those classic franchises being put to use.
In response to your other comment, that isnt where ALL problems originate. Nintendos games usually have rock solid framerate and great graphics, and almost NEVER need patches or anything. Even great games like TLOU have rocky framerates and glitches.
I'm sorry ABizzel1 nintendo is just being nintendo you know this. I mean sonys jrpg like x, interactive toy line, cheap dlc, game pad, smash, free online, tons of high-quality games.... um I don't think this is ms or sony doing. If any thing they would be charging for online, not have a toy line and have jrpg, kart racers and platform games. Slaptoon has a ton of action for a none destructive gAme. X is coming before zelda! Has gta moments lol! You get the feeling nintendo is actually holding back. It all looks good though. Toad is shaping up to be a Mario Galaxy puzzle action game though which is sweet. Some things is in the works. Retro is too quiet along with a dozen other 1st party studios.
So hype for this game!!! It's a shame I didn't get my other wish though... http://www.vincentabry.com/...
Did they... not show any mechs in this trailer? Whereas the E3 trailer, to my memory, was pretty much ONLY mechs? Weird.
Xenoblade Chronicles X actually looks really good.
You sound surprised! XD Xenoblade on Wii was amazing so I was expecting their next game to blow minds.
I'm not really a Jrpg fan but I'm hype for this game day 1 for me
The home console market is much larger and much more important in the West- why is Xenoblade not releasing first here???!!! I can't wait for it - I m going to have to go replay Xenoblade Chronicles now
Because the team is Japanese and the localisation team doesn't have time to translate everything they make as they make it. We still haven't seen a single screenshot in English :(
IMO they should make the time - Nintendo has the resources and I will bet $' s Xenoblade will sell far better in the West
The game looks stunning & i cant wait for it.. Wii U has the best & most robust amount of exclusives in my book but its secondary to my PS4 because of the multiplats that wii u wont receive... I hate to use the gamepad though.. I use the pro for all the games & the gamepad sits in its stand for maps/inventory til it dies & needs recharging..
Looks good & I'm sure it'll be fun, but it's definitely suffered in other places to be able to achieve that world size.
Here's the reason the WiiU exists for me.
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