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5:30 PM on 03.30.2015

Calm down: Nintendo still has a lot in store for Wii U

After the recent announcement that Zelda for Wii U wouldn't be releasing in 2015, people all around the Internet have been losing their collective minds screaming that the Wii U is dead when really, it is anything but. So join me as I refresh your memory and get you back on the Nintendo hype train for 2015.

Jed Whitaker



Xenoblade Chronicles 3D is a bare-bones port of a fantastic game photo
Xenoblade Chronicles 3D is a bare-bones port of a fantastic game
by Chris Carter

Xenoblade Chronicles pretty much blew me away back in 2012. Fans had been clamoring for a localization for over two years, and due to an add partnership between Nintendo and GameStop, we got one. It was a rather limited release however and GameStop constantly jacked up the price over time, leading to a large number of fans who never got to experience it.

Hell, even today the Wii version goes from anywhere to $60 used to $100 new. That all changes in April with Xenoblade Chronicles 3DS, a $40 portable edition that will completely do away with the rarity of the experience.

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11:30 AM on 03.21.2015

Want to know exactly how Xenoblade Chronicles 3D's amiibo and StreetPass mechanics work?

As some of you may know, Xenoblade Chronicles 3D will ship with amiibo support. It's not all that complicated -- you touch Shulk to your New 3DS and you earn tokens that you can spend on in-game models or music tracks. A lot of people have asked for a rundown of what exactly that entails, and since I have access to the game I figured I'd shed some light on the feature.

Chris Carter

12:30 PM on 03.07.2015

Xenoblade Chronicles X combat explored in 30-minute livestream

Nintendo of Japan recently streamed a live Xenoblade Chronicles X presentation, detailing the game's intricate combat system for eager viewers around the globe. The 30-minute video is available for viewing in full, and it go...

Brittany Vincent


7:00 AM on 03.03.2015

New Xenoblade Chronicles 3D trailer released titled 'Heir to the Monado'

Nintendo has dropped a new trailer for next month's Xenoblade Chronicles 3D entitled "Heir to the Monado." It features a flashback to when Shulk acquired the mythical sword Monado as well as a few cinematics and battle scene...

Jason Faulkner

10:30 AM on 02.26.2015

Xenoblade Chronicles X shows off dynamic weather, day-night cycle

Day and night cycles aren't new, but it's a pretty one at least. Actually, thinking on it, more RPGs (particularly Japanese RPGs) could benefit from a day and night cycle just for the perceived visual variation on the hours ...

Steven Hansen

10:30 AM on 02.19.2015

Are you feeling these New 3DS Xenoblade Face Plates?

Since Americans are a confused people and can't understand the difference between XL and "not XL," Nintendo opted to not release the latter in the US. Many fans are upset because they don't get to take advantage of the wide r...

Chris Carter

4:22 PM on 02.12.2015

Shulk amiibo pre-orders are open for a second wave at GameStop

The Shulk amiibo, a highly sought-after GameStop exclusive, might not be quite as rare as originally thought. This afternoon, GameStop opened a second wave of pre-orders for the Xenoblade character. It's expected to ship...

Brett Makedonski

12:00 PM on 02.12.2015

Xenoblade Chronicles X's character creator is glorious

If you're a fan of character creation mechanics, Xenoblade Chronicles X has you covered. This newest video direct from Nintendo will give you an idea of what you can craft, and I'm satisfied. You can make the hottest ki...

Chris Carter

5:30 PM on 02.07.2015

Japanese Xenoblade Chronicles X cover is pretty badass

If video game box covers hype you up, then this newly released Japanese cover for Xenoblade Chronicles X found on Amazon Japan certainly has the potential to get you mega excited. Whether or not we will see this bad...

Robert Summa

12:45 PM on 02.06.2015

Nintendo reveals Xenoblade Chronicles X multiplayer details and more

I'll be the first one to admit how confused I am as to the connection between Xenogears, the Xenosaga series, and Xenoblade Chronicles other than director Tetsuya Takahashi. Especially given that Xenoblade Chronicle...

Jason Faulkner





8:43 AM on 01.14.2015

Xenoblade Chronicles 3D roams to New 3DS in April

Xenoblade Chronicles 3D is coming to New Nintendo 3DS XL in April, Nintendo announced today. The RPG is exclusive to the New 3DS platform, which arrives in North America this February.

Kyle MacGregor

6:32 AM on 08.29.2014

Xenoblade Chronicles confirmed for New 3DS

So that's why Shulk is in Super Smash Bros. After showing off the "New 3DS" model during their Japanese Direct, Nintendo cut right into some footage of Xenoblade Chronicles on the 3DS. Very little is actua...

Chris Carter

2:30 PM on 08.27.2014

Xenoblade Chronicles X has a massive in-game world

The latest issue of Edge states that map in Xenoblade Chronicles X is going to significantly dwarf the world of the original Xenoblade Chronicles. Think five times bigger, in fact. Director Tetsuya Takahashi elaborates in the...

Brittany Vincent



Get your Xenoblade Chronicles X fix with this playthrough from Nintendo photo
Get your Xenoblade Chronicles X fix with this playthrough from Nintendo
by Brittany Vincent

Can't get enough Xenoblade Chronicles X? Nintendo has you covered with a 45-minute stream of the presentation of the upcoming RPG from Nintendo's Treehouse presentation.

Be forewarned though, folks, this is drool-worthy territory. If you're looking for your next Wii U fix, you might want to keep your eye on this one, especially if you enjoyed the Wii's Xenoblade Chronicles. It is looking absolutely rad.

Xenoblade Chronicles X will launch sometime in 2015.

Nintendo Treehouse: Live @ E3 2014 -- Day 1: Xenoblade Chronicles X [YouTube]

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Xenoblade Chronicles X coming to Wii U in 2015 photo
Xenoblade Chronicles X coming to Wii U in 2015
by Kyle MacGregor

Epic space battles. Huge mecha. And a gorgeous Xenosaga-style art direction. Monolith Soft's new game is called Xenoblade Chronicles X and it looks absolutely stellar. Do want.

Hiroyuki Sawano, composer on numerous anime series like Attack on Titan, is handling the music on the upcoming Wii U project, which should be launching sometime in 2015.

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