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Xenoblade Chronicles X releasing on December 4

Nintendo has been pushing Xenoblade Chronicles X pretty hard with Japanese live streams earlier this year. Now it's getting close to time for Western audiences to start getting hyped. The short trailer shown during Nintendo's  E3...   read

 
 
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Shulk amiibo

So how about that May 1 Shulk amiibo restock

The mad rush of amiibo ordering really started at the tail end of Wave 2, once consumers realized that the rare trend (Pit, Little Mac) was not going to stop. After the Trinity in Wave 1 people were on already edge, but the multiple exclusi...   read

 
 
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Xenoblade

Whoa there Xenoblade Chronicles X alien, put on some pants!

There's a special Nintendo Direct going on right now for Xenoblade Chronicles X. As someone who has paid little attention thus far, I have no idea what's happening despite the Direct's best attempts at setting the stage and lore before divi...   read

 
 
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Watch today's Nintendo Direct here

Nintendo's hosting another Direct today, and this one's focusing entirely on Xenoblade Chronicles X. It starts real soon, so grab some popcorn, sit back, and enjoy the show. In the event that you don't catch it, we'll post all the notewort...   read

 
 
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Xenoblade

Nintendo is having a Xenoblade Chronicles X Direct tomorrow

Xenoblade Chronicles X is nearly out in Japan with just a week from launch, and Nintendo is using that opportunity to give us some more info on the game tomorrow. A Treehouse: Live presentation has been scheduled for 2PM EST tomorrow, and i...   read

 
 
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Furries, mechs, and an octopus lady in Xenoblade Chronicles X

A fresh new trailer for Xenoblade Chronicles X can be seen above that looks more like Gundam and Metal Gear Solid to me than a JRPG. I couldn't quite decipher what is going on in the above trailer, but I'm just happy that there is a v...   read

 
 
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Xenoblade Chronicles X lets up to 32 players cooperate

There was a Japanese Nintendo Direct this morning focused on Xenoblade Chronicles X. Thanks to some helpful translation, we know a few more details about the Dolls and mechs and cooperative play. One cool-sounding note is that players can ...   read

 
 
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The Wii U isn't dead yet

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 refre...   read

 
 
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Xenoblade Chronicles 3D is a bare-bones port of a fantastic game

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 ...   read

 
 
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Xenoblade 3D amiibo

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 pe...   read

 
 
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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 goes to great len...   read

 
 
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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 scenes. You can real...   read

 
 
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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 and hours spent...   read

 
 
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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 range of Face Pl...   read

 
 
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Shulk amiibo

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 on May 1. The ...   read

 
 
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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 kid on the block ...   read

 
 
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Xenoblade Chronicles X

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 boy in North A...   read

 
 
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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 Chronicles X is a "...   read

 
 
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Xenoblade Chronicles 3D

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.   read

 
 
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Xenoblade 3DS

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 actually known at th...   read

 
 
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Xenoblade Chronicles X

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 latest issue o...   read

 
 
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Get your Xenoblade Chronicles X fix with this playthrough from Nintendo

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'r...   read

 
 
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Xenoblade Chronicles X coming to Wii U in 2015

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 ser...   read

 
 
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Xenoblade, Metroid pricin

GameStop to sell Xenoblade, Metroid Prime Trilogy for $40

Just a couple months ago, GameStop was selling copies of Xenoblade for upwards of $90. The retailer has exclusive rights to the title, you'll remember. This monopoly and price hike raised a number of issues, especially when it was reported ...   read

 
 
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Xenoblade

GameStop taking heat amid Xenoblade controversy

Over the past few days, GameStop has found itself in the midst of a controversy surrounding the used sales of Xenoblade Chronicles, a fan-favorite and a game which the retailer had negotiated an exclusive contract to distribute in North Ame...   read

 
 
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Tim is the former Editor-in-Chief of Japanator, and contributor at Destructoid. He now works in the games industry as a freelance composer.

 


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