U.S. trailer for Xenoblade Chronicles. By now, you’ve likely heard the good news: Nintendo announced that this Wii JRPG will release in North America next April!
It will be a limited release, available only at GameStop and directly from Nintendo’s site, but hey, that’s still a million times better than no U.S. release. Maybe if there’s enough demand, the game will get a wider release?
Christian from Gamasutra (did you know I’m a news editor again at Gamasutra?) wrote a nice piece on why this news is a victory for fans and the medium:
“This game proves something. Yes, video games are a business, and one at which Nintendo lately often excels. At the scale at which it moves product — Mario games selling in the tens of millions — the sales potential for Xenoblade Chronicles is comically low. But the company — all companies — has a responsibility to publish works which enrich the medium.”
See also: More Xenoblade posts