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Xenoblade Chronicles coming to Wii in April

Xenoblade Chronicles, a classically-styled JRPG for Wii developed by Monolith Soft, will be getting a US release, Nintendo has confirmed.

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Fans have been clamoring for the release of a number of high-profile RPGs for Wii. Xenoblade Chronicles, a classically-styled JRPG developed by Monolith Soft, has been the most sought-out of the games. While Nintendo of Europe localized the game for release, NOA was hesitant, initially saying there were "no plans" to bring the game stateside.

Since then, NOA president Reggie Fils-Aime promised continued support for the Wii library in 2012, and what better way to make good on that statement than announcing the release of Xenoblade Chronicles in the US?

"It's confirmed!," Nintendo announced via its Facebook page. "Next year, Wii players throughout North America can wield the Monado blade and join the epic battle between the Homs and the Mechons in Xenoblade Chronicles."

According to Nintendo, the game will be making its way Stateside in April. It will be available to purchase from GameStop, or directly from Nintendo.

Here's a first look at the game:

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    December 2, 2011 11:30 AM

    Andrew Yoon posted a new article, Xenoblade Chronicles coming to Wii in April.

    Xenoblade Chronicles, a classically-styled JRPG for Wii developed by Monolith Soft, will be getting a US release, Nintendo has confirmed.

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      December 2, 2011 11:53 AM

      Been nice if they had told us that beforehand, cause they owuld have sold another Wii during black friday, now i say fuck em, a game i want to play but i dont like how you handle yourself nintendo, so i will speak with my wallet.

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      December 2, 2011 2:59 PM

      This is pretty huge since Nintendo has typically ignored pleas for localizing games (Mother 1+2 on GBA, Mother 3, Last Story, etc). I hope they plan to follow this through with The Last Story (Sakagucchi/Uematsu game....pretty much what Final Fantasy should be today).

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      December 2, 2011 3:38 PM

      cool, i will pick this up

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      December 2, 2011 3:56 PM

      It's about fucking time! This game is amazing. I'm afraid it might be too little too late, though :(

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      December 2, 2011 4:50 PM

      Fuck yes

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      December 2, 2011 4:54 PM

      Isn't this game already out for the UK region? PAL/NTSC aside, what other "localization" efforts would be needed?

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      December 2, 2011 4:59 PM

      Okay so Zelda won't be my last Wii game after all.

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      December 2, 2011 5:47 PM

      is this the game that will justify me finally jumping aboard the wii train for cheap ala eternal darkness for the cube? hmmm. tempting

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      December 2, 2011 6:58 PM

      I am extremely pleased with this news.

      Now what about Last Story and Pandora's Tower?

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      December 2, 2011 10:35 PM

      Nice! Glad I didn't go out of my way to softmod my wii or something silly like that just to get this ('cause I was seriously considering it)

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      December 3, 2011 5:22 AM

      While I'm a bit annoyed they're not giving a solid release date, at least we're getting the game.

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      December 3, 2011 10:04 AM

      Whoa.. looking at the video... this game looks amazing. Shame it's on the Wii. I've made it this far without one I don't think I'm buying one now.

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      December 3, 2011 1:20 PM

      I CAN'T BELIEVE IT! FINALLY! OMG!

      Yeah, errr..not so much.

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      December 5, 2011 11:18 AM

      There's just one apparent hitch.

      The game is coming to the U.S. but *not* Canada.

      Don't know why, Nintendo won't respond to my emails asking if EBGames will carry it. It's not available on the site.

      Anyone at Shack (Xav the resident Canadian?) wanna ask Nintendo why they're pulling such a dick move?