Sorry for the long break, but anyways, great news: Today, Nintendo of Europe announced that Xenoblade will be released in Europe this year under the new full title “Xenoblade Chronicles“. The Monolith Software-rpg for Wii has been permanently praised for its vast, open game world and has been voted number one-rpg of this current generation of consoles by a certain Japanese hardcore-rpg-fans´ website. A release date isn´t known, neither if the game will see a US-release. But it certainly would be stupid to release both this and Zelda: Skyward Sword at the end of the year, so maybe we´re in for another pleasant surprise soon?
Who´d have thought that? Apparently, Nintendo´s next handheld-generation, called 3DS, will see its launch in October…in Europe. Prior to this information that an UK-retailer gave, people supposed that the 3DS would be launched this year in Japan, and some time early next year in Europe and the USA. Looks like we´ll get our hands on the first 3D-capable handheld-system sooner than expected.
On another note, Nintendo published a new trailer of Xenoblade, Monolithsoftare´s upcoming JRPG. This new video is really nice, showing lots of new characters as well as letting you listen to the great music the game seems to feature. Graphics definitely aren´t the game´s strengths, but it reminds me of other traditional JRPGs that I played in the past, like Skies of Arcadia, which is a good thing.