Around the time of 2010 to 2012, Nintendo showcased three games that would actually get western gamers hyped up about JRPGs again. Two of those games were The Last Story and Pandora’s Tower, but it is the third game that will be remembered the most. That game was Xenoblade Chronicles. Just to prove how important the game’s prominence and popularity were, Xenoblade Chronicles is known as the “greatest JRPG of this generation”. Also, for a short amount of time before Gamestop stepped in, used copies of the game, once it was no longer sold in stores, were priced at $500 or more on internet sites… and fans bought them! Ergo, the hype behind the title is earned!
Now Monolith Soft, the developer behind the epic game, has officially announced the games predecessor, at E3 2014, titled Xenoblade Chronicles X… and fans are excited! Officially, Xenoblade Chronicles X was first revealed last year just before E3 2013. In the first trailer, a heavily upgraded version of the original was shown, but instead of the title we know now, it was mysteriously dubbed as “X.” That was enough to cause a stir in the JRPG community, but it would be Monolith Soft at E3 2013 that will cause a roar when the show’s exclusive Xenoblade Chronicles X trailer (still known as “X”) was showcased, as reported here on The Inquisitr. You can view that trailer below.
I don’t know about you, but the graphically beautiful presentation, partnered with the amazing trailer theme song, sold Xenoblade Chronicles X, and this is coming from someone who still hasn’t beaten the original game yet, particularly because it is so long and there is so much to do.
According to an article by IGN, Monolith Soft brings to Xenoblade Chronicles X, besides the official title, are new characters, including one whose name is Elma. To those who played the original game, Elma might be a descendant of Sharla. Also, the nopon race are in this game as well. The other reveal from the trailer is the basics of the plot. Taking into account Xenoblade Chronicles X is a sequel of some sorts, I am sure I can break down the plot from what was revealed. It appears that humans and homs are not the same, despite looking the same. Instead, humans appear in this game looking for a new place to live because earth is lost. Maybe the new land they found was the Bionis, and now they want to take over. Of course this is conjecture, but it is based off of the last game and the Xenoblade Chronicles X E3 2014 trailer below.
In another report by Game Informer, it looks as if Xenoblade Chronicles X has been pushed back to 2015, as in the broad length of 2015. This is going to disappoint fans since it was originally slotted for a 2014 release. Still, just by the last three trailers, it looks like Xenoblade Chronicles X will be a worthy sequel to the original, but it still has a lot to live up to.
[Image via Xenoblade Chronicles X Trailer]