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Old 11-06-2014, 11:06 PM   #1
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E3 2014 trailer:

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North America release date is December 4, 2015.

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Old 11-06-2014, 11:10 PM   #2
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I'm going to play this until my WiiU melts.
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Old 11-06-2014, 11:18 PM   #3
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I'm going to play this until my WiiU melts.
I will be in that same boat.
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Old 11-07-2014, 12:46 AM   #4
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I'm so tempted to pre-order it but it's inevitable that there'll be a Collector's Edition or so.
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Old 11-07-2014, 02:35 AM   #5
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This is why I bought a Wii U. I've hardly touched the console since, but if this game is as good as its predecessor, it'll be worth it.
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Old 11-07-2014, 03:09 AM   #6
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I'm so tempted to pre-order it but it's inevitable that there'll be a Collector's Edition or so.
Would be nice but Nintendo and Collector's Editions don't tend to happen a lot so not sure I would say inevitable. As of late they have been giving Europe some love though. Shame they are the only ones still region locking their systems
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Old 11-08-2014, 04:16 PM   #7
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Would be nice but Nintendo and Collector's Editions don't tend to happen a lot so not sure I would say inevitable. As of late they have been giving Europe some love though. Shame they are the only ones still region locking their systems
See that's it. I live in Europe so we get the Collector's Editions, Special Editions and Limited Editions while US gets left out.

I finally got my Bayonetta 2: Special Edition (it was hard getting a copy because it's been out of stock for a while) and the packaging is pretty awesome (outer box + B1 + B2) as well as it comes with 250 points each.
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Old 11-09-2014, 08:54 AM   #8
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^^ From memory, Xenoblade Chronicles on the Wii only got a fairly basic 'premium' edition over here in the UK - didn't it come bundled with a controller or something?

The Last Story and Pandora's Tower CEs were nice though.
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Some more info via Neogaf, via a Famitsu translation:
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Start of the Game

At the beginning of the story, the goal is to survive the uncivilized planet of Mira. After meeting up with private military organization Blade, you’ll choose from one of eight affiliated unions, each with their own overarching objective to fill, and embark on quests. It’s possible to join a different union later. Unlike the linear progression of the original Xenoblade Chronicles, the successor’s story will unfold in various directions.

Unions

The eight unions are:
  • Pathfinder - In charge of data probe installation.
  • Interceptor - In charge of exterminating protists.
  • Avalanche - In charge of hunting down dangerous life forms.
  • Testament - In charge of the search and recovery of debris scattered by the ship, as well as the recovery of items lost on the battlefield.
  • Corepedian - In charge of visiting areas and investigation/collecting materials.
  • Land Bank - In charge of securing resources and collecting minerals.
  • Arms - Assists the Arms Company in charge of the development of Dolls and their inner weaponry.
  • Companion - A Jack of all trades, from the mediation of petty fights to the search of stray cats.
Other Tidbits
  • The concept of the game’s online mode is to be “‘loosely connected’ with other players”—to have a sense of solidarity without feeling constantly aware of other players’ presence.
  • The size of the field is five times the previous game (400 square meters) and fully seamless. However, there is loading during event scenes.
  • The map is visible on the Wii U GamePad. Each area is indicated by a hex. Touching them can perform things such as quick travel or check events.
  • The sense of speed from the previous game’s battles has been elevated, and players can attack freely while switching between short and long ranges.
  • No character explicitly serves as a healer, meaning it’s important to gauge one’s capabilities relative to those of an enemy before picking fights.
  • “Soul Voice” is a system that can be triggered in reaction to party members that are able to string their attacks well. With well-timed button presses, HP can be healed, making it possible to continuously heal while attacking.
  • Parties consist of four people: the player character and three AI companions.
  • Dolls are exceptionally powerful, but in exchange for that, their movement can’t be finely controlled, meaning they can’t take out enemy body parts. Being able to do so is important, as it can weaken them and yield items, among other things. As a result, players will have to disembark at times and fight enemies themselves.
  • A number of new “Unique Monsters” have been added compared to the previous game, some powerful enough to cross swords with the Doll robots.
  • Playtime in the game has been recorded to exceed 300 hours while doing final checks, with some elements potentially continuing endlessly.
  • There are over 90 songs featured in the game, all of which were worked on by Hiroyuki Sawano.
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Old 01-28-2015, 07:16 PM   #10
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300 hours?? meh, I'll probably skip this then
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Old 01-28-2015, 07:53 PM   #11
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300 hours?? meh, I'll probably skip this then
I am sure most of that 300 hours is just side quests. Xenoblade on the Wii had a ton of them too you could skip.
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Old 01-28-2015, 08:23 PM   #12
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I am sure most of that 300 hours is just side quests. Xenoblade on the Wii had a ton of them too you could skip.
Exactly. I figure it's just like Oblivion/Skyrim. Lots of space and stuff to do but not much of it actually necessary. If you want, it's there. This game is so on my radar. I just hope we're not waiting until Christmas to play it.
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Old 01-29-2015, 03:15 PM   #13
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I don’t have a Wii U yet, but will eventually. When this is released, if I haven’t bought one yet, I will be doing so. Or with Zelda Wii U (whichever is released first).
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I don’t have a Wii U yet, but will eventually. When this is released, if I haven’t bought one yet, I will be doing so. Or with Zelda Wii U (whichever is released first).
You should buy one now so you can get Metroid Prime Trilogy for $10.
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Old 01-30-2015, 02:51 AM   #15
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You should buy one now so you can get Metroid Prime Trilogy for $10.
Already have the retail version. Bought it when it was first released.
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300 hours?? meh, I'll probably skip this then
I am excite! coming from someone who put 1500+ hours into Skyrim alone though.
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Old 02-03-2015, 04:37 PM   #17
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I can’t link it, as I am at work and the website is blocked. But I hear Nintendo will be having a live stream for Xenoblade Chronicles X, February 6th, on Nintendo Direct.

It will only deal with the Japanese version of the game, and of course will be in Japanese. But I would guess someone will repost it with subtitles in the near future.

It starts at 10 p.m. JST.
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Old 02-06-2015, 01:46 AM   #18
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Definitely on my wish list, I still need to beat the first one though...
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Old 02-23-2015, 03:22 PM   #19
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Definitely on my wish list, I still need to beat the first one though...
Yep, same here. I actually got about 10 hours into the first one, but had stopped playing.

Seriously thinking about restarting with Xenoblade Chronicles X coming this year.
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30 minute trailer that explains things...I guess; it's all in Japanese.

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