New Xenoblade Wii RPG Details, Screens

By Jorge Ba-oh 19.02.2010 16

New Xenoblade Wii RPG Details, Screens on Nintendo gaming news, videos and discussion

This week’s edition of Japanese Magazine Famitsu shed a load of new details on forthcoming Monolith RPG for Wii, Xenoblade.

Previously titled Monado, the game is a wii exclusive RPG taking place upon two ridiculously huge gods frozen in the middle of battle, standing still for thousands of years.

You use their bodies as the game world. Gradually unlocking new areas to explore, you'll even venture inside the gods... but there isn’t anything beyond the two warriors and the surrounding sea. One of the gods is home to organic life, the other god stained with machinery. Xenoblade sees a fight against the machine world with some impending danger that threatens the peace and tranquility built on organic god.

It seemed like it would be enjoyable to adventure on top of the body of a giant god.

You start off by wandering around the god's foot, with the overall goal to arrive at its head - completing various side quests along the way. The land is said to be as huge as somewhere like Japan, however Monolith have various systems in place to prevent players from straying too far off track.

As you embark on your adventure, you'll follow standard RPG procedure by leveling up, seamlessly transition into battle with various enemies and be accompanied by two AI-controlled characters.

We've put effort into this, because we felt that in order to show a living world, we needed an overwhelming sense of scale, like that of an MMORPG.

Director Tetsuya Takahashi (of Soma Bringer, Xenosaga, Final Fantasy and Chrono Trigger fame) was inspired by Soma Bringer for his epic God idea, however contrary to suggestions it has no relation to the past Xeno titles. Takahashi used Xeno to suggest "different nature" or "uniqueness".

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Monolith is aiming for 50/60 hours worth of gameplay, with a release penned in for Spring 2010.

Translation/scans courtesy to GoNintendo.

Box art for Xenoblade Chronicles
Also known as

Xenoblade

Developer

Monolith

Publisher

Nintendo

Genre

Real Time RPG

Players

1

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Looks interesting. Wii is getting a lot of good RPGs. Maybe one day, we'll see a true Final Fantasy on a Nintendo system again.

That game is gorgeous Smilie
Edit: What's with the gigantic gears in the sky/background? This game looks interesting.

( Edited 18.02.2010 21:47 by justonesp00lturn )

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I've never really played RPG games before, but Xenoblade and The Last Story intrigue me. Maybe I'll get one of them this year.


2010 is going to be a very good year for Wii, with top titles from both first and third parties.

( Edited 18.02.2010 21:47 by Sonic_13 )

Wow!! That games looks awesome! This definately sparked my Interest! Nintendo should get Monolith to makr more games for them. Would Love a new Batien Katios Smilie!

Ryan Hudds (guest) 19.02.2010#5

Crucial Wii game, even from these little screens. Going to be brilliant because Tetsuya Takahashi-san is involved. This already craps all over FFCC:CBSmilie

Shapes (guest) 19.02.2010#6

You use their bodies as the game world. Gradually unlocking new areas to explore

I wonder if the gods are asexual.

Ender93 (guest) 19.02.2010#7

The giant gears in the background is probably the god itself. Its chilling to know you'll be playing this game with a giant god corpse above you the entire time. Also in the second pic you see more gears close to the characters. I think those are fingers and might belong to the hand abandoned in the middle of the gods in the picture where the gods are fighting. I think that hand belongs to the god on the right side.

The game looks pretty nice judging from the scans, and it has an interesting concept with the world being two dead Gods.

The combat sounds very much like FFXII, which isn't a bad thing.

I hope I complete my other games before the next flurry comes out, at this point, I think I'm going to had a collection bigger than my Gamecube (which had over 70 games at one point). Bit worrying.

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I bet stars on this right now: something will happen where the gods come alive and you'll be on two battling creatures.


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It's so Shadow of the Colossus-esque. So excited for this.

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It's like SotC x 100. And they MUST come alive and start battling again. They MUST.

This game certainly looks promising.

My question is: Why hasn't it gotten more attention?

The press should be all over this. Its rare that Wii is going to get what looks like a high quality rpg with very nice visuals. 3rd party is actually putting in effort? I hope it pays off for them!

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GreythaGreat said:
This game certainly looks promising.

My question is: Why hasn't it gotten more attention?

The press should be all over this. Its rare that Wii is going to get what looks like a high quality rpg with very nice visuals. 3rd party is actually putting in effort? I hope it pays off for them!

Between this and The Last Story, Wii is getting two high quality RPG games.

I think the press hasn't covered more of it simply because not much is known. I believe these scans and details are among the first other than a few screenshots from E3 last year.

Guest (guest) 20.02.2010#14

Isn't Monolith Soft owned by Nintendo, making this a 1st party game?

Guest (guest) said:
Isn't Monolith Soft owned by Nintendo, making this a 1st party game?

Yes.

nashmyhero (guest) 21.02.2010#16

the graphics are crisp and clear

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