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Xenoblade Chronicles to release in the US in April 2012

Friday, 2nd December 2011 15:32 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Nintendo has confirmed that Xenoblade Chronicles will finally hit American shores in April 2012.

The confirmation comes after a shot posted on NeoGAF showed what appeared to be a taken from GameStop’s database. The screen shows an April 3 date, and an that the game would be a store exclusive.

We called our local GameStop, and the salesperson on the phone confirmed the information, but Nintendo has yet to get back with us regarding whether it will indeed be a GS exclusive or not.

The official NOA Facebook page has posted character renders from the game, and the link at the beginning of the post shows some as well.

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  1. ManuOtaku

    Great news, i will pick one too, just to support this and let know nintendo is worth bringing this tittles stateside, now iam waiting for last story and pandoras, what a way to end this week great news indeed.

    #1 2 years ago
  2. Stephany Nunneley

    Like I said in the post NOA has yet to get back with me on this, but, GS confirmed all the information was correct. Unless the local store employees are on crack, it sounds like a sure thing.

    #2 2 years ago
  3. ManuOtaku

    #2, well i know it is not confirmed by Nintendo, but at least gives a big deal of hopes, thats more than we have before dont you think? ;)

    #3 2 years ago
  4. Stephany Nunneley

    Indeed! It’s going to be a day one for me.

    #4 2 years ago
  5. RyougaZell

    I’m not really interested in this game… but if this games does come I’ll buy it to support it.

    #5 2 years ago
  6. StolenGlory

    This is GREAT news. I’m glad the US folk will be able to get their hands on this gem too!

    #6 2 years ago
  7. Ireland Michael

    Wonderful news. You US lot are in for a real treat.

    #7 2 years ago
  8. IrrationalGamer

    I think we could have used this game way back in July/August when there wasn’t anything. I don’t think I’ll be willing to pony up $50 for this game the month after I play Mass Effect 3.

    Why don’t publishers distribute through Amazon if they’re so worried about a lack of sales?

    #8 2 years ago
  9. Sid

    I hope this is true! Totally unfair that you didn’t get this masterpiece yet, US friends! (french gamer, who enjoyed a lot Xenoblade)

    #9 2 years ago
  10. DarkElfa

    Fuck this news. Either remake Xenogears for the PS3 or make a true sequel.

    None of these quasi-connected Xeno games have come anywhere near the same ball park as Xenogears. Hell, I don’t like Sony and I don’t own any consoles, but I’d buy a PS3 tomorrow on just the announcement of a Xenogears remake.

    Anyone who responds negatively to this post touches animals in their naughty places.

    I win the internet.

    I WIN THE INTERNET!

    #10 2 years ago
  11. Stephany Nunneley

    Well, NOA has double confirmed it, but still hasn’t said if it is a GS-exclusive or not.

    #11 2 years ago
  12. DarkElfa

    @11 Can they really do that, make it an exclusive to one store chain?

    #12 2 years ago
  13. Ireland Michael

    @10 I’ll take Xenoblade’s laid back approach and immense sense of scale over Xenogears quasi-intellectual waffling bullshit any day.

    Mind you, I’ve seen videos of the game running in 1080p, and while the character models don’t upscale particularly well, the locations certainly look nice…

    #13 2 years ago
  14. DarkElfa

    @13, I’ve just lost all respect for your opinions where gaming is concerned. You’ve lost the internet and are now dead to me.

    #14 2 years ago
  15. Ireland Michael

    @14 *kut kut kut*

    #15 2 years ago
  16. Charlie Sheen

    @13 gay.

    #16 2 years ago
  17. Kabby

    It’s a good game and the graphics would be amazing if the Wii wasn’t terrible.

    #17 2 years ago
  18. DarkElfa

    @15, I don’t kut, blood makes me squeamish Mike.

    Now, I’m off to play some more Left 4 Dead 2.

    #18 2 years ago