Xenoblade Chronicles is Crossing the Pond
Operation Rainfall can now be considered 1/3 complete!
In a recent interview President of Nintendo of America Reggie Fils-Amie said that he believed that “there certainly will be more games launched for the Wii.” Adding, “We believe there are still millions more systems to be sold.” While most gamers and journalist blew this comment off as pandering PR speak it seems that there was some truth to those words as we can now confirm that Nintendo will be bringing the long awaited Xenoblade Chronicles to North America this upcoming April.
Speculation of the announcement came to a head this morning as a blurry photo of a GameStop point of sale system that displayed a line that read “Xenoblade Chronicles GS Exclusive” surfaced on NeoGAF. This was further fueled by Nintendo of America when they posted images from the elusive RPG to their Facebook account.
After that it didn’t take long for Nintendo to officially let the cat out of the bag with announcements on both their Facebook account and their official site stating that Xenoblade Chronicles is indeed coming to the states. One caveat of this announcement was the inclusion that the game will only be available through GameStop and the Official Nintendo Store.
Nintendo also released the below official trailer for the game which includes the PAL territory voice talent that will also be used for the North American release.
Those looking to preorder this game can do so immediately at GameStop or if they would prefer, will be able to ensure their copy through the online Nintendo store starting December 19th. While no specific date in April was given regarding the release, it’s likely that since all other information in the screen shot was accurate we’ll be looking at April 2, 2012 as the day that Wii owners have been patiently waiting for since Operation Rainfall began earlier this year.
At this time there is no word on whether Nintendo will also be bringing fellow Operation Rainfall games, Pandora’s Tower and The Last Story, to the states at this time. We’ll have more information on Xenoblade Chronicles and Operation Rainfall as it becomes available.