DescriptionXenoblade Chronicles is a Wii exclusive sci-fi RPG developed by Monolith Soft (Xenosaga) featuring open-world exploration and real-time combat. The game is set on the remains of two ancient giants that perished fighting each other in a world of endless ocean. Eons later, these titans are now home to two races locked in a struggle of survival with each other: the humanoid Homs and the mysterious Mechon. When a young Hom named Shulk manages to wield a legendary weapon called the Monado, he sets off on a journey to stop the Mechon.
Xenoblade Chronicles is designed to accommodate a large world with seamless environments and enemies to engage in real time. In addition the main journey, players can maintain contact with a cast of unique NPCs with a wide variety of side quests. A real time day-and-night system affects the environments and settlements, to give the impression of a living world.
Players control a party of characters in combat, each with their own special attacks called Arts which can be activated once enough auto-attacks have landed. The battle system is reminiscent of MMORPGs as each party member builds enmity from enemies through attacking. Shulk himself can use the Monado to predict enemy attacks and allow players to react accordingly. Players can build relationships between party members to increase their effective in battle as well as other gameplay systems like crafting.
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- Genre: Sci-Fi RPG (Wii)
- Theme(s): Cyberpunk, Post-Apocalyptic, Fantasy, Mechs/Bionics
- Perspective(s): Third Person
- Developer: Monolith Software
- Publisher: Nintendo
Released North America Apr 6, 2012 Europe Aug 19, 2011 Japan Jun 10, 2010 Australia Sep 1, 2011
- Also known as:
- Xenoblade in Japan
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