It seems all that effort put into Operation Rainfall paid off. Nintendo will be publishing Monolith Soft's Xenoblade Chronicles in North America, scheduled for release by April 2012.
Players traverse through an open world environment to complete the main storyline and uncover side quests along the way. Characters can not only be customized with a variety of equipment, their relationship with party members can be improved through Xenoblade's Affinity system. Affinity levels affect character progress so be sure to keep your group happy.
Embedding videos from Nintendo's website isn't possible so you'll have to visit the source link to watch Xenoblade's debut trailer. Nintendo and GameStop will begin accepting pre-orders for Xenoblade Chronicles starting December 19.