Neoseeker : News : Nintendo Direct event's surprise announcement is Monolith Soft's follow-up to Xenoblade Chronicles, "X"
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Luminous Plantlife Jan 28, 13
I didn't even think about this being a direct sequel. That would make some sense, considering Shulk made a new Earth.
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Akira_EX Jan 23, 13
quote bluexy
Tekmosis Akira_EX I wish it could be a Xenogears title! The IP is still with Square though after the series creator left to form Monolith. That X is straight from the Xenogears box art though, huh? Gosh... could Nintendo have bought the license from Square? HMMMMM
lolno

no one owns the Xeno name, heck that's why it's called Xenoblade instead of Monado like the original title.

this could essentially be Xenogears + Xenoblade
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timeshine Jan 23, 13
Look like Xenoblade 2. Now I have to get a wii u. The guy at the end looks a bit like shulk, could be him or his son (with fiora of course).
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THM Jan 23, 13
Never tried it before...
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Ground Jan 23, 13
It has pilotable giant robots, and I liked Xenoblade, I'm pretty much obligated to play it.

quote Akira_EX
ITT no one has played Xenogears

I mean, that red X is pretty blatant
I haven't even played Xenogears and I noticed it from the logo almost instantly.

The game's probably gonna be a spiritual successor to both, an actual "Xenoblade 2" even, but with lots of Xenogears elements. Like the giant robots.
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bluexy Jan 23, 13
Tekmosis Akira_EX I wish it could be a Xenogears title! The IP is still with Square though after the series creator left to form Monolith. That X is straight from the Xenogears box art though, huh? Gosh... could Nintendo have bought the license from Square? HMMMMM
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bbb7002004 Jan 23, 13
Well, they are fighting giant monsters, which has never happened in any video game other than Monster Hunter, obviously.

Joking aside, multiplayer monster slaying wasn't started by Monster Hunter, but it is the reason it became such a huge genre and thus credit where credit is due.
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bond007106 Jan 23, 13
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Um, what the hell does this or xenoblade have to do with monster hunter? And how is monster hunter, which is so not open world its divided into teeny tiny areas with a loading screen between each area, the inspiration for xenoblade 2 to go open world, when the first title is one of the biggest hand crafted open world/no loading, in videogames?
Becuase bluexy, in true journalistic fashion, has not done sufficient research.
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shortpiped Jan 23, 13
Um, what the hell does this or xenoblade have to do with monster hunter? And how is monster hunter, which is so not open world its divided into teeny tiny areas with a loading screen between each area, the inspiration for xenoblade 2 to go open world, when the first title is one of the biggest hand crafted open world/no loading, in videogames?
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tekmosis Jan 23, 13
I never said a thing about Xenoblade :b

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bluexy Jan 23, 13
Haha, it's not like I was trying to be deceptive, or insinuate it wouldn't be a Xenoblade title. It very clearly is meant to be part of that franchise. However, it does look like a radical change from previous titles, which could mean a rebranding.

Personally, I think it just means Nintendo wants to keep the name a secret, as it's probably something like Xenouniverse, or something else especially telling about its multiplayer.
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Akira_EX Jan 23, 13
ITT no one has played Xenogears

I mean, that red X is pretty blatant
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Abyss Raider Jan 23, 13
Oh... My... God... New Xenoblade? Yes please!! I was adament on not owning a Wii U, but they are doing EXTREMELY well on swaying my decision.
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bbb7002004 Jan 23, 13
Hopefully this game will include some more exotic locations than were shown in this trailer, the setting was a big part of what made Xenoblade so cool. Speaking of which, I really need to finish that game.
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