A new trailer for Monolith Soft’s X for the Wii U was shown during Nintendo’s Digital Event, and it has a new title: Xenoblade Chronicles X.
Not much was detailed as far as gameplay mechanics in the trailer, but we should expect another sprawling open-world RPG that Monolith Soft will be meticulously crafting bit by bit in time for release. Speaking of release, Xenoblade Chronicles X is now slated for release for 2015. Sure, a bit of damper to see it slip into next year, but more should be revealed as we see impressions on the E3 show floor.
[Update] – Here are more details regarding Monolith Soft’s Xenoblade Chronicles X:
- Riding and controlling a weaponized mech, players can explore every inch of the massive open world displayed in gorgeous high-definition graphics. The world is filled with strange and imaginative creatures, from small bugs to giant dinosaurs.
- As characters improve in different classes, they will learn new combat and defensive skills, or Arts. Players can customize the Arts palette as their characters learn new Arts. All Arts have a “recast” time – once cast, the player must wait out a “cooldown” period before that Art can be used again.
- Players can customize everything about the main character’s appearance, including gender, shapes, height, skin color, voice and tattoos.