Nintendo of America changes it’s tone, Xenoblade finally officially announced for the US

Nintendo of America has been insistent that the Wii and DS will continue to see support through 2012 and beyond, even as the shadow of Wii U looms larger then ever and 3DS continues to take sales away from DS. All of this sounds great and all, but the company has said time and time again that games that are already finished and released in other English speaking territories will not be released stateside, leaving little credence to their statement of continued support. Looks like NoA has themselves realized that themselves, and have stated via their Facebook page that Xenoblade Chronicles is indeed coming to the US, and will be a Gamestop exclusive. 

Get your Lincoln’s ready folks because yes, Gamestop will be the only retailer carrying Xenoblade when it releases next April. If you have an aversion towards the reserve hocking company that is Gamestop, you can also order the game directly from the Nintendo website. For those of you like myself who have already imported the game you can take solace in knowing that the rest of the country will be given the opportunity to play the game….or be annoyed with Nintendo that they didn’t announce their plans to release the game earlier, your choice.

So show of hands, who is genuinely excited about this announcement? Who will be picking up Xenoblade come April?

Eugene lives in New Mexico and has been a life long gamer since getting his hands on an NES. Always partial to Nintendo, Eugene has made it a point to keep informed on all things Mario.