Fans of the Xenoblade Chronicles, and those eager to play, should be happy to hear that on April 6th, it will be launched in the United States on the Wii. Nintendo recently uploaded some of the Character art on their US Press site. For some, the pics might be old news (the game was released in Japan June of 2012), but for those who have not seen the pics, I urge you to check them out.
Below are some of the details released by Nintendo:
An epic clash between man and machine
Available exclusively for the Wii™ system, the Xenoblade Chronicles™ game combines science fiction and fantasy into an unforgettable open-world adventure. Players will discover expansive environments and deep character customization options as they delve into an epic conflict between the Homs (humans) and Mechons (robots) and uncover the secret of the ancient Monado blade. With richly detailed role-playing elements, Xenoblade Chronicles offers an extraordinary experience for veteran gamers and genre newcomers alike.
- Xenoblade Chronicles invites players to explore a truly vast open-world universe. In addition to the game’s main quest, they can also take on side quests, seek out special items and uncover hidden areas.
- Players can customize their characters by choosing from a wide array of weapons, armor, equipment and accessories. Each item not only enhances characters’ abilities, but also affects the appearance of different characters in distinctive ways.
- A unique upgrade system lets players improve their characters’ performance throughout the game. They can earn upgrades during battle, trade with townspeople or collect and purchase items. Players can also use magical gems in enhance the abilities of their existing equipment.
- The game also incorporates a unique relationship-building system called Affinity. Different characters will have distinct Affinity levels in relation to one another, which can influence their interactions and affect their progress through the game.
- A sophisticated battle system in Xenoblade Chroniclesincludes special Chain Attacks
– combo attacks involving all members of the questing party – as well as an Arts system that lets characters perform specialized actions and spells.
Have you had a chance to play a Non-U.S. Version? If so, what are your thoughts?