While Nintendo of America seems to have no intention to grant it’s fans a localized version of Xenoblade Chronicles, Nintendo of Europe is in a hurry to release the game.
Today the European branch of the publisher announced that Xenoblade won’t be released (in Europe only) on September the 2nd as previously expected, but two weeks earlier, on August the 19th.
Nintendo also announced that a limited supply preorder bonus is available, including a red Classic Controller Pro and a poster tube containing three posters electronically signed by Tetsuya Takahashi (founder of Monolith Software and legendary mastermind behind Xenogears) .
I have to say that it’s delightful to see a first party publisher putting some marketing support behind a quality JRPG this day and age.
We can only hope that sales in the European region will persuade Nintendo of America to reconsider it’s stance about Xenoblade, Pandora’s Tower and The Last Story. The Wii definitely needs more games like those (scratch that, all platforms actually do).
In the meanwhile European fans can warm-up their Wii. The time is near.