Fans of both Nintendo and RPGs who have been wondering where the genre has gone on America’s shores can let out that deep breath they’ve been holding: recent information points to a U.S. release for both Xenoblade Chronicles on Wii and Tales of the Abyss 3D for 3DS. Neither is exactly an official announcement from Nintendo of America – although they tend to be pretty slow on getting upcoming release dates out – but they come from reliable enough sources.

I’ve had my eye on Xenoblade Chronicles for awhile now, so suffice to say I’ve been scouring the web for news of a U.S. debut every week or so. Recently Peter Dickson, the voice actor who let slip the planned September release for the game in Europe, recently updated his webpage with an announcement that the game is indeed coming to Europe and the U.S. this fall.

Xenoblade Chronicles

Peter has been cast as the Emperor Sorean – the leader of the High Entia in the cult Nintendo RPG Xenoblade Chronicles. The game will be released Autumn 2011 in UK, Europe and USA. Peter is thrilled to have played such a leading role in a massively successful Nintendo title.


The goods on Tales 3D were spotted in Nintendo Power. While I’m not the biggest fan of the series (I thought Symphonia was awfully overrated), I did really enjoy Tales of the Abyss on the PlayStation2, and since I don’t personally own a copy I may actually pick this port up if I have the extra cash.

Source: Peter Dickson, Nintendo Power via GoNintendo

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