Xenoblade was perhaps the biggest (and only) first-party JRPG to hit the Wii last year, and since that genre’s been sorely lacking in software for the Wii during its entire lifespan, a lot of people were excited. But while the game was “confirmed” for a Western release progress on that front had never really been evident…until now. Nintendo of Europe reports that Xenoblade, formerly known as “Monado,” is now titled Xenoblade Chronicles. If you haven’t seen much about Xenoblade, here’s the official website’s trailer, which shows off the game’s strong visuals and expansive world. Full announcement inside.

Xenoblade Chronicles to reach Europe

Nintendo of Europe can confirm that it will be bringing the epic RPG, Xenoblade Chronicles to Europe for Wii. The title, already launched in Japan, brings to life a universe where two worlds called Bionis and Mechonis fight a war that knows no end.

Join the battle for Bionis to repel the invasion of a terrifying mechanical army and uncover the secrets of a mystical sword called the Monado.

Xenoblade Chronicles will be launching later this year for Wii featuring both English and Japanese voice-overs and will be fully subtitled in English, French, Italian, German and Spanish. Keep checking www.xenobladechronicles.co.uk for further information on this epic new adventure for Wii.

I’ve been waiting for this game for a long, long time, so it’s nice to finally see that some progress is being made in terms of its localization! Hopefully this is a sign of things to come for some other Japan-only games we’ve been just dying to play… A neat tidbit – it looks like the game will feature Western voice-overs but you’ll be able to listen to the original Japanese voice-overs with subtitles. This’ll be a hit with JRPG purists who hate English dubs. Now we just need a similar announcement in the Americas and we’ll be set…

Source: Nintendo Europe

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