Given all the great, and really long, Role Playing Games that came out in the past months, I could really use another week’s worth of gaming break just to play catch up. Couldn’t you? I know I could given how much stuff there is to do in Xenoblade Chronicles. And I haven’t even touched Skyrim yet. If you must play something new this week, I’ve got two options for you. One came out last year. The other one may or may not be for you.
This year has truly been the year of the Role Playing Games so far hasn’t it? We started off with Final Fantasy 13-2, went into space with Mass Effect 3, and two weeks ago we climbed up a titan in Xenoblade Chronicles. This week’s RPG will take us to a darker high-fantasy world with far more mature themes coursing through it. Interested? Read on.
Now this is more like it. One week after the release of a massive game like Xenoblade Chronicles, we should get a short reprieve of game releases. I guess that’s one way of describing this week’s rather paltry releases. On the bright side, I get to tell you about an overlooked game out of last year.
Now are you done with Mass Effect 3? Good. You just made it in time for a Japanese Role Playing Game that got so much hype it actually spawned a grassroots movement to get it released on our shores. It really doesn’t matter if the movement had anything to do with it actually getting released here. I only need to know that this once out of reach game is finally in our grasp in mere days.
Update 2: In the official press release, only Gamestop and Nintendo’s website will be carrying the title for $49.99. I guess it’s time to cancel my Monado pre-order.
Update: Nintendo has posted on their Facebook page that Xenoblade Chronicles is indeed confirmed for next year. It hasn’t divulged any details beyond that, so the date on the now much more plausible picture of the Gamestop Listing has not been confirmed nor the possible Gamestop exclusive distribution nature of the game. Although, a Nintendo product page for the title has April 2012 as its release date adding even more legitimacy to that picture. We will keep you up to date on any new information on this matter.