It’s been a long time coming but Xenoblade Chronicles will release in North America on Friday, 6 April. (That’s this Friday in case any of you are still thinking we’re in March.) It may have taken it’s time, with the initially unsuccessful Operation Rainfall campaign (we talked to them back in July!) the tantalisingly cruel European release the following month (we really quite liked it!) and then the near-miraculous turnaround by Nintendo as we heard that Xenoblade and The Last Story would be heading to North American gamers. (As you may not be surprised to hear, we did talk about this as well.)
But now the launch approaches, what are your feelings dear reader? Have you long been a champion of the Rainfall cause? Are you doing an ever-so-slightly-embarrassing jumpy-up-and-down dance on the spot as if you needed the toilet in anticipation? Or do you not get all the excitement surrounding Xenoblade? If you’re still debating whether or not to pick up this sprawling adventure on Wii, our resident Xeno-expert Katharine Byrne will be returning to the game in an editorial this week, looking back on her feelings about the game since her European review last year.
Whether you’re feeling euphoria, anticipation or apathy, let us know by voting in this week’s poll and get the discussion going in the comments’ section. Our eager beaver staff who have already played the game will be sure to let you know just much they loved it.