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Soraya Saga retweets Switch presentation news, 1-UP Studio receives invite

Posted on January 5, 2017 by (@NE_Brian) in News, Switch

Soraya Saga, the wife of Monolith Soft founder Tetsuya Takahashi, has retweeted the news about next week’s Nintendo Switch Presentation and related events. It could be a sign that the rumored Xenoblade Chronicles X Switch port or new project could be shown at the event.

Saga’s done this a few times in the past. After she retweeted Nintendo Direct news in both 2013 and 2014, Xenoblade Chronicles X was featured in both broadcasts. Here’s hoping that this latest retweet will result in something tangible as well.

In somewhat related news, 1-UP Studio is invited to the Nintendo Switch Presentation 2017. Originally, we weren’t planning on posting that here, as it really isn’t news. Fans are taking it as a strong sign of a Mother 3 Virtual Console announcement. While that may still happen based on the rumors we’ve heard this week, the invitation has nothing to do with it.

1-UP Studio did indeed develop Mother 3 back when it was known as Brownie Brown. However, the studio restructured several years ago. 1-UP then started to act in more of a supportive role at Nintendo, helping out with games such as Super Mario 3D Land and Zelda: Tri Force Heroes. So again, the invitation doesn’t mean much, and it would only make sense for Nintendo to invite one of its own teams to the presentation.

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  • Exposer

    Remmember that joke “My uncle works at Nintendo he gave me the info?” Well replace uncle for “directors wife” and you have the same joke.

    • Roto Prime

      LOL, nice!

    • Indielink

      I mean yeah normally this would not be a big deal, except that Soraya-San only ever seems to retweet Nintendo stuff when it relates to things her husbands studio does. So the logic would be that we’re gonna see some Xenoblade news.

      • Exposer

        Yeah i know, but gotta admit that is funny.

        • Indielink

          I mean I guess it is kinda the “my uncle works for nintendo,” which is humorous. This has the added bonus of potential truth to it though.

  • TheJuiciest

    Usually means some kind of Xeno news soon when that happens.

    • Roto Prime

      My heart </3

  • Roto Prime

    OK, DON’T START THIS $*** MAN…….my heart can’t take this…….I’m bloody shaking right now with excitement!!

  • ForeVision

    Who knows, if that rumor about them working on a new game with Xenoblade’s combat is true, they may be giving a teaser/trailer during the event.

    • NintendoPSXTheSecond

      Ironically it’s the only rumor I have hope in.

      • ForeVision

        It seems plausible at least, though I wonder what kind of setting they would place it in. Perhaps something more medieval/fantasy, rather then futuristic?

        • NintendoPSXTheSecond

          Hard to say, Xenoblade X is Tetsuya Takahashi’s dream game. It’s everything he ever wanted to make. So it can be anything.

          • ForeVision

            I feel that it’s a very applicable combat system as well, by which I mean it would quite easily fit a different setting. I wouldn’t mind to see it on a real-time game involving Fire Emblem, then again I do enjoy my swords and bows.

          • NintendoPSXTheSecond

            Hah! Hard to top swords man I feel ya. I dunno, I feel honestly that anything he makes will just be great like the ones before. No matter what it is, I’m sold already.

          • ForeVision

            I wholeheartedly agree. Monolith Soft (naturally including Tetsuya) is in my top 5 favorite developers, arguably taking the Nr.1 spot, as it’s their games that have given me interesting things to think about, and great gameplay to enjoy.

          • NintendoPSXTheSecond

            I’ve never beaten either Xenoblade’s (Though right at the end for both) but I still love the games. They’re fun and enjoyable and the worlds are FANTASTIC worlds. Very well crafted. Especially Xenoblade X’s Mira.

          • ForeVision

            Have beaten the special 90+ bosses per chance? Those will give you a run for your money, well except the first one, he’s just flying mincemeat all things considered.

          • NintendoPSXTheSecond

            In X? Don’t think so. I haven’t gone back to it in a long time but I really should beat it soon.

    • Vigilante_blade

      I would be happy about a new Xenoblade, but I sincerely hope that the narrative will be more character-driven like the original. Shulk was a great protagonist.

  • theFooFighter

    Anything related to Xenoblade would get me abusrdly hyped

  • KnightWonder

    Imagine if they show off a bundle of both Xenoblade and Xenoblade X in one package for $59. Who wouldn’t buy that?

    • metalpants

      Or if they tease a brand new Xenoblade, but since it’s still in development, they confirm the Switch port of X in the meantime… with a couple of in-game bonuses. I would die.

    • no

    • hi v3.0

      I would solely get for a HD remaster of the original, I already 40% X on Wii U but only played a bit of the original

  • JasonBall

    I tried the first game. Couldn’t finish it because of the godawful 10-second interruptions in battles every 30 seconds to tell me I’m about to die. It was intolerable. Graphics, music, plot, controls, all good. Great even. But nope. Can’t play it.

    • JasonBall

      Sorry, talking about Xenoblade here. Not Mother. First Mother has its own set of issues.

      • theFooFighter

        Mother 1 is just a nes rpg. It’s flawed in the exact same way as dragon quest 1-3, final fantasy 1-3 and every other rpg released before the snes

        • JasonBall

          I got one too many visions of a weak attack while clearing a bridge of squirrel enemies (so the refugees could get back to colony 6) and ragequit. It was intolerable.

  • Imparcial

    Xenoblade noooooo !!! Disaster Day of Crisis yeessss !!!!!

  • timZ117

    The hype is getting real..

  • hi v3.0

    XENOBLADE X SEQUEL ??!! BECAUSE THAT GAME ENDED ON A CLIFFHANGER OR AN ENTIRE NEW XENOBLADE GAME WILL BE AWESOME TOO !!!
    I’M ALL FOR A HD REMASTER OF THE ORIGINAL GAME TOO !

  • It’s happening

  • R.Z.

    If they show some new Xenoblade I wonder how many years we will have to wait this time.
    😛

    • NintendoPSXTheSecond

      I’d say less since Xenoblade X was the first HD game the studio ever made. Now that they’re familiar with the HD technology, it should be fine.

  • Kenshin0011

    My favorite Wii U game! I really hope it’s a new game though, not a port. Or both would be okay of course!

  • MagcargoMan

    Remember how last year or the year before Retro Studios told us to check in on the new Direct and they had nothing of theirs in it?

    Also, I can’t be the only one here who has absolutely no interest in Xenoblade whatsoever, am I?

    • ForeVision

      To each his own, which is exactly what I’m hoping is what Switch will achieve.

    • JasonBall

      I am really interested in Xenoblade because of the sexy armor for the female characters, great music, and awesome graphics, but I would not go for actually buying a new Xenoblade because the first one’s battle system was so annoying I had to quit. Now come on, you gotta admit there’s some okay music.

      • MagcargoMan

        Yes, there is some good music, but good music is not a good reason to buy a game.