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GameSpot sat down with a pair of developers behind Xenoblade Chronicles X. The site chatted with executive director Tetsuya Takahashi as well as art director Norihiro Takami. During the discussion, Takahashi and Takami commented on the complex nature of Xenoblade Chronicles X, the Xeno name, how the Wii U game is a culmination of ideas held onto for a very long time, and more.

We’ve rounded up a number of Takahashi and Takami’s statements below. Additional comments can be found in GameSpot’s piece here. Some concept art is also in the gallery below.

Nintendo of Europe prepared a new battle trailer for Xenoblade Chronicles X today. Watch it below.

It’s three Xenoblade Chronicles X videos for the price of one! Below you can check out a North American commercial as well as two UK promos.

Thanks to Baum for the tip.

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Nintendo has one more big Wii U game due out in the west this year: Xenoblade Chronicles X. The massive RPG will be released towards the very beginning of next month.

Speaking with MCV, Nintendo UK product manager Gemma Hall sounded off on who Xenoblade Chronicles X is intended for, and how the company will go about marketing the title:

“Xenoblade Chronicles X will speak to anyone who loves epic RPGs, as it has everything you could want from a big sweeping sci-fi adventure, with rich diverse landscapes, deep customization options, a unique battling system, and a host of memorable characters. We are therefore not only targeting it towards fans of the original Xenoblade Chronicles, but to broader JRPG fans looking for their next epic RPG adventure. The game is visually sumptuous and will demand the attention of genre fans.

We will be focusing activity initially around Xenoblade Chronicles fans, and then broadening out to wider RPG fans with a tightly targeted digital campaign. Due to the highly visual nature of this game, we are concentrating on video formats that show off the many stunning facets of the title, including the huge open world, giant alien monsters, and the awesome Skell transformations.

We have a wealth of Wii U games that will be part of our Christmas campaign, including Splatoon and Super Mario Maker. However, Xenoblade Chronicles X is a more serious RPG offering, with stunning graphics and sweeping sci-fi story, and so we expect this to open up the Wii U to the more hardcore RPG audience who won’t want to miss out on this future genre classic.”

According to Dengeki’s own sales numbers, Project X Zone 2 sold just over 37,000 copies in its first week in Japan (fairly close to Media Create’s figure of 41,000 copies). The site also says that the game managed to sell through 60 percent of its initial shipment.

So what should we make of these numbers? Well, Dengeki has the original Project X Zone at 78,000 copies sold in its first week, and lifetime sales of 140,000 units total. Sales for the sequel do seem to be a bit sluggish thus far. If the performance of the first Project X Zone is anything to go by, the second entry may end up doing better in the west.

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The latest episode of Nintendo Minute has gone live, which focuses on the Wii U RPG Xenoblade Chronicles X. Watch it below.

Still hungry for Xenoblade Chronicles X footage? Then take a look at Polygon’s video below, which has three hours of gameplay.

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Bandai Namco has announced a pre-order bonus for Project X Zone 2. Those who reserve the game in North America will receive a rare item pack.

Here’s what’s included:

– Challenge stage (The Woman From 10 Years Ago)
– Sun Sword (overseas exclusive)
– Diamond Metal Accessory
– Amethyst Medal Accessory
– 3DS theme

You can pre-order Project X Zone 2 at various retailers, including Amazon, Best Buy, and GameStop.

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Xenoblade Chronicles X is a deep and complex JRPG with tons of customization options available to the player. The combat and character advancement systems are no exceptions to this – you can choose from a total of 16 classes and each of those has multiple abilities (called “arts”) available to them. Check out the video below, which showcases every single art of every class:

COGconnected managed to obtain a copy of the North American Xenoblade Chronicles X Special Edition. Take a look at an unboxing video of the product below.