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Xenoblade Chronicles X

Now that the holiday season is over Nintendo seems to be resuming the weekly maintenance schedule for Xenoblade Chronicles X. All online services for the game will be down for approximately 1 hour and 40 minutes. The exact schedule is as follows:

– 5:50 PM PT – 10:30 PM PT
– 8:50 PM ET – 10:30 PM ET
– 1:50 AM in the UK – 2:30 AM in the UK
– 2:50 AM in Europe – 4:30 AM in Europe

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Cassandra Lee Morris, the voice of Lin in Xenoblade Chronicles X’s English version, put up a video about her involvement with the RPG earlier this week. She spoke about auditioning, the controversy concerning Lin’s outfits, and more. We have the full video below.

Xenoblade Chronicles X is down to $50 on Amazon. If you purchase the game now, you’ll save $10. Xenoblade Chronicles X won’t be in stock until December 25, but you can still get an order in!

Thanks to MikeW for the tip.

Maintenance for a trio of Nintendo titles will be taking place next week. Super Mario Maker (two rounds), Xenoblade Chronicles X, and Zelda: Tri Force Heroes will all have network services affected on Monday/Tuesday.

Here’s the full lineup of maintenance:

Super Mario Maker

– 3 PM PT (Monday) – 5 PM PT (Monday)
– 6 PM ET (Monday) – 8 PM ET (Monday)
– 11 PM in the UK (Monday) – 1 AM in the UK (Tuesday)
– 12 AM in Europe (Tuesday) – 2 AM in Europe (Tuesday)

Xenoblade Chronicles X

– 4:30 PM PT (Monday) – 6 PM PT (Monday)
– 7:30 PM ET (Monday) – 9 PM ET (Monday)
– 12:30 AM in the UK (Tuesday) – 2 AM in the UK (Tuesday)
– 1:30 AM in Europe (Tuesday) – 3 AM in Europe (Tuesday)

Super Mario Maker (again)

– 8:50 PM PT (Monday) – 10 PM PT (Monday)
– 11:50 PM ET (Monday) – 1 AM ET (Tuesday)
– 4:50 AM in the UK (Tuesday) – 6 AM in the UK (Tuesday)
– 5:50 AM in Europe (Tuesday) – 7 AM in Europe (Tuesday)

The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes

– 9:50 AM PT (Monday) – 11 PM PT (Monday)
– 12:50 AM ET (Tuesday) – 2 AM ET (Tuesday)
– 5:50 AM in the UK (Tuesday) – 7 AM in the UK (Tuesday)
– 6:50 AM in Europe (Tuesday) – 8 AM in Europe (Tuesday)

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Nintendo of France shared sales numbers for a variety of titles today. We have figures for Wii U and 3DS games, plus the Animal Crossing amiibo cards.

Lifetime sales of Splatoon in France are now sitting at 280,000 copies. It’s the second most popular game after Mario Kart 8.

Also on Wii U, Super Mario Maker has sold 145,000 units thus far in France. Xenoblade Chronicles X, a game which just launched this month, has already moved 40,000 copies.

Moving on to 3DS, sales for Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer are at 220,000 units. New Style Boutique 2 – Fashion Forward has sold 110,000 copies.

Finally, one note about amiibo. Nearly 200,000 packs of Animal Crossing amiibo cards have been purchased by French consumers.

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More maintenance for Xenoblade Chronicles X will be taking place tonight. Fortunately, it’s estimated to last just over an hour.

Here’s when the maintenance is scheduled for:

– 5:50 PM PT – 7 PM PT
– 8:50 PM ET – 10 PM ET
– 1:50 AM in the UK – 3 AM in the UK
– 2:50 AM in Europe – 4 AM in Europe

While the maintenance is occurring, all of Xenoblade Chronicles X’s network services will be impacted.

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Nintendo has gone live with the fifth and final “Survival Guide” episodes for Xenoblade Chronicles X. You can watch the new video below.

Update (12/14): Bumped to the top. Here’s the cover from Amazon Japan:

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Original (11/20): Next month, Kadokawa and ASCII Media Works are publishing Xenoblade Chronicles X: The Secret File Art of Mira in Japan. This is slated for December 25 with a 3,240 price point. It’s up on Amazon Japan here.

All sorts of goodies are included in the softcover art book. It contains official publicity art, unpublished setting material, storyboards and other planning material.

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Nintendo posted more comments from the developers of Xenoblade Chronicles X. This time around, Monolith Soft talked a bit about Tatsu.

Below are their full comments:


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Nintendo has put up a couple of Xenoblade Chronicle X music videos on its YouTube page, which you can find below. Sprinkled throughout are comments from composer Hiroyuki Sawano.