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Xenoblade Chronicles Coming to America for your Wii

Updated on December 2, 2011

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The one type of game missing in my Wii library is a really awesome RPG. When I was younger, RPGs were a common go to game for me on the Super Nintendo. Titles like Chrono Trigger, Secret of Mana, Earthbound and even Super Mario RPG stole a lot of hours from my youth. As I got older, I had less and less time to play games in the genre. I actually haven't sat down to a good RPG since I was a teenager; so I've missed a lot of the newer generation games.

One day, I got the itch. I wanted a next gen RPG experience, and I don't own a Playstation 3 or Xbox 360, leaving the Wii my only option. I'm an unapologetic Nintendo fanboy. This is the company that gives me my Mario, Zelda and Metroid. I will always stick by them, but as I looked for a good RPG, the Wii was sorely lacking. I came across a couple of promising titles, but the one that peaked the most interest was Xenoblade Chronicles.

That game looked all kinds of awesome. The mere trailer showed more scope and epicness than some blockbuster movies I've recently sat through. Only one problem.

It was not released in America. Foiled again.

Of course, I did see that because of the rave reviews the game was recieving overseas, a group of United States gamers started Operation Rainfall, a petition to get Xenoblade and a couple of other Japanese RPGs to our shores. Of course I know how petitions usually work out. That is, they don't.

Allow me to eat those words, because here comes Xenoblade Chronicles to our fair country. April 2, 2012 is the release date, and you can bet many a Nintendo fanboy will be lining up at their local Gamestop to grab their long awaited copies. Of course, Gamestop will be the only retail you can buy it from, unless you order it from Nintendo's website.

A small price to pay, I say. Bring that bad boy on. Because I'm still waiting for an epic RPG experience on my Wii and it's better late than never.

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