How was your first day with Xenoblade?

Saturday, April 7th, 2012

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How was your first day with Xenoblade?

  1. If you wanna talk about spoilers, head to our forums!
  2. If you have questions or are looking for gameplay tips, visit the IGN wiki (most of the content is by Operation Rainfall staff):
  3. Make sure you say thank you to the ones responsible for this:  MonolithSoft and Nintendo.
  4. If you haven’t done so yet, please be sure to register your copy of the game.
  5. A few people are experiencing trouble getting the disc to read in their Wii. Nintendo of America has a dedicated troubleshooting page: (Click Xenoblade Chronicles > Xenoblade Chronicles Game-Specific Troubleshooting) (Please keep in mind that The Last Story is also contained on a dual-layer disc, so it’s best to get this problem taken care of ASAP)
  6. Xenoblade Chronicles is retailer-exclusive. In the United States and Canada, you can only purchase the game new through GameStop (in-store or online) or through ShopNintendo. Click here for a list of retailers that ship the game outside of the US and Canada. Orders from GameStop have already shipped and should arrive by Monday, orders made at ShopNintendo have also been marked as shipped, however we do not currently have an estimated arrival time.
  7. While you are at it, did you know that The Last Story is coming to North America this summer and will be published by XSEED Games? You can pre-order the game today on, GameStop, and eventually any fine retailer where video games are sold.

  8. Pandora’s Tower launches on April 13th in Europe, and April 12th in Australia, so even though we are all extremely excited about Xenoblade Chronicles release (and are still playing it ourselves!), we are going to go into an abrupt shift into promoting Pandora’s Tower later this week. We feel that sales overseas are a crucial factor in determining whether the game will be released in America. Feel free to hang around our website and social media pages as much as you like to talk Xenoblade Chronicles, we aren’t forgetting about it, we just have a very short window to promote all three games. Click Here for more information about Pandora’s Tower Month.
  9. Most importantly, have a safe holiday weekend, and enjoy the game!



  • Tretion

    Because I ore ordered threw Nintendo I still haven’t received my copy. This is complete bullshit for such a big company!!! This negates the whole point of Pre Ordering a game.

    • Brent St. Amant

      Did you order one day shipping or something? Otherwise I don’t see how you would expect to have it by now. When you preorder a game online it does not typically ship until the day it is released. Most of the big mail services do not ship Saturday unless an extra premium is paid. If I were you I would expect it Tuesday. If you wanted it day one you should have ordered from a retailer with a physical presence, such as a local Gamestop store.

    • Shidira

      Sorry, but that’s complete bullshit. I’d have picked up my copy from Gamestop if they had the controller bundle, but it’s ONLY through Nintendo, so it’s as Tretion said, Nintendo dropped the ball big time on this one. The whole point of pre-ordering is so you’re guaranteed a copy right away. I shouldn’t have to “settle” for just the release when they offered a bundle edition as well.
       Second, there are still many people with “Backordered” status through Nintendo, so it’s still going to take longer than expected to get it. My pre-order is still registered as “backordered”.Third, when you have companies like Amazon who make sure you have the game ON the day of release, shipping it before the date, why is Nintendo allowed a pass? I don’t think so.

    •  I saved myself the hassle and preordered the game at the gamestop where I work and just picked up a preowned classic controller. If nintendo had done a special controller bundle or something I might have gone that route, but I didn’t want to risk the chance of delays. I hope your situation gets worked out though.

  • RyanOPR

    I’m still waiting on ShopNintendo….

    But it shipped!

  • King_Kazuma34

    My first day was great! about 5 hours in now, the battle system is simple, yet complex and fun! It really does feel like a offline mmorpg. This is shaping up to be the greatest jrpg this generation

  • I must say, I’m 15 hours in, and I can’t believe Nintendo
    almost wasn’t going to release this. I’ve tried my best to avoid all
    story spoilers, so I can’t attest to how the full story ends up, but
    from what I’ve seen so far, I can say that Xenoblade Chronicles is hands
    down my favorite RPG of the current batch of consoles. The story so far is incredibly engaging, the music and landscape is breathtaking, and the battle system is like digital crack.

  • Great so far.  Having fun exploring.  Can’t wait to get further.  There are some tough monsters in the first cave so I have to level up a bit to beat them.

  • Meelow100

    I got Xenoblade today (since all stores where closed yesterday where I live) and I love it so far, I’m almost 3 hours in and it’s amazing:).

  • As a PAL user im seriously considering  continuing my NEW GAME + at the moment 😉 those crabbles dont know whats hit them 😀

  • dubaloseven

    It be epic. Some of my friends wouldn’t play Halo with me because they said it wasn’t Skyrim. Now they want to play Halo but I’ll say it isn’t Xenoblade lololololol

  • Jon Thompson

    I’m twenty hours in right now and so far I have been blown away. This game is fantastic. I can definitely say it’s one of the best RPGs I’ve played in a while. It also looks pretty damn nice considering the system it’s on has less overall capability than a PS2.

  • Mine still didn’t arrive..NoA decided to ship it out just tomorrow :O

    Guess I am never ordering directly from them again….

  •  For lack of a better word….AMAZING.