First off, an apology: We were having issues with our blog on the biggest day of our campaign and were unable to make this important update. But I’m sure you’ve read the news… which leads me to the main post…

Nintendo of America has officially announced Xenoblade Chronicles for NTSC-U regions. The title is scheduled to be released April 2, 2012 and is available exclusively through U.S. GameStop retail locations, http://gamestop.com, and http://store.nintendo.com.

You may pre-order copies of the game immediately either online at http://www.gamestop.com/wii/games/xenoblade-chronicles/98535 (Ships Worldwide) or in-store at your nearest GameStop/EB Games retail location. Beginning December 19, 2011, you may also pre-order the game direct though Nintendo at http://store.nintendo.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/Xenoblade?storeId=10001 (Ships to US & Canada).

Xenoblade Chronicles will retail for a MSRP of $49.99 (US) and Nintendo of America has currently not announced any plans for Special Editions or Bundles. The PAL version of the game was offered in a Special Edition bundle that included a red Classic Controller Pro and two posters digitally signed by Tetsuya Takahashi, the creator of Xenoblade Chronicles.

Nintendo of America has confirmed that the NTSC-U version of the game will be based on the PAL localization, but we are still unsure whether there will be any changes made to the games text, dialogue, or graphical assets.

SOURCE: Nintendo of America Press Room; December 2, 2011

In the official US Trailer, Nintendo of America showed off a new logo for Xenoblade Chronicles, seen below:

PAL Version Logo:

We should also clarify that Operation Rainfall will continue to campaign for the release of The Last Story and Pandora’s Tower while putting a heavy focus on ensuring that Xenoblade Chronicles exceeds sales expectations.

We would like to thank Takahashi-san and Monolith Soft for creating this beautiful adventure, and all the support from our fans and followers for sticking by our crazy campaign ideas to reach out to Nintendo.

We also want to give a very special thanks to Nintendo for not only acknowledging the fans, but listening and bringing this amazing title to the American region.

One down, two to go! Have a great weekend everybody!

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