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mocolostrocolos
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(08-31-2017, 08:21 AM)
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Amazon.es and Amazon.it have it listed for December 29th, which is friday, the day Nintendo releases games.

https://www.amazon.es/Nintendo-Xenob...ds=xenoblade+2


https://www.amazon.it/Xenoblade-Chro...ds=xenoblade+2

I was also fooling around in Mediamarkt.es pre-order page and found out they have XC2 listed for December 15, which is also a friday.

http://reservas.mediamarkt.es/videoj...intendo_switch
Neoleo2143
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(08-31-2017, 08:22 AM)
That sounds like a Placeholder.
HIR0
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(08-31-2017, 08:23 AM)
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Maybe placeholder?
No way Nintendo releases this at the end of holiday season
FearMyWrench
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(08-31-2017, 08:24 AM)
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Well, that's uh, still making the 2017 release date!
Dark Cloud
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(08-31-2017, 08:24 AM)
Regardless if that date is right or wrong I think it will be December.
L~A
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(08-31-2017, 08:24 AM)
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As a certain "luny" member would put it "sighsighsigh".

It's just a placeholder. It's the last release date possible for a 2017 release, so that's the one Amazon chose.

December 15th is a more likely date, honestly. No way Nintendo is going to release a game on December 29th, it's a dead period in the west (just after Christmas and right before New Year).
TDLink
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(08-31-2017, 08:24 AM)
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Definitely just a placeholder. It might come out in December but no way Nintendo releases this after Christmas.
Nekketsu Kõha
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(08-31-2017, 08:25 AM)
Probably before Christmas right? But if that is the case then I expect Skyrim in November and also the game that gets good marketing then and Rocket league December as it wouldn't really clash and be a good game for people not interested.
Watcher of the Skies
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(08-31-2017, 08:25 AM)
I was hoping for the first days of december so i can play it all i want i hope that's not true, besides why lost christmas sales.
mocolostrocolos
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(08-31-2017, 08:26 AM)
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Originally Posted by Neoleo2143

That sounds like a Placeholder.

Captain Toad had a weird release date here in Europe. It was like the last friday of the year or the first of the following.

Wouldn't a placeholder be more like the 31st?
Galava
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(08-31-2017, 08:26 AM)
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Ha, 29 is not happening. Makes no sense whatsoever. 15 is more realistic though.
IdreamofHIME
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(08-31-2017, 08:26 AM)
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That's a good way to make sure your game bombs to fuck in the West.
LordKano
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(08-31-2017, 08:27 AM)
That's the default placeholder date for Amazon listings.
Nekketsu Kõha
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(08-31-2017, 08:27 AM)

Originally Posted by Watcher of the Skies

I was hoping for the first days of december so i can play it all i want i hope that's not true, besides why lost christmas sales.

To be fair lots of potential sales after and usually school holidays end late January while many get money and gift cards etc to spend. I have seen games big released right after Christmas before just can't think of the titles right now so it isn't unprecedented.

Also in Europe minus the UK? Biggest sales in the year is the days between Christmas and New Year's. Our version of black Friday.
Last edited by Nekketsu Kõha; 08-31-2017 at 08:34 AM.
Zero83
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(08-31-2017, 08:28 AM)

Originally Posted by mocolostrocolos

Captain Toad had a weird release date here in Europe. It was like the last friday of the year or the first of the following.

Captain Toad released earlier than what was planned, if I remember correctly. It was supposed to be released early January.
ScientificPizza
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(08-31-2017, 08:29 AM)
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just in time for game of the year
J@hranimo
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(08-31-2017, 08:29 AM)
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Placeholder etc
Burning Justice
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(08-31-2017, 08:31 AM)
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I can't imagine Nintendo releasing a game right after Christmas. Almost certainly a placeholder.
ramparter
(08-31-2017, 08:32 AM)
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Originally Posted by Neoleo2143

That sounds like a Placeholder.

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Yes last Friday of the year.
Lucreto
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(08-31-2017, 08:33 AM)
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Placeholder

It would be the worst time to release a game.

The first week of December to mid January is basically a no go for new games. People have other priorities like Christmas and New Year on their minds.
mocolostrocolos
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(08-31-2017, 08:33 AM)
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Originally Posted by Nekketsu Kõha

To be fair lots of potential sales after and usually school holidays end late January while many get money and gift cards etc to spend. I have seen games big released right after Christmas before just can't think of the titles right now so it isn't unprecedented.

Mass Effect 2 released in January IIRC.
SinCityAssassin
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(08-31-2017, 08:34 AM)
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Yeah that's probably a placeholder.

Originally Posted by mocolostrocolos

Captain Toad had a weird release date here in Europe. It was like the last friday of the year or the first of the following.

Wouldn't a placeholder be more like the 31st?

Captain Toad wasn't a multi-region released title on a region-free console.
LAA
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(08-31-2017, 08:35 AM)
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Thinking about it, that is probably place holder, but I would laugh if that was the release date.
Bjoern the Smexy
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(08-31-2017, 08:36 AM)
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That would be a very stupid day to release your game, so short after the Christmas season.

Pretty sure it'll release in November, which would make way more sense.
I mean, Nintendo is trying to sell this game, not let it die a quick and painful death.
Hermii
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(08-31-2017, 08:36 AM)
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5 days after Christmas, makes sense.
Smasher89
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(08-31-2017, 08:37 AM)
Would much more likely be december 8th, since that date i know they have released games before iirc, and the Wii was released that date in europe back in the day.
MetalliCabombination
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(08-31-2017, 08:38 AM)
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Mid december pls.
Jan is packed as fuck and i have most of those games pre ordered.
Nekketsu Kõha
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(08-31-2017, 08:38 AM)

Originally Posted by mocolostrocolos

Mass Effect 2 released in January IIRC.

I see.
mocolostrocolos
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(08-31-2017, 08:38 AM)
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Originally Posted by SinCityAssassin


Captain Toad wasn't a multi-region released title on a region-free console.

Has it been confirmed to have a multi-region release?
SciencePilot
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(08-31-2017, 08:38 AM)
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Does sound like a placeholder, but would be hilarious if true. I always believed they could make 2017... this would be pushing it though!
SinCityAssassin
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(08-31-2017, 08:39 AM)
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Originally Posted by mocolostrocolos

Has it been confirmed to have a multi-region release?

All of Nintendo's tentpole first party games have released at the same time in multiple regions so far, why would this change?
Haunted
(08-31-2017, 08:41 AM)
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obviously placeholder
mocolostrocolos
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(08-31-2017, 08:41 AM)
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Originally Posted by SinCityAssassin

All of Nintendo's tentpole first party games have released at the same time in multiple regions so far, why would this change?

Localisation for an RPG of this scope, at least in Europe, where all Nintendo games are Multi-5.

I still believe this can slip to 2018.
silva1991
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(08-31-2017, 08:43 AM)
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I can't believe some people are still calling the December 29th release place holder for games a rumor. I wonder if they will announce the date at TGS.
Exentryk
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(08-31-2017, 08:48 AM)
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Dec 15 would make for a nice Christmas present. It's still a little too close to Ni no Kuni II though.
basefree
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(08-31-2017, 08:52 AM)
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I honestly can't see this releasing by the end of the year. February seems like a more likely month to release this.
SinCityAssassin
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(08-31-2017, 08:53 AM)
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Originally Posted by mocolostrocolos

Localisation for an RPG of this scope, at least in Europe, where all Nintendo games are Multi-5.

I still believe this can slip to 2018.

There were rumors that this would be the case for Zelda where US and Japan would get theirs earlier than Europe and it turned up worldwide at launch in 7 different languages.

Judging by this title, the only localization needed was probably textual. Which is still an undertaking but likely factored into the Holiday 2017 date.
takriel
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(08-31-2017, 08:56 AM)
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It's not a rumor it's just a placeholder.
GinoFelino
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(08-31-2017, 08:59 AM)
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What a perfect winter game

Really hope it doesn't need a delay
Aostia
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(08-31-2017, 09:01 AM)
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uuuuh hype is real
mocolostrocolos
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(08-31-2017, 09:02 AM)
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Originally Posted by SinCityAssassin

There were rumors that this would be the case for Zelda where US and Japan would get theirs earlier than Europe and it turned up worldwide at launch in 7 different languages.

Judging by this title, the only localization needed was probably textual. Which is still an undertaking but likely factored into the Holiday 2017 date.

Sure, but Zelda is a cornerstone in Nintendo history.

Xenoblade is just a niche IP.
Waji
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(08-31-2017, 09:16 AM)
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Originally Posted by Haunted

obviously placeholder

Yeah, no idea why it's being discussed.
The 15 link already would be more logical fo the topic.
Smasher89
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(08-31-2017, 09:36 AM)

Originally Posted by mocolostrocolos

Sure, but Zelda is a cornerstone in Nintendo history.

Xenoblade is just a niche IP.

With partly the same developers, Monolith soft did work on botw!
Drilbit777
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(08-31-2017, 09:39 AM)
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I would definitely believe Nintendo would release this in December but not at the end of the month when it's the holiday season lol It's either gonna be as early as December to as late as February for Xenoblade 2 tbh
TheMoon
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(08-31-2017, 09:45 AM)
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Video GAmes 101:

amazon dates are not rumors
amazon dates that are December 2X are placeholders in 100% of all cases because a game only has the year as it's release and that's what they put in their system

please close this thread. there is no rumor.
Cisce
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(08-31-2017, 09:46 AM)
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Originally Posted by TheMoon

Video GAmes 101:

amazon dates are not rumors
amazon dates that are December 2X are placeholders in 100% of all cases because a game only has the year as it's release and that's what they put in their system

please close this thread. there is no rumor.

this

please close this thread
Nekketsu Kõha
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(08-31-2017, 09:47 AM)

Originally Posted by TheMoon

Video GAmes 101:

amazon dates are not rumors
amazon dates that are December 2X are placeholders in 100% of all cases because a game only has the year as it's release and that's what they put in their system

please close this thread. there is no rumor.

Oh really now? I will send this to gamezone and say I work at Nintendo!!
TheMoon
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(08-31-2017, 09:48 AM)
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Originally Posted by Nekketsu Kõha

Oh really now? I will send this to gamezone and say I work at Nintendo!!

I can talk to my uncle, he'll hook you up.
Nekketsu Kõha
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(08-31-2017, 09:49 AM)

Originally Posted by TheMoon

I can talk to my uncle, he'll hook you up.

Nice thanks lol
Shiggy
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(08-31-2017, 09:57 AM)
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Nintendo is seemingly also releasing Skyrim on the same date: https://www.amazon.es/The-Elder-Scro.../dp/B073D9F4JX

Same is true for Rocket League:
https://www.amazon.es/Rocket-League/dp/B072KKBGGJ/

Will be a tough fight with Spider-Man, God of War, and Detroit Become Human out the same day on PS4:
https://www.amazon.es/Sony-Spider-Man-PS4/dp/B01H25FDTI
https://www.amazon.es/Sony-God-of-War-IV/dp/B01H208XHW/
https://www.amazon.es/Sony-Detroit-B.../dp/B01H25FW08

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