"A young adult story with a taste of boy-meets-girl. Lately it feels like all Ive been doing are games full of devastation, like where your hometown burns down at the start, or the spaceship youre riding crashes(oh wait, that is all I ever do). Sometimes I just wanna try something different!
I want to make something that people can look back on fondly one day as something that really shaped their lives. Something like what I loved as a boy, like Oliver!(by Carol Reed) and Galaxy Express 999(by Rintaro).
-- Thats why I started working on this game.
Ill leave the stories about the solemn old men and hot stylish guys to someone else(even though theres way more demand for that stuff), and go ahead with this.
Thats what was on my mind around the end of 2014 through early 2015.
Yeah, we started while Xenoblade X was still in development.
Were building a whole new Xenoblade title using the foundation laid by X. Thats the core of the project.
Some people think exploration is what games should be all about, while some are like no no, story is whats best. Well weve got something perfect for both of those kinds of people: Xenoblade 2.
And thats what I wanted to tell you with my first announcement. Sound cool?
There are still a ton of surprises left, of course.
Ill be revealing little bits of information and riling everyone up all the way until release.
And that was my June of 2017.
(Wait, will we even meet the release deadline?!)
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