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Xenoblade Chronicles X - Twitter & Website updates thread

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TheMoon

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Guys, the alternate battle theme leaked. It was a hidden music file on the site. I uploaded it to youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vjVkXlxsO8Q

I won't rule out the option of moving some/all of those HUD elements to the Gamepad, but for now, this is the only way for them to show how the combat system works during play.
It's unlikely knowing how the GamePad screen looks and that you need all of that info during battles. You can probably disable the HUD and quest updates again but all the battle stuff has to be there.
 

foxuzamaki

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"You must be wondering who that squid-headed female alien at the end of the battle video was, huh?"



"You can tell she's an evil creature. She's very popular with the development staff. We think she turned into a really cool character. The design was made by Yoko Tsukamoto by the way."
Looks like she might be the rival character of the game, maybe even the final(?) party member.
 

moolamb

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Gessenkou's translation of Blade 2 short story:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1NZO8F6qMK8cWr8LYhj4g4P7Quu-_jZadkQXyFBaLm6g/pub#id.os784feupeym

The most fascinating parts...

A single young man had saved the ship from that predicament. His valiant efforts repelled the bioweapons, but he vanished along with his Doll afterwards.

However, that did not mean the Moby Dick was safe. A strange planet had appeared before the ship. One that was not marked on the space chart they had acquired before departing the Earth.

“Why had nobody noticed the planet before then? Was it because we were too busy dealing with the pursuit forces? Or...”
That doesn't sound suspicious at all...
 

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Gessenkou's translation of Blade 2 short story:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1NZO8F6qMK8cWr8LYhj4g4P7Quu-_jZadkQXyFBaLm6g/pub#id.os784feupeym

The most fascinating parts...



That doesn't sound suspicious at all...

The short stories are great because they give us first insights into the story (beyond the premise). I really enjoy them. Really curious about that young man and the new-found planet.

these stories are long than I expected

hope Treehouse keeps using White Whale for the ship
As much as I like literary allusions, I have to agree. In this case, I prefer White Whale to Moby Dick.
 

moolamb

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I really need to get to reading those short stories.
Can't believe you haven't read it yet!

I'm calling it now DM stands for Deus Machine. DM Engine powers all the dolls via auxiliary power.

Some other interesting tidbits - humans made first contact and discovered impending doom about 2024 (30 years before their escape). At the same time they received the technology for DM Engine and with an extremely accelerated technology/energy base and a focused society, managed to put together ark ships in 30 years.
 

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Hopefully Neil DGT is not into this game, I would hate for him to ruin it for me
I'm assuming that they're just taking the idea of the planet shifting in and out of… something. Or whatever. Similar to Mira in Baten Kaitos, which was also by Monolith Soft (but a different team).
 

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Tweets! Again!

[小島]新しくぬいぐるみまで作ってもらったタツですが…実は本作にノポンを出すか否か、開発初期には結構揉めたんですよね。
https://twitter.com/XenobladeJP/status/577381407816732672

イベントを担当するプランナー達がノポン絡みのアイディアをぐいぐい押し込んで、最後は高橋もノリノリでタツというキャラクターを登場させてくれた訳ですが今となってはやっぱりノポンが居て良かったと思います。
https://twitter.com/XenobladeJP/status/577381496144588800

ところで、公式ページのトップ画像が変えられるのって皆さん気付いてました?メインビジュアルの左右にある“<”か“>”をクリックしてみてください。
https://twitter.com/XenobladeJP/status/577381573680459776
 

Renewed

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Tweets! Again!
I'm presuming that Kojima's talking about whether it was a good idea to have the Nopon continue to be in the series? From what seems to be talking about the Tatsu plush, he goes on to wonder if it was a good idea to include the Nopon again. Also, the website now lets you scroll through images.

Please don't take what I say to be 100%, as I don't have full knowledge of Japanese....
 

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Hmm... Part of me loves and wants more Nopon, the other would have preferred to have only Riki as a main character of the Nopon race in the series. I dunno, as long as Tatsu is a fun character and at least half as lovable as Riki, I guess it is fine.
 

Zolbrod

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Tweets! Again!

[小島]新しくぬいぐるみまで作ってもらったタツですが…実は本作にノポンを出すか否か、開発初期には結構揉めたんですよね。
https://twitter.com/XenobladeJP/stat...81407816732672

イベントを担当するプランナー達がノポン絡みのアイディアをぐいぐい押し込んで、最後は高橋もノリノリでタツというキャラクターを登場させてくれた訳ですが今と なってはやっぱりノポンが居て良かったと思います。
https://twitter.com/XenobladeJP/stat...81496144588800

ところで、公式ページのトップ画像が変えられるのって皆さん気付いてました?メインビジュアルの左右にある“<”か“>”をクリックしてみてくださ い。
https://twitter.com/XenobladeJP/stat...81573680459776
Kojima:
We had a new plush made for Tatsu... but at the start of development, there were actually quite a few arguments about whether we should put Nopon in the game or not.

Then the event planners started pushing lots of Nopon-related ideas, and in the end, Takahashi joined in on the fun and came up with the character of Tatsu. Now, we're really glad that we put them in the game after all.

By the way, have you noticed that the top image on the homepage can be changed? Try clicking the < or > to the left and right of the main visual!
 

foxuzamaki

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Kojima:
We had a new plush made for Tatsu... but at the start of development, there were actually quite a few arguments about whether we should put Nopon in the game or not.

Then the event planners started pushing lots of Nopon-related ideas, and in the end, Takahashi joined in on the fun and came up with the character of Tatsu. Now, we're really glad that we put them in the game after all.

By the way, have you noticed that the top image on the homepage can be changed? Try clicking the < or > to the left and right of the main visual!
Its nice you made a tatsu plush...but lets talk idea factory mech figures for xenoblade and X
 

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Thanks for the translations! Awesome to hear they're all for it now.

Hopefully Tatsu proves to be a fun character, as so far the interactions with Lyn and food jokes are all we've got. I don't mind if he isn't as charming as our beloved Heropon.

And if we're talking about merch, we better get a transformable Doll...
 

Zolbrod

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Thanks for the translations! Awesome to hear they're all for it now.

Hopefully Tatsu proves to be a fun character, as so far the interactions with Lyn and food jokes are all we've got. I don't mind if he isn't as charming as our beloved Heropon.

And if we're talking about merch, we better get a transformable Doll...
The food jokes pop up a lot in the short stories as well.
I'm expecting this to be a running gag in the game too.
 

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Kojima:
We had a new plush made for Tatsu... but at the start of development, there were actually quite a few arguments about whether we should put Nopon in the game or not.

Then the event planners started pushing lots of Nopon-related ideas, and in the end, Takahashi joined in on the fun and came up with the character of Tatsu. Now, we're really glad that we put them in the game after all.

By the way, have you noticed that the top image on the homepage can be changed? Try clicking the < or > to the left and right of the main visual!

Added to the OP :)
 

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You know treehouse is localizing this so I know the jokes are going to be good and the enemy names/item names fantastic.

The problem is voices. Other than KI:U (which they did an awesome job btw) what is treehouse's pedigree on fully voiced titles?

(Or am I totally completely wrong here and it's 8-4 doing it)
 

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I wonder if this will be hacked to work on old 3DSs with flashcarts. It'll probably be choppy as fuck, but I wouldn't be surprised if it would be possible.
 

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I'm voting for this too.

Accidental time travel.
Hah, would be a nice parallell to Xenoblade's (Mega-Spoiler for the first game)
"It was sort of Earth all along but in an alternate newly created universe!"
 

TheMoon

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FFS. That one is called Xenoblade Chronicles as well isn't it?

They should have kept X as the name for this lol.
Xenoblade Chronicles
Xenoblade Chronicles 3D
Xenoblade Chronixles X

why is this harder than if there were a 2 instead of an X? same thing.
 

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"Regarding the new music(track 4) that has been unveiled on the official website of Xenoblade Cross the other day, is one of the first tracks I've composed. In the April month, 3 years ago, there has been a first recording of this music that was part of a large collection of titles. The "Full Version" takes 5 min and there are several."

(Friend of mine has translated it)
 
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