Posted By Shaun K. about 9 months ago
See that headline up there? That is pretty much all we have for you at the moment. On the other hand, for anyone who has played Xenoblade Chronicles that also should already be reason enough to get excited. That is because the creators of what I consider to be best RPG of this generation, Monolith Soft, have officially confirmed today that even as you read this they are working on a new game for the Wii U. Along with the fact that it will be a completely new IP, we know nothing else about the game at this time.
So no release window, no gameplay details, not even a title. Which is disappointing on one level and completely unimportant on another. I mean this is Monloith Soft we are talking about here. Not only did they create Xenoblade, they are also responsible for the criminally forgotten and undervalued Baten Kaitos series. So no matter what the game being worked on, there is almost no chance it will not be several shades of awesome at the very least. To put it another way, Monolith Soft’s last game was one of the best arguments to own a Wii ever released. Chances are good the same will be true for its Wii U follow up as well.
Now let us all just hope that the relative success of Xenoblade Chronicles, combined with a refocusing by Nintendo on the hardcore gaming audience, means we will not have to wait years and/or start a major movement to get it released in North America. Fingers crossed. Stay tuned to Blistered Thumbs for continuing coverage of the game as more information becomes available and be sure to share your thoughts and opinions in the comments section below.