#1 Posted by evanbower (1244 posts) -

So during Nintendo's press briefing, Iwata mentioned that MonolithSoft (Xenoblade Chronicles) is at work on a game for the Wii U. This isn't news in itself, as it should be expected from a Nintendo owned company. But it was also confirmed that it is a new IP (which I guess could still have the word Xeno somewhere in the title? Technically?) and is being headed up by Xenogears creator Tetsuya Takahashi, so it is all but guaranteed to be great. So this, along with the projects from Retro Studios and Nintendo Tokyo studios have created my trinity of anticipated unannounced Wii U titles. Anyway, I thought there should be a place for MonolithSoft fans to gather and say, "Hey, that's great."

#2 Posted by banishedsoul1 (342 posts) -

a new IP is this even possible in the gaming industry?

#3 Posted by believer258 (13032 posts) -

I'm more interested in what Retro can do with a new IP.

#4 Posted by Turambar (7284 posts) -

Man, I still want Xenosaga 4.

#5 Posted by AuthenticM (4250 posts) -

Do they own the Xenosaga rights or is that Namco ?

#6 Posted by evanbower (1244 posts) -

@AuthenticM said:

Do they own the Xenosaga rights or is that Namco ?

I'm pretty sure it is Namco, like Square owns the Xenogears rights. Takahashi just keeps taking his Xeno and running.

#7 Posted by EleFlameMax (400 posts) -

Fein Yeee.

#8 Posted by QuistisTrepe (633 posts) -

@Turambar said:

Man, I still want Xenosaga 4.

I like to pretend that Xenosaga never happened, the heartbreak is just too great.

#9 Posted by Hailinel (25787 posts) -

I can only hope that NOA will actually release it in North America without having to be coerced by an internet campaign.

#10 Posted by Chalphy (53 posts) -

It certainly is exciting that they are working on something new. I loved the cast of Xenoblade, and I hope they can make something even better. However, I suspect we probably won't see this until the Nintendo Fall Conference of 2013 (assuming they have one).

#11 Posted by Sploder (918 posts) -

You just sold me a wii u

#12 Posted by Wong_Fei_Hung (735 posts) -

They announced they were working on new game for Wii U ages ago. But yea, I'm stoked, this is a great reason to buy the console, these type of quality JRPG's. I expect the Wii U will have many.

#13 Posted by Marz (5753 posts) -

Xenoblade was pretty cool, It'd be great to see what they could do on the Wii U.

#14 Posted by Draxyle (1948 posts) -

This is pretty much the one game that could potentially put me on board with the WiiU. While I felt Xenoblade was weaker than Xenogears and Xenosaga in some respects, I still felt it was one of the best JRPG's of this generation and easily the best game on the Wii. I really want to see where they go from here.

Whatever they're working on, it had better be an RPG with giant robots and religious overtones.