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Currently known by only the codename "X", this new game in development at Monolith Software being directed by Tetsuya Takahashi is likely a new Xeno title. The game was revealed in a Nintendo Direct on January 23, 2013 detailing the future of Wii U. "X" is scheduled for a worldwide release in 2014.
The reveal trailer showcased a huge open world with mechs (referred to as "Dolls" in the UI) the player can enter and use to fly around and fight in. These Dolls can also apparently transform into ground vehicles such as bikes or tanks, but a visible fuel gauge indicates that Dolls cannot be operated indefinitely. The real-time battle system looks similar to that of Xenoblade Chronicles.
In the debut trailer, a text chat window and three other players could be seen, suggesting online co-op play. The UI suggests possibly up to five people playing together, represented by the green dots in the game's mini-map. At the end of the trailer, there is a close up shot of a character who looks almost exactly like a slightly older version of Shulk, protagonist of Xenoblade.
The game also appears to have a day-night cycle like Xenoblade as well as dynamic real-time weather effects. The trailer also appears to pay homage to the first Xeno title, Xenogears, with the red X logo.
The reception to the trailer has been very positive, with spectators praising the vast open world and realistic graphics, considering it a showcase of the Wii U's potential, along with the gameplay elements shown.