Monolith Soft’s Mysterious “X” has Swords, Guns, Monsters, and Mechs
Confession time: I know nothing about Xenoblade, other than the fact that it exists. Developed by Japanese studio Monolith Soft (not to be confused with Monolith Productions, the American studio owned by WB Interactive), Xenoblade was a Wii game that came out in Japan, and was finally localized for North American audiences after American nerds pushed and pushed as a part of “Operation Rainfall” back in 2011.
This morning’s Nintendo Direct video shows off a brand new game coming from Monolith Soft for the Wii U—one that looks a lot like Capcom’s Monster Hunter (to me, anyway) but with guns and robots and whatnot. No title was given, but after all the video was over, we got a big fat “X” at the end.
So is this Xenoblade U? Or something brand new? It should be pointed out that the 3DS game mash-up Project X Zone is also developed by Monolith Soft, and though it does feature a couple characters from Xenosaga, it has no otherwise connection with the Xeno games. And it’s got an “X” there in the title too. Using detective work, I suspect that I have no idea what this game is.
But shit. It looks cool as hell, doesn’t it? Check out the screens: