Nintendo is a money-making company and a crafty one at that. As a part of their latest ‘Nintendo Direct’ presentation, the Japanese video game developer and publisher announced that they will soon be releasing a new Nintendo 3DS model that hosts both hardware and software upgrades. Not being too different from the current 3DS models, fans haven’t quite given up on the console they have now BUT, in the same ‘Nintendo Direct’ presentation, the video game juggernaut announced that a remake of the Wii you action/RPG title ‘Xenoblade Chronicles’ is on it’s way and will only be playable on the ‘New Nintendo 3DS’ due to it’s superior processing capabilities.
They’ve just given hard-core RPG fans a reason to toss their current consoles to the curb. This is most likely the start of a new transition from the standard 3DS to the ‘New Nintendo 3DS’ with the former eventually being rendered obsolete. ‘Xenoblade Chronicles’ for the ‘New Nintendo 3DS’ will be similar to it’s original release but will be developed in a way to be more suited to the 3DS. It will feature many new elements of which were not all outlined in the presentation but, from what we saw, it is looking absolutely brilliant! As mentioned, ‘Xenoblade Chronicles’ for the ‘New Nintendo 3DS’ is currently in development with no release date as of right now.
The setting of Xenoblade originated in a world that was nothing but endless ocean, until two great titans, the Bionis and the Mechonis, came into existence. The two giants fought a timeless battle, until with one final strike, only their lifeless bodies remained, forever locked in combat. Eons later, new forms of life arose on the corpses of the two titans; organic lifeforms such as the humanoid Homs on Bionis, and mechanical life forms, such as the machina, on Mechonis. Like the respective titans, the Homs of Bionis, and the mechon of Mechonis fight endlessly for their existence.
The protagonist of the game is an 18-year-old young man named Shulk, who lives in Colony 9 of the Bionis. When the colony is attacked by the Mechon, he obtains the Monado, the legendary energy blade capable of severely damaging the Mechon, and leaves to stop the Mechon threat. Those who fight with him are Reyn, a young and headstrong Defense Force soldier; Fiora, Shulk and Reyn’s childhood friend; Dunban, the previous wielder of the Monado and Fiora’s older brother; Sharla, a medic and sniper from Colony 6; Melia, mage and crown princess of the High Entia; and Riki, a member of the Nopon race of small creatures, who is chosen as the hero of his village. – Wikipedia