July 8, 2011
Xenoblade Chronicles will be released in the UK and Europe on August 19th, two weeks earlier than expected.
A limited-edition pre-order bundle will include a red Classic Controller Pro and three digitally-signed A3 posters bearing the signature of Tetsuya Takahashi, founder of Monolith Software. Those will be in short supply, so it's worth pre-ordering now, European fans.
Xenoblade: Chronicles is one of three games at the centre of the Operation Rainfall movement, a fan-driven protest against Nintendo of America's refusal to release Japanese Wii RPGs The Last Story, Xenoblade and Pandora's Tower in North America. NOA has stood by its decision not to publish the games, but Nintendo of Europe will be bringing The Last Story to European Wii owners in 2012.
There's still no word on whether Pandora's Tower will make it out of Japan.
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