Despite heavy fan demand for Monolith Soft's role-playing masterpiece, Nintendo of America still hasn't revealed plans to bring Xenoblade Chronicles to North America. Who will step in and save U.S. role-players from missing out on what is arguable one of the best RPGs of this console generation? Would you believe GameStop? Update: Now available for preorder through GameStop and soon directly through Nintendo.
Talk about your unlikely rescues. While publisher Nintendo is still quiet about bringing the game stateside despite loud, organized protests from role-playing fans, it looks as if retailer GameStop has picked up the RPG ball and is running with it. Spotted by NeoGAF and verified with several GameStop locations this morning, the store's computers now list Xenoblade Chronicles for an April 3 release as a GameStop exclusive.