Great news for fans who missed out on Xenoblade the first time around on the Wii with the limited international (& U.S.) release. I remember hearing the game was going for close to $100 USD when copies ran out. I played over 100+ hours on Xenoblade and if this game is released before Xenoblade Chronicles X it'll def. hold me up before the sequel comes out.
The bad news? The game won't play on existing 3DS, 3DSXL models. Like the RPGfan articles says, we'll all have to upgrade for the needed CPU power boost improvement. I do like the look of the new 3DS and 3DSXL (called 3DS LL in Japan), especially with this multi-colored buttons which is a nice salute to Super Nintendo controllers of my childhood, but I just bought my first 3DSXL in February. I'm hoping GameStop or some other company has a trade in/upgrade to incentive so I can replay this amazing title again on a portable console.
In other news Nintendo Direct this morning also featured a trailer for Shulk's appearance in the upcoming Smash Bros Brawl for 3DS and Wiii U. Pretty faithful adaption, but I think his eyes/face look a little off from his Xenoblade Chronicles look, but I'm just being a little nitpicky here. I can't wait to play this game with my ol' high school buddies when we get together.