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X – a new game from Monolith Soft (video post)

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‘X’ from Monolith Soft looks really impressive. So much so that I did my first ever youtube video to talk about it.

In case you can’t watch the video with sound (or don’t want to), I’m excited about this game – it’s got some great graphics and looks like a really impressive RPG. Plus, it’s gonna be a Wii U exclusive!

Brought to you by the brains behind the mecha in Final Fantasy VII and Chrono Trigger, as well as Xenogears, Xenoblade and Xenosaga, it combines urban and open world environments. Plus, you seem to get the old school fighting elements – swords, magic and mecha! It’s coming in 2014 and is definitely on my radar. I think this could be a game that will make some RPG fans who don’t have a Wii U go out and get one.

And here is the trailer:

Last Updated: June 13, 2013

76 Comments

  1. Lardus

    June 13, 2013 at 12:11

    LoL! “Wii U nje nje nje” – that is the exact response I was thinking of when you mentioned Wii U Exclusive! You seem excited – watching trailer now.

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    • Lardus

      June 13, 2013 at 12:14

      Looks interesting, but not good enough for me to go out and get a Wii U. I love Mecha and I love RPG, but have not found the combo for me yet.

      Reply

  2. ALKi1234

    June 13, 2013 at 12:11

    UNRELATED: Is there anybody out there that can find out how many perfect scores TLOU has raked in,PLZ….i’m sure there lots of gamer’s that wants to know! Coz it’s killing me,i need to know and Google can’t give me the answer!

    Reply

    • Argentil

      June 13, 2013 at 12:32

      http://www.metacritic.com
      Expect those stats to drop after the less professional ‘games journalists’ start throwing out their reviews for infamy clicks.

      Reply

    • OVG

      June 13, 2013 at 12:57

      Thats because GOOGLE knows that it is PERFECT. It don’t need no silly numbers to prove that :p

      Reply

  3. Happy Hamster

    June 13, 2013 at 12:12

    I dont know if i should comment on what i was actually concentrating on

    Reply

  4. Umar Kiiroi Senk?

    June 13, 2013 at 12:22

    Xenoblade was utterly amazing, and a jrpg has yet to rival it, BTW ZOE ……Awesome Video πŸ™‚

    Reply

  5. Umar Kiiroi Senk?

    June 13, 2013 at 12:24

    What I am very worried about is…. is this a monster hunting game??under the map on the HUD I see a timer ticking down…which is usually the case for monster hunting games

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    • citan

      July 8, 2013 at 03:33

      What? No, how can someone who played xenoblade even think that? its a spiritual sequal to xenoblade/gears.

      Thats the mech fuel you see counting down. Like xenogears, you are going to have to keep those bad boys fueled if you want to use them.

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      • Umar Kiiroi Senk?

        July 8, 2013 at 08:21

        I know, but the fuel gauge is different from the timer that is there constantly on top the mini-map, as in MonHun games, which makes me worried though it looks very much like MonHun too. You never know if it is a spin-off or spiritual successor/sequel .

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        • CommonSense

          November 29, 2013 at 07:47

          You KNOW you are hurtin for info on a game when you are googlin through month old discussions XD.
          What you are talking about is the actual time of day, like xenoblade, ‘X’ uses 24 hour ‘military’ time. It just happens to conveniently display it in numbers instead of the the less precise ‘clock’ style that only told you the ‘hour’ (which only lasted a minute, which means minutes were seconds…) around the minimap in xenoblade. Still worried? If youll notice, when it says say, 9:00 or 13:00, its daytime, and when its 20:00 or 22:00 its night time. And it doesnt look any more monster hunter than xenoblade facing off against t-rexes in makna forest.

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          • Umar Seeker of Truth

            November 29, 2013 at 12:56

            LOL I feel your pain, would love some more info too and nice observation πŸ™‚ sorry non x related, just my own curiosity, are you from SA, always wondered how much of the readers are not from this country, not that me asking you that will really be any sort of indication lol just curious

  6. Admiral Chief Groot Wors

    June 13, 2013 at 12:46

    You should change your profile pic. Doth not do thee justice

    Reply

  7. OVG

    June 13, 2013 at 12:49

    Great stuff. We have our passionate Square fan on site. Something that we have been missing of late.

    Reply

    • Umar Kiiroi Senk?

      June 13, 2013 at 12:50

      Indeed πŸ™‚ MOAR RPG LURRRVING

      Reply

      • Argentil

        June 13, 2013 at 12:51

        KH3 AND FFXV!!!!! NGHSFH * Haemorrhages*

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        • Umar Kiiroi Senk?

          June 13, 2013 at 12:53

          LOL Don’t mention those games, lest I start losing my mind from excitement…NEED THEM, my wife approved my PS4 proposal so when FF15 releases I’m jumping on the ps4!!

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          • Argentil

            June 13, 2013 at 13:02

            I’m trying to be the voice of reason in my marriage. We are both trying to convince each other to wait a year after launch before grabbing one.
            I also forgot to mention MGSV, not that it’s an RPG, but Mein Gott, that Red Band trailer was hectic and awesome at the same time. I was gobsmacked.

          • LordCaptainAwesomeness

            June 14, 2013 at 09:12

  8. Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

    June 13, 2013 at 12:51

    Zoe + 10 ( WE DEMAND MORE ZOE YOUTUBE MOVIES)

    No! I’m not being creepy… ok, now it is creepy… so damn creepy….!

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    • Umar Kiiroi Senk?

      June 13, 2013 at 12:54

      Looks so different from the profile pic. MORE YOUTUBE!!

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    • Rinceyouropinion

      June 13, 2013 at 13:20

      Haha! Agreed though!

      Reply

  9. Umar Kiiroi Senk?

    June 13, 2013 at 13:02

    I still prefer this trailer though …. the mother f’n music on this trailer makes my entire body shiver

    @argentil:disqus My fellow OST geek, tell me this music doesn’t just make you excited for LIFE. This music made me beyond excited

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    • Argentil

      June 13, 2013 at 13:09

      The vocals detracted a bit from the song, I would like to hear an instrumental version as a battle theme or something.

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      • Umar Kiiroi Senk?

        June 13, 2013 at 13:11

        Yeah, true I actually, I would love for this to be a battle theme, in the wake of Xenoblade. though Shimomura won’t be composing.

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        • Argentil

          June 13, 2013 at 13:12

          What did you think of the FFXV song? I was disappointed Somnus didn’t play.

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          • Umar Kiiroi Senk?

            June 13, 2013 at 13:14

            Somnus played in the 2nd trailer if I’m not mistaken? I quite liked the new song, only for the fact that it’s something new lol been listening to Somnus for a very long time now

          • Argentil

            June 13, 2013 at 13:15

            Who composed the new song? It sounded very different.

          • Umar Kiiroi Senk?

            June 13, 2013 at 13:16

            Still Shimomura , she’s composing all the songs, though that’s just my assumption…

          • Argentil

            June 13, 2013 at 13:28

            After listening to it without video (to avoid the distraction from the visuals), it sounds like it could be her. Every time I watch the damn thing, the shinies take most of my attention. Lots of shinies in that trailer.

          • Umar Kiiroi Senk?

            June 13, 2013 at 13:36

            It has the choir vocals in the background and she lurvs that . sounds like her too but man, them shines, are overflowing

          • Argentil

            June 13, 2013 at 13:42

            It’s a very Final Fantasy thing those vocals. Uematsu-san used them, Doodab from FFXIII used them. It’s just a subconscious association that comes with the vocals that lead to grandiose expectations.

          • Umar Kiiroi Senk?

            June 13, 2013 at 13:46

            Uematsu never used it as much as her though. Doodab? lol the vocals do lead to a more grandiose feeling, which helped that trailer to be more epic

          • Argentil

            June 13, 2013 at 13:47

            Liberi Fatali, One Winged Angel. Those are the two most obvious songs that come to mind.

          • Umar Kiiroi Senk?

            June 13, 2013 at 13:51

            Yeah, but he uses them mostly for special events such as a main theme or big boss. Shimomura on the other hand likes using it throughout her compositions on a single game.

          • Argentil

            June 13, 2013 at 13:51

            I guess she’s just a drama queen then πŸ˜€
            I love her for her piano.

          • Umar Kiiroi Senk?

            June 13, 2013 at 13:53

            The Drammatica playlist on youtube is spectacular

            Some nice intrumentals

          • Argentil

            June 13, 2013 at 13:58

            The second FFXV trailer actually features an all new track, with echoes of Somnus. It’s got a more battle-theme sound to it.

          • Umar Kiiroi Senk?

            June 13, 2013 at 14:09

            Yeah. Indeed, It’s the same music song of the old extended trailer I think too. think I’m gonna need to get surround sound at home for this game

          • Argentil

            June 13, 2013 at 13:59

            I will give it a listen this afternoon, tar.

          • Umar Kiiroi Senk?

            June 13, 2013 at 14:08

            Enjoy πŸ™‚

    • Argentil

      June 13, 2013 at 13:14

      You’re probably going to hate me for saying this, but… The design of the game reminds me of FFXIII, a lot. I liked FFXIII though, didn’t hate it.

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      • Umar Kiiroi Senk?

        June 13, 2013 at 13:15

        How so though?

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        • Argentil

          June 13, 2013 at 13:17

          Pulse.

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          • Umar Kiiroi Senk?

            June 13, 2013 at 13:19

            Ooooh yes yes, the world looks similar. yes it looks the same but on a much bigger scale, I don’t think it will follow the linearity design though

    • Zoe

      June 13, 2013 at 13:16

      I like this trailer, but makes me worry it is just going to be a Monster Hunter clone with mecha πŸ™

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      • Umar Kiiroi Senk?

        June 13, 2013 at 13:18

        That is exactly my worry! I really don’t wan’t it to be, but that ticking timer really makes me believe it will be a monster hunting game, which will make me sad especially if this is a successor to Xenoblade

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    • shakespear

      July 8, 2013 at 19:35

      Hottest teacher ever πŸ˜‰

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      • Umar Kiiroi Senk?

        July 8, 2013 at 19:54

        teacher?lol

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  10. Umar Kiiroi Senk?

    June 13, 2013 at 13:06

    One Last post on this article ……………. I FUCKING LOVE JAPAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Reply

    • Argentil

      June 13, 2013 at 13:10

      I love them only if they localise their games.

      Reply

      • Umar Kiiroi Senk?

        June 13, 2013 at 13:13

        Lol indeed, but I gobble up any thing that does. I think Operation Rainfall was an amazing campaign

        Reply

    • Jakster

      June 13, 2013 at 13:35

      Tooyota FTW!!!

      Reply

  11. Sadaf

    June 13, 2013 at 13:10

    Love the video, want more!!

    Reply

  12. Rinceyouropinion

    June 13, 2013 at 13:16

    Zoe! Nicely done! So much nicer to see a woman’s face,as in a PROPPER woman, other than Darryn! Trololo! Though I still hold that Darryn’s shower scene is the funniest thing on the internet, well, after that cat that tries jumping from the window but fails…

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    • Trevor Davies

      June 13, 2013 at 13:20

      That cat makes me laugh EVERY time.

      Reply

      • Rinceyouropinion

        June 13, 2013 at 13:21

        You know it. Now, imagine if it was DARRYN leaping for the windowsill! That would break the damn internet!

        Reply

  13. Jakster

    June 13, 2013 at 13:36

    Nobody will worry about this gorgeous game once the PS4 is released. PS4 will outsell everything, Sony will buy Neentindo.

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    • Argentil

      June 13, 2013 at 13:37

      Nah, never. Nintendo have made so much money, they would have to have 4 successive console flops to drop out of hardware. Their handhelds generate ridiculous money also.

      Reply

  14. Forbsz

    June 13, 2013 at 14:29

    Just found this website awesome video by the way!

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    • Umar Kiiroi Senk?

      June 13, 2013 at 14:43

      Welcome πŸ™‚

      Reply

      • Forbsz

        June 13, 2013 at 15:43

        I subscribed hope to see more! and I followed you on here to keep up to date with you.

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        • Umar Kiiroi Senk?

          June 13, 2013 at 16:44

          Cool man πŸ™‚ Hope you enjoy your stay on this awesome site, full of trolls and gamers, all together in perfect harmony … well almost lol

          Reply

    • Exalted Overlord Geoffrey Tim

      June 14, 2013 at 06:49

      Welcome πŸ™‚

      Reply

  15. naxie

    June 14, 2013 at 06:57

    great video, Zoe. Hope we get to see a lot more of you.

    Reply

  16. Skyblue

    June 14, 2013 at 13:55

    Looks like a decent title. About time the Wii landed a new exclusive

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  17. Citan

    July 8, 2013 at 03:35

    I need this so right this second. Nowhere NEAR enough of the gaming media is giving this any attention at all.

    Reply

    • Umar Kiiroi Senk?

      July 8, 2013 at 08:22

      Very true, but WiiU generally is not getting enough media coverage, Nintedo’s fault, even Kamiya is complaining that Nintendo aren’t doing enough to market W101

      Reply

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