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Monolith Soft’s New Game for the Wii U [VIDEO]

We've got a trailer for you.

For those of us that missed Nintendo’s huge influx of announcements, one key surprise was the reveal of in-game footage on Monolith Soft’s upcoming RPG. Don’t worry we have a video for you to enjoy below:

If anyone knows how to make an epic JRPG nowadays it is certainly these guys. This was one of the very few announcements today to actually feature gameplay footage. With that said, we hope to see more at E3 this year and will update everyone as soon as we get more news.

You can watch the full Nintendo Direct here. Post your comments below on what you think of Monolith Soft’s upcoming HD title for the Wii U.

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  • Devilus

    I need to change pants….
    This is the best news i could get, hope it retains much from xenoblade. It need to be that big or larger and with lots to do =) a few noppons wouldn’t hurt either =)

    • Shadriczo

      Hope it’s NNO (Nintendo Network Online) approved.

  • Guilliman

    *GASP*…can’t breathe… too excited…

    …looks incredible, I love it already!

    And are we thinking that’s Shulk’s face at the end?

  • thanos1984

    Very encouraging.Hope it achieves its predecessors’ standards.Congrats monolith.

    • Cloud W Omega

       which one? Xenogear, xenosaga, xenoblade?

      • thanos1984

        Sorry,wrong use of apostrophe*predecessors’*

  • Penguin_101

    Amazeballs, simply no regrets getting a WiiU now

    • Elem187

      I didn’t regret it when I bought it in December. I know not to underestimate this company. every single system I purchased (which was all of them except SNES and Gamecube) from Nintendo has failed to disappoint.

  • RyuNoHadouken

    Monster Hunter rip off…yay

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Chris-Bingham/100000260255063 Chris Bingham

      Oh jeez, not this again -_- 

      Remember the “Super Smash Bros Rip Off”… Playstation-All Stars Battle Royale… yeah that was actually a really good game. Just because its inspired by a game like Monster Hunter does not mean its a “Rip off”. 

      Besides it has a different battle system and mechics… FREAKING MECHS!! 

      Monster Hunter never had Giant Flying robots in it. 

      • RyuNoHadouken

        well, they have to make it somewhat DIFFERENT

        • http://www.facebook.com/people/Chris-Bingham/100000260255063 Chris Bingham

          Didn’t you hear a word I said? they changed up the battle system.

          Also the game is a Open World game from the trailer which Monster Hunter is only Semi-Open World 

          • Laud

            Change isn’t necessarily good, that game sucks potatoes. 

            I had to turn SSBB on just to rinse away the garbage particles that is All Stars.

        • Guilliman

          It is different.  Xeno is a JRPG where you choose from a selection of moves, not an action game.

      • Fuzunga

        No it wasn’t, but I understand your argument.

    • Chris Ojinaka

      I’m not sure it was a rip off, seems like a totally different type of game series. Plus I think the series started sometime in 2002, before the first Monster Hunter game, so your point doesn’t really add up.

      • RyuNoHadouken

        you might wanna google the eerily similar play mechanics and re-think that statement…dont worry…ill wait

        • Elem187

          You have been trolling all day on Nintendo Direct stories, we get it, you love Sony…. now run along.

          • RyuNoHadouken

            im die-hard Nintendo!! You better check my rep youngsta!!

          • http://www.facebook.com/people/Chris-Bingham/100000260255063 Chris Bingham

            Yet you pretty much stated that you had a PS3 with PS3 games… ironic. 

            If you are such a die hard fan then why do you still have a PS3? 

          • RyuNoHadouken

            all systems are in my house-hold…im a gamer…im not gonna restrict myself from other consoles great exclusives…although i will admit, only my son plays 360…i never turn that machine on…

          • http://www.facebook.com/people/Chris-Bingham/100000260255063 Chris Bingham

            But yet you are saying you are a “Hardcore” Nintendo fan… -_-

          • RyuNoHadouken

            i am…ive been down with Nintendo since the eighties…i never owned a PS1 or PS2 due to Nintendo loyalty…my ex gf bought me a PS3 a couple of years ago for Christmas…my son wanted a 360 for his bday a couple years ago and I bought my own Wii U…thats how we have all systems

      • http://www.mpt-online.eu/ Sylux

        I  believe the series started even before the 21st century, the original xenogears was on PS1 somewhere between 1996 and 1998 (I should still have it somewhere) Haven’t seen the direct yet, but the reactions here and on fb make me eager to see what it’ll be like.

    • An Tran

       Are you smoking? It’s NOTHING like Monster Hunter. If the ONLY ARPG you’ve ever played is Monster Hunter, then I don’t know what to say…

      • RyuNoHadouken

        im 34 years old….i was beating RPGs like Ultima, Dragon Quest, bards Tale, etc. when you were rushing home from school to catch the latest episode of Power Rangers.

        • Elem187

          Legend of the Red Dragon, Major MUD (multi-user dungeon) before that :)

          I was playing RPG’s before they were video games… WAY WAY back when they were just text based games ;)

          • Laud

            Oh yeah? Well when you guys were doing that I was eating and getting stronger until eventually I broke out of prison.

    • http://www.facebook.com/Realityglitch Christopher Coonan

      Even as a fellow Monster hunter fan, this statement seriously disappoints me. Both games will be great, and MH3U will eat up hundreds of hours of my time.

      This game throws in some classic JRPG type stuff with scifi as well. It basically adds FF/Xenoblade Chronicles   and the scifi type stuff of Lost Planet.

      Seriously though; it’s different enough for both games to be amazing in their own right. This new game has real time combat and giant monsters, but that’s where the similarities end.

      • RyuNoHadouken

        im sure itll be fun…ill wind up getting it when the price drops…i have a serious backlog of PS3 games to undertake at the moment

      • ThunderGod_Cid

        The “scifi type stuff” was there LONG before Lost Planet.
        Try looking up the other games Tetsuya Takahashi/ MonolithSoft have worked on—- Xenosaga episode I-III (PS2) and Xenogears (PS1).

    • kutral

      How in the world is this a MH rip off, did you played the first one? The mechanics, the art style and the creatures are distinct. Even if its creatures were similar this is an JRPG not an action game with “some” rpg elements based on collect stuf to create armours and weapons in order to hunt the next big thing.

      You probably think Call of duty its the same than Metroid

      • Alex Damman

        metroid is my favorite game series of all time. i just had to say that after seeing its name. who else wants metroid prime 4 on the wii u as soon as humanly possible?

    • Ugslick

      Umm Pretty sure the Xeno universe was around way before Capcoms Monster Hunter.
      In either case it looks more like Xenoblades combat and world design than from Monster Hunter.

    • Tim van Broekhoven

      not yay, GAY

      • uPadWatcher

        U mad… Timmy?

        • Tim van Broekhoven

          Well, yes. I get mad when I see a stupid comment like that… Lol

  • Purple3DSXL

    I haven’t even finished Xenoblade yet, but I can’t wait for this to come out!

  • Laud

    So on new years I predicted that Nintendo would change gamers minds before March. 

    Someone owes me $20, they wouldn’t bet any higher.

    • Elem187

      LOL, Nintendo has a way of doing that. I never underestimate them….. One of my closest friends is a die hard Sony fanboi.. When the original wii was released he called it a stupid idea, never going to bother even play it because there is nothing an underpowered system can do to be fun.

      After I bought my Wii 3 months after launch (it was hard to find). He played it once and was hooked. His wife was so impressed she ran out the very next day to buy one, and then their neighbor played their wii and went out and bought one.

      Nintendo just knows how to push gamers’ buttons, pardon the pun.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Chris-Bingham/100000260255063 Chris Bingham

      Dude, I pay you $40 

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Chris-Bingham/100000260255063 Chris Bingham

    … Nintendo…. just… have my bank account details… you just set me for life on my Wii U X3 

  • DemonRoach

    Nobody makes games like Nintendo.  They’re so good, they get their own Platform.

  • Immallama22

    Needs a bit more color to make it stand out but other than that I can’t wait :P

    • http://www.facebook.com/Realityglitch Christopher Coonan

      Well, it’s not in every color of the dirt spectrum like many other titles on other consoles, so that’s a start. I like the color scheme that it’s taken; nice and realistic to a mountain valley type scene.

      • Laud

        The sky was beautiful so I doubt the game will lack color, it’s most likely just how it’s supposed to be.

        *Edited to fix typo*

  • http://www.facebook.com/Realityglitch Christopher Coonan

    Xenoblade/ Lost Planet/ Monster Hunter all mixed into one?

    Shut up and take my money!

  • Tim van Broekhoven

    1234567890

  • Wing Zero

    Gundam vs Monster Hunter Vs XenoBlade what ore do you want

  • http://www.facebook.com/matthew.ponthier Matthew Ponthier

    I don’t understand why people are comparing this to Monster Hunter just because the first trailer showcased some massive mobs.  Xenoblade had massive mobs in it, did that make it a MH rip-off?  And Monolith has always made JRPG’s all the way back to Xenogears on the PSX, why would they switch to an ARPG now?

    Xenoblade was an experiment by the Monolithsoft team to create an open world experience and a new battle system on Wii.  That experiment was a huge success and I imagine this will be the actual product of that experiment.

    People should take not that this is a teaser trailer that doesn’t even give the game a name.  It really doesn’t tell us much except what the game looks like graphics wise, which is drop-dead gorgeous.

  • Justin Gray

    I get chills thinking about it. Anyone who has not played Xenoblade has really missed out on one of the great modern day classics of our time. 

  • companyoflosers

    so like…. monster hunter with gundams?! looks freaking AMAZING!!!! gimme!

  • SethLaw

    Kinda reminds me of Phantsy Star Online on Dreamcast just way more realistic!

  • http://www.mpt-online.eu/ Sylux

    I watched this trailer and I would like to add something. As I don’t know how many of you played the first Xenogears on the PS1.

    Many refer to the flying red mechon, well the guy in black get’s in it and on the top right you see a fuel meter, this red flying and transforming thing is I don’t think it’s a mechon at all, it looks a lot like a Xenogear (as the original game was called after) this one looks a lot like the ultimate Xenogear in the original game. In the original your char had max 999hp (differs here though) when you got in a Xenogear you would have 9999hp max and in the ultimate xenogear you had 99999hp (end game xenogear) I’m not saying this is the same.

    But it certainly looks very similair to the ps1 game, only a gazillion times better and a Hell of a lot different monsters. I’m ready, bring it on :)

  • uPadWatcher

    X for the U FTW!!!!!

  • NintendoNoob

    I know I am gonna be dislike nuked after this but I have to speak my mind… Okay here goes… *takes deep breath*

    Does this game remind you a lot about Monster Hunter?

    • Laud

      Monster Hunter reminds me of this game series.

  • Ben Newcomb

    Looks like Xenoblade meets Gundam meets Monster Hunter! I want!

  • $41809923

    WE ARE GETTING EARTHBOUND X OR XENOEARTH GAME.
    DID YOU SEE IN THE VIDEO THE YO YO AND NESS IN THE VIDEO ITS NOT XENOBLADE
    DOLLS ARE IN EARTHBOUND 3 IT COULD BE ONE OF THE NAMES IGN SPEAK OF EARTHBOUND IS COMING TO THE WII U AND THIS IS IT

    • Alex Damman

      ummm… i doubt it… it didn’t really look like earthbound at all… the ness thing was probably just an easter egg or something… at what point in the video did you see it>

      • $41809923

        in the middle as he running to kill the monster its very hard to see but still filmed it and you can see it

  • Retro Cool

    I just got that “O” face (like if you know what i mean, ha ha!)

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/4G5SVGS7XOCQAHGDXTINQBVNOA Akeem

    blech! The playable characters still have that hideous stale movement around the torso/hip area. I hope this is fixed as it was very aesthetically annoying in Xblade.

  • Alex Damman

    I think i can say, without a shadow of a doubt, that the wii u was MADE for the epic JRPG. with the secondary touchscreen, you could have all your menus, party stats, special moves, etc. on the gamepad and navigate them with the touchscreen, without having to worry about having them on the top screen and cluttering up the game view.

    now for the fanboy gush…

    OH MY FREAKING GAWD TAKE MY MONEY MONOLITH! TAKE IT! I DON’T CARE WHAT YOU DO WITH THE GAME OR WHAT THE STORY IS OR WHETHER ITS A SEQUEL TO XENOBADE OR NOT! I WANT THIS GAME! ITS SO AWESOME WITH THE GIANT DINOSOAURS AND THE AWESOME SWORD AND ONE OF THE PARTY MEMBERS HAD A MINIGUNAND THE FREAKING… GIGANTIC… BATTLE… ROBOT! 

    AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAARGH!

    IT’S…

    SO…

    BEAUTIFUL!

    (tear of joy)

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/SXJZZYZMR4QBFU4RFSCZZZMSXQ Kobie

    oh……my……..gosh.