History Trivia / Xenoblade

28th Apr '16 10:07:32 AM dmeagher13
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* KeepCirculatingTheTapes: In the United States: The game is now out of print from its highly limited run by one retailer. This gives it a high value to collectors. This is likely the reason why it's getting a port on the New Nintendo3DS. With the January 2015 announcement that Wii games will be coming to the Wii U eShop and that ''[[VideoGame/MetroidPrime Metroid Prime Trilogy]]'', another highly sought-after limited release, would become available on that service, many are hoping that Xenoblade could similarly be distributed via this method, and later in August, those people got what they wanted in Europe. As of the time of this edit (Mid-November, 2014) used copies can be found at nearly any Gamestop, albeit still at close to original retail price.

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* KeepCirculatingTheTapes: In the United States: The retail game is now out of print from its highly limited run by one retailer. This gives it a high value to collectors. This is likely the reason why it's getting a port on the New Nintendo3DS. With the January 2015 announcement that The Wii games will be coming to version has also since been released on the Wii U eShop and that ''[[VideoGame/MetroidPrime Metroid Prime Trilogy]]'', another highly sought-after limited release, would become available Virtual Console, in Europe on that service, many are hoping that Xenoblade could similarly be distributed via this method, August 5, 2015, and later in August, those people got what they wanted in Europe.North America on April 28, 2016. As of the time of this edit (Mid-November, 2014) used copies can be found at nearly any Gamestop, albeit still at close to original retail price.
28th Mar '16 4:58:43 PM DarkMask
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* DummiedOut: The [[WhatCouldHaveBeen Bionis Shoulder]], it was featured multiple times in early previews of the game, and the locations is actually in the game data as a fully fleshed out map. The only rumor that can be agreed on by the fandom is that it most likely would have been the area connecting Frontier Village and Eryth Sea.
20th Mar '16 7:58:17 PM Prfnoff
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* HeyItsThatVoice:
** English:
*** [[Creator/AdamHowden Shulk]], [[Creator/NicholasBoulton Gadolt]] and [[spoiler: Meyneth]] are [[VideoGame/DragonAgeII Anders, male Hawke and Lady Hawke respectively!]]
*** Dunban is [[{{Series/Mongrels}} Nelson, the "urbane" fox]]!
*** [[Creator/JennaColeman Melia]] is [[Series/DoctorWho Clara Oswald]].
*** Miqol is [[WesternAnimation/PeppaPig Daddy Pig]].
** Japanese:
*** [[Creator/RyoHorikawa Dunban]] is [[Anime/DragonBallZ Vegeta]] and [[VideoGame/FZero Captain]] [[VideoGame/SuperSmashBros Falcon]].
*** [[Creator/NorioWakamoto Metal Face]] is by that proxy, [[Anime/DragonBallZ Cell]], [[Manga/{{Hellsing}} Father Anderson]], and many more villains to go. Also, [[Manga/AzumangaDaioh Chiyo-chichi]].
*** [[Creator/JojiNakata Sorean]] himself too is also a number of villains, and tying in with Metal Face, Sorean would be his [[{{Manga/Hellsing}} Alucard]]. Again, between the two: AMEEEEN~!
*** [[Creator/AkenoWatanabe Sharla]] is [[Manga/ToLoveRu Rito Yuuki]].
*** [[Creator/TsuyoshiKoyama Dickson]] is [[VideoGame/BlazBlue Bang Shishigami]] and also another Nintendo character, [[VideoGame/PunchOut Doc Louis]] in ''[[VideoGame/SuperSmashBros Smash Bros. 4]]'', just like Dunban is Captain Falcon.
*** Alvis (Shizuma Hodoshima) is another Japanese RPG character, by the name of [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyIV Cecil]] [[VideoGame/DissidiaFinalFantasy Harvey]].


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* RelationshipVoiceActor:
** In the English voice cast, [[Creator/AdamHowden Shulk]], [[Creator/NicholasBoulton Gadolt]] and [[spoiler: Meyneth]] are ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII''[='s=] Anders, male Hawke and Lady Hawke respectively!
** In Japanese, Dunban (Creator/RyoHorikawa) is [[Anime/DragonBallZ Vegeta]]. Metal Face (Creator/NorioWakamoto) is by that proxy, [[Anime/DragonBallZ Cell]].
6th Mar '16 12:16:15 PM AlleyOop
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*** Miqol is [[WesternAnimation/PeppaPig Daddy Pig]].
2nd Mar '16 1:13:08 PM TotemicHero
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* ExecutiveMeddling:
** Not by Creator/{{Nintendo}}, rather, Nintendo of America.

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* %%* ExecutiveMeddling:
** %%** Not by Creator/{{Nintendo}}, rather, Nintendo of America.
28th Nov '15 12:05:40 PM TheCriticalAndroid
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** And a positive example out of [=GameStop=], who apparently convinced Nintendo to sell ''Xenoblade'' from their stores... who then turned it on its ear by pricing the game ridiculously high (over $80!) and opening every copy so they could all be labeled 'used'. Four years on, 'used' copies still retail for $65.
28th Nov '15 9:19:51 AM MrUnderhill
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** Some fans give Dunban and Fiora the surname "Uzuki," even though their actual surnames are never given (assuming they even ''have'' them, since most Homs have OnlyOneName). This is mostly a homage to [[VideoGame/{{Xenosaga}} Jin]] and [[VideoGame/{{Xenogears}} Citan Uzuki]].

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** Some fans give Dunban and Fiora the surname "Uzuki," even though their actual surnames are never given (assuming they even ''have'' them, since most Homs have OnlyOneName). This is mostly a homage to [[VideoGame/{{Xenosaga}} Jin]] Jin, Shion,]] and [[VideoGame/{{Xenogears}} Citan Uzuki]].
31st Oct '15 10:15:34 PM MyTimingIsOff
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** And a positive example out of [=GameStop=], who apparently convinced Nintendo to sell ''Xenoblade'' from their stores.
*** ...who then turned it on its ear by pricing the game ridiculously high (over $80!) and opening every copy so they could all be labeled 'used'. Four years on, 'used' copies still retail for $65.

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** And a positive example out of [=GameStop=], who apparently convinced Nintendo to sell ''Xenoblade'' from their stores.
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stores... who then turned it on its ear by pricing the game ridiculously high (over $80!) and opening every copy so they could all be labeled 'used'. Four years on, 'used' copies still retail for $65.



* NewbieBoom: Newcomers started rushing in in late 2014/early 2015 partially because of the protagonist Shulk's inclusion in the fourth installment of the ever-popular ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'' series, partially because of LetsPlay/{{Chuggaaconroy}} playing it, and partially because it got a [[KeepCirculatingTheTapes much-needed]] re-release on 3DS. Most fans are welcoming them with open arms, though a VocalMinority are against the newcomers as always, and some joke along the lines of "[[{{Hipster}} liking Xenoblade before it was cool]]".

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* NewbieBoom: Newcomers started rushing in in late 2014/early 2015 partially because of the protagonist Shulk's inclusion in the fourth installment of the ever-popular ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'' series, partially because of LetsPlay/{{Chuggaaconroy}} playing it, and partially because it got a [[KeepCirculatingTheTapes much-needed]] re-release on 3DS. Most fans are welcoming them with open arms, though a VocalMinority are against the newcomers as always, and some joke along the lines of "[[{{Hipster}} liking Xenoblade before it was cool]]".



* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Fiora's first design was different from the final version. [[http://images3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20111007145541/xenoblade/images/b/b1/Fiorung_concept_art.jpg She had her hair in two long pig tails and wore a kinda childish short dress]]. Takahashi and his team eventually decided to give her a more teenager look. The outfit is still in the game however, as one of the earlier pieces of equipment you get.

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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: WhatCouldHaveBeen:
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Fiora's first design was different from the final version. [[http://images3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20111007145541/xenoblade/images/b/b1/Fiorung_concept_art.jpg She had her hair in two long pig tails and wore a kinda childish short dress]]. Takahashi and his team eventually decided to give her a more teenager look. The outfit is still in the game however, as one of the earlier pieces of equipment you get.



4th Oct '15 6:58:43 AM technickal
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* NewbieBoom: Newcomers started rushing in in late 2014/early 2015 partially because of the protagonist Shulk's inclusion in the fourth installment of the ever-popular ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'' series, partially because of LetsPlay/{{Chuggaaconroy}} playing it, and partially because it got a [[KeepCirculatingTheTapes much-needed]] re-release on 3DS. Most fans are welcoming them with open arms (though a VocalMinority are against the newcomers as always), but some joke along the lines of "[[{{Hipster}} liking Xenoblade before it was cool]]".

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* NewbieBoom: Newcomers started rushing in in late 2014/early 2015 partially because of the protagonist Shulk's inclusion in the fourth installment of the ever-popular ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'' series, partially because of LetsPlay/{{Chuggaaconroy}} playing it, and partially because it got a [[KeepCirculatingTheTapes much-needed]] re-release on 3DS. Most fans are welcoming them with open arms (though arms, though a VocalMinority are against the newcomers as always), but always, and some joke along the lines of "[[{{Hipster}} liking Xenoblade before it was cool]]".
4th Oct '15 6:54:10 AM technickal
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* NewbieBoom: Newcomers started rushing in in late 2014/early 2015 partially because of the protagonist Shulk's inclusion in the fourth installment of the ever-popular ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'' series, partially because of LetsPlay/{{Chuggaaconroy}} playing it, and partially because it got a [[KeepCirculatingTheTapes much-needed]] re-release on 3DS. Most fans are welcoming them with open arms, but some joke along the lines of "[[{{Hipster}} liking Xenoblade before it was cool]]".

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* NewbieBoom: Newcomers started rushing in in late 2014/early 2015 partially because of the protagonist Shulk's inclusion in the fourth installment of the ever-popular ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'' series, partially because of LetsPlay/{{Chuggaaconroy}} playing it, and partially because it got a [[KeepCirculatingTheTapes much-needed]] re-release on 3DS. Most fans are welcoming them with open arms, arms (though a VocalMinority are against the newcomers as always), but some joke along the lines of "[[{{Hipster}} liking Xenoblade before it was cool]]".
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