History Trivia / Xenoblade

26th Aug '16 7:08:59 AM XanderVJ
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* SleeperHit: The game didn't receive a lot of advertising or recognition by Nintendo upon release in Europe, but positive reviews and word-of-mouth (courtesy of Operation Rainfall's efforts) made the game sell rather well, to the point where they had shortages of available copies because of the surprisingly good sales. The fact that it's the SpiritualSuccessor to ''CultClassics VideoGame/{{Xenogears}}'' and ''VideoGame/{{Xenosaga}}'' also helped.

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* SleeperHit: The game didn't receive a lot of advertising or recognition by Nintendo upon release in Europe, but positive reviews and word-of-mouth (courtesy of Operation Rainfall's efforts) made the game sell rather well, to the point where they had shortages of available copies because of the surprisingly good sales. The fact that it's the SpiritualSuccessor to ''CultClassics VideoGame/{{Xenogears}}'' [[CultClassic cult classics]] ''VideoGame/{{Xenogears}}'' and ''VideoGame/{{Xenosaga}}'' also helped.
26th Aug '16 7:08:27 AM XanderVJ
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* SleeperHit: The game didn't receive a lot of advertising or recognition by Nintendo upon release in Europe, but positive reviews and word-of-mouth (courtesy of Operation Rainfall's efforts) made the game sell rather well, to the point where they had shortages of available copies because of the surprisingly good sales. Operation Rainfall hopes to do this again in America, despite a limited release.

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* SleeperHit: The game didn't receive a lot of advertising or recognition by Nintendo upon release in Europe, but positive reviews and word-of-mouth (courtesy of Operation Rainfall's efforts) made the game sell rather well, to the point where they had shortages of available copies because of the surprisingly good sales. Operation Rainfall hopes The fact that it's the SpiritualSuccessor to do this again in America, despite a limited release.''CultClassics VideoGame/{{Xenogears}}'' and ''VideoGame/{{Xenosaga}}'' also helped.
26th Aug '16 7:04:33 AM XanderVJ
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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.

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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.3DS and the Wii U Virtual Console.
15th Aug '16 4:56:20 PM tclittle
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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. The Wii version has also since been released on the Wii U Virtual Console, in Europe on August 5, 2015, and later in 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.

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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. The Wii version has also since been released on the Wii U Virtual Console, in Europe on August 5, 2015, and later in 2015, North America on April 28, 2016, and Japan on August 5, 2016. As of the time of this edit (Mid-November, 2014) used Used copies can be found at nearly any Gamestop, albeit still at close to original retail price.
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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** %%** 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.
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