Monolith Soft’s Wii U RPG debut trailer

It's Xenoblade mixed with mechs and high-definition.

January 23, 2013 / 09:54 AM EDT / (@salromano)

Nintendo shared the debut trailer for Monolith Soft’s upcoming Wii U RPG during today’s Nintendo Direct broadcast. It’s still to be titled, but it looks like Xenoblade with mechs. It features character design by Kunihiki Tanaka, music by Hiroyuki Sawano, and sees Tetsuya Takahashi in the executive director’s seat. Watch it below.

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  • Raiyu

    I’m in for the mechs, please localize Nintendo.

    • http://gematsu.com/ Sal Romano

      It’s already announced for the world.

      • Raiyu

        Oh wow, that’s great. I’ll pick up a Wii U when this comes out then.

      • http://www.facebook.com/atlans89 Gale Glory

        Already? Is it release world wide at the same time as JP version?

        I hope not soon, my wallet already burn out through this year with a lot of awesome titles already. =(

        • Rezar

          They didn’t announce when it will be released or a name. There is plenty of time to save some money.

      • Zuhri69

        That so? Then WiiU, come to Papa.

  • http://moefx.wordpress.com/ barklight

    That was frickin gorgeous. Also the music by Hiroyuki Sawano, great.

  • http://www.facebook.com/JaeWhy SasuleUchiha

    Day 1 Nintendo!!!
    Day 1!!!

  • zakou

    Monolight please make Xeosaga 4 or HD trilogy ;/

    • Anime10121

      Unfortunately, unless Nintendy, buys the liscense from Namco Bandai, thats out of the question. I want a Xenogears, Xenosaga, and a Xenoblade sequel, but out of the 3, Xenoblade is the only one that even has a chance of happening.

      Although, a new title from the mind of Takahashi isnt a bad trade off too! Just hope it keeps the Xeno-something (which considering the red X at the end of the trailer, it looks to be doing) title, as it has become a trademark of his masterpieces :D

  • danbatalha

    I think it’s a new Xenoblade, maybe Xenoblade 2.

  • http://www.facebook.com/atlans89 Gale Glory

    Awesome!!! Might be a good reason to get Wii U
    .

  • rockman29

    *#$% you SE you pieces of garbage.

    You make FF XII and then completely abandon the entire thing.

    The hell is wrong with you? LOOK AT THIS IDIOTS!

    (Sony needs to LoD it up in here again btw)

    • Raiyu

      Wait what

      • http://gematsu.com/ Zero

        I think what rock is saying is – Why did Square-Enix abandon this type of game after FF12?

        I’d also guess that LoD = Legend of Dragoon. I would gladly welcome a sequel to it as well.

  • Akira_Tenshi

    This looks stunning but what is it? Is that Shulk? Why not just say it is Xenoblade 2? Multiple players? Is that a chat log on the left? Is this game online? So many questions…need more info!

    • Gholizadeh

      Yeah I saw that chat log too (well it seems to be just that). This game have my full attention!

  • MagoIichi

    THE MONADO IS BACK!

    • Skerj

      If I never hear that damn word ever again it’ll be too soon.

  • Zuhri69

    Oh my god. Monolith soft + hiroyuki sawano. That alone gave me fangasm. In HD as well? God!! But then, what are the odds of this even being released internationally. I mean, we fought like crazy just to get Xenoblade.

  • http://shankroad.com/ shankroad

    The X paint in red (title), reminds me on xenogears.. Hopefully will be much better than first xenoblade and even xenogears.. It looks like gears system is back!

  • http://gematsu.com/ Sal Romano
    • xMCXx

      I aggree. xD
      Looks really good, even though I am not a fan of the fighting mechanic.
      But that won’t stop me from buying it.

  • uhawww

    Another high-action, techno-fantasy RPG… with Multiplayer? Awesome! Amazing, even! The White Knight Chronicles / Monster Hunter / Phantasy Star fan in me just went into shock! I’d be hyped but…I think I should to call the paramedics first…

  • http://www.facebook.com/wtfits.gardner Cat Flames

    Welcome back JRPGs! super glad to have you.

  • Anime10121

    B. A. UUUTIFULLL!

    God that looks frekin smexy as all hell! One of my main reasons for getting a Wii U which I STILL dont actually have any games for (Wonderful 101 was supposed to be my first game but unfortunately got pushed out of the launch window, will probably still be my first game)! Hopefully it doesnt take anywhere near as it took them to localize as it took Xenoblade in the west!

  • http://gematsu.com/ Sal Romano

    Trying to see if I can get Ninty to send me a download version of this. I’ll share it with you all if they do.

  • LordKaiser

    Xenoblade 2?!!!!!!!! OMG! my hype Level is over 9000!!!! You can even use a Gundam!!!

  • InsaneChronos

    This is NOT Xenoblade 2. Takahashi said that there will be no sequel to Xenoblade. I just hope characters and story in this game will be more mature.

    • LordKaiser

      Idon’t care because this looks like a spiritual sequel.

  • bebestorm117

    Absolutely Stunning… Im glad to see Wii U is already on the jrpgs……

  • MrKappa

    My jaw is still on the floor but I believe Reggie said it best… my body is ready.

    • Budgiecat

      when’d he say that??

  • Himiko

    Bethesda am cry.

  • Skerj

    Xenoblade had some of the most impressive environments I’ve ever seen in an RPG. I mean it’s MASSIVE but everything is deliberately placed, nothing looks generic or procedural. The first time I saw the Bionis Knee (and the enemy 60 levels above you roaming around a starting area) I was stunned. I didn’t think anyone would top that sense of scale it any time soon until now.

    -I still want my Xenogears prequels and sequel chapter :(, curse you Square.

    • Budgiecat

      Square says: Would you like more XIII sequels?”

  • http://www.facebook.com/InternationalGamer1 Christopher Bosak

    JRPG’s are seriously getting a BIG comeback.

  • http://www.facebook.com/InternationalGamer1 Christopher Bosak

    The RED Mech Reminded me of WELLTALL ID from XENOGEARS.

  • LordKaiser

    Guys is that thing on the beginning of the left a chat screen? Do this game have online multi-player? someone on rpgamer noticed it.

  • Guest

    My Monado is erect.

  • Claude

    My Monado just went into Buster mode.

  • Prodigy-X

    Now this is what I’m talking about Nintendo. Now show up to E3 with this momentum then it looks like I will get a Wii U when the price drops.

  • http://gematsu.com/ Zero

    Oh man did that look fantastic. This could quite possibly be the game that gets me to buy the Wii U. (Still hoping for DQ X localization.)

    • Budgiecat

      me too. I just hope its not an MMO…pay to play and all that junks…

  • bleach630

    TAKE ALL MY MONEY ALL OF IT

  • http://gematsu.com/ Zero

    I’ve uploaded the HD (.mp4/720p) file on youtube to rapidgator. I’m not sure if they encoded anything better.

    http://rapidgator.net/file/73184683/Wii_U_-_Monolith_Soft_Trailer.mp4.html

    • fallen

      I love you.

      • http://gematsu.com/ Zero

        You’re welcome. =P

    • PrinceHeir

      THANK YOU!!!!!!!

    • PrinceHeir

      though i suggest uploading on deposite files next time.

      no limit on uploads or downloads.

      gold accounts are for those who want faster upload speed and multiple dls.

      rapidgator is too slow to be honest.

      but in any case, thanks!!!!!!

      REALLY APPRECIATE this!

      • http://gematsu.com/ Zero

        Sure, I’ll make an account on it. I might upload to both next time. My upload speeds are slow, and this was a small file. Which is why I just uploaded it to one place.

        • PrinceHeir

          nah it’s okay!!

          it’s just a suggestion :D

    • Xiaoxu Lin

      I was looking for this. Thank you so much! And I think the 720p is the best quality we can get.

      • http://gematsu.com/ Zero

        You’re welcome. :)

  • orenji

    wow! this is cool!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Warboss-Aohd/100003803614469 Warboss Aohd

    Xenoblade Sequel an’ Crossover of Fire Emblem an’ Shin Megami Tensei?

    ok, you win Nintendo, i’ll get a zoggin’ Wii U

  • http://twitter.com/RaiuLyn Raiu

    Hey Besthesda!!! You seeing this yet?

  • http://gematsu.com/ Sal Romano

    Must have watched this like 30 times now.

  • Eclipse

    Mother of God… that trailer was freaking incredible!

    It looks like it’ll be open-world, and the gameplay kinda gave me a God Eater/Monster Hunter vibe. It looks like Nintendo has me completely sold on the Wii U.

    • Himiko

      After Xenoblade, of course it will be. xD

  • Budgiecat

    Okay Mistwalker…..where’s YOUR Wii U RPG?

    I’m waiting…..

  • HeatPhoenix

    because every mech is a Gundam right…
    Bet you guys didn’t know the original Gundam couldn’t even fly. It could only jump.

  • Oside

    I just have to keep going back to see this awesome trailer over and over again. I love the music and the way it looks. Hope it comes soon!

  • PrinceHeir

    FUCKING BLEW MY MIND.

    Monolith Soft rocks!!!!!

    it’s too bad the composer is not Yasunori Mitsuda :(

    maybe more composer will be announced in the coming months???

    • Tetsu

      Actually, Yasunori Mitsuda only composed one song for Xenoblade Chronicles: Beyond the Sky, the ending theme song. The rest of the soundtrack was composed by ACE+ (composer group – Tomori Kudo, CHiCO, and Kenji Hiramatsu) Yoko Shimomura, and Manami Kiyota. The most memorable songs in the game would be courtesy of Yoko and ACE+.

      • PrinceHeir

        that’s why i wanted him to composed this so we could have more of him :D

        though he’s doing Soul Sacrifice, which is gonna be amazing :D

        • Tetsu

          Oh definitely, more Yasunori Mitsuda is ALWAYS a good thing! :D

          ….He’s composing for that game?! really?? That’s awesome! I was interested in the game before, but NOW. That’s an auto-buy ha ha.

          • PrinceHeir

            yeah, was surprise as well XD

  • Claude

    Guys. Guys, I’m still watching the trailer! I need something to stand the wait…