Nintendo's overseas hit Xenoblade Chronicles will hit American stores this Spring. The game almost didn't make it here until after months of demands from the fans to bring it over.
In June of 2010 Nintendo released the Japanese-style role-playing game (think Final Fantasy) for the Wii. Despite the critical acclaim and global interest for the title, Nintendo showed no intention to make Xenoblade Chronicles an international release. That's a little counterproductive. Why hold back a product people show interest in? This could be a great chance to make more money than expected.
When fans heard that an American release was not planned, they voiced their demand on forums, blogs, letters, etc. Who could blame them? There hasn't been much action on the JRPG side and it's natural to get mad when something that looks good is not available to you.
On Friday, Nintendo posted pics and a trailer to the game for Xenoblade Chronicles. Later that same day Nintendo confirmed that the game will indeed come out in North America. This is a prime example of what consumers can do if they speak up.
To pre-order Xenoblade Chronicles you can check out Nintendo.com.