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Wed, 03 Jun 2009 16:37:59
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Now things are getting interesting.��

Listed on Nintendos japanese site

IGN eyes on trailer and screens

A lone warrior chopping through an army of robotic warriors with an outsized Cloud Strife-like energy sword. Colossal war machines advancing though a misty canyon, shooting anything that moves. The few remaining human defenders hiding behind simple wooden shields that are no match for high-energy weapons. Welcome to the world of Monado.��


The debut trailer for Monado: Beginning of the World premiered today at E3: 2009, and first impressions for the new Wii RPG are that the beginning is going to be pretty exciting. Things kick off with that canyon-set battle, revealing more and bigger enemies with an interesting steampunk design. Things likely don't end well for our lone warrior, as we soon segue to a young blonde hero discovering that energy sword - now inert - only to see it flash blindingly to life the moment he picks it up. Your standard JRPG Hero's Journey (tm) is definitely in full effect here, with just a dash of King Arthur.��


Gameplay appears to be open-world, where you'll traverse lush jungles, glowing forests, climb sheer walls, and encounter the crumbling remains of a conquered people. It looks nicely textured and details pop, animating at what looks like a smooth 30 fps.��


Players will pick up two partners in their travels, and while combat initially looks turn-based, we saw all three party members attacking simultaneously. Transitions into combat are completely seamless; characters approach enemies, draw weapons, and it's on. One scene showed your team (wielding much smaller edged weaponry) surrounding a lizard-man enemy, who didn't make much of a dent in their lifebars before it was downed. A much larger lizard-man (a good twenty feet tall) and giant mutant crab monster probably fared better.

MONADO TRAILER

(back up link - check the japanese site first link in post for proper quality trailer)

Hit the HQ option.

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Can't watch video here. Damn. Is combat turn based, or real time? Maybe programmable friend AI?
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SteelAttack said:
Can't watch video here. Damn. Is combat turn based, or real time? Maybe programmable friend AI?

 Try the japanese site link at the top. It seems to be a combination of things. But mostly action based with points and stuff. 

It's confirmed as being Monolithsoft, now owned by Nintendo. 

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Only they are proven in the RPG realm and the rumour is that this is the game FFXII's Matsuno has been working on with them. 

EDIT:

By the look of the trailer and this pic, the environments are huge. 

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I have video blocked here. Sad

Dvader just described it, though, it seems combat is real time. Awesome.
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Wed, 03 Jun 2009 16:54:22
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I'm all abord the hype train for this one.

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Strangely the up close cinematic graphics are worse than the actual gameplay overworld graphics. 

But its all solidly chunky and pleasing to the eye. I love this kind of look in games. It reminds me Skies of Arcadia. Basically anything that reminds me of that 50 hour lovefest gets a thumbs up from me.

Others say it reminds them of FF XII which I can definetely see. 

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Even Carnage thinks this game will be amazing. If that doesn't show you something about it nothing will.
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Dvader said:
Even Carnage thinks this game will be amazing. If that doesn't show you something about it nothing will.

 LOL What?

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Dvader said:
Even Carnage thinks this game will be amazing. If that doesn't show you something about it nothing will.

wow Grinning

personally, i'm trying to resist the hype as an overlong rpg of this type is the last game i can fit in my schedule.  i think i'm secretly loving it though.  with a pedigree like that i think at the very least it will be a good game

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Thu, 04 Jun 2009 01:02:20
Real time fighting plus FF X graphics equals very promising game.  Color me "intrigued."
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Thu, 04 Jun 2009 03:55:17
Matsuno?  GET TO WORK ON OGRE BATTLE!!

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Fri, 29 Jan 2010 12:11:52

(thx duckroll)



Official Site: http://www.nintendo.co.jp/wii/sx4j/index.html

Previously announced at E3 2009 as Monado, this is Tetsuya Takahashi's next major RPG project due for release on the Wii in Japan in Spring 2010.

Source: http://www.nintendo.co.jp/ir/library...100129/06.html

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Fri, 29 Jan 2010 19:13:36


Xenoblade?

So is this game somehow related to Xenogears and/or Xenosaga? If so thats fucking awesome as those are some of my all-time favorite RPG's.

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Fri, 29 Jan 2010 19:21:15

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Xenoblade?

So is this game somehow related to Xenogears and/or Xenosaga? If so thats fucking awesome as those are some of my all-time favorite RPG's.

It is from the same makers. Nintendo owns them now! 

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Fri, 29 Jan 2010 19:47:03
And they never have ip rights so they have to keep changing the name. They are running out of things to pair up with xeno
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Fri, 29 Jan 2010 20:48:21

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And they never have ip rights so they have to keep changing the name. They are running out of things to pair up with xeno

Until they call a game Xenowang I think they can keep migrating from name to name for some time.

I liked XenoGears, but I didn't really care for Xeno Saga at all.  Too many cutscreens, not enough game for me.  This one looks like it's following the path of Gears so it'll be interesting to watch.  And that one screen shot of the two giant mechs fighting in the water just about sells the game on its own.  That's a hell of a visual even for a cutscreen.

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Sat, 30 Jan 2010 03:41:44

Dvader said:
Even Carnage thinks this game will be amazing. If that doesn't show you something about it nothing will.

well now I'm aprehensive.

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Sat, 30 Jan 2010 20:29:58

edgecrusher said:


Xenoblade?

So is this game somehow related to Xenogears and/or Xenosaga? If so thats fucking awesome as those are some of my all-time favorite RPG's.

Monolith Soft developed:

PlayStation 2

Nintendo GameCube

Nintendo DS

Wii

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Sat, 30 Jan 2010 21:24:24
This looks pretty cool! A Nintendo first-party RPG by Matsuno?

I'm in!

I hope it comes here! I'm sure it would but hope it does.

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Sat, 30 Jan 2010 21:35:37

ASK_Story said:
This looks pretty cool! A Nintendo first-party RPG by Matsuno?

I'm in!

I hope it comes here! I'm sure it would but hope it does.

That was the rumour at the time, at E3 last year. But I don't think its true as it hasn't ever been officially mentioned.

Maybe Matsuno is working with Sakaguchi at Mistwalker on Last Story?

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