While Monolith Soft’s open-world RPG Xenoblade Chronicles X has already been given a Japanese release date of April 29, the West has yet to hear any word on when they can expect the title. According to a listing on Italy’s Amazon, however, the game might be dropping on June 26.
Though online retailers have been known to use placeholder dates for games, this one makes a lot of sense. It’s been confirmed that development on X‘s English localization has been progressing swiftly, and targeting a summer release is a good idea in order to avoid competition with other big Wii U titles such as the upcoming Star Fox and Zelda games. Also, June 26 happens to fall on a Friday, which seems to be Nintendo’s new favorite day of the week to release games in the West, with titles such as Mario Kart 8 and both versions of the latest Super Smash Bros. all launching on Friday.
The emergence of this information could coincide with the upcoming showcase of the game’s battle system that will be live streamed on Friday (March 6), although that will be a Japanese presentation. It is also likely that there could be an upcoming Nintendo Direct that is planned to announce the release date.
UPDATE: A similar June 26 release date listed on Amazon Italy for The Legend of Zelda for Wii U, which increases the chances that this date is simply a placeholder.
Source: Amazon Italy