At E3 2009, Nintendo revealed the newest chapter in the Metroid saga, the oddly named Metroid: Other M. Treated to a nerdy ovation and instantly peaking everyone’s interests, the game quickly went behind the curtains again and little if anything has been shown of what to expect. Even more hidden was Monado: Beginning of the World. The title is Monolith’s new RPG, and was only shown in the press package released online, but no mention given at the conference itself. Finally Nintendo has started slowly to reveal more.
Monado: Beginning of the World has now changed title (in Japan at least) to XENOBLADE, which raises some interesting questions of its connection to the Xeno series. Another title was also revealed on the day of the website launch, a new RPG from Mistwalker titled The Last Story, by Hironobu Sakaguchi. Yeah you read the title right, the creator of Final Fantasy now has a new game called The Last Story. Clever.
The three websites all come with audio samples of what we might expect, and none disappoint. Metroid: Other M has a contemplative piano track, The Last Story has a very nice violin track, and XENOBLADE has what seems to be a Sakuraba-esque epic theme.