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More pictures of Good Smile's KOS-MOS Re: figurine surface




Over the weekend, we shared news of Good Smile Company releasing a figurine of KOS-MOS Re: from Xenoblade Chronicles 2. We had just one pic of the figurine to showcase, but now we have a bunch more that show KOS-MOS Re: from all different angles! Not surprisingly, it seems like Good Smile is putting a lot of effort into this one to make sure it's as close to the in-game representation as possible.

A look inside the Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Official Artworks Alrest Record art book

We've posted a lot about the Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Official Artworks Alrest Record art book. Talk of preorders being filled, the book's success, and much more. What we haven't done is actually taken a peek inside the book itself! Now we finally have a sneak peek at some of the pages through the gallery above.

Good Smile reveals Splatoon, Okami, and Xenoblade Chronicles 2 figurines






Good Smile has revealed three more figurines that the company is working on. The lineup includes Splatoon's Inkling Boy figma, Amaterasu Nendoroid, and KOS-MOS Re: from Xenoblade Chronicles 2. It seems we'll have to hang tight to get more info on each of these upcoming releases. Whenever new details are shared, we'll be sure to bring the news to you!

Thanks to Andreslop24 for the heads up!

Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Official Artworks Alrest Record gets a restock in Japan

When the Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Official Artworks Alrest Record art book was first put up for preorder, it sold out almost instantly. The response from fans shocked the publisher, as they weren't expecting such a huge swell of support. This lead to the publisher pushing the release date back to Feb. 12th, 2019 in order to fill more orders. Turns out they were working on something else in the meantime!

Preorders for another printing of the book have opened up at multiple retailers, including Amazon Japan. Click here to hop on your order while they last!

Monolith Soft's special New Year's postcards make their way to fans in Japan

As we discussed late last year, Monolith Soft was running a Twitter contest to give away 300 New Year's postcards to fans. The postcards featured a celebration of the new year, and showcased Pyra wearing a Kimono. Those postcards have finally made it into the hands of the winners, as you can see above. Again, there are only 300 of these cards in existence, so these are a pretty big deal for collectors!

Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Official Artworks Alrest Record appears to be a complete sell-out

Just a few days back, we made mention of how well Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Official Artworks Alrest Record was selling in Japan. Things went so well with preorders that the original Feb. 2nd, 2019 release date had to be bumped back to Feb. 12th, 2019. It appears the publisher is having trouble meeting that date as well, as the book is completely sold out at multiple retailers.

There was even a restock at one point, and that managed to sell out in 40 minutes! While some customers will indeed get their book on Feb. 12th, it seems some others might have to be a bit patient for their order to arrive.

Famitsu giving away autographed copy of the Xenoblade Chronicles 2 official soundtrack

Famitsu has announced a giveaway for a very special copy of the Xenoblade Chronicles 2 official soundtrack. This copy has autographs from multiple sound team members, including Yasunori Mitsuda, CHiCO, and Manami Kiyota. Those in Japan can enter the contest by following Famitsu on Twitter and retweeting the contest tweet. The contest ends Feb. 11th, 2019.

Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Official Artworks Alrest Record art book slightly delayed due to more preorders than expected

Some good and bad news has come in concerning the upcoming Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Official Artworks Alrest Record art book. First and foremost, the book has been pushed back to a February 12th, 2019 release. While a delay is never good news for customers, the reasoning is definitely good for the publisher. It turns out more preorders came in than were expected, so the release date had to be pushed back to accommodate all the customers!

Xenoblade Chronicles 2 hits 200k sold in Japan

Xenoblade Chronicles 2 was a bigger hit than expected, according to Monolith Soft. They made that statement a number of months ago, and it seems they have plenty of reason to keep celebrating. Sales have continued to grow around the world, and as of the end of 2018, Xenoblade Chronicles 2 is at 213,717 units sold. That makes it the 75th best-selling game of 2018 in Japan.

Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Artbook Announced

Nintendo and Kadokawa have announced a Xenoblade Chronicles 2 art book titled Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Official Artworks Alrest Record. Here are the details that have been shared so far.

- illustrations by main character design Masatsugu Saito
- four special illustrations by rare blade designer CHOCO
- 352 page A4 size book,
- includes artwork from Xenoblade Chronicles 2 and Xenoblade Chronicles 2: Torna – The Golden Country
- will feature rare blades, titans, characters, weapons, objects, monsters, and more
- includes “story playback” and lines of dialog
- releases in Japan on Feb. 2nd, 2019

Thanks to Lightchao42 for the heads up!

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