Don't feel like making another thread.
Here's some concept art for that 3DS game they're working on: http://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphoto...39253311_n.jpg
This seems to suggest the game will release earlier than thought.
It also suggests that it might indeed be a sequel!
There is nothing that suggests that besides that faic at the end! And the stores seem to base it on that. Gameplay/combat similarities are irrelevant, since even FF does this. No one in their right mind would say the FF games are direct sequels to one another.
Fan speculation is thinking Xenogears spiritual remake of sorts with the Xenoblade model as basis.
I kinda skimmed the article....I thought it was implying that it might be a Xenoblade sequel. I guess not.
Still hope it is, though. Nothing I know of that suggests against it.
Major XC spoilers ahead:Spoiler Alert!The absence of the game world kinda points in that direction. Xenoblade was built on the premise of 2 giants as a game world. Removing that only leaves the Monado. As we know, the Monado is gone( at the very least, he's no longer interfering in the universe). Furthermore, this. That kinda points to something new.