Xenoblade Chronicles artbook being pulled by GameStop

We are exactly one week away from the launch of Xenoblade Chronicles, Nintendo and Monolith Soft's epic RPG for the Wii. Obviously, there are plenty of reasons to be excited. For starters, this is one of the last Wii games worth giving a damn about.

Xenoblade Chronicles boasts expansive environments and an impressive art style. Already the game managed to receive mass praise when it launched in Japan and Europe. Now we're just a few days away from experiencing it for ourselves here in North America.

One of the perks that came with pre-ordering Xenoblade Chronicles was the promise of a snazzy artbook, which features beautiful art created around the game. It looks like that artbook is no longer available, though. It was first reported that EBGames in Canada was pulling the pre-order gift, but now Operation Rainfall has confirmed the same for North America.

It's kind of a shame that people who pre-order the game now won't be able to get their hands on that neat artbook. I reserved my copy of Xenoblade Chronicles a while back, so I hope I still get my artbook. That way you'll all be jealous! In all seriousness, though, Xenoblade Chronicles is still one of the last Wii games worth caring about, and that's worth something.