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Here’s Some Xenoblade Chronicles X Details

When the Earth is destroyed by a mysterious alien race, the last of humanity escapes and crash-lands on the mysterious planet Mira. Facing the threat of extinction, players must survive the perils of their new home in Xenoblade Chronicles X, an RPG set in a massive open world just waiting to be explored in-depth, releasing exclusively on the Wii U on 4th December.

In this new RPG from the creators of Xenoblade Chronicles, players can create their own character and explore a planet five times bigger than the world in Xenoblade Chronicles. A rich variety of hostile wildlife makes Mira an inhospitable place, and players will need to master a deeply strategic real-time battle system to survive.

During combat, your avatar can switch between different battle classes that allow them to become more adept at long-range or close-quarters combat, as well as issue tactical orders to up to three AI partners. Party members will also advise players on when to use special skills, known as Arts, to boost their allies or blast away foes. Each class has access to different Arts, and strategic use of these can be instrumental in turning the tide of the battle.

Outside of combat, players can focus on the necessities of exploration and survival by taking jobs in eight different divisions. Those who want to focus on discovering the massive, open environments and scavenge for new materials can take a job as a Curator, while joining the Harriers will allow players to concentrate primarily on defeating the dangerous monsters that roam the landscape. Another choice, Outfitters, spend the bulk of their time helping to develop the giant weaponised mechs known as Skells. Eventually, players will be able to pilot the Skell themselves, allowing access to places they couldn’t find before, providing even more possibilities for exploration.

By using the Wii U GamePad, players can access the navigation system, which displays a hexagonal map grid to plot the course ahead to avoid ambushes from giant monsters, uncover new resources, and fast-travel between previously discovered locations. The game can also be played on the GamePad screen alone.

Xenoblade Chronicles X brings the series online for the first time, making it possible to team up and take on co-operative missions as a party of four. Players can also join a party of up to 32 asynchronous characters with whom they can trade items and weapons, even if they are not battling together. In addition, avatars created by other players can be recruited into your team as AI party members, providing you with even more avenues for strategy in the midst of battle.

Explore humanity’s final frontier in Xenoblade Chronicles X for the Wii U, as it launches across Europe on 4thDecember. The game will also be available as a bundle with a Wii U Premium Pack console and as a Limited Edition. Users who purchase Xenoblade Chronicles on Nintendo eShop on Wii U will be eligible for a 10 Euro (£9) discount on Xenoblade Chronicles X if they buy it on Nintendo eShop on the same Wii U console before 18thDecember 2015.

Source: PR

17 comments

      1. Oops meant to reply to Steve not Rosalina. As for Rosalina yes it does mean directly playing with up to 4 people I’ve seen it done in the Japanese version.

          1. The online co-op supposed to be kinda similar to Monster Hunter. If I recall correctly, I’ve heard people saying that you choose a mission, and do it together with 3 other people, they’re mostly about killing monsters/bosses. Apparently the bosses aren’t any stronger than they are in singleplayer mode though, so the co-op missions supposedly aren’t very challenging, and too easy for four players. Or so I hear. And yea, you’re limited to those missions, so, unfortunately, we won’t be able to explore the world with friends. It would have been extremely cool if we could travel the world together with friends, and explore different places and all, especially with a world as big as that. Kind of a missed opportunity, imo.

            1. From what I’ve seen yes it’s only for certain missions but you can still travel around the world you just can’t continue story or do other missions while playing with others. And I’ve also seen that there are very hard super monsters (I believe they showed this at E3 or a direct sometime.) that you can fight with others that are like 3 or 4 times more powerful than normal monsters (like level 99 stuff.)

              1. Interesting. The thing about the monsters not being stronger in online co-op was apparently said by Japanese people who already played the game. But yea, I guess the only way to confirm what’s true for sure is to wait for the release and see for ourselves.
                However, I was actually pretty sure exploring the world isn’t possible with others. I suppose we’ll have to wait to find that one out too.

                1. I’ve watched people play it. From what I remember they drop you in the world and you find the monsters your supposed to beat. I don’t think they put boundaries around you or anything like that, so I guess you can just go wherever you want and fight stuff. And from what I remember there were the normal monsters running around and you could kill them too if you wanted.

                  1. Hmm, the areas for the missions could be separate or something, and maybe you didn’t get to see the boundaries because the players didn’t actually try to reach them. Or maybe it was that other multiplayer thing, those “Squad Missions”, where you’re following the same quest (i.e. kill x number of a certain monster), but you’re not actually “on the same screen” and stuff.
                    Don’t get me wrong though, you might very well be correct, it’s just that I’ve read multiple times that you can’t roam the world freely as you wish in co-op, that’s why I’m unsure about it.

            2. Ok, so this is like Destiny. It’s open world, but people fall into missions, play them together, then part ways.. Hmm… Maybe not exactly the same, but it sounds pretty damn close.

  1. Was any of this new other than…
    “Users who purchase Xenoblade Chronicles on Nintendo eShop on Wii U will be eligible for a 10 Euro (£9) discount on Xenoblade Chronicles X if they buy it on Nintendo eShop on the same Wii U console before 18thDecember 2015.” ?

  2. I’m even more hyped for this game now. I like the thought of different divisions and how you can basically play the game however you want. There’s still a plot to follow, but once it’s over you can choose to focus more on the other aspects.

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