The Xenoblade Chronicles 3 game for the Nintendo Switch system is arriving earlier than expected! Are you feeling it?
Originally announced to launch in September of this year, Xenoblade Chronicles 3 will now launch for the Nintendo Switch family of systems on July 29. The latest entry in the long-running role-playing series, which connects the futures of the two previous mainline Xenoblade Chronicles games, invites players to embark on an epic adventure with “life” as its central theme.
In the game, players will step into the roles of protagonists Noah and Mio amid turmoil between the nations of Keves and Agnus. Six characters hailing from those nations join forces to learn the truth behind their conflict, and set their sights for Swordsmarch, a land pierced by a giant sword.
The new trailer for the game reveals the background of the group’s journey in Aionios, a vast and sublime natural world, and reveals new details about the battle system:
- Battle with up to seven characters: Like in previous Xenoblade Chronicles games, battles start by facing enemies directly in the overworld. Players can control Noah’s party of six, as well as additional characters they’ll meet during the adventure. Each character has their own role in battle, which allows for diverse strategies.
- Class change: Noah is a Swordfighter, specializing in close-range attacks, while Mio is a Zephyr, drawing enemy attention while evading their strikes. Thus, each character has their own class with their own strengths. Progressing in the adventure, players can change characters’ classes, creating a customized party.
- New Interlink system: Each of the tag-team pairs – Noah and Mio, Lanz and Sena, Eunie and Taion – can make use of the Interlink system if certain conditions are met. They will then combine into a giant form called Ouroboros. Each Ouroboros has its own powerful move set, and deciding when to transform can be the key to winning a battle.
A Special Edition of the game will also be available via the My Nintendo Store, including package artwork from Masatsugu Saito, a full-color 250-page+ hardcover art book and a steel case. More details about the Special Edition will be revealed in the future.
Source: Nintendo of America
I could’ve sworn the announcement trailer for Xenoblade 3 said September (not that I’m complaining); they must be confident if they are pushing up the release date!
Wow this means I have to push my replay of xbc1 and 2 immediately lol wow the pressure is on. I’ve never seen a game pushed to release earlier, not that I remember at least
Both one and two? Good luck friend
I thought I had more time ! It wasn’t supposed to be this way !!
To be honest, I just wish they stick to the September 2022 release date so they can have a little bit of time to polish the game graphics and the give the environment more variety. No lie. I’m still wondering what changed the developers mind for a early release date in July. I really don’t want the game to end up in the same boat as GTA trilogy definitive edition.
I’ve had XC2 since Christmas 2017 around when it first released, and I still haven’t finished it; I just can’t get into that one like I did the original or even XCX, so good on you for being able to go through the whole thing. Multiple times no less.
I’m really feeling it! I have never pre-ordered a special edition from the My Nintendo Store before, but they had a lot of copies for the Xenoblade Chronicles 2 special edition after release. Hopefully it will not be a problem.
Excuse me, what. (Also, there go my plans for playing through XC2 before this comes out…)
Looking forward to the game. However, I wonder why what makes the developers change the release date of the game? Mmmm.
I can only imagine that the later release must coincide with something else that may effect sales and a delay would make it too close to botw 2 possibly.
Xenoblade Chronicles One = The real Final Fantasy 13
The last Story = The real Final Fantasy 14.
Xenoblade chronicles 3 releasing early means they are confident it will be the game that moves it to 5 million copies sold and above. Plus we might be getting a xenoblade chronicles X or X2 announced.
I’ve seen games get delayed, can’t ever remember a games release date being moved forward then it was originally scheduled.
Why do those twitter videos always play in a trash resolution?