In today''s focused Direct presentation, Nintendo presented a comprehensive dive into the JRPG epic Xenoblade Chronicles, revealing an expansion pass that unlocks useful items and outfits upon the game''s release next month, and that will provide access to a new story scenario that will begin before the end of 2023.
Xenoblade Chronicles 2 thankfully reduced some of the anime excesses of Xenoblade Chronicles, but there wasn''t a single unimaginably proportioned sidekick to be seen, as well as restoring some of the scale and wonder of the series X.
The Xenoblade Chronicles 3 is set on the planet of Aionios, surrounded by conflicting factions from the nations of Keves and Agnos, and a world in which people have pre-determined lifespans of ten years. Your party is drawn from three actors from each side who have chosen their differences aside, allowing them to take on a wider, more effective approach to combat.
As the two factions fight Aoinios'' local fauna, the expansive world is filled with colonies where residents will offer up their own questlines. Combat takes on the arts-based system of previous games but opens it up to support six characters you can swap between, each with their own class and attributes, and offering opportunities to chain combos and fuse arts together.
The possibility of ''heroes'' being placed into a seventh character slot is also available for each individual, bringing their own own personalities and arts, while performers in your party may be combined to form a Ouroboros, a particularly powerful character that can alleviate unnecessary damage.
amiibo''s support for in-game items is eliminated by using any figurine, while anyone in possession of a Shulk amiibo will be able to transform their character''s sword into the iconic shape of the Monado.
It''s not too long to wait until Xenoblade Chronicles 3 is released, with the release date set for July 29. This expansion pass will launch alongside it, coming in at an additional 26.99.