Xenoblade Chronicles 3 is coming to Nintendo Switch, bringing back many of the staff from the original story and possibly the trilogy at its conclusion.
Gain notoriety through the Operation Rainfall campaign, Xenoblade Chronicles was not only one of the best games on the Nintendo Wii, but one of the best JRPGs of its generation. Quickly blossoming into a juggernaut Nintendo/Monolith Soft franchise, Xenolame spawned an action RPG franchise. This series finally continues on the Nintendo Switch with the latest entry, Xenoblade Chronicles 3.
Xenoblade 3 was only recently announced, but it is already raising a lot of questions among fans. Returning to bring the title to life are many of the same people who have made the series so far a fantastic set of JRPGs, ensuring that what could be the conclusion to the Nintendo and Monolith Soft trilogy maintains the standard of excellence. from the Serie. Most exciting, however, is that Xenoblade Chronicles 3 will be released very, very soon.
The plot and setting of Xenoblade Chronicles 3
Much of the plot for Xenoblade Chronicles 3 is still unknown, although it takes place after the events of the two Xenoblade Chronicles and Xenoblade Chronicles 2. The exact setting is the world of Aionios, which is split between two nations: the more technological Keves and the ether- and magic-oriented Agnus. The protagonists are Noah and Mio, who together with their group of friends represent each nation.
It should be noted that the world of Aionios is very similar to Aion, a powerful artifact of Xenoblade Chronicles. This means that the world is likely directly tied to the events of the last game in some way, especially given how the design of the machines resembles the first game. Xenolame 1 and 2however, there does not appear to be any connection to the Wii U title Xenoblade Chronicles X.
Xenoblade Chronicles 3 first trailer
The game’s first trailer was recently released during the latest Nintendo Direct, previewing the long-awaited sequel. This trailer focused on story rather than gameplay, showcasing the characters and their feud with each other. Even still, many questions about the plot and the identities of these new cast members remain to be explained. However, the setting and the images are strongly reminiscent Xenoblade Chronicles 1 and 2, with the cutscene’s final scene evoking the covers of those titles. The setting for some scenes also feels like Gaur Plains early on, suggesting things will come full circle. This is only reinforced by the broken sword of Mechonis and the body of the Titan Urayan.
Xenoblade Chronicles 3 news you need to know and release date
Although the first ideas that led to Xenoblade Chronicles 3 would start in the late 2010s after Xenoblade Chronicles 2 was released, it wouldn’t be officially announced until the February 2022 Nintendo Direct. This followed a game pitch idea from series creator Tetsuya Takahashi, whose work with the series began with the title Xenogears for the original Sony PlayStation. He’s joined by many of the staff from previous games, such as the same compositing team and art designers Masatsugu Saito and Koichi Mugitani. Speaking of music, the flute theme heard in the game’s trailer is apparently a key part of the storytherefore listening to its melody is a foray into the story.
Although only officially confirmed now, gamers won’t have to wait too long to play the latest Xenolame on their Nintendo Switch. Xenoblade Chronicles 3 is currently slated for release in September this year, with the fall release schedule likely being the same worldwide. Ahead of its release, those who haven’t played the first two timeline entries or want to relive the experience can check out both Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition and Xenoblade Chronicles 2 on the Switch as well.
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