this Xenoblade Chronicles 3 Games for the Nintendo Switch system arrived earlier than expected! Did you feel it?
Originally announced back in September of this year, Xenoblade Chronicles 3 will now be available for the Nintendo Switch family of systems on July 29th. The latest entry in the long-running role-playing series, it connects the two previous mainline Xenoblade’s future chronicle games, inviting players to embark on an epic adventure themed around “life”.
In the game, players will take on the roles of protagonists Noah and Mio in the turmoil between the kingdoms of Caves and Agnus. Six characters from these nations join forces to learn the truth behind their conflict and set their sights on the land of the Sword Demon pierced by a great sword.
The game’s new trailer reveals the background to the team’s journey in the vast and sublime natural world of Aionios, and reveals new details about the combat system:
- Fight with up to seven characters: Just like in previous Xenoblade Chronicles games, combat begins with facing enemies directly in the Overworld. Players take control of Noah’s party of six, as well as the other characters they’ll meet on their adventures. Each character has their own role in battle, which allows for different strategies.
- class change: Noah is a swordsman who is good at close range attacks, while Mio is a Japanese wind who attracts the enemy’s attention while dodging their attacks. Therefore, each character has its own occupation and its own strengths. During the adventure, players can change the character’s class to create a custom party.
- new interconnected system: Every doubles combination – Noah and Mio, Lanz and Sena, Eunie and Taion – can use the Interlink system if certain conditions are met. They will then combine into a giant form called the Ouroboros. Each Ouroboros has its own powerful moves, and deciding when to transform can be the key to winning a battle.
A special edition of the game will also be available through the My Nintendo Store, including packaging artwork from Masatsugu Saito, a 250+ page full-color hardcover art book, and a steel case. More details about the special edition will be announced in the future.
Source: Nintendo of America