Xenoblade Chronicles 3 version moved from September to July

Originally slated to be released in September this year, Xenoblade Chronicles 3 Instead, it will land on the Nintendo Switch on July 29.

No reason for the early arrival was provided, but that’s at least good news rather than bad news.

The latest entry in the long-form RPG series, linking the future of the first two mainline Xenoblade Chronicles games, invites you to embark on an adventure centered on “life”.

In the game, you will play the roles of the protagonists Noah and Mio. With unrest between the nations of Keves and Agnus, six characters from these nations will join forces to learn the truth behind the conflict and set their sights on Swordsmarch: The Land Impaled by Great Swords.

A new trailer for the aforementioned game reveals the background to the team’s journey in Aionios. It also revealed new details about the combat system, you can also find more information below:

  • 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.