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Nintendo Direct: Xenoblade Chronicles 3 revealed via a new trailer

Nintendo Direct: Xenoblade Chronicles 3 revealed via a new trailer

Rumors regarding the announcement of Monolith Soft's next game, namely Xenoblade Chronicles 3 had hinted at the announcement for the last Nintendo Direct of the year 2021, but finally, the reveal took place during the February 2022 one.

It's been 4 years since the Xenoblade license has had a new opus, although in the meantime, we had the Definitive Edition of Xenoblade Chronicles first of the name.

The third installment of Xenoblade Chronicles finally here

Rumors of a fourth title for the Xenoblade saga have been swirling around for some time now, or rather a few months, especially during the last Nintendo Direct which could have all the lights on green regarding the long-awaited announcement for fans. However, the title was not revealed that day. Other rumors have emerged with the annual ceremony rewarding certain games. These rumors were also false and against all odds, it was the February 2022 Nintendo Direct that announced the next installment.

Indeed, it was necessary to wait for the night of February 9 to 10, 2022 to discover the first trailer thus formalizing the next J-RPG from Monolith Soft. A title that seems to be in line with the previous ones.

Through the trailer, we discover the characters that we will have the opportunity to embody but also those who seem to be the antagonists or at least a part. The story that will be told to us is a new story that will connect the future of the worlds that we were able to travel in the first two Xenoblades.

Moreover, the visual of the game refers to them as Mr. Takahashi, the executive director of the game, says in a message posted on the Nintendo website. We also learn that the character designs were made by Masatsugu Saito to whom we owe those of the second opus. Koichi Mugitani, meanwhile, made some of the illustrations for this opus. Xenoblade Chronicles 3 adds a new instrument to its arsenal for its soundtrack, it is the flute and the latter will also have its role within the story. On the artist side, Yasunori Mitsuda, Manami Kiyota, ACE (TOMOri Kudo, CHiCO), Kenji Hiramatsu and Mariam Abounnasr will be behind the music you will hear.

Both the shattered sword of Mekonis and the remains of the Urayan titan are present in the game's visuals. I imagine that those who saw the trailer were surprised by this final scene. What could this visual mean? Unfortunately I can't tell you more about it yet. On the other hand, I can tell you that it was designed several years ago, more precisely between the end of the development of Xenoblade Chronicles and the beginning of that of Xenoblade Chronicles 2.
Tetsuya Takahashi on Xenoblade Chronicles 3

Back to the game itself. What we can note is that it does not seem to have blades, but we do find well-known weapons such as chakrams (or rings) often attributed to healers in the second game. This opus will also offer the possibility to navigate on water , something that was not possible before. It was possible to swim but not to sail. And for those who love cute creatures, you can find the nopons .

The game world is called Aionios is a world in which two peoples are at war. There is the nation of Keves which specializes in technologies. Its units can use combat vehicles. The other nation is called Agnus and uses ether.


While waiting to learn more about this Xenoblade Chronicles 3, you can always get ready since it is scheduled for next September.

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