Xenoblade Chronicles 3 was presented to us in detail during a Nintendo Direct entirely dedicated to it. The Switch exclusive is coming very soon, and seems to have something to delight fans.
[Mis à jour le 23 juin 2022 à 12h03] Xenoblade Chronicles is a franchise that will soon celebrate its twelve years, twelve years of experience and excellence in the field of JRPGs and a close relationship with Nintendo consoles. It is therefore quite natural that the Japanese video game giant has dedicated one of its Nintendo Direct exclusively to the legendary saga of Monolith Soft studios. We were able to find many announcements, images and information about Xenoblade Chronicles 3, the highly anticipated next installment in the series. And we can say it with certainty, this Nintendo Switch exclusive has something to appeal to many players. We summarize everything for you.
The world of Xenoblade Chronicles 3
It’s called Aionos, it’s a beautiful continent populated by peaceful creatures, and honestly, the visuals shown yesterday really impressed us. Except that the catch is that Aionos is in the throes of an endless war between the nations of Keves and Agnus. A total, sinister war, for which all its inhabitants are forged from an early age. Only, appearances can be deceiving, and it seems that the chaos in which the two nations have plunged Aionos is not the only possible solution. Aionos has many landscapes, ranging from lush forests to arid deserts, all in an entirely open world where you can find camps, towns, NPCs offering you quests… Finally, everything that is the prerogative of Aionos. a good JRPG.
Who are the characters in Xenoblade Chronicles 3?
The main characters of Xenoblade Chronicles 3 are, you guessed it, from the two factions fighting on Aionos. Initially enemies, this group of soldiers learns to work and fight together against a common enemy. Among these characters, we find Noah, a seer, Eunie, a fierce fighter, Lanz, a hand-to-hand fighter, Milo, another seer, Taion, a genius tactician and finally Sena, who possesses titanic strength. Fugitives from their respective nations, they set out in search of the truth about their world and the reason for its endless conflict. A scenario for the less classic, but effective.
Combat in Xenoblade Chronicles 3
Key point of the success of the license since its beginning in 2010, the combat of Xenoblade Chronicles always promises to be a complete, thoughtful and deep experience, always based on a tactical system, mixing actions, real-time tactics and complex placement. Each character has its archetype (healer, attacker, support) and several skill trees in which to specialize in different classes. It is of course possible to merge certain essential skills or Arts to create more effective combos during the game. The characters will also be able to merge to create Ourobouros, gigantic Mechas with impressive power.
When is Xenoblade Chronicles 3 coming out and at what price?
The good news if you hadn’t followed the news around this big Nintendo Switch release is that the game will be released on next July 29. Obviously, it remains a total exclusivity for the Nintendo Switch, and is already available for pre-order for 59.99 €. But that’s not all, like any big self-respecting release in 2022, for better or for worse, the game will come with an expansion pass including skins, new battles, new characters and new quests, as well as a whole new story, for €29.99. All of this content is already on a roadmap and is expected to release between July 29, 2022 (the game’s release date) and December 31, 2023.