Xenoblade Chronicles Will Hit Switch on July 29
The game is being released earlier than previously expected.
Nintendo announced a new release date for Xenoblade Chronicles 3, the latest game in the Xenoblade Chronicles series of action role-playing games (RPGs). Previously, Nintendo announced the game would be released in September 2022, but now, it confirmed the game will be released on July 29, 2022.
In a press release, Nintendo shared some information about the game’s story:
“In the game, players will step into the roles of protagonists Noah and Mio amid turmoil between the nations of Keves and Agnus. Six characters hailing from those nations join forces to learn the truth behind their conflict, and set their sights for Swordsmarch, a land pierced by a giant sword.”
Nintendo also announced new details about the game’s battle system. In Xenoblade Chronicles 3, each character will have their own class with different strengths, and players will be able to change a character’s class to suit their play style. The game will also feature “tag-team pairs,” including Noah and Mio, Lanz and Sena, and Eunie and Taion, who will be able to use an “Interlink system” to transform into an “Ouroboros” form during battle.
You can watch a preview of the game’s battle system in action in the trailer embedded above.
Xenoblade Chronicles 3 will be released on Switch on July 29, 2022. A Special Edition of the game will be released on the My Nintendo Store, which will include a 250+ page hardcover art book and a steel case.
Xenoblade Chronicles 3 is rated T for Teen by the ESRB, with Content Descriptors for "Blood," "Mild Language," "Partial Nudity," "Use of Alcohol and Tobacco," and "Violence." This rating means the game has been deemed inappropriate for children under the age of 13.
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