Only a few weeks left until the release of Xenoblade Chronicles 3! The JRPG exclusive to Nintendo Switch promises to be explosive, and to keep you waiting we’ve rounded up everything you need to know about it.
[Mis à jour le 13 juillet 2022 à 14h26] Xenoblade Chronicles 3 is developed by Monolith Soft, a Japanese development studio that has long demonstrated the excellence of its JRPGs. And for good reason, Xenoblade Chronicles is a benchmark among the many Japanese RPG licenses that boast almost twelve years of experience and often critically acclaimed titles. It is therefore quite normal that the upcoming arrival of Xenoblade Chronicles 3 is a small event in the world of video games. There are only a few weeks left for a game that we have already been able to see some pictures of. All information about Xenoblade Chronicles 3 can be found a little further down in this article.
The world of Xenoblade Chronicles 3
It’s called Aionos, it’s a beautiful continent populated by peaceful creatures and to be honest we were really impressed by the images shown yesterday. The catch is that Aionos finds itself in an endless war between the nations of Keves and Agnus. An all-out, dark war for which all its denizens are forged from an early age. Only appearances can be deceiving, and it seems that the chaos into which the two nations have plunged Aionos is not the only possible solution. Aionos has many landscapes, from lush forests to arid deserts, all in a totally open world where you will find camps, cities, NPCs that will offer you quests … Finally, everything that is Aionos’ prerogative, a good one JRPG.
Who are the characters in Xenoblade Chronicles 3?
The main characters of Xenoblade Chronicles 3, as you guessed it, hail from the two factions fighting each other on Aionos. Initially enemies, this group of soldiers learn to work together and fight against a common enemy. Among these characters we find Noah, a seer, Eunia, a ferocious fighter, Lanz, a melee fighter, Milo, another seer, Taion, a genius tactician, and finally Sena, who has titanic strength. Refugees from their respective nations, they set out in search of the truth about their world and the reason for their endless conflict. A scenario for the less classic but effective.
Combat in Xenoblade Chronicles 3
The key point of the license’s success since its inception in 2010, Xenoblade Chronicles combat always promises to be a complete, thoughtful and deep experience, always based on a tactical system, mixed actions, real-time tactics and complex placement. Each character has their archetype (healer, attacker, support) and multiple skill trees in which they can specialize in different classes. It is of course possible to merge certain basic skills or arts to create more effective combinations during gameplay. Characters can also fuse to create ourobouros, gigantic mechas with impressive power. Also, if you want to see what the gameplay of this new version looks like, our colleagues at IGN have released a video with a few minutes of a stunning demonstration of Xenoblade Chronicles 3:
When is Xenoblade Chronicles 3 coming out and at what price?
The good news, if you haven’t been following the news surrounding this major Nintendo Switch release, is that the game is releasing on next July 29th. Obviously, it remains an absolute Nintendo Switch exclusive and is already available for pre-order €59.99. But that’s not all, like every major self-respecting release in 2022, for better or for worse, the game comes with an expansion pass with skins, new fights, new characters and new quests, and a whole new story €29.99. All of this content is already on a roadmap and is expected to be released between July 29, 2022 (game release date) and December 31, 2023.