Xenoblade Chronicles 3 'Future Redeemed' Ouroboros Powers detailed, Ghondor profiled, and new classes revealed
There's a lot packed into this DLC!
Earlier this week, we learned that the final DLC in the Xenoblade Chronicles 3 Expansion Pass launches on April 25th, 2023. Xenoblade Chronicles 3 Expansion Pass Vol. 4 – Future Redeemed is set before the events of Xenoblade Chronicles 3, and players join a cast of new and familiar characters in an original story scenario that connects all three installments in the Xenoblade Chronicles series. Today, we get an even closer look at what to expect from Future Redeemed.
Future Connected will introduce Ouroboros Powers, which are stronger than regular Arts, and can be assigned to the directional buttons (left side of the screen). Ouroboros Powers can be “fused” with regular Arts in order to get additional effects. Which effects you get depend on the combination of Ouroboros Power and Art you go with. Also, such a fusion seems to trigger some sort of aura…
When two characters team up in battle, they can unleash powerful special moves known as “Unity Combos”. To do so, you first need to get in the Rising state, and then hit an enemy with a special move. Using regular Arts allows you to refill the gauge for special moves.
With Unity Combos, depending on the characters used, you will get different attacks dealing a different amount of damage and with a different range. Also, Unity Combos are quite handy when dealing with tough monsters, as they always deal Smash, Burst, or Blowdown. Finally, the two characters who trigger a Unity Combo will enter an Awakened state.
Next up, we get some details on the character Ghondor (voiced by Bin Shimada). Ghondor is Matthew and Na’el’s grandfather, and he was a driving force behind the creation of the City, which is why everyone trusts him. Ghondor took great care of his two grandchildren, and he’s always ready to fight for them.
Finally, we also get details on two more classes you’ll be able to access in Future Redeemed; Martial Artist and Monado Fencer.
Martial Artist (Matthew). Weapon: Ouroboros Knuckles. Battle role: Attacker. A class to crush the enemy with consecutive hits, without giving them a chance to fight back. Its Talent Art is Gigantic Beat, which grants 50% recharge for all Arts when it lands.
Monado Fencer (A). Weapon: Monado. Battle role: Healer. An offensive healer who hunts down enemies with sharp slashes. Its Talent Art is Vision, which prevents enemies from attacking the party for a certain amount of time. Also, while Vision is active, you can unleash “Vanishing End”, which hits all enemies at once!