Nintendo has announced that Xenoblade Chronicles 3 will now be arriving for Nintendo Switch on July 29th, two months earlier than the initially slated September 2022 release date. Check out the latest trailer above announcing the exciting news, alongside showing off the upcoming RPG’s battle system mechanics and story info.
A special edition has also been revealed, which includes an art book and steelbook alongside a copy of the game. It will exclusively be available via the My Nintendo Store in NA, EU, and JPN.
Finally, for more details on gameplay mechanics and other tidbits, check out the official PR blurb from Nintendo below.
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.
Battle with up to seven characters: Like in previous Xenoblade Chronicles games, battles start by facing enemies directly in the overworld. Players can control Noah’s party of six, as well as additional characters they’ll meet during the adventure. Each character has their own role in battle, which allows for diverse strategies.
Class change: Noah is a Swordfighter, specializing in close-range attacks, while Mio is a Zephyr, drawing enemy attention while evading their strikes. Thus, each character has their own class with their own strengths. Progressing in the adventure, players can change characters’ classes, creating a customized party.
New Interlink system: Each of the tag-team pairs – Noah and Mio, Lanz and Sena, Eunie and Taion – can make use of the Interlink system if certain conditions are met. They will then combine into a giant form called Ouroboros. Each Ouroboros has its own powerful move set, and deciding when to transform can be the key to winning a battle.