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Xenoblade Chronicles 2: Torna ~ The Golden Country - Accolades Trailer

It all began here. Guide a group of legendary warriors on a journey through the tragic history that doomed a kingdom and drove a hero down a dark path 500 years before the events of the Xenoblade Chronicles 2 game. Defend yourself from Malos and his forces using all the fury of this refined battle system, allowing you to fight as both the artificial lifeforms known as Blades and their masters, the Drivers!

Maxsoft facing major backlash after Xenoblade Chronicles 2: Torna ~ The Golden Country debacle in Southeast Asia

As we reported weeks ago, physical copies of Xenoblade Chronicles 2: Torna ~ The Golden Country in Southeast Asia were missing expansion pass codes. Distributor Maxsoft was looking to set things straight by offering customers items like Roy and Bowser amiibo. Not exactly the kind of compensation slighted customers were looking for.

Maxsoft's Facebook page has been hit with all kind of complaints about the compensation program, which they responded to by changing the items being offered. Instead of the amiibo, Maxsoft looked to offer a Legend of Zelda decal and screen protector set for Switch. Obviously customers weren't accepting of this offer either. This lead to more negative comments from customers on Maxsoft's Facebook page.

Maxsoft has now taken to deleting negative comments on their posts, which has fans firing back with even angrier comments in turn. It seems like the situation is getting worse and worse, and only a traditional refund will be enough to calm fans down. We'll keep tabs on Maxsoft's next move to see how things turn out.

Xenoblade Chronicles 2 illustration contest winners revealed

Monolith Soft has revealed the winning entries for their Xenoblade Chronicles 2 illustration contest. As long as you don't mind some spoilers, you can hit up the link below and check out the full gallery.

Winners here

Xenoblade Chronicles 2: Torna ~ The Golden Country - Version 1.0.1 now available (full patch notes)

Version 1.0.1 for Xenoblade Chronicles 2: Torna ~ The Golden Country is now available, and it brings a number of tweaks and fixes with it. Check out the full patch notes below.

Version 1.0.1

- Fixed an issue with the Affinity Chart, in which completing it did not cause Trust to become S rank, and the completion reward item was subsequently not earned.
After downloading the update, checking the Affinity Chart again will cause Trust to increase to S rank and give the player the completion reward item.

- Fixed an issue with the third requirement to “Meet characters from the Community List” for receiving Jin’s Affinity Reward, Mineralogy. This issue prevented characters that had been met in event scenes or cut scenes to not be counted as “met” unless the player talked to them outside of those scenes.
This applied to the characters Popolo, Onyx, Kaleena, and Leo.
After downloading the update, if you have already viewed the necessary event or cut scenes, these characters will automatically be counted as “met.”

- Added a help message to the quest “A Rare Sense of Justice” that will appear when conditions to advance the quest have not been met.
- Fixed an issue when performing a Chain Attack temporarily preventing character selection after a “round” of attacks had been completed.
- Fixed an issue causing a character switch to take too long when selecting Brighid for a Chain Attack after she had used her Confining Flames ability.

Xenoblade Chronicles 2 - Version 2.0.1 now available (full patch notes)

Version 2.0.1 for Xenoblade Chronicles 2 is now available, and it brings a number of tweaks and fixes with it. Check out the full patch notes below.

Version 2.0.1

Issues Fixed

- Fixed an issue with the rare blade Dagas, causing the driver he is bonded with to change mistakenly.
Downloading the update will not reset to the original bonded driver.
We apologize for the inconvenience, but please use features such as Overdrive to change bonded drivers.

- Fixed an issue causing Rex’s outfit to not appear correctly during the ending scenes of the game.

Issues Fixed in the Expansion Pass and Torna – The Golden Country

- Fixed an issue with the Affinity Chart, in which completing it did not cause Trust to become S rank, and the completion reward item was subsequently not earned.
After downloading the update, checking the Affinity Chart again will cause Trust to increase to S rank and give the player the completion reward item.

- Fixed an issue with the third requirement to “Meet characters from the Community List” for receiving Jin’s Affinity Reward, “Mineralogy.” This issue prevented characters that had been met in event scenes or cut scenes to not be counted as “met” unless the player talked to them outside those scenes.
This applied to the characters Popolo, Onyx, Kaleena, and Leo.
After downloading the update, if you have already viewed the necessary event or cut scenes, these characters will automatically be counted as “met.”

- Added a help message to the quest “A Rare Sense of Justice” that will appear when conditions to advance the quest have not been met.
- Fixed an issue when performing a Chain Attack that temporarily prevented character selection after a “round” of attacks had been completed.
- Fixed an issue causing a character switch to take too long when selecting Brighid for a Chain Attack after she had used her Confining Flames ability.

Xenoblade Chronicles 2: Torna ~ The Golden Country - overview trailer

It all began here. Guide a group of legendary warriors on a journey through the tragic history that doomed a kingdom and drove a hero down a dark path 500 years before the events of the Xenoblade Chronicles 2 game. Defend yourself from Malos and his forces using all the fury of this refined battle system, allowing you to fight as both the artificial lifeforms known as Blades and their masters, the Drivers!

Yasunori Mitsuda refused to compose songs for Xenoblade Chronicles 2 twice before changing his mind

Xenoblade Chronicles 2 was heavily praised in a lot of areas, but none more so than the music. The soundtracks is absolutely outstanding, bringing together the work of many talented people. Surprisingly, it turns out composer Yasunori Mitsuda almost wasn't involved with the project at all! In an interview with Gamerpros, Mitsuda reveals he turned down requests to work on the project twice!

Actually, I refused to participate in this game twice. I felt that, because the newcomer composer was already composing music and I felt it wasn’t necessary for me to work on the game. However, Mr. [Tetsuya] Takahashi (Editor’s Note: Executive Director of Xenoblade Chronicles 2 and head of Monolith Soft) asked me many times, so I decided to participate after all.

Xenoblade Chronicles 2 has exceeded sales expectations, Xenoblade Chronicles 3 possible, says Monolith Soft

Turns out Xenoblade Chronicles 2 did well...really well. It's not often that devs behind Nintendo projects offer up sales talk, but Monolith Soft Executive Director Tetsuya Takahashi couldn't help himself. Here's what he had to say about the consumer reaction to Xenoblade Chronicles 2, as well as the Torna DLC.

"From a sales perspective, I have to say Xenoblade Chronicles 2 exceeded my expectations. We really saw more people pick the game up and experience it in the North American and European territories than we thought would do so. It's still early days for the Torna DLC, but from what we've seen in Japan, the sales of the Torna DLC are exceeding our expectations as well."

With the title selling so well, could Xenoblade Chronicles 3 be that far off? Here's what Takahashi had to say.

"I'm someone who gets bored of whatever it was I did last. If the [Xenoblade Chronicles] series continues, you just might see it take a third option. It might go down a path it hasn't gone down before."

Xenoblade Chronicles 2: Torna ~ The Golden Country - framerate test

Monolith Soft says that Xenoblade Chronicles 2: Torna ~ The Golden Country uses an updated engine from the original Xenoblade Chronicles 2, and fans have certainly noticed a difference on the portable side of things. Now we get to see how this engine fares in the framerate test.

Maxsoft investigating why copies of Xenoblade Chronicles 2: Torna ~ The Golden Country in Southeast Asia lack Expansion Pass codes

As we shared a few days back, copies of Xenoblade Chronicles 2: Torna ~ The Golden Country in Southeast Asia lack Expansion Pass codes, leaving customers wondering what's up. Maxsoft, the distributor in the region, has released a statement on the matter.

Dear valued customers,

We are looking into the matters for Xenoblade Chronicles 2: Torna – The Golden Country. When we have a concrete answer, we will communicate our findings to our respective customers.

In other words, Maxsoft is just as confused as consumers are. Hopefully they find an explanation soon, and offer up a solution for the problem.