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Xenoblade Chronicles 2 fan puts clocks in 4,320 hours of playtime

That would be 6 months!

Xenoblade Chronicles 2 offers up hours and hours of content for players to enjoy, all set across a very expansive game world. It's very easy to put in hundreds of hours on the game, but how about a few thousand? That's what one Japanese player has done, clocking in at 4,320 hours so far. That would be 6 months straight if you never stopped playing!

The Japanese superfan points out that he had some sort of health issue that kept him rather confined to his home, and lead to him playing a lot of Xenoblade Chronicles 2. At least it helped him pass the time!

Xenoblade Chronicles 2 at 1.73 million sold worldwide as of March 2019

A strong reception

Xenoblade Chronicles 2 turned out to be a bigger hit than Nintendo and Monolith Soft were expecting. The game has done quite well for itself, moving 1.73 million units worldwide as of March 2019. This information was confirmed by Monolith Soft’s Tetsuya Takahashi in an interview shared today.

Xenoblade Chronicles 2 character designer sends out cryptic tweet about VR


Saito Masatsugu, character designer for Xenoblade Chronicles 2, is stirring up some speculation with the above tweet. Both The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and Super Mario Odyssey are getting updates to support Nintendo Labo VR, but could other games see the same? With Masatsugu tweeting out a very simple 'VR,' fans are wondering if something is in the works, or it's just the hopes of Masatsugu. Xenoblade Chronicles 2 in VR would certainly be a sight to behold, so I'm definitely hoping there's more to this tweet than just riling up fans.

More pics of Good Smile's Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Mythra figurine (plus Pyra)

Mythra is out now!




The Good Smile Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Pyra figurine launched back in Dec. 2018, so that's old news by now. The Good Smile Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Mythra figurine launched this month, so that's worthy looking at a bit more! Obviously the figurine looks absolutely fantastic, but as you can see through the images above, it's even better if you have Pyra to go with it!

These custom Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Joy-Con are absolutely gorgeous


If there were going to be a special Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Switch bundle, having Joy-Con like this would make it a surefire hit. This design is fan-made by Extreme Consoles, but I'll be damned if it doesn't look like a professional job. What an amazing custom design!

More pictures of Good Smile's KOS-MOS Re: figurine surface




Over the weekend, we shared news of Good Smile Company releasing a figurine of KOS-MOS Re: from Xenoblade Chronicles 2. We had just one pic of the figurine to showcase, but now we have a bunch more that show KOS-MOS Re: from all different angles! Not surprisingly, it seems like Good Smile is putting a lot of effort into this one to make sure it's as close to the in-game representation as possible.

A look inside the Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Official Artworks Alrest Record art book

We've posted a lot about the Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Official Artworks Alrest Record art book. Talk of preorders being filled, the book's success, and much more. What we haven't done is actually taken a peek inside the book itself! Now we finally have a sneak peek at some of the pages through the gallery above.

Good Smile reveals Splatoon, Okami, and Xenoblade Chronicles 2 figurines






Good Smile has revealed three more figurines that the company is working on. The lineup includes Splatoon's Inkling Boy figma, Amaterasu Nendoroid, and KOS-MOS Re: from Xenoblade Chronicles 2. It seems we'll have to hang tight to get more info on each of these upcoming releases. Whenever new details are shared, we'll be sure to bring the news to you!

Thanks to Andreslop24 for the heads up!

Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Official Artworks Alrest Record gets a restock in Japan

When the Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Official Artworks Alrest Record art book was first put up for preorder, it sold out almost instantly. The response from fans shocked the publisher, as they weren't expecting such a huge swell of support. This lead to the publisher pushing the release date back to Feb. 12th, 2019 in order to fill more orders. Turns out they were working on something else in the meantime!

Preorders for another printing of the book have opened up at multiple retailers, including Amazon Japan. Click here to hop on your order while they last!

Monolith Soft's special New Year's postcards make their way to fans in Japan

As we discussed late last year, Monolith Soft was running a Twitter contest to give away 300 New Year's postcards to fans. The postcards featured a celebration of the new year, and showcased Pyra wearing a Kimono. Those postcards have finally made it into the hands of the winners, as you can see above. Again, there are only 300 of these cards in existence, so these are a pretty big deal for collectors!

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