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Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Official Artworks Alrest Record art book slightly delayed due to more preorders than expected

Some good and bad news has come in concerning the upcoming Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Official Artworks Alrest Record art book. First and foremost, the book has been pushed back to a February 12th, 2019 release. While a delay is never good news for customers, the reasoning is definitely good for the publisher. It turns out more preorders came in than were expected, so the release date had to be pushed back to accommodate all the customers!

Xenoblade Chronicles 2 hits 200k sold in Japan

Xenoblade Chronicles 2 was a bigger hit than expected, according to Monolith Soft. They made that statement a number of months ago, and it seems they have plenty of reason to keep celebrating. Sales have continued to grow around the world, and as of the end of 2018, Xenoblade Chronicles 2 is at 213,717 units sold. That makes it the 75th best-selling game of 2018 in Japan.

Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Artbook Announced

Nintendo and Kadokawa have announced a Xenoblade Chronicles 2 art book titled Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Official Artworks Alrest Record. Here are the details that have been shared so far.

- illustrations by main character design Masatsugu Saito
- four special illustrations by rare blade designer CHOCO
- 352 page A4 size book,
- includes artwork from Xenoblade Chronicles 2 and Xenoblade Chronicles 2: Torna – The Golden Country
- will feature rare blades, titans, characters, weapons, objects, monsters, and more
- includes “story playback” and lines of dialog
- releases in Japan on Feb. 2nd, 2019

Thanks to Lightchao42 for the heads up!

Monolith Soft giving away 300 exclusive postcards in Japan

Do you like the artwork above? Monolith Soft seems quite proud of it, as they'll be offering it as a giveaway to fans in Japan. The campaign requires that you live in Japan, and that's about it! You simply submit your information, and you'll have a chance at winning 1 of 300 postcards featuring Pyra wearing a Kimono. Entry into the contest is available until Jan. 18th, 2019.

Good Smile's 1/7th Scale Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Pyra Figure - unboxing

From the Nintendo Switch game "Xenoblade Chronicles 2" comes a 1/7th scale figure of the legendary blade known as the Aegis - Pyra! The highly detailed design by character designer Masatsugu Saito has been faithfully converted into figure form for fans to enjoy by their side! Pyra's powerful yet beautiful appearance together with her dynamic pose and the careful differences in texture on her design have been captured in intricate detail - be sure to add her to your collection!

Thanks to NicolausCamp for the heads up!

Xenoblade Chronicles 2: Torna ~ The Golden Country Original Soundtrack now available

Just as Nintendo said it would, the Xenoblade Chronicles 2: Torna ~ The Golden Country Original Soundtrack is now available to purchase. The only option here in the states and in Europe is the digital one. If you're looking to grab that download, snatch it up on iTunes right here.

Thanks to NintenDaan for the heads up!

Xenoblade Chronicles 2: Torna ~ The Golden Country Original Soundtrack website open

The official website for the upcoming Xenoblade Chronicles 2: Torna ~ The Golden Country Original Soundtrack has opened up. While we've already covered a number of details on the soundtrack, we now have the official English names for each track included. Check out the list below, and then hit up the link to visit the site.

The Beginning of Our Memory
Composer: Yasunori Mitsuda
Arranger: Mariam Abounnasr

Lasaria Woodland
Composer & Arranger: Manami Kiyota

Battle!!/Torna
Composer & Arranger: Kenji Hiramatsu

Four-limbed Titan/Gormott
Composer & Arranger: ACE (TOMOri KUDO, CHiCO)

Kingdom of Torna
Composer & Arranger: ACE (TOMOri KUDO, CHiCO)

Kingdom of Torna/Night
Composer & Arranger: ACE (TOMOri KUDO, CHiCO)

Auresco, Royal Capital
Composer & Arranger: Manami Kiyota

Auresco, Royal Capital/Night
Composer & Arranger: Manami Kiyota

Over Despair and Animus
Composer: Yasunori Mitsuda
Arranger: Mariam Abounnasr

Our Paths May Never Cross
Composer: Yasunori Mitsuda
Arranger: Mariam Abounnasr

A Moment of Eternity
Composer & Arranger: Yasunori Mitsuda
Lyricist: Tetsuya Takahashi

Check out the site here

Xenoblade Chronicles 2 character designer shares special 1-year anniversary art


In honor of Xenoblade Chronicles 2's first year anniversary, character designer Saito Masatsugu put together a special piece of art for those on Twitter. I cannot believe its already been a year since the game launched. My, how time flies!

Xenoblade Chronicles 2: Torna ~ The Golden Country Original Soundtrack releasing worldwide on Dec. 14th, 2018

I'm sure many people have been looking forward to this one. Monolith-soft has announced that the Xenoblade Chronicles 2: Torna ~ The Golden Country Original Soundtrack will be released on December 14th worldwide. This will be a digital-only release. Check out a few more details below.

- includes 11 tracks from the Story DLC
- sold 200 Yen separately, or 2,000 Yen as part of the full album
- if you purchase it on iTunes, you will get the Liner Notes for all 11 tracks in English

Normal quality (44.1Hz, 16bit)

Available via:

- Amazon
- iTunes
- mora
- RecoChoku
- animelo mix
- Google Play Music

High quality (96hz, 24bit)

Available via:

- mora (from December 21st)
- e-onkyo music
- RecoChoku
- music.jp

Xenoblade Chronicles 2: Torna ~ The Golden Country - footage of Mythra's new outfit

Mythra is sporting a new outfit in the latest Xenoblade Chronicles 2 update. We gave you the details and shared some imagery earlier, but now you can check out the outfit in action!