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.

Monolith Soft continues to grow, now 184 employees strong

Monolith Soft has had an excellent year, and there's no doubt bigger and better things are in their future. Their recent successes have lead to company growth, which Monolith Soft shared detailed in a report.

- Monolith Soft now has 184 employees
- average years of service per employee: 8 years and 3 months
- average age of employees: 37.01 years
- gender ratio of graduate recruits in 2018: 28.6% female / 71.4% male

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 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!

Xenoblade Chronicles 2 + Torna ~ The Golden Country updated - New costume added

Xenoblade Chronicles 2 and Torna ~ The Golden Country have both been updated. The base game is now at Version 2.0.2, and the expansion is at 1.0.2. The updates add in a new costume for Mythra, which is actually the costume her Spirit wears in Smash Bros. Ultimate!

Official patch notes for this update are not yet available. When they are shared, we'll bring them to you.

Thanks to Andreslop24 for the heads up!

Procyon Studio shares a one-year anniversary tweet for Xenoblade Chronicles 2

Can you believe its been a full year (in Japan) since Xenoblade Chronicles 2 hit the Switch!? To celebrate, Yasunori Mitsuda's Procyon Studio shared a special tweet looking back at their work on the game. I can only imagine how satisfying it was to wrap up the insane amount of music featured in the game!