New wave of Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition merch hits Japan

How charming!

While My Nintendo Japan is offering its own line of Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition merch, there's some other items that will be available at multiple retailers in Japan as well. The lineup includes keychains, charms, character cards, and more. You can check out the entire lineup of items here.

Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition Collector's Set unboxing

What a package!

Want another deep dive into what the Collector's Set for Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition has to offer? Check out the spots above to see all that's included!

Good Smile Company announces Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition Melia figurine

Sure to make any fan smile

Good Smile Company has just made a surprise announcement about a new figurine. The company is working on a Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition Melia figure, which they say is coming soon. No word on pricing or other details at this time, but we'll make sure we keep an eye out for new info.

Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition - docked/handheld comparison

Let's take another look at how Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition looks while playing in docked and handheld mode. There's also a version with the mClassic HDMI upscaler thrown in there as well just for a little something extra.

Xenoblade Chronicles - Wii Vs. New 3DS Vs. Switch comparison

Hungry for another Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition comparison? Check out the video above to see how the Switch revamp compares to the Wii original, and the New 3DS port.

Monolith Soft was originally founded to try and make Xenogears 2 happen

A defining moment

Nintendo fans are very well aware of Monolith Soft nowadays, as they've created multiple Xenoblade titles for Nintendo platforms. Monolith Soft has also worked alongside Nintendo on their major franchises like The Legend of Zelda. It's crazy to see how far the company has come, especially when you realize how they started.

According to a Famitsu feature with Monolith Soft’s Hirohide Sugiura, right after Square-Enix published Xenogears, the dev team wanted to make a sequel. Square-Enix was instead moving into production on Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within, a Final Fantasy movie. That meant Xenogears 2 couldn't happen unless there were some major changes.

Sugiura decided to move on, and he founded Monolith Soft with Tetsuya Takahashi and Yasuyuki Honne in 1999. The team couldn't create Xenogears 2 as they originally wanted to, but they worked on the spiritual successor Xenosaga: Ep. 1 instead. This lead Monolith Soft down a whole new path, which would eventually see them snatched up by Nintendo.

I'd say the decision to move on from Square-Enix to follow their own path certainly lead them to bigger and better things!

Check out multiple unboxing vids for the Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition Collector's Set in Europe

Are you feeling it?

The Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition Collector's Set is seeing release in all regions, but I think we can all agree that Europe is getting the best version. Want yet another look at what the package includes? Check out the collection of unboxing videos below!

How to play Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition without a HUD

Cleaning up the clutter

Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition definitely has a HUD that takes over the entire screen. There's stuff around all edges and sides of the action, and sometimes things can feel a bit cluttered. Thankfully, you can actually go into the options and turn all of that stuff off for a completely clean picture. This really comes in handy when you want to take a screenshot or two! Check out the video above to see how it's all done.

Electric Playground Video - Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition review

This marks the third time Victor Lucas has checked out Xeno blade Chronicles but is the Definitive Edition the very best experience? Find out in this latest segment of Reviews on the Run (in the Basement)!

Jenna Coleman reprises her role of Meila for Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition

A bonafide star returns

Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition is mostly a refresh of the original Wii release, but it does include a completely-new gameplay epilogue. This 'Future Connected' content brings back some classic characters from Xenoblade Chronicles, including Princess Melia.

Nintendo went all-out to bring back Jenna Coleman, the voice of Melia in the original, to do new lines for the Future Connected content. Many might be surprised to hear this, as Coleman's career has really taken off since her Xenoblade Chronicles contribution. Coleman has become best known as Clara Oswald, the companion of Doctor Who. She also went on to portray Queen Victoria in the ITV series Victoria.

Seeing that she was still willing to come back for the role of Melia after all this time and success is pretty fantastic!


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