Everything we know about ‘Xenoblade Chronicles’ for the Switch

The Nintendo Switch is home to many great RPGs, and its lineup of such titles continues to expand. By the end of May, it will once again grow with the addition of Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition.

Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition is a re-release of an RPG classic released on the Nintendo Wii originally. A portable version was later on launched for the New Nintendo 3DS. Now that the game is releasing once again, it’s time we look back at the game, what’s new in the re-release, and why players should consider getting it.

Release date

The game will launch exclusively for the Nintendo Switch this May 29. Pre-orders are already up for the game so that players can reserve their copies as early as now.

What’s the game about?

The game is about an epic struggle between man and machine. The game is set on two-towering giants called the Mechonis, and Bionis and players will get to explore each part of these two titans. At the beginning of the story, the game’s protagonist named Shulk, inherits a powerful weapon called the Monado, which allows him to do a lot of things, including seeing the future.

What are the new upgrades?

There’s a lot of things to dive into in Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition, even for those who have played the original titles.

Perhaps the biggest addition is a new story add-on titled Epilogue: Future Connected. This additional story takes place exactly one year after the events of the original game. Not much is known about this yet, but fans are speculating that the story will connect the game to either Xenoblade Chronicles 2 or an unannounced Xenoblade Chronicles 3. 

What’s great is that the additional content can be accessed anytime. This means players of the original can jump into the new story whenever they please.

As the game is now running on the Nintendo Switch, it’s running on amazing graphics as well. Comparisons between the Switch and New 3DS versions showcase a massive step up from what fans have been used to.

The developers have also tweaked other things, such as the game’s soundtrack and the in-game menu, which has bothered many fans of the original.

Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition is a must for any JRPG fans. It’s a large and lengthy game, making it a worthy title to buy. There’s something for newcomers and veterans alike, so it’s worth getting again.

Image used courtesy of Nintendo/YouTube

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