Players who are going to play Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition and who have a saved file of Xenoblade Chronicles 2 in their console will automatically get 100,000G as an in-game bonus.
The perk comes for the members of the fan base who appears to be in support of the franchise since Xenoblade Chronicles 2 released on the Switch.
Perk of Being a Fan
Players who indeed meet both conditions can expect to receive the reward as soon as they boot up XCDE for the first time. Alternatively, newcomers to the series on the Switch will do their best to play XC2 first before firing up XCDE initially.
That is like having the protagonist of the game-winning the lottery before starting his perilous journey across monster-laden maps.
On the other hand, players who don’t like to get ‘spoiled’ with large sums initially can opt not to take the reward. As it appears, the bonus is not as mandatory as some other games would otherwise have it.
Those who do claim the reward, do, however, get a massive leg up in the game from the start. This is considering the fact that many high-end types of equipment in the game cost only a few thousand golds. Enough to equip every party with strong gear and therefore render the players with better survivability in-game.
Probably enough to prove the claim that ‘money is power,’ even in Japanese role-playing games.
However, more than just having the buying power to get powerful arsenals when they present, there’s more to the presented rewarded at face value. That is, taking the 100,000G bonus is also much about saving time from grinding that’s otherwise a requirement to pooling the same amount. Which is estimated to be 20 hours at least, give or take.
Again, for buying gears and equipping the party to become the tougher versions of themselves.
From the Old to the New
Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition is the original Wii version’s second port to a different Nintendo console. It proceeds the port that saw the game exclusively playable on the New Nintendo 3DS handheld. One that saw a downgraded version in terms of visuals due to the handheld device’s weaker hardware.
Taking advantage of the Nintendo Switch’s altogether superior hardware, Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition is a revamped version of the original. Not just in graphics, but also of contents that saw addition as part of the remake process.
— News of Monolithsoft+ | Xenoblade DE (@MonolithNews) May 28, 2020
Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition will see official release on May 29, 2020.
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