Xenoblade Chronicles 3 Introduces Bonus EXP & Additional Enemy Phases

The official Xenoblade series’ Japan promotional Twitter account has provided more detailed gameplay information for the upcoming Xenoblade Chronicles 3.

Unique Monsters and similar variants are briefly discussed, the foes far more robust than your average enemy. These monsters now have a specific breaking point on their HP gauge depicted by a flame representing a separation of phases. Dealing enough damage to go beyond that threshold causes these enemies to cause more damage and initiate new Arts, making them immensely more dangerous to contend with.

Experience is brought up next, with Bonus EXP confirmed to arrive and be implemented identically to how it was in the previous entries. When exploring, completing quests, and finding landmarks, Bonus EXP is gradually earned, which is then reserved per character. Then, at Rest Points, this experience can be custom-gained to drastically increase character levels depending on how much was saved up. Finally, Classes are reiterated to have their own gainable levels as well, with more Master Arts being learnable based on Class adequacy.

You can view the official tweets initially sharing this collective gameplay information delivery below:

We’ll keep updating you all on any vital Xenoblade Chronicles 3 news.

Xenoblade Chronicles 3 tells the story of protagonists Noah and Mio contending with a conflict between the nations of Keves and Agnus. 6 characters will be the crux of the experience, and the broad concept of “life” will be the title’s central theme.

The narrative for the game will tie in elements and plotlines from the future of the prior two mainline games, Xenoblade Chronicles and Xenoblade Chronicles 2. Flutes seem to play an integral role in the title’s premise.

The summoning of this powerful new form depends on a new Interlink system. If specific conditions are met, characters can combine into this mech, and choosing well when to transform should be key to the more difficult battles. Another system revealed is a class change option, allowing players to customize their parties’ builds further than in previous games.

Xenoblade Chronicles 3  is releasing for Nintendo Switch on July 29, 2022.


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