Xenoblade Chronicles 3 Character Designer Shares Commemorative Launch Illustration of Taion

The main character designer for Xenoblade Chronicles 3, Masatsugu Saito, has shared a commemorative illustration of the party member Taion for Xenoblade Chronicles 3’s launch later this month. Saito was also the primary character designer for Xenoblade Chronicles 2 and the Torna ~ The Golden Country expansion.

I actually only just became aware that the same character designer was involved in this entry and the last. Select staff will have certainly differed between Xenoblade Chronicles 2 and 3. Still, it is genuinely impressive how starkly different the character design approach is in this upcoming game compared to Xenoblade Chronicles 2 when the same chief head was responsible for both.

Saito also drew commemorative illustrations of Sena, Lanz, and Mio.

You can view the full Taion illustration by Masatsugu Saito below:

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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 this 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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