Xenoblade Chronicles 3 Details Positional Combat UI Directives, Defender Fields, Information Gathering & Amicable Party Interactions

The official Xenoblade series’ Japanese promotional Twitter account has shared new gameplay information ahead of Xenoblade Chronicles 3’s launch this week.

When in combat, players will be able to assess their positions facing the enemy by the arrow above the Arts UI. This inclusion will be undoubtedly helpful in ascertaining when to utilize Arts wholly dependent on positional advantages. Defenders are also briefly highlighted, with their sheer presence activating an encircled field that protects allies within it.

Throughout the world, players will frequently find yellow exclamation marks above certain NPCs signaling that they possess crucial information regarding particular matters. These insights provide explorative benefits surrounding quests and the like. Moreover, at Camping sites, the party can converse with each other, even initiating certain questlines.

Lastly, a new battle track was previewed, “A Formidable Enemy,” listenable below:

All of the other aforementioned information is sourced 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 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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