Nintendo Japan has shared new gameplay information regarding the upcoming Monolithsoft developed Xenoblade Chronicles 3. Firstly is fast travel which is described as the following:
“You can travel to any landmark you have previously discovered, and you can even adjust the time on the fly using the L and R buttons!”
Essentially, if you want to visit Landmark A at night (for a side quest), just hover over it, tick the time with L and R, and press A to travel.
Secondly, Field Skills have returned, with crossing tightropes and climbing walls being provided as examples. These unique actions are gained by simply meeting new people.
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. Additional seven characters will also be available during specific moments of the journey.
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 new trailer reveals characters have a mighty Ouroboros form, which allows them to assume the form of powerful oversized entities in battle.
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.
- View screenshots and the Collector’s Edition.
- Learn about Ethel.
- Learn about combative roles.
- Learn about interlinking and Ouroborus.
- Learn about the Quick Move mechanic.
- Learn about the Agnus Colony Delta Leader, Cammuravi.
- The Collector’s Edition contents have been delayed.
- Learn about the Hero party members, Nopons Riku & Manana.
- Learn about Taion’s former mentor, Isurd.
Xenoblade Chronicles 3 is releasing for Nintendo Switch on July 29, 2022.
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