Xenoblade Chronicles 3 Deep Dives Interlinking Benefits & Class Art Nation-Exclusivity; New Song Preview

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

Fusion Arts are discussed as being possible between Class Arts originating from different regions. For instance, the Swordfighter Class Noah initially starts as is considered a Keves Class, also meaning that the Master Arts (skills that carry over to new Classes) he obtains can only be from Agnus, not his home region.

Specific points regarding Ouroboros Interlinking are also clarified, such as the heat gauge’s completion signaling when the party member fusion will cease. It is recommended to go all out with techniques before the heat gauge fills. Moreover, Interlinking levels can be risen to three in the midst of battle, thanks to Fusion Arts. This occurrence inherently strengthens the combative utilities of Ouroborus, and the timed usage of Interlinking should be considered if one contextually desires maximum damage output or simply a transformed state to quickly turn the tides.

Speaking of contextual awareness, the active member of the duo controlling an Interlink can be swapped during battle, leading to invaluable combat variety that must be considered. An explicitly given example is switching between Lanz’s defensive-orientated approach and Sena’s full-on offensive one.

Thanks to fan account @Xenoblade_EN for translating particular points of this information for smoother comprehension.

You can view the original tweets concerning the aforementioned Xenoblade Chronicles 3 news below:

Additionally of note is that a new track has been shared, “You Will Know Our Names ~ Finale,” listenable below. This song is a classic for the series and will play when battling Unique Monsters on the overworld, those with two-worded names.

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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