Last week, Nintendo of America’s Twitter account shared new details regarding Xenoblade Chronicles 3’s combat system. Interlinking was introduced as the method party members use to fuse together into a combative adept form called Ouroborus. Alongside granting significantly enhanced special abilities, there is also the drawback of causing overheating if transformations ensue for overly long periods of time.
Further, only specific duos of characters can Interlink; those being Noah and Mio, Lanz and Sena, and Eunie and Taion. Images of their Ouroborus forms were provided and are viewable below:
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.
Xenoblade Chronicles 3 is releasing for Nintendo Switch on July 29, 2022.
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