The official Japanese Xenoblade series promotional account has shared new specific gameplay information regarding the upcoming Xenoblade Chronicles 3.
Players can look forward to a JRPG staple that has evaded the Xenoblade series up until this point, cooking. When at the previously mentioned rest points, the Nopon Manana can cook dishes that grant various combative boons. Increased experience is an explicitly stated benefit. Ingredients are required, though, so adequate exploration is paramount to utilizing this feature to its fullest.
To be honest, I’m a bit surprised it took so long for cooking to arrive in the series, seeing as it feels like a staple in so many modern ones. Regardless, greater gameplay experimentation is always a plus in my book, so here’s hoping the cooking is exceptionally worthwhile throughout the adventure’s duration.
You can view the tweet initially sharing this Xenoblade Chronicles 3 gameplay information below:
— ゼノブレイド総合 (@XenobladeJP) May 26, 2022
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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 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
- Combative roles
- Interlinking and Ouroborus
- Quick Move mechanic
- Agnus Colony Delta Leader, Cammuravi
- The Collector’s Edition contents have been delayed
- The Hero party members, Nopons Riku & Manana
- Taion’s former mentor, Isurd
- Queens of Keves & Agnus + Class Changes
Xenoblade Chronicles 3 is releasing for Nintendo Switch on July 29, 2022.
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