Xenoblade Chronicles 3 Introduces The Captivating & Dominant Military Commander, Ethel

Xenoblade Chronicles 3 Introduces The Captivating & Dominant Military Commander, Ethel

Nintendo has shared new details regarding Xenoblade Chronicles 3, highlighting Ethel, the commander of Keves Colony 4. She is well-respected for her conviction and strength and even boasts the title ‘Silvercoat Ethel’ for having defeated 3 enemy colonies with only 100 ally soldiers. However, she attacks the party on sight for currently unknown reasons. Ethel also wields duel blades, making her truly fearsome.


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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