Nintendo and Monothlithsoft have introduced a new character appearing in Xenoblade Chronicles 3, Guernica Vandham. He aids the main party by informing them of their true enemy and to reach a land “pierced by a great sword.”
Vandham can essentially be seen as the Cid of Final Fantasy in the Xenoblade series. Different iterations of Vandham have appeared in Xenoblade Chronicles X and Xenoblade Chronicles 2, with the first game also having a version of him that was renamed to Vangarre in the English localization.
Meet Guernica Vandham, a mysterious man who appears before Noah and the others just as they face off on the battlefield in #XenobladeChronicles3.
After informing the group about their "true enemy", he urges them to seek a land pierced by a great sword. pic.twitter.com/wdR5aYMqaw
— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) April 29, 2022
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.
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