During the Japan Game Awards 2023’s Games of the Year Division, which was held at Tokyo Game Show 2023 this morning, it was announced that Nintendo and Monolithsoft’s Xenoblade Chronicles 3 has won the Award for Excellence, alongside several other titles such as Splatoon 3, Pokémon Scarlet and Violet and Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak.
With how amazing Xenoblade Chronicles 3 and its DLC was, it was definitely deserving of such an award, in my opinion. My congratulations to the team at Monolithsoft and Nintendo for taking home this momentous prize. For those interested, you can watch the full stream broadcast of the Japan Game Awards 2023 with English live translations 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.
The narrative ties 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 this title’s premise.
The summoning of this powerful new form depends on a new Interlink system. If specific conditions are met, duos of characters can combine into a mech, and choosing when to transform is key to the more difficult battles. Another system is a class change option, allowing players to customize their parties’ builds further than in previous games.
Xenoblade Chronicles 3 is now available for Nintendo Switch.
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