Xenoblade Chronicles 3 Introduces Nopon Merchants, Nopon Coins & Ether Channels

The official Xenoblade series’ Japan promotional Twitter account has provided more detailed gameplay information for the upcoming Xenoblade Chronicles 3.

A variety of scattered information was provided today, with the first simply revealing Nopon merchants being available at rest points. They provide expected functionalities such as selling equipment and the like. Speaking of Nopon, they have a collectible named after them called Nopon Coins. They can be used for trading to obtain items one has not naturally found for the Collectopaedia and even obtain cooking ingredients and crafting materials. Apparently, Classes will be able to rank up here as well.

Another new element introduced is Ether Channels, distinct green lights sprout from the ground. Ether Cylinders can gather Ether from these spots. Then, it can be used for empowering the cast and performing gem crafting.

You can view the initial tweets showcasing this Xenoblade Chronicles 3 gameplay information below:

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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 this title’s premise.

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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