Xenoblade Chronicles 3 Details Navigation Arrows & Party Formation Alterations

The official Xenoblade series’ Japanese promotional Twitter account has shared new gameplay information ahead of Xenoblade Chronicles 3’s launch this week.

Returning from Xenoblade Chronicles Definitive Edition is the Navigation functionality, which allows players to follow an arrow dictating the shortest route to a given objective. Those who are lost or simply want to complete goals as swiftly as possible should utilize this feature. Still, exploration is the name of the game here and is encouraged to pursue even with this mechanic enabled.

Additionally, the Party Formation can be altered from the main menu, letting players determine their teams for battles. More screenshots of the menu screen were also shown,  depicting some pretty neat visual effects for the playable cast.

The initial tweets sharing the aforementioned gameplay information are viewable below:

We’ll keep updating you all on any vital Xenoblade Chronicles 3 news.

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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