The official Japanese Xenoblade series promotional account has shared new specific gameplay information regarding the upcoming Xenoblade Chronicles 3 .
Noah, the protagonist, is a Swordfighter who excels at close-range skills that are more effective when striking at the sides or backs of enemies. Still, his arsenal will undeniably widen in complexity as the journey progresses, especially when accounting for the Ouroborus transformation with fellow party member Mio. Many comparisons can be drawn to Shulk’s combat style from the first game, who specialized in the same positional benefits.
Also of note is that the shown footage is relatively leisurely in speed, implying that the player is either purposefully not canceling attack animations or that the game is simply slower than what many assumed it would be like.
You can view the tweet initially sharing this gameplay information below:
— ゼノブレイド総合 (@XenobladeJP) May 20, 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.
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.
- View screenshots and the Collector’s Edition
- Learn about Ethel
- Learn about combative roles
- Learn about interlinking and Ouroborus
- Learn about the Quick Move mechanic
- Learn about the Agnus Colony Delta Leader, Cammuravi
- The Collector’s Edition contents have been delayed
- Learn about the Hero party members, Nopons Riku & Manana
- Learn about Taion’s former mentor, Isurd
Xenoblade Chronicles 3 is releasing for Nintendo Switch on July 29, 2022.
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