Xenoblade Chronicles 3 Introduces Item-Producing Plants & Critical Party Member Health Signaling

Late last week, the official Japanese Xenoblade series promotional account has shared new specific gameplay information for the upcoming Monolithsoft-developed Xenoblade Chronicles 3.

At Plants players will find throughout their adventure, currency can be spent to create a random assortment of collector’s items, used for various tasks such as filling out the Collectopedia and completing quests. Rarer items are also said to be present here, and obtaining them is all dependent on chance. Still, the Plants are seemingly just implied as alternative ways to procure specific items.

Moreover, a new battle element was introduced where if a party member is low on health, a red exclamation point may appear over their heads, signaling that emergency aid is required. In the midst of the more chaotic combative encounters, this functionality will assuredly save players in a pinch.

Also of note is that the upcoming issue of Weekly Famitsu features new art of Mio, viewable below. The game will also be receiving 42 dedicated pages of coverage.

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You can view the initial tweets highlighting these gameplay facets 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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