Xenoblade Chronicles 3 Boasts Seamless Character Switching During Exploration

Nintendo and Monolithsoft have shared new gameplay information regarding their upcoming grand adventure JRPG, Xenoblade Chronicles 3. Fans will be glad to hear that this entry will allow players to swap controllable characters during exploration and combat seamlessly. While this may seem relatively minor for those unfamiliar with the series, switching playable characters was always a tad of a chore. It required manual menu inputs that felt gradually more time-consuming the more one did it.

You can view a video of this seamless character switching below. Thanks to the fan-led Xenoblade Twitter account, @XenobladeEN, for sharing this notable 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. Additional seven characters will also be available during specific moments of the journey.

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.

Xenoblade Chronicles 3 is releasing for Nintendo Switch on July 29, 2022.


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