Xenoblade Chronicles 3 Sees Talent Arts Return

The official Japanese Xenoblade series promotional account has shared new specific gameplay information regarding the upcoming Xenoblade Chronicles 3.

Talent Arts, from the first Xenoblade Chronicles and Xenoblade Chronicles 2: Torna The Golden Country have made a return in this title. Characters each have a unique Talent Art, which becomes useable once certain battle requirements are met. For instance, when Noah strikes enemies from their backs or sides, his Talent Art gauge will fill.

However, it has not been specified if different classes have their own Talent Arts or if they’re solely character-specific like in previous games. I’m hoping for the former since that would enhance variety tenfold, but that also might be too overwhelming. Regardless, we’ll likely learn more concrete information on how Talent Arts work at a later point.

You can view the official tweet initially introducing the return of Talent Arts below:

We’ll keep updating you all on any significant 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 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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