WARNING: DO NOT READ ANY FURTHER IF YOU HAVE NOT BEATEN XENOBLADE CHRONICLES 3.
So, this is kind of funny but also pretty ridiculous. The official Twitter account for The Game Awards recently posted a brief promotional video hyping up the event. Several games are climatically showcased for that exact reason.
However, at roughly 51 seconds into the video, a certain character from Xenoblade Chronicles 3 appears that many may not entirely register due to its brevity.
Melia, from the endgame of Xenoblade Chronicles 3, is quickly shown, with her stating, “This world is yours.” I suppose that in the context of this video, her utilized statement makes thematic sense, but they also probably shouldn’t have used that at all. It’s too risky.
In fact, as a personal example, this video actually ended up spoiling me humorously enough. I’m currently in the middle of Xenoblade Chronicles 3, doing a bunch of sidequests near the end of Chapter 4. And while I was aware of all the rumors regarding Melia and Nia being in the game prior to release, I never actually knew if they truly were in the title once it launched. But I guess I now do, at least for Melia. Nia is probably also in if Melia is, though.
In the video, I thought I saw Ethel, but since I didn’t remember her saying that line before witnessing her supposed demise, I asked a friend of mine who happened to have completed the game. And, well, they, not knowing that I did not yet beat the game, told me it was Melia. So, I’m also partially at fault here, as is my friend, but the video is the root cause.
You can view The Game Awards’ promotional video housing this easy-to-miss Xenoblade Chronicles 3 spoiler below. As it turns out, it was personally edited by the man, the myth, the legend himself, Geoff Keighley, so I guess I’ve gotta blame good-old Geoff.
Still, truthfully speaking, I’m not all that upset. I’m not that big of a Xenoblade fan, but if I were more attached, then this would’ve really annoyed me, I’m sure. As of now, I’m just slightly irked.
This Thursday, live in this illusion.#TheGameAwards streams live everywhere.
Thousands of fans in the room. Millions watching online.
Here's this year's hype promo personally edited by @geoffkeighley to get us in the mood.
Very special thank you to Trent Reznor. pic.twitter.com/27tjl11iph
— The Game Awards (@thegameawards) December 4, 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 ties 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 is a class change option, allowing players to customize their parties’ builds further than in previous games.
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- View our extensive of coverage of this game.
- The title was recently patched, fixing the initially bugged Cooking mechanic.
- Update changes crucial item in story cutscene.
Xenoblade Chronicles 3 is now available for Nintendo Switch. The game recently sold over 1 million units worldwide.
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