Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition from Monolith Soft and Nintendo is finally here after a reveal in a Nintendo Direct last year. Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition is the second big re-release of Xenoblade Chronicles since it debuted on the Nintendo Wii a decade ago and saw a port to New 3DS systems. Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition sees the team tackle the JRPG classic in the engine used in Xenoblade Chronicles 2 with redone character models, enhancements, quality of life improvements, new epilogue content, and more. Here’s everything you need to know about Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition on Nintendo Switch.

Is Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition a remake or a remaster?

Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition is a combination of both. Character models are redone from scratch alongside all the cut-scenes. Monolith Soft has used the same engine (with technical improvements) as Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Torna. A lot of the walls and some aspects of the environments and NPCs look like higher resolution versions of the originals. Overall, Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition looks great and it is a huge improvement over the original. It is worth noting that the Japanese media for this release calls it a remaster.

Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition release date

Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition releases on May 29 worldwide on Nintendo Switch both physically and digitally.

Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition editions

Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition is getting a standard and collector’s edition. The collector’s edition differs in Europe and North America. The North American Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition collector’s edition includes the following:

The European Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition collector’s edition includes the following:

  • Xenoblade Chronicles Definitive Edition for Nintendo Switch
  • A premium 250 page hardcover artbook
  • Collector’s box
  • SteelBook
  • Soundtrack selection on Vinyl
  • Soundtrack selection digital download code

The North American Xenoblade: Chronicles: Definitive Edition collector’s edition includes the following:

  • Xenoblade Chronicles Definitive Edition for Nintendo Switch
  • A premium 250 page hardcover artbook with a slipcase
  • Collector’s box

Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition price

Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition costs $59.99 (approximately Rs. 4,551) both digitally and at retail.

Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition download size

The Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition download size is 13.7GB. Pre-loads are live on the eShop.

How many save slots does Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition have?

Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition has three manual save slots and one auto-save slot. Xenoblade Chronicles Future Connected (the epilogue) has its own save slots.

Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition difficulty modes

Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition has an option as revealed by Monolith Soft which lets you bank experience, adjust levels, and more. It also has a setting to make only battles easier but the rest is the same as playing the game without any changes to the gameplay.

Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition save data bonus for Xenoblade Chronicles 2

You earn 100k of currency in-game for having a Xenoblade Chronicles 2 save on the system.

Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition resolution and frame rate

Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition targets 30fps. It can drop depending on what is happening on screen. For visuals, it looks better than Xenoblade Chronicles 2 in both docked and handheld but isn’t native resolution in handheld and docked. The post processing isn’t bad like Xenoblade Chronicles 2 either and the overall picture looks good albeit softer than expected. When it comes to the actual resolution, the setup is the same as Xenoblade Chronicles 2 according to John Linneman from Digital Foundry.

Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition India release date

As of now, no retailer has listed Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition for release here. Given the lockdown, it is unclear if and when this will release here. 

Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition soundtrack options

Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition lets you choose between the original soundtrack and an arranged soundtrack. You can toggle this for field music and battle music separately.

Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition day one patch notes

A day one patch is available for the game bringing it to version 1.1.1. The patch is a 48.6MB download. Patch notes are not available right now.

Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition dual audio

Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition includes both English and Japanese voice acting. You can change this at any time.

Can I play Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition after Xenoblade Chronicles 2?

While both games have self-contained stories for the most part, I would recommend playing Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition before Xenoblade Chronicles 2 if you have the option. The reasoning will make sense once you complete it.

Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition soundtrack release

As of now, an official soundtrack hasn’t been announced for release. Expect an announcement in the near future with a release in Japan soon.

Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition amiibo support and New 3DS content

Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition doesn’t include amiibo support and it does not have the New 3DS version extras like model viewer and soundtrack player.

Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition cloud save data backup

Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition supports the Nintendo Switch Online cloud save backup.

Does Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition have any DLC?

Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition does not have any DLC. It has the Future Connected epilogue available in the base game to all owners and you can start it without playing the main story. This is set after the main game’s story so keep that in mind.