Following its reveal in the recent Nintendo Direct, Xenoblade Chronicles 3 for Nintendo Switch has been brought forward to July. It was originally set for release in September. Nintendo also revealed new features, the Xenoblade Chronicles 3 Collector’s Edition (Special Edition for North America), and more. The massive JRPG is now releasing two months earlier. Watch the new Xenoblade Chronicles 3 gameplay trailer below:
Xenoblade Chronicles 3 Collector’s Edition contents for EU and NA
A Special Edition of Xenoblade Chronicles 3 will be available only via the My Nintendo Store in UK and USA (details for other regions forthcoming) featuring package artwork from Masatsugu Saito, a full-color 250 page hardcover art book and a special case.
Xenoblade Chronicles 3 Special Edition pre-order
Pre-order details will be available soon but it will only be available via the My Nintendo store.
Xenoblade Chronicles 3 features
- Battle with up to seven characters: Like in previous Xenoblade Chronicles games, battles start by facing enemies directly in the overworld. Players can control Noah’s party of six, as well as additional characters they’ll meet during the adventure. Each character has their own role in battle, which allows for diverse strategies.
- Class change: Noah is a Swordfighter, specializing in close-range attacks, while Mio is a Zephyr, drawing enemy attention while evading their strikes. Thus, each character has their own class with their own strengths. Progressing in the adventure, players can change characters’ classes, creating a customized party.
- New Interlink system: Each of the tag-team pairs – Noah and Mio, Lanz and Sena, Eunie and Taion – can make use of the Interlink system if certain conditions are met. They will then combine into a giant form called Ouroboros. Each Ouroboros has its own powerful move set, and deciding when to transform can be the key to winning a battle.
Xenoblade Chronicles 3 releases on July 29 for Nintendo Switch worldwide.