At the Xenoblade Chronicles 3 Nintendo Direct that just aired, Nintendo showcased a ton of the game and revealed amiibo support, the Expansion Pass, and more. Details for the Xenoblade Chronicles 3 collector’s edition are here. A new trailer was also revealed for the game with many new story details. Some of the music showcased definitely feels like credits music given the vocals. Watch the new Xenoblade Chronicles 3 Nintendo Direct presentation below:
Xenoblade Chronicles 3 Expansion Pass contents
Helpful items, Outfit Color Variants (on launch day)
Challenge Battle, New Hero Character and Quests, New Outfits (releasing by December 31)
Challenge Battle, New Hero Character and Quests, New Outfits (releasing by April 30, 2023)
Brand-New Story Scenario (releasing by December 31, 2023)
Xenoblade Chronicles 3 Expansion Pass price
The Xenoblade Chronicles 3 Expansion Pass is priced at $29.99. Pre-orders go live today on the eShop.
Xenoblade Chronicles 3 amiibo support
You can tap any amiibo to get useful items, but the Shulk amiibo will let you change a character’s sword to appear as the Monado while using the swordfighter class.
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.