With only three weeks until Xenoblade Chronicles 2 drops on the Nintendo Switch, Nintendo has offered up a bunch of new details on the Japanese roleplaying game.
In a Nintendo Direct this morning, the publisher Monolith Soft showed off a new trailer and gave us a better look at the battle mechanics and skills. It’s incredibly detailed and it almost reads like an instruction manual, but fans of the series will eat it up. For noobies to the series know this is a JRPG for the Nintendo Switch. It’s a unique game and worthy of your time if you’re into that kind of thing.
“With Xenoblade Chronicles 2, we are giving fans yet another engaging adventure that can only be found on Nintendo Switch,” said Pierre-Paul Trepanier, Nintendo of Canada’s General Manager and Senior Director. “This sequel is perfect for playing at home or while traveling during the busy holiday season.”
Nintendo also announced a $30 USD expansion pass that will include the following:
It looks like expansion passes are becoming more and more common for Nintendo games and I’m surprised and a little sad that Mario Odyssey didn’t receive one. I never want that game to end!
Also, to help familiarize new fans with Rex, the main character, a new side quest will be available via a free update in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild for both Nintendo Switch and Wii U systems, in which players will be able to obtain a Rex costume starting on Nov. 9.
Here’s the full Direct:
Xenoblade Chronicles 2 is out December 1st in North America.