Nintendo just unloaded a ton new footage of the upcoming Xenoblade Chronicles 2, showing nearly 50 minutes of new footage during Gamescom 2017. The video shows lots of great battle and exploration footage, and you can check all of it out at the bottom of this post.
The Xenoblade Chronicles series is one of Nintendo’s greatest newer franchises, with the first game in particular being an absolute masterpiece. Xenoblade Chronicles 2 is a standalone story, but will feature much of what has made the series great so far. The following is a complete breakdown of the game:
“Explore an endless ocean of clouds, where the last remnants of civilization live on the backs of colossal beasts called Titans. Experience the story of Rex and his new friend, Pyra, a mysterious being known as a Blade who grants him tremendous power. Together, search for Pyra’s long lost home Elysium, the ultimate paradise for all of humanity.”
- Explore colossal beasts called Titans, the homes of different civilizations, offering expansive regions to discover.
- Form powerful bonds with Blades, unique beings granting tremendous power to their users, called Drivers.
- Features a deep battle system that builds on triumphs of the Xenoblade Chronicles and Xenoblade Chronicles X games.
The first Xenoblade Chronicles game launched for the Wii U 2010 in Japan, before being ported to other regions thanks to efforts of the fan campaign called Operation Rainfall. That game was followed by the release of Xenoblade Chronicles X, which launched for the Wii U at the end of 2015.
Xenoblade Chronicles 2 does not have an official release date yet, but it is expected to launch this holiday season exclusively for Nintendo Switch. Be sure to check out the new gameplay footage below.