Xenoblade Chronicles 3 launches July 29

Xenoblade Chronicles 3 launches on July 29

Nintendo is pleased to announce today that Xenoblade Chronicles 3 will launch for Switch on July 29, earlier than its previously planned September release window.

Xenoblade Chronicles 3 will launch with a Special Edition and will also be available via My Nintendo Store. The Special Edition will include a packaging artwork illustrated by Masatsugu Saito, a full-color hardcover art book spanning over 250 pages, and a steel case. Fans can expect more details at a later date.

Here are more details on Xenoblade Chronicles 3, via Nintendo:

The latest entry in the long-running role-playing series, which connects the futures of the two previous mainline Xenoblade Chronicles games, invites players to embark on an epic adventure with “life” as its central theme.

In the game, players will step into the roles of protagonists Noah and Mio amid turmoil between the nations of Keves and Agnus. Six characters hailing from those nations join forces to learn the truth behind their conflict, and set their sights for Swordsmarch, a land pierced by a giant sword.

The new trailer for the game reveals the background of the group’s journey in Aionios, a vast and sublime natural world, and reveals new details about the battle system:

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.

Check out the release date trailer below:

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