Xenoblade Chronicles 3 release date, trailers, and more


Nintendo has announced that Xenoblade Chronicles 3, developed by Monolith Soft, is coming to the Nintendo Switch in September this year. The fourth instalment in the much-loved Xenoblade series, the trailer showcase lush landscapes, giant mechons, and grand drama.

With the Xenoblade Chronicles 3 release date set for later this year, it’s only right to take a look at what we can expect. To my eye, the game looks a lot more like the first Xenoblade game than the sequel. It also features a prominent shot of the protagonist holding the Monado, Shulk’s iconic sword. Only time will tell what sort of connection there is between the two, as the games, for the most part, don’t really have any narrative crossover.

The last game in the series, Xenoblade Chronicles 2, came out back in 2017, the launch year for the Nintendo Switch. In terms of sales, it was very successful, and was followed by a remaster of the original Xenoblade. Fans of the series may also be wondering where Xenoblade Chronicles X is, a spiritual successor to the first game. Still, with all the newfound love for the series, it would be hard to imagine the game not making its way to Nintendo’s hit console.

When is the Xenoblade Chronicles 3 release date?

Nintendo Announced Xenoblade Chronicles 3 as part of its first direct in 2022, and it’s safe to say that we’re all looking forward to it. This game has been a long time coming, and, fortunately, we don’t have too long to wait as it’s slated for a September 2022 release.

Is there a Xenoblade Chronicles 3 trailer?

As part of the Direct showcase, Nintendo gave us a glimpse at what we can expect from Xenoblade Chronicles 3 with its first-ever trailer, and you can see what greatness awaits you by checking it out below.

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What is Xenoblade Chronicles 3 story?

Given Nintendo announced the game recently, we don’t know a ton about the story, but we certainly have enough information to make us excited for it. Furthermore, on Twitter, Nintendo of America has been gracious enough to give everyone even more details on Xenoblade Chronicles 3.

The story itself is new, and it “ties together the futures of the worlds depicted in Xenoblade Chronicles and Xenoblade Chronicles 2.” Furthermore, we know, thanks again to Nintendo of America, that there are two warring factions in the world of Aionios – Keves and Agnus. The former is responsible for mechanical technology, while the latter prefers magical tech.

Who are the Xenoblade 3 characters?

Thanks to an official post from executive director Tetsuya Takahashi, we know that Masatsugu Saito designed the heroes we’re going on this journey with. Following that post, Nintendo tweeted pictures and short biographies of the main characters.

The first protagonist we see in the trailer is Noah, an ‘off-seer’ who mourns for those fallen on the battlefield by playing the flute. He has a bright red sword that isn’t the Monado, apparently.

The other protagonist is Mio, a soldier of Agnus, who is also an ‘off-seer’. We see them playing the flute together in the trailer. Nintendo revealed some side characters too. There’s Lanz, a childhood friend of Noah’s, and a fellow Keves soldier. Then there’s Sena, a hammer-wielding soldier of Agnus.

There you have it, everything we know about Xenoblade Chronicles 3 so far. If you need something to keep you busy in the meantime, you can check out our list of the best Switch RPGs to see what adventures await you.


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