Xenoblade Chronicles 3 shows up in 20 minutes, announces Expansion Pass – GameSpot

This Xenoblade Direct begins by enlightening us about the real narrative challenges of the next Monolith Soft. For beyond the traditional conflict between two nations, it seems that the protagonists of the game are soldiers with only 10 years of life, a decade in which they only fight. Mio, the main heroine, for example, reveals that she only has three months left before she disappears. The heroes therefore not only want to go beyond their condition as soldiers, but also to extract themselves from this leverage that makes them disposable dolls.

The game, which does not require having made the previous Xenoblades, takes place in the world of Aionios, where the nations Keves and Agnus struggle to fill in their “vital dial”, an unusual resource, but which makes sense to be given the context. Three soldiers from each side will have a meeting that will encourage them to unite and turn against their real enemy.

Noah, Eunie and Lanz on the one hand, Mio, Taion and Sena on the other. These six refugees leave the battlefield to reveal the truth about their world and their condition in hopes of taking control of their fate. Aionios’ world shows regions with varied landscapes that stretch as far as the eye can see, a signature of the saga. The colonies, established everywhere, serve as a camp for each of the two warring nations, players will be able to regain their strength there, shop, cut gems, and take stock of quests.

Exploration can sometimes seem daunting in a Xenoblade, discovering new sites will have the effect of automatically unlocking landmarks that then serve as teleportation points. Among the comfort options there is also a quest route function, a kind of GPS so as not to lose track of your next destination, or the ability to change the time of day and night to meet specific monsters.

The battles still take place in a semi-automatic style, depending on the placement and control of art, skills assigned to the various buttons on the controller. The heroes share the roles of attackers, protectors or healers, knowing that the player controls the character of their choice. In clashes that have often tended to drag out, it will be better to take into account the weaknesses of the enemies to unbalance your target, cause it to fall, throw it in the air and smash it to the ground.

The system also relies on various interchangeable classes with unlockable masterpieces to become increasingly complete in combat. The interest of the master art is that they remain accessible even after class change, which, for example, may allow a protector to use healing magic. On top of that, “Heroes of Ainonios” can join the team as a 7th fighter, with each of these heroes unlocking a unique class like Guardian Commander or War Medic, all classes which are then accessible to the six main characters.

Finally, and this is one of the hallmarks of this new opus, the main characters have a transformation called Ouroboros, a powerful form born of a fusion between two characters, always a boy and a girl. This fusion called interlink apparently only lasts a while, and the soul points earned in battle will further strengthen Ouroboros. We can see that Ouroboros assumes a different form (male or female), depending on which character takes control during the merger.

The icing on the cake, if you like salty pastries, Nintendo concludes its presentation by confirming the existence of a 30 euro expansion card with the program:

July 29, 2022 →

  • Many useful things
  • New colors for outfits

Before 31 December 2022 →

  • Arena challenges
  • New hero and new quests
  • New outfits

Before 30 April 2023 →

  • Arena challenges
  • New hero and new quests
  • New outfits

Before 31 December 2023 →

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