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Nintendo Announces Xenoblade Chronicles 3

After the successful remaster of the original game, developer MonolithSoft has once again ventured into the world of Xenoblade Chronicles this September.

During yesterday’s Nintendo Direct, Nintendo announced Xenoblade Chronicles 3. It said the game will be set in a new world with connections to the first and second games.

The reveal trailer shows off the new characters and locales. Teased a lot of storylines without sharing too many exact details about the plot or mechanics.

The press release after Direct has more info. It said “Players will take on the role of protagonists Noah and Mio amidst the turmoil between the hostile nations of Keves and Agnus.

Six characters from those countries will take part in a grand story with ‘life’ as the central theme.”

Xenoblade Chronicles was first released in 2010 on the Nintendo Wii, where it rose to prominence as part of a fan campaign to get it localized in North America.

Following a spinoff on the Wii U and a sequel on the Switch, Xenoblade Chronicles was remastered in HD in 2022, with its protagonist, Shulk, also appearing in Super Smash Bros.

Xenoblade Chronicles can trace its roots back to Xenogears, a trippy PlayStation RPG that won acclaim for its mindbending story and fantastic soundtrack.

Xenogears is directed by Tetsuya Takahashi, who served as screenwriter on Xenoblade Chronicles 1 and 2. Xenoblade Chronicles 3 will be released in September 2022.