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Everything we know about Xenoblade Chronicles 3: Trailer, gameplay, platforms, more

Published: 19/Apr/2022 15:00 Updated: 19/Apr/2022 15:52

by Andrew Amos

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We’ve got all the information on Xenoblade Chronicles 3 right here including a release date, trailer, and gameplay.

After 2020’s remake of the original Xenoblade Chronicles game, fans of the Xeno franchise can dive right back in with Xenoblade Chronicles 3. Revealed in February 2022’s Nintendo Direct, developers Monolith Soft have promised “a brand-new story that ties together the futures of the worlds depicted in Xenoblade Chronicles and Xenoblade Chronicles 2.”

Here’s everything we know about the third installment, including its release date, gameplay trailer, and platforms. We’ll also cover how the next chapter in the series will connect to the previous two entries.

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Xenoblade Chronicles 3 main characters preparing for fight
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Xenoblade Chronicles 3 will be a fusion of the first two titles.

Does Xenoblade Chronicles 3 have a release date yet?

Nintendo has revealed that Xenoblade Chronicles 3 will release on July 29, 2022. This is a whole month earlier than expected which is great news for fans of the series.

You can check out the announcement and new trailer on Nintendo’s official Twitter page below:

Xenoblade Chronicles 3 platforms

Xenoblade Chronicles 3 will be a Nintendo Switch exclusive, much like the second installment. This means it won’t be available on any other consoles or PC.

Xenoblade Chronicles 3 trailer

A two-minute trailer for Xenoblade Chronicles 3 dropped on February 9 as part of the first Nintendo Direct of 2022. If you missed it, you can rewatch the trailer above.

In the trailer, Nintendo showcased the characters, some of which look quite similar to two fan-favorites from previous entries, Nia and Melia. It also gives a little inkling of the story, continuing that war-torn beat but with a twist.

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Xenoblade Chronicles 3 exploration on beach
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Xenoblade Chronicles 3 will cover a vast range of landscapes.

Xenoblade Chronicles 3 gameplay

It looks like we’re getting an entirely new cast of characters in Xenoblade Chronicles 3, although it’ll still be set in the same world as the first two releases. Where Xenoblade Chronicles 2 was a prequel to the original game, the third entry will continue the story of both games.

The new release will follow the same action RPG formula of in the second installment. From open fields to snowy tundras, a wide range of environments were showcased. However, there was very little combat shown ⁠— only cutscenes featuring the game’s main cast.

More information will be revealed in the coming months, including gameplay and combat details.

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So, that’s everything we know about Xenoblade Chronicles 3. For more information on upcoming games, check out some of our below guides:

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