Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Nintendo Direct Recap

Nintendo held a Direct specially for Xenoblade Chronicles 2 today, showing us another look at the game. It releases in less than a month but it’s always nice to see how it’s shaping up! Check out all that happened below with our Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Nintendo Direct Recap!


As expected, we get a new trailer for Xenoblade Chronicles 2 but, more surprisingly, is the announcement of free Japanese voice-over DLC from launch day! We see our hero, Rex, murdered and our heroine, Pyra, giving up half of her life so that he can be revived.


What follows is a brief introduction of many of the allies we’ll be adventuring with, several of the villains we’ll be battling against, and a deeper look into what the story is all about. Also, Pyra transforms into a blonde lady called Mythra, and Rex’s sword changes. I’m looking forward to getting hands-on with the varieties of blades!


Check out the trailer for yourself below!



A look at how each blade performs and how exploring works all looks brilliant too. You can remove many of the HUD options to enjoy the beauty of the game, and you can even manually switch between night and day. There’s a fast-travel option for when you uncover landmarks, so no worries about getting too off-track — although you might want to explore and find all that the world of Alrest has to offer!


You have a party of three in battle, and Poppi has unique mechanics that allows her to change her element. Tanks, attackers and healers are among the game’s classes, so you’ll want to sort out the perfect team for any battle, as well as work out what skills are best as you won’t be able to learn everything. You can tell another character when to use their own special abilities, and they won’t do so without your say so. Fortunately, a small pop-up on screen makes this a breeze rather than a hassle.


There’s a season pass with a bunch of new content including quests, items, weapons, modes and what seems to be a larger new story to sink your teeth into. A Rex costume is coming to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild on 9th November as part of a new side-quest. Odd, but I won’t knock it.


xenoblade chronicles 2 nintendo direct recap


That’s it for the Nintendo Direct though! You can pre-order the game and its special edition right now, and it’s also gone live for eShop pre-purchasing. It’s looking fantastic and I’m excited to get my hands on it come 1st December!

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