One of the stars of Nintendo’s E3 2017 Spotlight is the anticipated sequel to Xenoblade Chronicles, which is considered as one of the best titles on the Wii. There are a lot of new details for the upcoming sequel and those who haven’t played any of the game’s in the series have a lot to be excited about. Here are the details on the Xenoblade Chronicles 2 release date and gameplay.
From the get go, Nintendo boasts the open world of Xenoblade Chronicles 2. The Bionis and Mechonis in Xenoblade Chronicles and Mira in Xenoblade Chronicles X provided gamers with some of the largest explorable maps for their respective consoles and we can expect the same for the world of Xenoblade Chronicles 2.
Like in the previous games, players will have access to a full open world filled with diverse areas, several towns, and dungeons. Based on the cutscenes in the trailer, the world map is going to be large both vertically and horizontally as players travel to a huge and towering tree called Elysium. A day and night system is once again present and it’s apparent the Monolith Studios played it safe by sticking to most of the features from the past entries.
Combat for the game stays true to the Xenoblade formula, which feels more like the combat of a standard MMORPG. Characters attack automatically and players need only to move their characters, switch targets, and use Arts. We’ve yet to know what other new combat features Monolith Studios is bringing but there could be new tweaks in store and we could see more of it in the months to come.
Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Release Date
The game was one of the first titles revealed to be coming to the Nintendo Switch and it instantly caught the attention of the community. The Xenoblade Chronicles 2 release date is sometime this Holiday season. Those who are unfamiliar with the series might get confused and to clear things up, Xenoblade Chronicles 2 is the sequel of the 2010 Wii title which was also released for the New 3DS. It’s not a sequel to Xenoblade Chronicles X, which had an ending open to a sequel, the 2015 Wii U title.