Xenoblade Chronicles 3 Coming to Nintendo Switch This September

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Xenoblade Chronicles 3 is launching this Septemberon Nintendo Switch. While this is the fourth game of the Xenoblade Chronicles series, it's the eighth in the Xeno franchise. It's going to feature a narrative focused on a new cast of characters. This announcement was made during yesterday's Nintendo Direct video presentation.

Before we take a closer look into the game, check out the trailer below:

In a post, Tetsuya Takahashi of Monolith Soft revealed that they are working on the final adjustments to make sure that this is the best game possible based on everything the team has learned from the past entries in the series. If you weren't able to watch the trailer, the key visual features are the broken greatsword of Mechonis and the body of the Urayan Titan having a gaping wound.

Takahashi said that everyone who saw the trailer was probably surprised by that scene. While he can't reveal yet what this visual points to, Takahashi shared that it was conceived quite some time ago. This came up after the development of Xenoblade Chronicles and before the start of the development of Xenoblade Chronicles 2. Takahashi assured everyone that it's not something added recently to the series.

He went on to say that the characters were designed by Masatsugu Saito, the same one who designed the characters for Xenoblade Chronicles 2. There are also some of the game's key artwork created by Koichi Mugitani.

Meanwhile, the game music was handled by artists who contributed to the other games in the past. These include music by Yasunori Mitsuda, Manami Kiyota, ACE (TOMOri Kudo, CHiCO), Kenji Hiramatsu, and Mariam Abounnasr. Takahashi said that it should be clear that the team is made up of people familiar with the series.

Long-time fans should be happy to know that music in the game continues to have the unique Xenoblade Chronicles touch while being able to take on a new challenge, which is integrating a flute-based melody as its motif. According to Takahashi, the flute is actually going to be one of the key themes in this game.

Takahashi said he believes that the game is set to be enjoyable not only for those who have played the previous games but those trying it out for the first time.

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