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Xenoblade Chronicles 3 dated, arrives this summer for Switch

The third installment of the epic Xenoblade Chronicles series is almost here. Nintendo has announced that the title will arrive this July.

The Chronicle continues

If you’re like most Switch-owning RPG fans, then you’re likely waiting with baited breath for Xenoblade Chronicles 3. And if that indeed is describing you, then you’re in for a treat.

That’s because Nintendo has announced that the game will be landing on the Switch sooner than they expected. The release date has been bumped up to this summer, with a July 29th launch.

With a central theme of “life” (whatever that means), Xenoblade Chronicles 3 is set to connect the “futures of the two previous mainline Xenoblade Chronicles games”.

Players will join dual heroes Noah and Mio, as they join up with a 6 pack of additional heroes from the nations of Keves and Agnus. Their quest will set them all on a mission to discover the truth behind the long-lasting war they’ve fought, as they make for “Swordsmarch, a land pierced by a giant sword”.

  • Battle with up to seven characters: Like in previous Xenoblade Chronicles games, battles start by facing enemies directly in the overworld. Players can control Noah’s party of six, as well as additional characters they’ll meet during the adventure. Each character has their own role in battle, which allows for diverse strategies.
  • Class change: Noah is a Swordfighter, specializing in close-range attacks, while Mio is a Zephyr, drawing enemy attention while evading their strikes. Thus, each character has their own class with their own strengths. Progressing in the adventure, players can change characters’ classes, creating a customized party.
  • New Interlink system: Each of the tag-team pairs – Noah and Mio, Lanz and Sena, Eunie and Taion – can make use of the Interlink system if certain conditions are met. They will then combine into a giant form called Ouroboros. Each Ouroboros has its own powerful move set, and deciding when to transform can be the key to winning a battle.

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