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Xenoblade Chronicles 2: three Japanese TV ads

Posted on November 10, 2017 by (@OnePunchMaz) in Switch, Videos

We’re getting ever closer to the release of Xenoblade Chronicles 2 on December 1st. Three separate ads for the game are now airing on Japanese TV, and Nintendo has handily compiled them into a single video, which you can find below. The first ad focuses on the world and the various areas you can explore, the second one focuses on Rex and Pyra and the third one is all about the various adversaries you’ll face.

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  • GoldenTriforce

    I hope the bridge at the start is a Nopon bridge.

  • GoldenTriforce

    Prior entries being mainly on home systems combined with their artstyles limited their performance in Japan. (Xenoblade 3D is a remake so that didn’t help its sales). Hopefully this game does better!

    • Fandangle

      The Switch is a home system too, unless you seriously think you’re going to get more than maybe 2 hours battery life while playing anything more intensive than snipperclips on it.

      • GoldenTriforce

        The 3DS had just as bad of a battery life though. Its both a handheld and a home system, what matters is the fact that recent home consoles have not performed too well in Japan. Since the Switch is capable of being a handheld, it’s been doing a lot better in Japan. Plus 2 hours would probably last an average subway or Shinkansen ride in Japan so that’s really not an issue there.

        • Fandangle

          The switch has an estimated hour less than the 3ds. If the 3ds is bad then that makes the switch worse.

          what matters is the fact that recent home consoles have not performed too well in Japan.

          because son’s offerings have become increasingly western and western gamers have more… Obnoxious sensabilities. Japanese gamers also tend to like less dlc or like more substantial dlc and they like playing games on the go. Nintendo on the other hand has basically dropped the ball on the wiiu, as the wii was a massive world wide success.

          Home console gaming isn’t doing bad there because home consoles. It’s doing bad because Sony is abusing the market, Microsoft actively mistreat the region (nearly putting platinum out of business comes to mind), and nintendo just utterly dropping the ball with their home consoles is what’s killing it. The focus on being the most powerful console is also pretty cancerous. Pretty much only western fanboys care about that. It’s doing nothing but driving up development costs for smaller devs pushing them to the cheaper handheld market.

          • GoldenTriforce

            Japanese society is growing consistently more mobile focused on its own. A lack of space in cities is a major part of it, and the fact that many in Japan spend more time out also influences that as well.

          • Fandangle

            I don’t think lack of space in cities has much to do with it. I’m pretty sure it’s mostly just that the console developers are destroying their own market and the handheld market which the most cancerous developers like EA completely neglect and mostly cancerous developers like Square just toss all the passion projects on to keep them low budget. The handheld market really has some of the best pickings on it, especially in japan. Meanwhile Nintendo keeps shoving down meh “innovation” down everyone’s throats and not giving fans of classic games, or even classic styled games, what they want and Sony is basically becoming 360 era mircosoft in order to appeal to the western market. I mean, just look at the Vita, the console never had a problem in Japan and directly competed with the 3DS, and even outsold it on some occasions, but Sony never pushed it in the west because they know they can easily nickel and dime westerners so why push a primarily japanese product here? It makes sense that the people who buy them love them, because they, like the 3DS, are just pure dedicated gaming hardware with little to no intrusive gimmicks. The biggest difference is Sony just dropped the ball completely in marketing it and didn’t seem to really care about it on top of price gouging the living day lights out of the peripherals. And then there is Microsoft meanwhile has never had a presence over there.

      • nemo37

        The general conscious seems to be that the battery lasts 3 hours when playing intensive games like BoTW. Source: https://www.vg247.com/2017/02/25/switch-battery-life-test-you-can-play-breath-of-the-wild-just-over-three-hours-on-a-full-charge/ ; http://www.trustedreviews.com/news/nintendo-switch-battery-life-2949802 . This is not too different from the early 3DS and Vita (generally a bit higher than the early 3DS and a bit lower than Vita). In addition, if you game on mobile devices you will end up getting a similar battery life. Most people are used to this, many, in fact, carry around chargers and battery packs for this reason (if you have a long commute or are out and about a USB-C and/or micro-USB charger will most likely accompany you for cell phones, tablets, ultrabooks.

        In addition, as with the 3DS XL, New 3DS, and New 3DS XL Nintendo can create more power efficient versions of the system down the road when more power efficient components become affordable.

        • awesomeparadise3

          Nintendo itself says 3 hours for BoTW.
          https://www.nintendo.com/switch/features/

        • Fandangle

          The 3ds battery life is already barely serviceable outside of playing on the lowest possible settings.

          Intentionally making a bad system on launch and then using the money gullible idiots and fanboys throw at you for an intentionally gimped system just to relaunch a better version a few months out is kind of a shifty practice but I’m starting to expect these things from nu-nintendo. The switch isn’t a very good console at this point. The hardware was obsolete thanks to nintendo not wanting to prolong the launch a few months for the new tegra chip, the non replaceable battery is just outright retarded as the wiiu and all recent models of the 3ds had replaceable batteries, the library is basically just leftovers.

          But that’s kind of beside the point. I’m probably the only one on this website that remembers the outrage that came with the 3ds’ battery life announcement. The vita was merely okay but it seems that nintendo would rather stick customers with a bad product and make them pay more to get the better revision that’s inevitably coming.

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Platform: SWITCH
Genre: RPG
Publisher: Nintendo
Developer: Monolith Soft
Release date: December 1, 2017
OWN IT: 2 [I own this game]
BEAT IT: 0 [I beat this game]
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