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Xenoblade Chronicles X – all character DLC is free in the west, Lin aged to 15

Posted on September 15, 2015 by (@NE_Brian) in News, Wii U

The latest issue of Game Informer shares a preview of Xenoblade Chronicles X. In the article, we learn about a couple of noteworthy details for the western release.

Game Informer confirms that all character DLC will be included in the overseas edition at no extra cost. Additionally, Lin Lee is 15 years-old in the game. In the Japanese version, Lin is 13 years-old.

Xenoblade Chronicles X is due out in the west on December 4.

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  • chancetime

    Both good decisions. 4 extra characters for no cost to Western players! 🙂

  • The less DLC I have to buy, the more likely I am to pick up the game. Not that I’m averse to DLC for good games, I just don’t like fussing with a ton of it, especially not in a short amount of time.

  • TalesOfBS

    She was 13? lol
    It looks like now she is on the right age.

    • uPadWatcher

      You’re not BS’in. +1

  • KnightWonder

    That is a 13 year old? O.o

    • wiki443556

      have you ever seen a 13 year old? she easily looks like one

      • NintendoPSXTheSecond

        A lot of the 13 year olds around me are so bodacious and lewdly dressed you’d not think twice to them as possibly being 16-18. His thought is justified.

      • KnightWonder

        Not where I live. When I was thirteen and in middle school my fellow female classmates didn’t have chests like that.

        • wiki443556

          The ones I knew did. big-busted school girls were quite a common sight when I was growing up. trust me, I noticed :p

  • dannyxzero

    Back off! Lin is my waffle!

    • Exposer

      Dude…she has 13.

      • KnightWonder

        She’s also fictional.

        • Exposer

          That doesnt stops Rule 34, does it?

      • dannyxzero

        It is a joke…….and she is 15, but you don’t get it lol

        • Exposer

          No, i get, but i tought it could be fun point that.

          • dannyxzero

            Ah lol ^______^

    • KnightWonder

      You mean this Lin waffle?

      • dannyxzero

        LoL! So cute!

        • jimmy

          Really? Freaky eyes to me :S

          • uPadWatcher

            Have you seen Xenosaga episodes 1 to 3?

          • jimmy

            Yes, played and beaten, THAT’S no Momo

          • Jet Hammer

            Introducing MOMO from Xenosaga, Lyn is likely based her design.

          • KnightWonder
          • jimmy

            Momo was a lot cuter and “younger”……..man still remember that scene with Albidi messing with her mind…..I need to replay those games

          • JediaKyrol

            Isn’t Momo like…1? Wasn’t she from the latest Realian batch?

  • F…free? Huh… well, I hope they at least put out something I can pay for. Good jobs deserve a reward as far as I’m concerned, and it’s not like they have a patreon I can sign up for…

    Maybe they’ll release expansion-class dlc.

    • KobobMC

      You can pay $60 dollars for the game or $90 for the special edition.

      • He or she is obviously talking about buying more than the base game. Are ya’ll… nevermind, but how did this get 5 upvotes? Not everyone is content with spending just $60 or $90, some people want to support the game more while still feeling like they’re getting something or at least without just buying multiple copies.


        • I was crazy impressed by Xenoblade, so I really want to support the developer. I think they deserve it. I’m aware I’m a bit of an odd duck in this regard, but without a digital version of the SE, it seems all I can really do is give the base price.

          • Ahh, ok. Understandable

    • Marshall Thompson

      After the incredible response from releasing pre order for the Special editions, this is probably there way of compensating their western costumers cash flow.

      • *sighs* I really wish there was a digital version of the Special Edition. I’d get that in a heartbeat. I’m pretty much out of room in my apartment, so I’ve nowhere to put physical copies until I can afford a bigger place. T_T

  • Kazu

    I wonder if they removed her bikini suit/clothes as well. Pretty sure the reason they “aged” her was this.

    • Bianca Ann Saracino

      Yeah I doubt it, as like you said why age her up then.

      • the7Saviors

        She’s actually still 13 in the western version… she flat out says it in the game. personally I don’t really think it matters if she’s 15 or 13 jailbait is jailbait

    • Booz

      hopefully they didn’t remove the content because that gear is universal, if they remove it from the game then the player avatar can’t wear it
      and there’d be no way to restrict it so only she cannot wear it
      raising the age is a fine way to avoid having to do either of the above
      of course the easiest way would be to just translate the game the way it was made without changing anything but we don’t live in such a perfect world

  • uPadWatcher

    This is ultimately the BEST offer ever from Nintendo and Monolith Soft. No additional cost for additional DLC! And I Have to tip my hat off to them for changing Lin’s age to 15. #GrandDestinyAwaits as the countdown to the December 4th continues.

  • Jag Gentlemann


    • uPadWatcher

      North America and Europe release.

      • Jag Gentlemann

        I said Japan because they prefer younger girls.

        • uPadWatcher

          Oh… I see.

  • Suraimu

    Weird age change, she is still underage.
    Of course I think they shouldnt have changed her age period, lets hope this is the only censorship in the game.

    • KnightWonder

      This isn’t censorship, they just aged her up to make her more like her character appears.

      • jimmy

        Its not like it was a dating sim anyways

      • Booz

        that IS censorship
        just a really small type but still
        censorship is changing, modifying, limiting or omitting a message

        • uPadWatcher

          Quit being so freaking negative for gripe sake!

        • jimmy

          You must really hate how Lucas “censored” star wars then lol

  • Operative

    Oh nice. I’m glad we get a nice little bonus for waiting half a year

  • Exposer

    Im the only one who thinks in the Fire Emblem Lyn for some reason?

    • dannyxzero

      OMG, I thought I was alone, BROTHER?!

  • KnightWonder

    Look into my eyes…

    • dannyxzero

      Can’t……..look………away……………….she wont be in my party, I will solo this whole game!

      • KnightWonder

        Oh but she will…she’ll be with you, watching…waiting…preparing…

        • dannyxzero


          • uPadWatcher

            Ah… do a barrel roll! *end of sarcasm*

        • jimmy

          Her and the Villager should really hook up lol

    • HyruleSmasher

      oh you don’t say!!!!!!!

    • AD08

      not enough lin

      • dannyxzero


  • DynamiteDan

    Excellent decision to give us the character DLC for free. Tbh she looks closer to 15 than 13

  • Aline Piroutek

    Every game that comes to west way after Japan should have all previous DLC in the disc.
    Because DLC is the extra content they couldn’t put on the disc due to be too next from the release/after the release.

    • jimmy

      Maybe but dlc’s have to be translated as well

    • Annie

      Sometimes it is, like the free characters in Hyrule Warriors but other times DLC is like Smash Bros. and Mario Kart where they make extra content for the game after it’s done and since that content wasn’t in the budget they charge for it, and of course there’s also the classic Capcom DLC which is content that was already in the game but they make you pay for it even if it didn’t take them any extra time, money or resources to make

  • paidenthusiast

    Just take my money Nintendo. Great move

    • uPadWatcher

      I’m with you on that one, player!

  • Gus

    well at least it´s not 18! not big deal anyway!

  • Free DLC? Sweet!

    Random arbitrary aging? Uh… okay? Unless they explicitly say it in game though and it’s connected to her storyline, I don’t feel like it really matters. I’m a lifelong RPG player; I’m used to absurdly, unrealistically young children (who often seem like they should be older) fighting hordes of evil. I mean, did you know Palom and Porom from FF4 are technically only 5 years old? Compared to that, 13 really wouldn’t have been that big of a deal. If they wanna make her 15, okay, but I’m not really bothered either way.

    My only problem with her is that her name is Lin. My name is Lynn. I fear it’ll get really confusing if I choose to name my player character after myself. XD

    • chancetime

      She has a optional suit that’s a little revealing, so that’s why NOA aged her up, rightfully so.

      • 15 still makes her a minor. If that’s their reasoning, then nothing’s really changed. And it’s still arbitrary, because it’s just a number. It’s not like NOA is redesigning the character to look older. She still has her original 13-year old design; they’re just telling us she’s older.

        It’s like a 16 year-old trying to claim they’re 21 to buy alcohol. They can say whatever they want or have a fake ID made even, but they’re still 16 no matter how it’s spun.

        • kthanxyousuck

          You don’t have to be over 18 to wear a revealing swimsuit but its probably more acceptable on a 15-16 year old than 13. And her design looks older than 13 to western audiences.

  • Kenshin0011

    I was worried about the DLC, glad this bunch is free! I also agree with the age change.

  • windstar

    Pupils take up a lot of the eyeball real estate. It’s a little creepy.

    • uPadWatcher

      That’s Japan for ya…

  • Booz

    that’s all fine but here’s the deal breaker : if they remove content or modify the plot
    free dlc is nice and changed ages is who cares about it anyway
    but the fear of censorship is the real problem
    censorship=no buy

    • uPadWatcher

      The only thing you have to fear is fear itself. In the words of Bobby McFerrin, “Don’t Worry… Be Happy.” According to a rep of 8-4, Xenoblade Chronicles X will remain uncensored. Although the names have been changed for localization, the contents will be 100% uncut… thus it’s rated T.

  • Annie

    Both are great changes <3 can't wait for this game, I loved the first one for Wii

  • Marshall Thompson

    They call her Downs-chan ….

    • uPadWatcher

      Try again, Mathers.

  • IsoAtrahaxis

    Just hoping and waiting for a WiiU + Xenoblade X bundle to finally jump into Nintendo’s side.

  • Nicholai Austrenzo

    Well, this convinced me to buy the Collectors Edition.


  • Hey, I had over 100 hours of gameplay from the first game. I don’t think there’s anything wrong with wanting to thank them for it in the only way that matters in business – cash. I didn’t care for what was in the DLC, but it worked as an excuse to give them that thank you. Plus, if Xenoblade was 100+ hours for me (TWICE! I have the N3DS version too!), then this should blow that out of the water. I mean, it’s not like I can sign up for their patreon or something, you know?