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Last week, Nintendo announced Xenoblade 2 Official Artworks Alrest Record, the official artbook for Xenoblade Chronicles 2. It was originally set to be released on February 2nd; however, Nintendo announced today that pre-orders for the artbook greatly exceeded their expectations. As such, the release of the book has been pushed back slightly to February 12 in order to meet the high demand.

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Announced earlier this week, the Xenoblade 2 Official Artworks Alrest Record is releasing in Japan in the very near future. The book spans over 300 pages, covering the main game and the Torna expansion. Fans will be able to pour over concept art for the characters, Blades, enemies, weapons, items, landscapes, and more.

Play-Asia has opened pre-orders for the Xenoblade 2 Official Artworks Alrest Record here. It’s due out on February 2 in Japan. Currently, a release in the west has not been announced.

A brand new model kit based on Siren from Xenoblade Chronicles 2 recently came out in Japan. In the package, a page is included that delves into some background information about the Artifice and more.

Just to be on the safe side, you may want to complete Xenoblade Chronicles 2 before proceeding. With that said, you can find a translation from Mira below.

Xenoblade Chronicles 2: Torna – The Golden Country was released digitally this past week. To commemorate the occasion, executive director Tetsuya Takahashi shared a few words.

We have the following message from Takahashi:

The soundtrack for Xenoblade Chronicles 2: Torna – The Golden Country is now available digitally. iTunes has it here. 11 tracks are included with the release.

Xenoblade Chronicles 2 and its standalone Torna expansion received unexpected updates last night. Out of nowhere, Nintendo and Monolith Soft added the Massive Melee Mythra outfit to the game. This is the costume Mythra wears in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate as a Spirit.

Unfortunately, it might not be immediately clear as to how players can obtain the outfit. We do have some additional details as well as footage that gives more precise instructions.

Xenoblade Chronicles 2 is a year old. To celebrate, character designer Masatsugu Saito posted a special illustration on social media. We’ve attached it above.

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It’s been announced that the soundtrack for Xenoblade Chronicles 2: Torna – The Golden Country will be receiving a digital release. iTunes and Amazon will both have the OST starting December 14. Note that it will only be offered in countries where the game is sold.

Here’s the news from Procyon Studio:

Xenoblade Chronicles 2 and its standalone expansion have been updated. The main game now sits at version 2.0.2 while Torna – The Golden Country is at version 1.0.2.

Thus far we’re aware of one interesting addition. In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Mythra appears as a Spirit. However, she’ll have a slightly different look, as pictured below:

Nintendo and Monolith Soft have issued updates for Xenoblade Chronicles 2. If you purchased the main game, version 2.0.1 is now available. For standalone Torna – The Golden Country owners, it’s version 1.0.1.

Below are the full patch notes: