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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:

Who’s the most popular character in Xenoblade Chronicles 2? In an interview with USgamer, Monolith Soft’s Tetsuya Takahashi shared some insight. In Japan, that would be Pyra. However, Takahashi isn’t sure about the west.

In the same interview, Takahashi spoke about the Core Crystals and Blade system in the game. The team believed having different outcomes each time would encourage people to share what they obtained on social media.

Last week, Monolith Soft opened a new recruitment page on its website. The Xenoblade developer is looking for programmers, planners, artists, designers, and management.

The page was accompanied by a lengthy message from Tetsuya Takahashi, the boss of Monolith Soft. Takahashi explains why the company is seeking new employees, among other things.

According to a translation from Gematsu from Monolith Soft’s website, the 1st Production development department is hiring staff for an unspecified RPG. Here’s what the listing reads:

The studio is seeking programmers (graphics programmers, character control programmers, and AI programmers), planners (level designers), technical artists (modeling TA, animation TA, and effects TA), designers (map modelers, in-game animators, character modelers, character designers for the artwork staff, and script event creators), and management and support staff (production assistants and event production management) to work on the RPG.

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Xenoblade Chronicles 2 is the best-selling entry in the series. It’s already a million seller having sold 1.42 million copies as of June 2018.

One reason for Xenoblade Chronicles 2’s success is due to strong sales in the west. Speaking with USgamer, Monolith Soft executive director Tetsuya Takahashi revealed that the RPG exceeded the company’s expectations, especially in the west. The new Torna expansion is also exceeding expectations on the whole.

My Nintendo has added in a couple of new rewards in North America, and both are themed around Xenoblade Chronicles 2: Torna – The Golden Country.

First up are a pair of printable boxart covers that cost 30 Platinum Points. And for 50 Platinum Points, you can receive a new wallpaper.

Both of these rewards can be redeemed here.