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Baten Kaitos III cancelled

Yasuyuki Honne, the director at Monolith Soft for the Baten Kaitos series, has again commented on Baten Kaitos III – which never released. He also once again confirmed that there were plans for a title on DS that was scrapped as well.

According to Honne, Baten Kaitos III was targeted for next-gen platforms – so if anything, it would have been on Wii and not GameCube. Unfortunately, things weren’t meant to be “due to Bandai Namco’s restructuring and budget review, as well as tri-Crescendo’s financial struggles”. Honne added that “Baten Kaitos is a complicated series with lots of circumstances involved.”

Xenoblade Chronicles 3 Mio figma pre-order

We have a big update on the Xenoblade Chronicles 3 figma for Mio, as Good Smile today provided a final release date, photos, and pre-orders.

Mio, who is is one of the main characters of the Switch RPG, first had her own figure revealed last August. Then in February, an actual prototype was shown off – just without color. Now the design has been completely finalized and Good Smile is ramping up for production.

Zelda Tears of the Kingdom Monolith Soft

Perhaps surprising no one, Monolith Soft has confirmed its involvement with The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom as one of its primary developers.

Monolith Soft shared the news on Twitter. The company worked on game design, programming, and graphics.

Xenoblade Chronicles 3 update 2.0.0

Xenoblade Chronicles 3 last major update has just arrived, with Nintendo and Monolith Soft now offering version 2.0.0.

The big addition here is support for the game’s new DLC expansion, Future Redeemed. You’ll need to purchase the Expansion Pass in order to access it.

Xenoblade Chronicles 3 Future Redeemed characters, combat

Nintendo and Monolith Soft blew the lid off of the Xenoblade Chronicles 3: Future Redeemed DLC this week and revealed that it’s coming in just a few days. A bunch of information has since been posted on the official Japanese Twitter account. Details were shared about characters, combat, and other features in the DLC.

Most of the tweets have only been published in Japanese (aside from a few exceptions on Nintendo’s North American Twitter account), but English translations were posted to the unofficial XenobladeEN Twitter account. We’ve rounded up everything below.

Xenoblade Chronicles 3: Future Redeemed gameplay

New gameplay of Xenoblade Chronicles 3: Future Redeemed is now available showing battles, along with some cinematics and new music. Content was posted to the official Japanese website and Twitter account. Because of this, the cutscenes are in Japanese.

The bomb was just dropped that the big DLC for Xenoblade Chronicles 3, Future Redeemed, is dropping at Switch at the end of the month – or next week. Described as a prequel, the story will connect all of the entries in the series together.

Xenoblade Chronicles 3 Future Redeemed

Nintendo and Monolith Soft will launch Future Redeemed DLC for Xenoblade Chronicles 3 this month, the two sides just announced. It will launch on April 25, 2023.

Future Redeemed takes place before the main game and features “a cast of new and familiar characters in an original story scenario that connects all three installments in the Xenoblade Chronicles series.” Also new is the Unity Combo “where two characters can attack in unison.”

Xenoblade 3 Definitive Edition soundtracks

Procyon Studio has announced extensive plans for the Xenoblade Chronicles soundtracks, with Xenoblade Chronicles 3 and Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition now confirmed to be seeing official releases.

The Xenoblade Chronicles 3 Original Soundtrack is due out on August 2, 2023. It contains over 140 tracks, clocking in at roughly nine hours.

Xenoblade Chronicles 3 update 1.3.0

Xenoblade Chronicles 3 just received its latest update, version 1.3.0. This brings about the third part of the game’s Expansion Pass.

Masha, the newest Hero and a refined Lapidarist, is the highlight from the new Expansion Pass content. Additionally, players can now access Challenge Battles with roguelike elements. Multiple Heroes can be added, and it’s possible to unlock special abilities for your party as you play through the battle mode. New outfits can be unlocked as well.

The full patch notes for the Xenoblade Chronicles 3 version 1.3.0 update are as follows:

Baten Kaitos I & II HD Remaster enhancements frame rate resolution

Baten Kaitos I & II HD Remaster was only just announced for Switch a short while ago, but Bandai Namco has followed up with more details including enhancements being implemented, frame rate, resolution, and more. This stems from an official FAQ.

Here’s the full rundown:

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