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In Japan, Nintendo sent out a special Xenoblade Chronicles 2 message. Director Tetsuya Takahashi wrote up a few words for those who are playing the RPG. It may not have anything earth-shattering, but Takahashi goes over how there’s more to Xenoblade Chronicles 2 other than just pursuing the main story, and mentions how he hopes that players will continue to be engaged with content from the Expansion Pass.

Here’s our translation in full:

Nintendo has announced that version 1.3.0 of Xenoblade Chronicles 2 will be available in mid-February. This patch will add a New Game+ function to the game. Details on that mode haven’t been announced yet, though it was previously hinted at that in New Game+ you will be able to get certain Blades that are used by the antagonists.

1.3.0 will also contain a bug fix for an issue that was introduced in version 1.2.0, wherein a Blade synchronized with a certain Driver will not be displayed on the Blade list in mid-chapter 7.

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If anything has become a meme in Xenoblade Chronicles 2, it would be the battle dialogue from certain enemy soldiers you encounter. This has taken on a life of its own due to how often their lines are repeated, especially in short bursts.

These lines may ring a bell if you’ve played through Xenoblade Chronicles 2:

– “Think you can take me?”
– “Don’t forget me!”
– “You’re done!”

Xenoblade Chronicles 2 received its latest update earlier today, bringing the game up to version 1.2.0. New quests and items have been added in for Expansion Pass owners as well as a few other changes. Take a closer look at the update below.

Update: Patch notes now available, added below.


Original: Xenoblade Chronicles 2’s newest update has just arrived. Version 1.2.0 is out now.

As of this moment, Nintendo has not yet published patch notes. We’ll add them in here as soon as we have them.

We do at least know that New Quests Pack 1 and Helpful Items Pack 3 from the Expansion Pass are now available. The full contents of both can be found below.

Nintendo has confirmed that the latest update and DLC are due out this week for Xenoblade Chronicles 2. Version 1.2.0 will be going live along with the New Quests Pack from the Expansion Pass.

The New Quests Pack will contain the following items:

Around the launch of Xenoblade Chronicles 2, Japanese outlet 4Gamer caught up with director Tetsuya Takahashi for a lengthy conversation. The two sides discussed all sorts of different aspects regarding the game’s creation, including a return to numbered entries, the inspiration for the world as well as Drivers and Blades, and more. There was also talk about the Expansion Pass and future DLC.

We’ve prepared a lengthy summary of the new interview featuring Takahashi’s various comments. You can read it in full below.

Xenoblade Chronicles 2 updated to version 1.1.1 today, bringing along an easy mode for Tiger! Tiger!, map improvements, and more. Check out some footage below.

Update: Full patch notes added below.


Original: Xenoblade Chronicles 2’s newest update is here. Nintendo just issued version 1.1.1 for all players.

We’re still waiting on the patch notes, but Nintendo did previously explain what’s covered in the update. It features an easy mode for Tiger! Tiger!, map improvements, and more.

Here’s the lowdown from director Tetsuya Takahashi:

Xenoblade Chronicles 2 main character designer Masatsugu Saito published a new piece today. Saito discussed how some of the characters were created, including Rex, Pyra, Nia, and more. Concept art was shared as well.

Here’s the full entry form Saito: