Xenoblade composer shares a message, says “it’s time for a fresh start”
Posted on 1 week ago by Brian(@NE_Brian) in General Nintendo, News, Switch | 0 comments
Kenji Hiramatsu, one of the main composers of the Xenoblade Chronicles series, has shared a special message and says that “it’s time for a fresh start”.
Hiramatsu has worked on the franchise since the very beginning. Some of the tracks he’s been involved with include Engage the Enemy, You Will Know Our Names, Counterattack, You Will Recall Our Names, and You Will Know Our Names – Finale.
Xenoblade series icons added to Nintendo Switch Online
Posted on 3 months ago by Brian(@NE_Brian) in News, Switch | 0 comments
Original (5/25): Starting today, Nintendo Switch Online members can access new user icons for the Xenoblade Chronicles series.
Icons were previously made available last year, but that was specifically for Xenoblade Chronicles 3. Now the entire series is being represented, including the first two games.
[Let’s Talk] Ranking the Xenoblade Chronicles games
Posted on 3 months ago by Brian(@NE_Brian) in Let's Talk, New Nintendo 3DS, Switch, Wii, Wii U | 0 comments
With the Future Redeemed DLC for Xenoblade Chronicles 3 coming out several weeks ago, the main series’ original story has now truly wrapped up. We won’t get into any spoilers, but the first game set certain events in motion that has ties to the other entries. This has all been a big journey for the fans, especially for those that started out with the initial Wii release over a decade ago.
Now that the series has wrapped up for now – but count on more Xenoblade games in the future – we want to hear from you as far as how you’d rank the different games. Which is your favorite? What are your thoughts on the story DLC expansions? We also don’t want to leave Xenoblade Chronicles X fans out of the mix, so feel free to share your thoughts on that RPG as well if you played it.
Is Xenoblade too complex for you? Explaining why the series is so good
Posted on 1 year ago by Luiz in Features, New Nintendo 3DS, Switch, Videos, Wii, Wii U | 0 comments
We are just a couple of weeks away from the release of Xenoblade Chronicles 3, which feels a little bit surreal considering that the game was announced in February of this year.
As expected, a lot of people are trying to get into the series before the third entry comes out, and some will probably hear about how the series is complex and not always super friendly to beginners. Although it is undeniable that Xenoblade can be complicated sometimes, I get the impression that when the discourse is so focused on the series complexity, there’s a chance that we are scaring some future fans.
Taking that into consideration, I decided to make a video talking about the overall appeal of the series and why fans love it so much despite the complexity. Feel free to check out the video down below.
10 games with the best graphics on Switch
Posted on 1 year ago by Bryce(@brodee922) in Features, Switch | 0 comments
We’ve put together a new list covering the top ten games we feel have the best graphics on Switch.
Switch often comes under fire for its specs and graphical capability as compared to other current-gen consoles. Obviously it is not capable of running games such as the recent Unreal Engine 5 Matrix demo, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t full of great looking games. Switch has its own library of beautiful-looking titles, and those that love playing to admire great graphics shouldn’t write off the console.
So what are the games that look amazing and can only be played on Switch? Well, we’ve got you covered with a list of the top ten that personally stand out to us. These are games that are exclusive to Switch, which means there will be a lot of Nintendo developed and published titles on here. Setting it up this way provides reasons to own the system and to play them on it specifically.
Xenoblade Chronicles: a spoilery discussion about the series
Posted on 1 year ago by Luiz in Features, New Nintendo 3DS, Switch, Wii | 0 comments
Here we are again talking about Xenoblade Chronicles – this time with something a little bit different. Instead of the usual ten-minute video we usually share on Sunday, this is more of a discussion. I’ve had a desire to talk more in-depth about the franchise because there’s so much to discuss about these complex games.
To help me on this task, our reporter Nicolas joined me in an hour-long Xenoblade discussion where we talk about our experiences with the series, specific plot points and what we expect from the future third game in the franchise. If you are interested, feel free to check it out in the video down below.
[Let’s Talk] Xenoblade 1 vs. Xenoblade 2
Posted on 1 year ago by Brian(@NE_Brian) in Let's Talk, Switch | 0 comments
Xenoblade Chronicles 3 is three months away, so we’re definitely feeling the hype. Monolith Soft has said that this new game can be played if you haven’t gone through the first two, but those that really want the most out of it will want to see what the previous outings have to offer – especially from a story perspective.
Xenoblade Chronicles 1 and 2 are both special in their own right, but some fans have a clear preference for one over the other. With that in mind, we want to hear from you about which one you like more (we haven’t forgotten about Xenoblade Chronicles X, but obviously 1 and 2 are more similar to each other). How do you feel they compare from the perspective of the gameplay, world, story, characters, and music? Share your thoughts with us in the comments.
Switch eShop hosting My Nintendo Gold Points offer for Xenoblade games
Posted on 1 year ago by Brian(@NE_Brian) in News, Switch eShop | 0 comments
Xenoblade Chronicles 3 just received a final July 29, 2022 release date, and Nintendo is celebrating the news with a special offer.
Starting today, fans can earn double My Nintendo Gold Points on select content from the Xenoblade Chronicles series. In other words, up to 10 percent in points is up for grabs, which can be used for a future digital game or DLC purchase.
Stephen Critchlow, the voice of Bana in Xenoblade 2, has passed away
Posted on 2 years ago by Brian(@NE_Brian) in General Nintendo, News | 0 comments
We’re sad to report that British actor Stephen Critchlow has passed away. He died at the age of 54.
Critchlow had a number of roles spread across television, theater, and voice acting. He has a strong connection to Xenoblade Chronicles 2 having voiced Bana in the 2017 Switch RPG. Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward, Dragon Quest Heroes, and the Killzone series were among the other titles Critchlow worked on.
Monolith Soft shares new Xenoblade Chronicles 2 art to promote recruitment of graduates
Posted on 2 years ago by Brian(@NE_Brian) in Images, Switch | 0 comments
Monolith Soft has shared a new piece of art for Xenoblade Chronicles 2, which was designed by the company’s Masumi Senoo. You can check it out above.
The artwork wasn’t released randomly. Monolith Soft updated its website today with information regarding recruitment guidelines for new graduates. The site won’t have much interest for fans of Monolith Soft, but we’ll certainly take any new Xenoblade art we can get.