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Xenoblade Chronicles 2

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.

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.

Nintendo games are quite often known for their wide appeal. The Mario series sells well because not only are they generally good games, but anyone can grab a controller and enjoy themselves. On the other hand, the Xenoblade franchise has always been a bulky RPG; something that those faint of heart and hundreds of hours of free time, may shy away from. Let’s find out why the new expansion for the second Xenoblade game might just make for the best place ever to start or continue your Xeno-journey!

While Xenoblade Chronicles 2: Torna – The Golden Country was made available to Expansion Pass owners last week, it’s out today for everyone else. Watch a launch trailer below.

Nintendo Life recently had the chance to speak with some of the developers behind Xenoblade Chronicles 2. These include Monolith Soft executive producer Tetsuya Takahashi, producer Koh Kojima, and Nintendo director Genki Yokota.

We have some excerpts below, which confirms that there won’t be any additional content for Xenoblade Chronicles 2, talk about designing Blades and the ending (spoilers of course), and more. You can read the full discussion here.

Xenoblade Chronicles 2: Torna – The Golden Country saw its initial debut on Switch yesterday. Expansion Pass owners can access the new content now, while everyone else can begin playing next week.

Over on Nintendo’s Japanese website, Monolith Soft’s Tetsuya Takahashi shared a lengthy message about Torna – The Golden Country’s creation and new features. He reveals that the team created a new engine to render the game, originally intended to squeeze in the expansion between chapters 7 and 8, and more.