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Xenoblade Chronicles 2

Xenoblade Chronicles 2

Xenoblade Chronicles 2 fan Moosehunter has shared a lot of early information about the RPG before it was officially announced. It’s how we found out about things like Shulk and Fiora in the Challenge Mode Pack, among other things.

Though it was initially discovered a few weeks back, new datamined information has been floating around this week. Continue on below for more details.

Awhile back, we had heard that Siren from Xenoblade Chronicles 2 would be receiving a real-life product. It turns out that the item will come in the form of a model kit, and pre-orders have opened.

Play-Asia is taking reservations here, though there’s a deadline of August 13. AmiAmi also has it here.

The Siren model kit will launch in November. Have a look at some photos below.

“Karaoke JOYSOUND for Nintendo Switch”, as the name implies, is a karaoke game for Nintendo’s latest system. Currently, it’s only available on the Japanese eShop. The game is free to download, but to actually sing the songs you need to buy tickets that will let you access them for a given period of time.

The game features a video variety of songs – and it just added a few more that might be of interest to Nintendo fans. Specifically, six songs from Xenoblade Chronicles 2 are now available: “Drifting Soul” and “One Last You”, sung by Jen Bird, and four songs by Anúna, Ireland’s national choir: “Our Eternal Land”, “Shadow of the Lowlands”, “We Are the Chosen Ones” and “Ever Come to an End”.


As part of its Season Pass, Xenoblade Chronicles 2 has been receiving a variety of DLC all year, culminating with the release of the story DLC Torna: The Golden Country on September 14th. Dataminers, similarly, have also been at it all year and discovered some DLC features before they were officially announced. This has happened again today as hackers have found customizable difficulty options, which will presumably be added to the game at some point in the feature.

Last week, Torna – The Golden Country was announced as the big story expansion for Xenoblade Chronicles 2. Monolith Soft executive director Tetsuya Takahashi has since shared more on the new content and how it came to be.

Takahashi reveals that Torna – The Golden Country was included with the team’s original prototype for the main game – or “one of the potential story candidates”. However, it was determined that the Torna content “would divert a major portion of the budget and development time we had allotted for Xenoblade Chronicles 2.” The concept was abandoned, but Takahashi still had it on his PC, and it was brought back in the form of the expansion / DLC.

Daemon X Machina

Nintendo has passed along updated fact sheets for a trio of games featured at E3 this week: Daemon X Machina, Xenoblade 2: The Golden Country, and Super Mario Party. All three received updated information following the Nintendo Direct that took place a few days ago. For the latest details, check out the fact sheets below.

At the end of this week, Nintendo dropped the next big piece of Xenoblade Chronicles 2 DLC. Expansion Pass owners can get their hands on the Battle Challenge Mode Pack. Get a lengthy look at the DLC in the gameplay video below.

Update: Bumped to the top. Added in the patch notes below.

Original: The next big update for Xenoblade Chronicles 2 has arrived. Version 1.5.0 is live, along with the Challenge Battle Mode for Expansion Pass owners.

Challenge Battle Mode “gives players many chances to test their skills, plenty of loot to earn, and some minor story elements that show the characters in a new light”. You’ll be taking on hordes of enemies in Waves to complete each challenge. Additionally, Shulk and Fiora from the first Xenoblade Chronicles join the fight as Blades.

We’ll bring you the full patch notes for today’s update as soon as we have them.

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