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Xenoblade Chronicles Definitive Edition

With Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition launching in less than two weeks, Nintendo has been ramping up its advertising efforts. We have a European commercial for the RPG below.

Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition is due out for Switch on May 29.

We’ve been getting a lot of news about Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition, and this week in particular. A bunch of footage appeared online that really gave us a good look at how the Switch release is shaping up.

One of the things we heard about recently is that all voice actors have returned for Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition. That doesn’t just go for the main game – which was more or less a known factor since the original announcement – but also the brand new Future Connected epilogue.

That’s not the only bit of news we have regarding voice acting. As revealed in a video posted by RogersBase this week, a Nintendo Treehouse rep revealed that Monolith Soft redid the lip syncing. Xenoblade Chronicles is already highly regarded for its voice acting, so this should only make the experience even better.

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Nintendo has put out a few additional Japanese web commercials for Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition. We have the full set below.

Nintendo and Monolith Soft have shared the latest screenshots from Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition. Today’s batch highlights three characters: Alvis, Dickson, and Mumkhar. We have the full set below.

Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition is slated for May 29 on Switch.


Yet another Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition comparison has surfaced, but this time it isn’t for the visuals. GameXplain has put together a video that highlights five tracks from the original release and new Switch edition: Hometown, Gaur Plain, Satorl Marsh (night), Frontier Village, and Eryth Sea. Check it out below.

We’ve already seen plenty of comparisons for Xenoblade Chronicles on Switch and Wii, but a video from Nintendo World Report throws the New 3DS version into the mix as well. Have a look at it below.

Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition will be hitting Switch on May 29.

It’s pretty clear that Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition uses the voice work from the original Wii title. However, we also know that the game features Future Connected, an entirely new epilogue created specifically for the Switch release. Thankfully, fans can rest easy knowing that all of the original cast returned, including Jenna Coleman – who originally voiced Melia.

When we first heard about Future Connected, it was more or less confirmed that Adam Howden would reprise his role as Shulk, though there was some uncertainty as to who would play Melia. Coleman has had some notable roles in other media since Xenoblade Chronicles launched a decade ago such as Clara Oswald on Doctor Who, so it was anybody’s guess if Nintendo would be able to bring her back. In a preview video with RogersBase, a Nintendo Threehouse representative confirmed that Coleman did in fact return, and that goes for the whole voice cast as well.

You can see that video and a whole bunch of other footage in our roundup here.

A whole bunch of new Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition footage is starting to pop up online, which includes a look at Future Connected. We’ve rounded up a few of these videos below.

The Nintendo UK store has the Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition – Collector’s Set back in stock. If you’re interested in securing a copy, head on over here.

The Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition – Collector’s Set includes a 250-page art book, steelbook, vinyl featuring the Monado printed on the sleeve, and a poster.

Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition launches May 29.

Nintendo and Monolith Soft have officially revealed Time Attack mode as a new feature in Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition. Details and screenshots have been shared outlining what players can expect.

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