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Lets Talk Xenoblade future

One of the news topics circulating this week is Xenoblade Chronicles series director Tetsuya Takahashi saying that if there’s another entry in the franchise, it would probably be pretty different. In a way that seems like something obvious to mention, but it’s also an interesting point of discussion.

There are many similarities across the Xenoblade games, but plenty of differences as well. Perhaps the most unique of the bunch was Xenoblade Chronicles X, which put a focus more on quests and less of a story plus rideable mechs. For the most part though, the series has been about exploring big worlds, getting wrapped up in the world and story (unless you want to discount X), appreciating the music, and taking on enemies in the real-time action-based battle system.

Having said that, where should Xenoblade go from here? What would you like to see in a theoretical new game? Let us know in the comments.

New Xenoblade

According to Xenoblade Chronicles director Tetsuya Takahashi, assuming we see another entry in the series, it “will likely be something vastly different from what came before.”

A message from Takahashi was included in the recently-released Xenoblade Chronicles 3 soundtrack release. Xenomira has since provided a translation.

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.

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.

Xenoblade Chronicles 3 future

We already heard from Monolith Soft’s Tetsuya Takahashi that Xenoblade Chronicles 3 is the “culmination” of the series and “summary for moving on to the next step”. However, on Nintendo’s side, producer and director Genki Yokota has stated that he wants to keep the series “going as long as possible”.

That comment came about in the final section of Nintendo’s official interview regarding Xenoblade Chronicles 3. Speaking about the future, Takahashi and Yokota said:

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.

xenoblade my nintendo offer

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.

Xenoblade is celebrating its 10th anniversary today. The first entry on Wii initially launched in Japan on June 10, 2010. To celebrate, some special artwork has been prepared, which we have above.

Xenoblade Chronicles wasn’t localized until the European edition in August 2011. North America had to continue waiting for the RPG, as Nintendo didn’t bring it over until April 2012.

Since the original Xenoblade Chronicles, we’ve seen Xenoblade Chronicles X on Wii U and Xenoblade Chronicles 2 on Switch. Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition, a redone version of the Wii title, came to Switch late last month.


Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition is launching on Switch in a couple of months following previous releases on Wii and New 3DS. A new comparison video for all three versions can be found below.

After it originally appeared on Wii a decade ago, Xenoblade Chronicles will return on Switch next year. See how the two versions stack up in the video below.

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