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Xenoblade Chronicles 2 – overview of the world, terms, characters

Posted on June 18, 2017 by (@NE_Brian) in News, Switch

Following its appearance in the Nintendo Spotlight presentation at E3, the official Japanese Xenoblade Chronicles 2 website opened. Even if you don’t know a lick of Japanese, it’s worth visiting since it contains four pieces of music from the game.

The page also introduces the world’s concept, some of the terms and characters used in the game. You can find a full translation of that below.

‘Arst’, world concealed by an ocean of clouds

There are numerous creatures living within the cloud ocean, this especially enormous creature is called a “Titan”
Humans have created a settlement on top of Ars.

* Note: Nintendo Treehouse used the term “Titan” for the giant creatures in the game.


A variant life-form born when a human touches a core crystal.
Blade are born along with a weapon, dedicating their existence to the human that created them and growing alongside them. They’re cleaving a path through the conflict.


Chosen human capable of bringing Blades into existence. Drivers can synchronize with the Blade, granting them access to a great variety of powers.

Rex, VA: Shimono Hiro

An energetic young boy working as a Salvager.
He meets with Pyra, and becomes deeply embroiled in the fate of the world.

Pyra, VA: Shimoji Shino

The partner Blade to Rex.
Possesses the power of flame.
Is headed for Elysium along with Rex.

Big thanks to Gessenkou for sending this over.

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