Xenoblade Chronicles 3 announced for Switch
Xenoblade Chronicles 3 is on the way to Switch, Nintendo and Monolith Soft announced during today’s Nintendo Direct presentation.
According to Nintendo, the RPG’s story ties together the futures of the worlds depicted in Xenoblade Chronicles and Xenoblade Chronicles 2.
This is the first time we’re hearing about the game in an official capacity, though some rumors first sprung up a few months ago. A report claimed that the project was in the final stages of development and that an announcement could be made by the end of 2021. That didn’t happen in the end, but the project’s existence has finally been made known.
Here’s the official blurb for Xenoblade Chronicles 3:
Xenoblade Chronicles 3: A vast world awaits in Xenoblade Chronicles 3, the next game in the acclaimed RPG series from developer MONOLITHSOFT. Players will step into the roles of protagonists Noah and Mio amid turmoil between the hostile nations of Keves and Agnus. Six characters hailing from those nations will take part in a grand tale with “life” as its central theme. Explore a new world that will connect the futures of both Xenoblade Chronicles and Xenoblade Chronicles 2, launching for Nintendo Switch in September 2022.
And the debut trailer:
Xenoblade Chronicles 3 launches for Switch in September 2022.