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Xenoblade Chronicles 2, which will be out later this year, secured about an hour of gameplay during today’s Gamescom livestream. In this showcase we get to see Rex, Tora and Nia paired with their Blades in Bluestep Ditch. All are level 21 and are ready to take on local wildlife. We finally get a good look at the game’s battle system and UI.


You’ll see that blade character attacks are on the righthand side of the screen, while arts are located on the left. Scattered throughout the area is loot, via collection markers.

Also worth noting: You get to see Rex and the crew accept a quest, and the stream ended with the players discovering Fonsa Myma, one of the many towns in the game.

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Written by Jennifer Burch

Illustrator, designer, writer and big Nintendo geek, you can find Jennifer with an N3DS within reach 24/7. As the oldest of three, she has survived many Mario Party, Super Smash Bros. and Mario Kart sessions intact in addition to getting her brothers hooked on some really weird games. (Cubivore anyone?)