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One of the biggest obstacles in an RPG can be your own habits. If you like to do any and everything before moving on to new areas, it’s likely you’ll end up overleveled and throw off the game’s curve. That’s why any game that lets me adjust my level or experience gain is a welcome sight, and thanks to its tantalizingly close Switch remaster, you can add Xenoblade Chronicles to that list.


Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition will feature an Advanced Mode option, which will seemingly make EXP function somewhat like Bonus EXP did in Xenoblade Chronicles 2. There you could allocate those points to characters as you like, letting players who want to out-grind the game do so while others could hold off and keep a more even pace.


It’ll also be possible to adjust your level completely, lowering it and putting EXP back into your stock. It’s not clear if this is tied to specific in-game locations as it was with inns in XC2 or simply an option you have at your disposal; but judging by the background in the shared screenshots and how user-friendly ever other known adjustment to Definitive Edition has been, I’d wager it’s the latter.

Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition will be changing the future when it releases this Friday, May 29th. You can still pre-order your copy on Amazon today.


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Written by Ricky Berg

When he isn’t writing for Nintendo Wire, Ricky’s anticipating the next Kirby, Fire Emblem, or if the stars ever align, Mother 3 to be released. Till then he’ll have the warm comfort of Super Smash Bros. to keep him going.