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Over four years after the release of Xenoblade Chronicles 2, and almost two years after the release of Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition, the third game in the saga has been announced — Xenoblade Chronicles 3 is heading to the Switch, as revealed in a stunning announcement trailer dropped during today’s Nintendo Direct.



A glance by a knowing fan — and the trailer’s own description – reveals that the game’s world is a mesh of those seen in the first two games, or in their own words “a brand-new story that ties together the future of both worlds.”

Fans who finished Xenoblade Chronicles 2 will know why. And we can see elements of both in the trailer – High Entia and Mechon designs from Xenoblade Chronicles alongside Blade Cores and other titans of Xenoblade Chronicles 2.

Our first glimpse shows many intriguing things — a black-haired protagonist playing a flute, a heroine with a striking resemblance to Nia, a High Entia with black wings, flute-playing, war, and a lot of ominous dialogue that’s difficult to speculate about fully.

Given there’s only about half a year before release, and already a dub (once again, thank you British people), we can expect much info in the coming months.

Xenoblade Chronicles 3 is heading to Nintendo Switch in September 2022.


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Written by Amelia Fruzzetti

A writer and Nintendo fan based in Seattle, Washington. When not working for NinWire, she can be found eating pasta, writing stories, and wondering about when Mother 3 is finally going to get an official localization.