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Xenoblade Chronicles 3 was released on July 30th, to highly positive reviews across the board. I, personally, am loving the game so far, and so are scores of fans — and in the wake of its release, Senior Director and series creator Tetsuya Takahashi shared a message with fans via an email that Nintendo sent to customers in Japan, translated by Nintendo Everything.

The message contains heavy (if vague) spoilers for the entire Xenoblade series. If you finished either the first Xenoblade or the second (or, presumably, Xenoblade 3) you should be fine, but tread lightly if you haven’t finished any of the games.


Greetings to everyone who purchased Xenoblade Chronicles 3. This is Takahashi from Monolith Soft.

Thanks to your support, we’ve released the third Xenoblade title, twelve years after the original Xenoblade was released for the Wii in 2010. Xenoblade 3 has been called the culmination of the whole series up until now, and it truly is the culmination. We at Monolith have put everything we have cultivated over the past twelve years into it.

It is also a stopping point to me. This title depicts the conclusion of the Xenoblade story that began with Klaus’s experiment.

While it is a conclusion, that does not mean it is the end of the Xenoblade series. It is just a stopping point in my mind. I think that everyone who played this title and the additional stories in the Expansion Pass can imagine what lies in the future for Xenoblade.

I have one recommendation for how to play Xenoblade Chronicles 3. Some things are marked by a ? on the game map. Even if you are in the middle of progressing the main story after finding the ? marks, try taking a detour. There are many encounters waiting there.

Thank you for your continued support of Xenoblade Chronicles 3!


There’s quite a bit you could look deeper into here — for one thing, it sounds like Xenoblade will continue, even if its current saga of sorts has met its conclusion. The implication is strong that there are hints of what awaits in the future in this game’s story and the Expansion Pass. You’ll have to play the game yourself to see what Takahashi is hinting at, it seems. 

Xenoblade Chronicles 3 is out now for the Nintendo Switch. 


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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.