Nintendo Switch Is Getting A Xenoblade Chronicles Remaster

The latest Nintendo Direct revealed a remaster of Shulk's adventure is coming in 2020.

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Nintendo capped off its Direct presentation by announcing a remaster for the critically acclaimed Wii RPG, Xenoblade Chronicles. The upcoming remaster builds upon the original with completely redone graphics across both the game's characters and world.

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Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition

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Aside from brief glimpses of a few in-game cutscenes, not much else was shown. But what little was revealed was enough to confirm a definite bump in visuals. Characters and environments both seem to have been given a facelift that's quite a step up in graphical fidelity from the original.

Xenoblade Chronicles released on Wii in 2010; though, it took the game quite a while to release in the west, coming out in 2011 and 2012 in Europe and North America respectively. At launch, GameSpot reviewer Ashton Raze scored the game a 9/10, saying in his review: "Xenoblade Chronicles is a remarkable game. It drags the JRPG into the 21st century, modernising many of the genre's traits and nailing a pace that outclasses the majority of its peers...It retains the traditions it wants to and modernises the aspects it needs to. It's not only one of the best JRPGs in years; it's also one of the best RPGs regardless of subgenre. Xenoblade Chronicles is a captivating, magical game which deserves to be hailed as the revolution it is."

Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition is launching on Nintendo Switch sometime in 2020. Nintendo confirmed that more announcements concerning the game will be unveiled in the coming months.

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excellent news and great game to remaster.

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Nintendo...keep going...keep doing these great things...

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This game was amazing back on the Wii. Easily the best single-player game on that system.

Can't wait to go another round with Shulk and the gang XD

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The game I always wanted to play but never did, my cousin talked sooo much about it. Ended up getting part 2 on switch and I loved it. It is about time switch gets part one! Already a priority game, every other game released in the same window(or month) will have to wait.

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Never got to this one the first (or second on 3DS) time around. Hopefully I can carve out some play time for it this time.

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It looks amazing. XC is one of my all time favorite games. It looks like they rebuilt the game using the XC2 engine. Looking forward to it!

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The game is finally available in a resolution above 480i. (That New 3DS port was a joke.)

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A remaster already exists. It’s called playing it on PC with the Dolphin Emulator and the HD texture pack.

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@Prats1993: Yeah. Might as well not release it. Nintendo is better off telling everyone to just upgrade their graphics card and pirate the game. ?

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this is great news!

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Absolute day one for me. This is probably one of my favorite games ever. The my one biggest complaint was the ugly visuals. Glad they're doing it justice this time around. This gives me hope that we will get a xenoblade chronicles 3

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