Nintendo Switch Open-World RPG Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Gets Release Date, Special Edition

The epic RPG arrives on December 1.

Please use a html5 video capable browser to watch videos.
This video has an invalid file format.
Sorry, but you can't access this content!
Please enter your date of birth to view this video

By clicking 'enter', you agree to GameSpot's
Terms of Use and Privacy Policy

Now Playing: Xenoblade Chronicles 2 - Nintendo Direct Trailer

Xenoblade Chronicles 2

Nintendo shared a lot of new details about Switch's upcoming open-world RPG, Xenoblade Chronicles 2, during today's Nintendo Direct. Perhaps the most notable bit of information we learned, however, was the game's release date, and it is indeed launching this year, on December 1.

In addition to a standard release, Xenoblade Chronicles 2 will be available in a limited special edition. Along with a copy of the game, it includes a soundtrack CD, a 220-page art book, and a special steelbook case. Nintendo also announced a special Xenoblade-themed Switch Pro Controller, which will launch alongside the title on December 1. The special edition retails for $100, while the Xenoblade Switch Pro Controller costs $75.

No Caption Provided
Gallery image 1Gallery image 2Gallery image 3Gallery image 4Gallery image 5

Xenoblade Chronicles 2 is the third installment in the RPG series. It is developed by Monolith Soft, the studio behind the Xenogears and Xenosaga titles. Nintendo showcased a new area from the game in an extended gameplay walkthrough during Gamescom last month. We also got a chance to speak with Monolith president and co-founder, Tetsuya Takahashi, at E3 about his approach to game development and other topics.

Nintendo revealed a ton of other information in today's Nintendo Direct broadcast. Be sure to also check out our roundup of all the news from the presentation.

Got a news tip or want to contact us directly? Email

  •   View Comments (27)
    Join the conversation
    There are 27 comments about this story