Xenoblade Chronicles 3 Announced, Set To Launch September 2022

A trailer for the upcoming JRPG concluding Nintendo's first Direct for 2022.


The February 2022 Nintendo Direct concluded with the reveal of Xenoblade Chronicles 3. The game follows the Switch-exclusive Xenoblade Chronicles 2, and it won't be too long before we can play it. A new trailer for the upcoming JRPG showcased the game's characters and teased its plot, concluding with the reveal that the game is set to launch in September 2022.

As seen in the trailer, Xenoblade Chronicles 3 features a brand-new cast of characters. The game utilizes a similar visual style to Xenoblade Chronicles 2, though noticeably less horny in the character department. The narrative tone also seems to be a bit darker than its predecessor.

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Xenoblade Chronicles 2 character designer Masatsugu Saito is responsible for this game's character designs as well, explaining the similar artistic style. The game's music is composed by an assortment of artists that have contributed to the Xenoblade Chronicles series--Yasunori Mitsuda, Manami Kiyota, ACE (TOMOri Kudo, CHiCO), Kenji Hiramatsu, and Mariam Abounnasr.

"We believe the game will be enjoyable for both those who've played Xenoblade Chronicles or Xenoblade Chronicles 2, as well as those who will be playing a Xenoblade Chronicles game for the first time," Xenoblade Chronicles 3 executive director Tetsuya Takahashi said, according to a Nintendo blog post.

Like its predecessor, Xenoblade Chronicles 3 will launch for Switch.

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