We have a ton of Nintendo Switch news! This is all following the video game company’s massive presentation. One title that has been eagerly anticipated is the follow-up to Monolith Soft’s Xenoblade Chronicles. We now have the trailer with official gameplay footage of Xenoblade Chronicles 2!
The History of Xeno
The Xeno games started out as a product of SquareSoft. Creator Tetsuya Takahashi left Square and continued development of his stories under Monolith Soft. Xenoblade Chronicles and its Nintendo 3DS port were well-received by critics and gamers alike in 2010. It sold well worldwide, and was consistently rated highly by most video game publications. The most recent title in the series was Xenoblade Chronicles X on Nintendo Wii U. Even though that was a spiritual successor to Xenoblade Chronicles, it was not a direct sequel.
And Now, Xenoblade Chronicles 2
Now, to coincide with the launch of Nintendo’s exciting new console, Monolith Soft is giving fans a true follow-up. The sequel shares the beautiful imagery and mix of science fiction and fantasy that we loved about the original. Players will help a new protagonist travel through gorgeous scenery, and the action looks very promising also.
Hopefully, this Xenoblade game won’t take as long to get to the Western Hemisphere as its predecessor took. The first Xenoblade Chronicles title was released in Japan in 2010, and Europe in 2011. It took until 2012 for Operation Rainfall to successfully petition Monolith Soft and Nintendo to bring it to North America.
The good news is that the Nintendo Switch will not be region locked. This means gamers can easily import games from Japan and Europe, and play them on their Switches in the US. So, all you JRPG geeks should rejoice!
When Can I Get It?
No release date has been set for Xenoblade Chronicles 2 – at least not yet. I hope to see it in March at the time of the Switch’s launch, or shortly after.
So, are you geeks planning on picking up the Nintendo Switch? What games are you looking forward to the most?