A new Nintendo Direct focused entirely on Xenoblade Chronicles 2 has been released and includes information on a Breath Of The Wild crossover.
Whilst Nintendo will undoubtedly have pinned their hopes on Mario Odyssey as their big game of the 2017 festive season, they still have one major release (if you’re a JRPG fan in any case) to come in the shape of Xenoblade Chronicles 2. The latest Nintendo Direct has shed a little more light on the game, including a crossover with Breath Of The Wild.
Nintendo‘s commitment to Xenoblade Chronicles 2 is somewhat surprising given their so-so attitude to Xenoblade Chronicles X, which was quietly released in 2015 with little fanfare. They’re playing things differently this time around though, offering a season pass for Xenoblade Chronicles 2 (priced at £26.99) and a year’s worth of content including quests, weapons and story content.
Not only that, from tomorrow (November 9th) there will be a free side quest added to Breath Of The Wild, which gifts you a costume to dress up as Rex, the main character in Xenoblade Chronicles 2 protagonist Rex.
The original Xenoblade Chronicles for the Wii was one of the best JRPG‘s of the last decade – and remains one of the few games designed specifically for the New 3DS when it was later ported across to the system. It achieved some incredible graphics considering the limited power of the Wii and is well worth seeking out if you’ve never played it.
You can get a better look at the sequel (and cringe at the toe-curling voiceovers) in the full Nintendo Direct below – we also covered the game a few months back here.
Alongside the standard retail release of Xenoblade Chronicles 2, there will be a Collector’s Edition, which includes a 220-page art book, soundtrack CD, and metal case. There will also be a rather pretty Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Pro Controller released alongside the game on December 1st, 2017.