In a world filled with game delays, Nintendo has gone against the grain and announced an earlier release date for Xenoblade Chronicles 3. The game, which was expected to release in September is now scheduled to release on 29 July instead. Nintendo says the earlier release date gives players the opportunity to experience the biggest RPG in the series to date without having to wait much longer.
In Xenoblade Chronicles 3, players take on the role of protagonists Noah and Mio who are thrown into the ongoing war between the two nations of Keves and Agnus. Along the way, players will meet another four main characters who all represent different walks of life as they try to uncover the truth behind the deadly conflict.
Xenoblade Chronicles 3 is set in Aionios, a vast and sublime natural world. However, players will venture to new locations during the game as they explore the entire region of Swordsmerch, a land pierced by a giant sword.
The battle system in Xenoblade Chronicles 3 revolves around large-scale RPG-inspired combat. Up to seven characters can fight during battles. Six of them belong to your roster of party members and the additional character could be someone you will meet on your adventure.
Players can easily change classes in Xenoblade Chronicles 3 switching up skills and attack styles while they are at it. Later in the game, users can then highly customize their party thanks to the varied class system on offer.
The battle system in Xenoblade Chronicles 3 also relies on a tag-team mechanic. Here, players can make use of the interlinked system when certain conditions are met. Party members will then combine into a giant form called Ouroboros. Each Ouroboros has its own powerful move set that will turn the tide of the battle.
Check out the latest gameplay trailer for Xenoblade Chronicles 3 below. The game is expected to launch on 29 July only on Nintendo Switch.