Nintendo Shocks Fans With Huge Xenoblade Chronicles 3 Surprise Amidst Zelda Disappointment

Published 04/19/2022, 1:10 PM EDT

Nintendo has done something unusual by giving Switch fans a massive reason to rejoice. The developer and publisher just dropped a brand new trailer for the highly awaited JRPG Xenoblade Chronicles 3, while revealing an update on its release window.

Instead of its previously scheduled launch period of September, Xenoblade Chronicles 3 will now release early in July. Now that’s the kind of gift every Nintendo gamer wants: having an early access in a literal sense!


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Nintendo Switch exclusive Xenoblade Chronicles 3 is almost here!

The upcoming game will be the third installment in the Xenoblade Chronicles franchise. Monolith Soft is its developer while Nintendo will publish it upon the launch. Additionally, it’s also the eighth overall entry in its series, having a fresh line-up of characters this time.

The story of Xenoblade Chronicles 3 is set after the events of the first two offerings in the saga, from 2010 and 2017. The game’s plot takes place in the world of Aionios, witnessing a war between the two nations of Keves and Agnus. On both the sides are “off-seers” who play flutes to mourn the death of those who pass away in the battle.

As for the protagonists, there are two central characters in the Nintendo Switch exclusive. While Noah is an off-seer from Keves, other characters Mio, is an off-seer from Agnus.

Speaking of the latest trailer, then it has revealed the entire cast of all the playable characters in Xenoblade Chronicles 3. More than that, what makes this news even better is that the game is now preponed. It simply means that it will now release early, on July 29th, 2022.

In the trailer, Nintendo has unveiled all the necessary elements like the strategic battle system along with the story. Also, players will be able to team up with up to 7 characters!

As soon as the news hit the social media, fans were quick to express their enthusiastic reactions. Without a doubt, most of them were extremely ecstatic to see a rarity where an awaited game is arriving earlier instead of seeing a delay.


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Once again, as a reminder, Xenoblade Chronicles 3 will make its way on July 29 for the Nintendo Switch.


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What are your expectations from this new installment in the series? And have you already played the previous entries?

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Mintu Tomar

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Mintu Tomar is an eSports author at EssentiallySports. After completing his bachelor's in Philosophy, he has followed his passion for covering news as a budding journalist. He lives and breathes video games and is a die-hard Call of Duty fan.

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