Nintendo Direct September 2017: Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Trailer Streamed

Nintendo has updated their official Youtube channel with a trailer for Xenoblade Chronicles 2.  The latest trailer was featured during today’s Nintendo Direct and features several details about the upcoming game.

First, it has been revealed that the game is set in the world of Alrest where giant creatures called Titans live within the world alongside humans.  The center of the world is where the World Tree rests where legends tell a paradise called Elysium may lie.  Several groups are looking for a weapon called the Aegis in order to use its power to enter the Elysium.  The world below is split into several territories.

The kingdoms include:

  • Kingdom of Uraya
  • Empire of Mor Ardain
  • Imperial Province of Gormott
  • Indoline Praetorium 
  • Arguntum Trade Guild
  • Torna

Next, the names of the main characters of the game were revealed. Their names are Rex, Pyra, and the Titan, Azurda.

Thirdly, the trailer features a look at the battle system and the characters, which are classified under Blades.  The Blades are split into three different fighting styles.

The styles include:

  • Healer Type: Heals allies while attacking
  • Attack Type: Unleash powerful arts 
  • Defender Type: Takes aggro to defend allies

Lastly, the release date for the game was finally revealed. The game will launch for the Nintendo Switch on December 1.

The game will be available in two versions. In addition to the standard release the game will also receive a special edition version, which includes:

  • Sound selection CD
  • Steelbook case
  • 220 page hardcover art book

Source: Nintendo

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