Xenoblade Chronicles Gets a Nintendo Switch Update
The recent Nintendo Direct closed with footage of the latest visual update to the original Xenoblade Chronicles game, coming to the Nintendo Switch in 2020. The final spot of a Direct is normally reserved for fresh titles but the announcement of Xenoblade Chronicles coming to Switch hadn’t really been rumored and Nintendo was able to showcase in-game footage. Xenoblade Chronicles initially released on the Nintendo Wii in 2011/2012 and was re-released on the New 3DS in 2015.
The footage of Xenoblade Chronicles Definitive Edition on Switch released on the Nintendo Direct showed how much more Monolith Soft could improve the visual quality of the game further than what they were able to develop on the New 3DS. Gamers who are familiar with Smash Bros. Ultimate but haven’t tried Xenoblade will recognize the blonde, sword-wielding main character, Shulk. Shulk uses the Monado Blade to save the bodies of two titans of which he resides on from complete destruction. During the epic quest line, Shulk battles monsters and robotic enemies called Mechon.
Gamers can expect familiar RPG mechanics from Xenoblade Chronicles Definitive Edition such as equipment and inventory management, equipment and ability upgrades and customizable appearances. Each modification made to the equipment will alter the look of the character, making the RPG experience richer for anyone who particularly enjoys role-playing. Collecting resources will allows players to create special augmentations for their equipment and finding gems will improve abilities of the various characters. Check out our review of the original Xenoblade Chronicles to see if the Definitive Edition is for you or not.
Are you excited to play Xenoblade Chronicles for the first time or will you be picking up the Definitive Edition to get back into the world of Xenoblade once again? Did the announcement of the Definitive Edition end the Direct with a bang for you or were you disappointed? Let us know in the comments below!