Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition Releases in May

The Rumors of Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition’s Release Were True

Danish retailer Cool Shop recently leaked the release date for Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition and Nintendo has officially confirmed it to be true. The release date for the remastered Wii title was leaked as May 29th and Nintendo recently confirmed the date during a brief Nintendo Direct Mini. The title includes updated visuals and an updated soundtrack and it includes an epilogue known as the “Future Connected.” Xenoblade Chronicles 2 is currently available exclusively for the Nintendo Switch right now but fans of the original will have to wait until the end of May to revisit the story that kicked off the series.

Xenoblade Chronicles Definitive edition

Future Connected apparently wraps up the story of the original Xenoblade Chronicles, adding one more adventure to the already lengthy title. This extra bit of story content will likely expand on the plot enough to better link the title to its sequels. The Nintendo Direct Mini kicked off with the Xenoblade information and fans of the franchise were likely impressed by the drastically improved visuals of the Definitive Edition. While some of the dates in the Direct Mini may be impacted by the current pandemic, it’s likely that the digital version for this title will at least release on May 29th.

The graphics for Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition were rebuilt from the ground up, giving the title better textures and lighting among other improvements. Apparently elements of the gameplay will be improved from the original Xenoblade Chronicles but the Direct Mini didn’t go into full details on how this will impact the epic adventure. The Definitive Edition will be accompanied by a collectors edition when it releases but the Nintendo Direct Mini didn’t include much information on what will be included in the package.

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Source: Gaming Bolt