Right around the corner to its December 1st release, Nintendo has release a new trailer for Xenoblade Chronicles 2. There are a lot of cutscenes and very pretty-looking gameplay, showing off the landscapes and a little bit of story. For these kinds of games, I would recommend going into it completely blind, since some story aspects tend to get spoiled through these trailers. However, if you’re new to the Xenoblade games, then this is a pretty good overview into knowing what you’re going to get into. You can go ahead and watch the trailer above. In addition, you can find some general information on the game below, provided by Nintendo:
What’s the Game About?
As the giant beasts march toward death, the last hope is a scavenger named Rex—and Pyra, a living weapon known as a Blade. Can you find the fabled paradise she calls home? Command a group of Blades and lead them to countless strategic victories before the world ends.
Each Titan hosts its own distinct cultures, wildlife, and diverse regions to explore. Search the vast open areas and labyrinthine corridors for treasure, secret paths, and creatures to battle and index.
During these escapades you’ll get to know a large cast of eclectic characters, including the weaponized life forms known as Blades. Gather these allies, bond with them to increase their power, and utilize their special ARTS to devastate enemies. But to save the world of Alrest, you must first demystify its cloudy past.
- A new story in the Xenoblade Chronicles series.
- The next adventure is on the Nintendo Switch™ console—set on the backs of colossal, living Titans.
- Discover each Titan’s diverse regions, culture, wildlife, equipment, and hidden secrets.
- Find, bond with, and command weaponized life forms known as Blades to earn abilities and enhance them.
- Uncover the history of Alrest and the mystery of its endless ocean of clouds.
I know I’ve poked a little fun at the most recent trailers for this game, but I do think that’s it’s going to come out great. It certainly seems like a much better looking, improved and expanded version of the original Xenoblade Chronicles. Other than the awkward English voice acting, I’m fully confident this will be great, especially now that the game will allow for Japanese voices.
Xenoblade Chronicles 2 is set to release on December 1 exclusively on Nintendo Switch.