We live in a world where games like the sequel to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and more get delayed, so it’s rare to learn when a game’s release gets pushed up but Xenoblade Chronicles 3 is now a summer game when it launches this July, according to the game’s latest trailer.
The new trailer reveals not just the new date but “background on the group’s journey to Aionios, a vast and sublime natural world, and reveals new details about the battle system. In addition to the announcement, Nintendo has revealed the game will launch with a Special Edition available through the My Nintendo Store.
Anyone who decides to pick up this edition will get the base game, package artwork illustrated by Masatsugu Saito, a steel case, and a 250-page hardcover art book. The new release lines up a little closer to the game’s rumoured release window from last year which stated Nintendo was aiming to release the sequel to Monolith’s RPG series sometime during the first half of 2022.
Xenoblade Chronicles 3 was officially revealed back during the February 2022 Nintendo Direct and was set to launch sometime in September. Nintendo has stated the highly anticipated summer title will feature a story that will tie together the futures of the worlds depicted in Xenoblade Chronicles and Xenoblade Chronicles 2. Players will go on an epic adventure in the game with “life” as the central theme of Xenoblade Chronicles 3.
Players will see the story play out from the perspective of Noah and Mio amid turmoil between the nations of Keves and Agnus. Along for the ride are six characters from those nations that will come together as the whole party unravels the real truth that led to the conflict between the war between both entities as they “set their sights for Swordsmarch, a land pierced by a giant sword.”
Xenoblade Chronicles 3 is set to launch exclusively on Nintendo Switch on July 29th. Similar to Xenoblade Chronicles 3, the previous games are currently available on Nintendo Switch meaning players can experience the whole trilogy on one platform.