Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Details Revealed with Nintendo Direct Video

Earlier today, Nintendo held its Nintendo Direct focused around Xenoblade Chronicles 2, the long-awaited sequel to the game that originally came out in 2010 for the original Wii console. It includes new items and quests coming in December and January, plus new gear, a new mode, and "a brand-new story and adventure" landing each season through Autumn 2018. Xenoblade Chronicles 2 will include a $30 season pass that unlocks content from launch up until Fall 2018, including a new Battle Mode, a new side-story adventure, and a smattering of other packs.

Additional details regarding contents of the Expansion Pass will be released at a later date.

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Nintendo also announced they'll be using the popular The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild to promote Xenoblade Chronicles 2.

Fans can switch the audio from English to Japanese from the game's menu. Although it wasn't explicitly mentioned, this DLC side quest will be available as a free download or an in-game update. In Xenoblade Chronicles 2, Blades are artificial lifeforms that bond with Drivers to lend them their weapons and powers in battle.

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Players will also run into shining spots called Collection Points which provide an opportunity to pick up valuable items or dive under the clouds to salvage hard-to-find treasures.

Xenoblade Chronicles 2 will launch exclusively for the Nintendo Switch system on December 1 at a suggested retail price of $59.99. Nintendo have confirmed that there will be a season pass releasing alongside the game's release.

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In addition to gameplay details, Nintendo also revealed some information about the game's launch. Launching alongside the game is a themed Pro Controller for $75. This DLC contains a new quest, which, upon completion, will allow players to have Link wear the costume that Rex wears in Xenoblade Chronicles 2.


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