JRPG threequel Xenoblade Chronicles 3 is out on on Nintendo Switch ($59.99).
The sci-fi RPG stars six main cast members, three on each side of the opposing nations of Keves and Agnus, that soon join forces on a journey of discovery. Each character has their own distinct style, skills, class, and weapon, though they can eventually be customized into different roles.
Xenoblade 3’s signature feature is interlinking. Two specific party members can meld together and transform into a powerful mechanized warrior called an Ouroboros. Each Ouroboros can be modified depending on which party member is the lead fuser. Knowing when to use which Ouroboros and maximizing their abilities will be the key to victory.
An Expansion Pass is sold separately ($29.99) and will feature four waves of content. Wave 1, available now, includes some in-game items and outfit variants. The good stuff won’t come later, which includes new heroes, quests, and, in the final wave, a new story scenario. The waves will release throughout the rest of 2022 and through the end of 2023.
Xenoblade Chronicles 3 is technically the fourth game in the series (including 2015’s Xenoblade Chronicles X) and the third game on the Switch, after Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition in 2020.
Xenoblade Chronicles 3 is rated T for Teen with violence, mild blood, suggestive themes, and language.