Xenoblade Chronicles 2: Torna Shown at Gamescom, More Expansion Pass Content Arrives
Nintendo posted a demonstration video from its RedCube studio at Gamescom, where the presenters showed off various parts of the upcoming Xenoblade Chronicles 2: Torna ~ The Golden Country standalone prequel expansion. The presentation introduced some of new areas in the game on the Torna titan, including a desert area and Torna’s capital city. It also shows that players can return to areas shown in Xenoblade Chronicles 2, such as Gormott, which have similar scenery, but with new enemies and considerably different settlements.
Focus was also given to the new Community portion of the menu that shows the various NPCs about the world and indicates various quests, as well as the party’s level of support within areas of the world. These quests are often tied to new crafting system in campsites that replace inns from Xenoblade Chronicles 2. In addition to the same level up process, campsites let players have various side conversations between the characters and create various items that may be required for quests, among various other uses. Gaining more supporters by completing quests can give players bonuses such as more crafting recipes.
At the end of the presentation, the presenters revealed some additional content for Xenoblade Chronicles 2‘s Expansion Pass. Elma from Xenoblade Chronicles X will be added to Xenoblade Chronicles 2 as a part of the Battle Challenge Mode. Elma can be faced off against in mode, and will join the party in the base game after completing a certain challenge. Elma will be joined by a new Rare Blade, Corvin, who focuses on using Smash Arts and is designed to prove useful for late-game content. Both Elma and Corvin are available to Expansion Pass owners now.
Torna ~ The Golden Country takes place 500 years before the events of Xenoblade Chronicles 2 and follows Lora, a character who previously appeared in the main game through flashbacks, while delving into the history of various key characters. The expansion will be released digitally for Expansion Pass owners on September 14, 2018, with a standalone physical retail version (which also includes a download code for the rest of the Expansion Pass content, but requires a copy of Xenoblade Chronicles 2 to redeem) to be released on September 21, 2018.