Xenoblade Chronicles 3 Announced
During its Nintendo Direct presentation, Nintendo announced the latest title in Monolith Soft’s Xenoblade Chronicles series. Xenoblade Chronicles 3 will release for Nintendo Switch worldwide in September 2022.
Xenoblade Chronicles 3 is set in a world that connects the futures of the settings of Xenoblade Chronicles and Xenoblade Chronicles 2. It follows protagonists Noah and Mio as they navigate the hostilities between the nations of Keves and Agnus. Noah is a soldier from Keves who is joined by ally Lanz and childhood friend Eunie, while Mio is a soldier from Agnus who is joined by tactician Taion and ally Sena. The story is said to feature “life” as its primary theme.
Monolith Soft Executive Director Tetsuya Takahashi revealed that the game features character designs from Masatsugu Saito, who worked on Xenoblade Chronicles 2. Meanwhile, the game’s music is composed by a team including Yasunori Mitsuda, Manami Kiyota, ACE (TOMOri Kudo, CHiCO), Kenji Hiramatsu, and Mariam Abounnasr, all of whom worked on previous titles in the series.