New Details Emerge About Ouroboros Pairs in Xenoblade Chronicles 3
Fresh off announcing a new release date for Xenoblade Chronicles 3, Nintendo has been sharing new information about the game's Interlink System and Ouroboros tag-team pairs. Though we've seen (more of) the upcoming JRPG in action by way of the most recent launch-date trailer, these new bits of information give fans a better idea of how the system works.
Nintendo describes the Interlink system as an essential part of winning battles in Xenoblade Chronicles 3, where two characters can combine into a powerful Ouroboros giant once specific conditions are met (there's still more on what those conditions are to be shared at a later date). However, the melding of two characters only lasts so long before the Ouroboros "will overheat."
Some of the tag-team pairs, which will always combine together, have more in-depth descriptions than others so far, but here's what we know from Nintendo of America's Twitter:
- Noah and Mio can combine into a powerful sword-wielding Ouroboros (which Nintendo says is "pretty cool" — and we agree).
Have a look at Noah & Mio’s appearance once they Interlink and become Ouroboros.— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) April 21, 2022
Check out the massive sword they wield during battle, it’s pretty cool!#XenobladeChronicles3 pic.twitter.com/N8FYrSW7Tu
- Lanz and Sena use their Ouroboros form to protect other characters while in battle. It's mentioned that "they'll be playing both offense and defense in this form," so it won't all be about protection, and we'll have to wait to see what kind of offensive abilities they bring to the battlefield.
Here’s a look at Lanz and Sena as an Ouroboros. Their Ouroboros has a massive form, which as you might guess, is great for protecting their friends from powerful attacks.— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) April 21, 2022
They’ll be playing both offense and defense in this form!#XenobladeChronicles3 pic.twitter.com/MMF8j7BQav
- Eunie and Taion will act as medics while in battle, with "the powerful ability to revive all fallen allies at once." As with Lanz and Sena, it's likely they will bring some other offensive capabilities to the fore, though that's currently unclear.
Have a look at Eunie & Taion when they Interlink and become an Ouroboros. They’ll have the powerful ability to revive all fallen allies at once during battle.— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) April 21, 2022
The pairs of Noah & Mio, Lanz & Sena, and Eunie & Taion will always Interlink with one another.#XenobladeChronicles3 pic.twitter.com/mWofl0jDcO
Originally set to release for Nintendo Switch in September, Xenoblade Chronicles 3 will now launch on July 29, the same day as Digimon Survive. A brand-new launch trailer dropped alongside the announcement, and you can see it right over here if you haven't already. Stay tuned for more info in the coming months.