Special Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Nintendo Direct Announced

The presentation airs November 7, although there's currently no indication of what it might feature.

In a surprise announcement, Nintendo revealed a new Nintendo Direct focusing specifically on the upcoming Xenoblade Chronicles 2 for Nintendo Switch. Set to air November 7 at 6 a.m. PST/9 a.m. EST, it is the latest in a line of promotions featuring Xenoblade Chronicles 2. The game was showcased during this year's Gamescom and was also the focus of a sizeable portion of the September Nintendo Direct. 

Xenoblade Chronicles 2 is the numerical sequel to Monolith Soft's highly-acclaimed Xenoblade Chronicles that debuted on the Wii North America in 2012. However, it appears to be more of a spiritual sequel than a literal one, with a storyline unconnected to its predecessor.

Xenoblade Chronicles 2 takes place in a world called Alrest and has you playing as Rex, a young scavenger on the Titan he dubs "Gramps." (Titans are the continents of Alrest).Rex eventually meets a mysterious young woman named Pyra, who turns out to be a Blade -- the manifestation of a weapon. Blades form bonds with Drivers, those who use a Blade's power, and help them in battle.

Other than the overriding goal of recovering the lost paradise of Elysium and saving all humanity, story details are scarce as of now. However, the game's developers have promised an even more expansive world than other Xenoblade games and plenty of content to keep players occupied. 

You can watch the stream below when it airs and, of course, we'll be keeping you updated with any news that breaks.

Are you excited about adding this to your JRPG collection? Let us know in the comments below!


Josh Broadwell started gaming in the early '90s. But it wasn't until 2017 he started writing about them, after finishing two history degrees and deciding a career in academia just wasn't the best way forward. You'll usually find him playing RPGs, strategy games, or platformers, but he's up for almost anything that seems interesting.

Published Nov. 3rd 2017

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