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!

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Josh Broadwell's gaming career began early--1993, to be exact--when he was introduced to the Super Nintendo and Super Mario World. Despite all the magnificent games the SNES and, later, the original PlayStation had to offer, it wasn't until the GameBoy Advance era that he finally discovered RPGs, which quickly became a favorite genre. Games like Fire Emblem [Blazing Blade] and Golden Sun hold their places on his best games of all time list alongside more recent discoveries on the PlayStation Vita, such as The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky trilogy and the Persona games (and yes, 4 Golden is the best Persona, end of story). Josh began covering gaming in 2017 as part of a writing internship with GameSkinny as he sought to diversify his skillset and...more »

Published Nov. 3rd 2017

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