New Xenoblade Chronicles Future Connected Plot Details Surface

Meet Xenoblade Chronicles Future Connected's new characters and get a glimpse of what's in store.

Following yesterday's tease about Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition's new battle system in Future Connected, we're getting some more Future Connected story details. It all centers around the quest for the imperial capital on Bionis and the friends and foes Shulk meets along the way.

The details are from the Nintendo Japan website, with translation provided by Reddit user u/CyanTH1.

As mentioned before, Future Connected takes place one year after the end of Xenoblade Chronicles. Shulk and Melia set off to re-discover the imperial capital of Alcamoth, initially flying in the Machina ship Junks (and if that isn't familiar to you, don't look it up because it's very spoilery).

However, the ship is attacked along the way, crashing into a brand-new area dubbed the Bionis' Shoulder. A strange mass is causing landforms to float, and the party encounters new enemies with strange powers as well. Shulk cannot use the Monado's special future-divining abilities anymore (again for spoiler reasons), so combat requires careful planning this time around.

That goes double when dealing with the new Fog Beasts. These mysterious creatures emit strange energy waves that attract other monsters and direct them towards Shulk and co.

Fortunately, Shulk and Melia aren't alone. They'll encounter Nopon mother and son pair Nene and Kino. Kino wields an ether rifle and wants to become a hero in honor of his father. Kino's adoptive mother, Nene, is a mighty fighter, but there's no mention of her weapon.

Along the journey, the party will come across a number of Nopon surveyors dubbed the Nopon Rangers, aka Go Go Nopon Rangers! (or Nopongers for short). Helping them and fulfilling their requests unlocks special abilities in battle, so it's definitely worth your while.

The translation notes are on Redditand the original information is on Nintendo Japan.

It sounds like Future Connected is shaping up to be quite the meaty expansion, and we're very much looking forward to seeing what it has to offer. Stay tuned to GameSkinny for more Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition news as it develops.


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 May. 1st 2020

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