#11 Xenoblade Chronicles 2

Summary

Xenoblade Chronicles 2 is an upcoming role-playing video game being developed by Monolith Soft and published by Nintendo for the Nintendo Switch video game console. While it is a sequel to Xenoblade Chronicles, it features a new world and cast of characters. The game takes place in an endless ocean of clouds, where the last remnants of civilization live on the backs of numerous colossal beasts known as the Titans. The game was first announced in January 2017 as part of Nintendo's detailed reveal of its Nintendo Switch video game console. Similar to the original Xenoblade, the title was announced as Xenoblade 2 in Japan, but had Chronicles added to its name in English speaking regions.Xeno series creator Tetsuya Takahashi will return as the executive director. Like the original Xenoblade Chronicles, Nintendo of Europe took up the reins for the localization. However, unlike the previous two Xenoblade games, the localization process took place at the same time as game's development as opposed to after its development cycle. The game is noted for its significantly shorter development period compared to past Xenoblade titles, with Takahashi citing the foundation established in Xenoblade Chronicles X as a major contributing factor. The quick development cycle can also be attributed to the agreement made by both Nintendo and Monolith Soft to deliver this title early on in the Nintendo Switch's lifecycle as well as the lack of a secondary screen, like the Wii U. Music composers of Xenoblade Chronicles, Yasunori Mitsuda, ACE , Kenji Hiramatsu, and Manami Kiyota, returned to compose the game's soundtrack.

Release Dates

December 1st, 2017 (1065 days ago)
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Target selling Xenoblade Chronicles 2 tomorrow for just $19.99

If you have yet to venture into the huge world that Xenoblade Chronicles 2 offers gamers then tomorrow would be the ideal time to do so. A new Target flyer has leaked and has been uploaded to Twitter by...
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Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Patch 1.5.1: New Rare Blade, Difficulty Modes, Quests, XC1 BGM, & More!

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RUMOR: Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Datamines Hint at Future Content

Through the power of datamining, details about future DLC for Xenoblade Chronicles 2 was revealed. However, nothing has been officially stated on the validity of these claims. While diving into the game,...

This Is What Today’s Xenoblade Chronicles 2 1.3.1 Patch Brings

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Xenoblade Chronicles 2 version 1.3.0 update delayed to March 2

The version 1.3.0 update for Xenoblade Chronicles 2 has been delayed from its previously planned launch this week to March 2, Nintendo announced. According to the company, a bug was discovered in the update...

Xenoblade Chronicles 2 1.3.0 Patch Adds New Game Plus & Much More

Monolith Soft has been preparing for a massive update for Xenoblade Chronicles 2. Dropping next week are a New Game Plus mode, an easy difficulty level, and many quality of life improvements. The New...

Xenoblade Chronicles 2 version 1.3.0 update launches mid-February, adds New Game Plus mode

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Update 1.2.0 Now Available for Xenoblade Chronicles 2

Nintendo has released a version 1.2.0 update for Xenoblade Chronicles 2. The new update adds a number of bug fixes and adjustments, as well as Expansion Pass-related functionality. There’s also the...

REVIEW: Xenoblade Chronicles 2 - oprainfall

We review the next entry in the Xeno JRPG series, Xenoblade Chronicles 2, for Nintendo Switch. The game was developed by Monolith Soft and published by Nintendo. I agree with most of this review. But it...
This is probably a pretty controversial opinion, but I am really, really liking how the game was localized. I was a big fan of Xenoblade Chronicles X, despite the poor localization. But Xenoblade Chronicles...

Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Review - Elysium City, Where the Grass is Green and the Girls Are Pretty

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Xenoblade Chronicles 2 review-in-progress - Part 3: The larger, the lesser and a legacy

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Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Update Set for Next Week

In case you haven’t completely exhausted your stay in Alrest already, an update to Xenoblade Chronicles 2 is on its way. The update, as described by Tetsuya Takahashi himself, fixes some bugs and makes...

Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Update Version 1.1.0 Now Available - Nintendo Insider

Nintendo has released a software update for Xenoblade Chronicles 2, that sees Monolith Soft’s expansive RPG now sat on Version 1.1.0. This adds the Events Theater, a new feature on the main menu screen...
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