#12 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 (1096 days ago)
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Xenoblade Chronicles 2 - Launch Trailer (Nintendo Switch)

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Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Game Review - Reviews on the Run - Electric Playground

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Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Review -- A World Waiting to Be Discovered

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Review: Xenoblade Chronicles 2 (Switch)

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Xenoblade Chronicles 2 soundtrack preview: Mor Ardain ~Running through the Red Lands~

Nintendo has posted another preview from the Xenoblade Chronicles 2 soundtrack to highlight one of the songs included on the limited edition CD. This time around, we’re able to hear a piece of the Mor...

Xenoblade Chronicles 2 - Story Trailer - Nintendo Switch

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Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Has Multiple Ways To Tweak In-Game Audio

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Is Xenoblade Chronicles 2 The Last Great Nintendo Switch Game Of 2017?

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Xenoblade Chronicles Trailer

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25 Hours with Xenoblade Chronicles 2 - PREVIEW (Featuring Chuggaaconroy!)

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Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Preview -- Welcome to the World of Alrest

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Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Gets New Screenshots and Videos Showing Mythra and Cute Rare Blades

Monoloth Soft is continuing to trickle down images and videos of its upcoming JRPG Xenoblade Chronicles 2, and today we get another round. First of all we get to see Hikari, or Mythra as she is called...

Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Gets New Blades by Final Fantasy & Tales Artists

First of all, we get to see some new rare blades: Dicharao is a demonic-looking blade designed by Final Fantasy III Art Director Ryosuke Aiba, who currently works with Akihiko Yoshida’s CyDesignation....

New Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Trailer Shows Off the Cast of Characters

During today’s Xenoblade Chronicles 2 direct, Nintendo released a trailer focusing on the diverse cast of characters in the game. In the trailer, we find out that our main character Rex is killed by...

Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Direct summary

After an absolutely stellar year of releases, Nintendo has one last game to release at the beginning of December: Xenoblade Chronicles 2. And since that’s less than a month off now, it’s only natural...

Xenoblade Chronicles 2 getting the Japanese audio DLC for free at launch

While many are not fans of the English dub in most JRPG games, Nintendo is allowing those who will purchase Xenoblade Chronicles 2 on December 1 to download the original voice acting audio through the...

Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Gets New Screenshots, Art and Videos

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Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Direct announced for November 7

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