An article in the latest issue of Game Informer reveals a few new details about the release of Xenoblade Chronicles X in the west. First, Monolith Software confirms that all character-focused DLC will be free in North America and Europe. This DLC was a paid expansion in Japan, as was the quest DLC. No details were given on the quest-based expansions in other regions, so it is safe to assume they might stay behind a paywall.
This (now free) DLC will add four new characters to Xenoblade Chronicles X that you can recruit for your team. One character, known as Lynlee in the Japanese version of the game, is being edited for the worldwide release. This character will now be known as Lin Lee and has been aged up from 13 to 15, most likely to avoid some of the controversial swimsuit costumes she can wear.
Prima has revealed plans for Xenoblade Chronicles X’s strategy guide as well. A standard and hardcover collector’s edition will be available when the game launches. Check out some details here:
The Xenoblade Chronicles X Collector’s Edition Guide includes…
Deluxe hardcover: The beautiful hardcover edition of the guide will have premium treatments.
Screen cleaner: Includes a high-quality, microfiber screen cleaner featuring art from the game.
Explore everything: Our detailed walkthrough will guide players through all regions of this massive open world.
Customize your gameplay: Learn the best ways to customize your character and Skell to match your playstyle.
Master combat: Proven battle tactics on how to defeat each enemy and boss.
All the secrets: Complete details on all secrets in the game.
Free mobile-friendly eGuide! Includes a code to access the eGuide, a digital version of the complete strategy guide optimized for a second-screen experience.
These limited edition guides will only be printed once. When they are sold out, they will be gone forever!
Xenoblade Chronicles X hits the Wii U on December 4.