Switch Exclusive Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Gets Fantastic Screenshots and First Gameplay Footage

Nintendo shows off the new chapter of the Xenoblade franchise, Xenoblade Chronicles 2 for Nintendo Switch, with screenshots and gameplay aplenty.

June 13, 2017

Today Nintendo unveiled another look at its upcoming JRPG Xenoblade Chronicles 2, and they just released a sizable batch of screenshots.

The screenies give another look at the game’s characters, and at some of the beautiful environments that grace the game, in perfect Monolith Soft style. You can check them out below, alongside some artwork featuring the main characters Rex and Pyra, and the box artwork.

On top of the screenshots, during Nintend0s spotlight livestream we also saw a very large chunk of lovely gameplay, which you can enjoy at the bottom of the post. It’s the first time we see raw gameplay like this, and it looks great.


We get to see a lot of combat against enemies from giant to small, and we receive a detailed explanation of the battle system and much more. The presentation ends with a boss battle.

And yet that’s not all. For those unfamiliar with the game, Nintendo also released a fact sheet, that you can read in its entirety below.

Search for the Ultimate Paradise, Elysium, with Your Companion, Pyra.

Explore an endless ocean of clouds, where the last remnants of civilization live on the backs of colossal beasts called Titans. Experience the story of Rex and his new friend, Pyra, a mysterious being known as a Blade who grants him tremendous power. Together, search for Pyra’s long lost home Elysium, the ultimate paradise for all of humanity.


  • Explore colossal beasts called Titans, the homes of different civilizations, offering expansive regions to discover.
  • Form powerful bonds with Blades, unique beings granting tremendous power to their users, called Drivers.
  • Features a deep battle system that builds on the triumphs of the Xenoblade Chronicles and Xenoblade Chronicles X games.

If you want to see more of the game, you can also check out the trailer released earlier today, which also allowed us to learn that Tetsuya Nomura himself designed a character for the game.

Giuseppe Nelva

Hailing from sunny (not as much as people think) Italy and long standing gamer since the age of Mattel Intellivision and Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Definitely a multi-platform gamer, he still holds the old dear PC nearest to his heart, while not disregarding any console on the market. RPGs (of any nationality) and MMORPGs are his daily bread, but he enjoys almost every other genre, prominently racing simulators, action and sandbox games. He is also one of the few surviving fans of the flight simulator genre on Earth.

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