Nintendo has been trickling down assets from Xenoblade Chronicles 2 over the past few weeks, and there are quite a few designed by popular artist, but today they revealed a very special one.
As announced on the game’s official Twitter account, today marks the return of a popular character from a beloved “Xeno” series, and that’s KOS-MOS from Xenosaga, or more precisely “KOS-MOS Re:“.
Her design is, of course, by her original character designer Kunihiko Tanaka, who worked across the whole Xeno series starting from Xenogears, and also designed the rare blade Finch in Xenoblade Chronicles 2. Of course her voice actress Mariko Suzuki also returns to reprise her role.
It’s not exactly the Xenosaga remaster many are asking for, but it’s pretty much the next best thing.
You can check her out below in her artwork and video from her synchronization sequence. If you want to see more, you can enjoy the latest story trailer, a music video showcasing the song “Shadow of the Lowlands“ released this morning, another recent trailer, a few TV commercials, and a gallery of screenshots alongside couple of videos showing a pair of ice and water-based rare blades. Another batch also showcases more rare blades designed by artists from the Final Fantasy and Tales Of franchises.
You can also read more information about the expansion pass, the Japanese audio track that will be available as a free DLC, and watch another trailer featuring the cast. Of course, you should also throughly enjoy our recent hands-on preview.
Xenoblade Chronicles 2 will launch worldwide exclusively for Nintendo Switch on December 1st. Yes, that’s tomorrow.
— ゼノブレイド２ (@XenobladeJP) November 30, 2017