Nintendo Switch Exclusive Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Gets Epic and Dramatic Story Trailer

Nintendo releases a new trailer of Xenoblade Chronicles 2 for Switch, focusing on the story and on the relationship between blades and drivers.

on November 27, 2017 2:31 PM

Today Nintendo released a story trailer for its upcoming JRPG Xenoblade Chronicles 2 by Monolith Soft.

The trailer revolves almost entirely around the relationship between drivers and blades, and by extension, between protagonist Rex and heroine Pyra (Homura). Another important theme is that when a blade returns to her core, all of her memories are lost.

If I was a betting man, my money would be that at some point Pyra will lose her memories of Rex, but how it goes from there is anyone’s guess.

Peculiarly, the trailer is dubbed in Japanese even in the version from Nintendo of America and Europe, and it’s certainly quite awkward to hear Rex scream the correct name “Homura” right at the end, and read the wrong one “Pyra” in the subtitle, but Nintendo will Nintendo.

You can check it out below. If you want to see more, you can enjoy a music video showcasing the song “Shadow of the Lowlands released this morning, another recent trailer, some lovely TV commercials, and a gallery of screenshots and a 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 info 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 read our recent hands-on preview.

Xenoblade Chronicles 2 will release worldwide exclusively for Nintendo Switch on December 1st.

 /  Executive News Editor
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