New Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Trailer Shows Off the Cast of Characters

During a Nintendo Direct all about Xenoblade Chronicles 2, Nintendo revealed a new trailer featuring the game's large cast.

on November 7, 2017 9:29 AM

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 one of the antagonists, Jin (designed by Tetsuya Nomura). Pyra, the girl who can transform into a blade, gives half of her life force to Rex to keep him alive. Afterwards, Pyra requests that Rex brings her to Elysium, a fabled paradise that’s rumored to be located at the top of the World-Tree in Xenoblade Chronicles 2’s world.

Throughout the rest of the trailer, we get a slew of clips introducing the rest of the cast, some we’ve seen quite a bit of, and some very little. Poppi looks like she could potentially become a personal favorite of mine. At the end of the trailer, we get to see Pyra transform into a character called Mythra, who looks to be an ascended version of Pyra, and will likely give Rex a buff in the actual game. Check out the trailer to see her for yourself down below.

Before the trailer was shown, Nintendo also announced that there would be day one DLC that would add Japanese audio into the game for everyone. Furthermore, Nintendo announced that you can earn Rex’s costume in a side quest in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Finally, the game will also be receiving an expansion pass.

Xenoblade Chronicles 2 will be making its way exclusively onto the Nintendo Switch on December 1.

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Jordan Boyd is a Staff Writer at DualShockers, specializing in indie games, RPGs and shooting titles. He's majoring in journalism at Stony Brook University on Long Island. During the 7th console generation, Jordan faced a crippling blow with the release of Aliens: Colonial Marines that scarred him for life.