Tetsuya Takahashi Reveals New Details on Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition via Famitsu
The new epilogue of Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition, Future Connected, will take around 10 to 12 hours to complete.
Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition has a feature in this week’s Famitsu magazine. It includes an interview with Tetsuya Takahashi, who revealed new details on the remaster. Here are some of the details from the interview, summarized by Game’s Talk:
Monolith Soft, while developing Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition, divided its workforce into three teams. In order to simultaneously work on the remaster and new projects. (One of which is a Zelda title and most probably the Breath of the Wild sequel.)
Back when the Wii original version released, the staff had some regrets they couldn’t make the characters’ graphics better. That’s why they’ve been greatly improved in this remaster.
They’re unable to re-record all the game’s OST with an orchestra, so instead they’re doing new arrangements and increasing the quality of the original recordings. But overall, Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition has better music data compression than Xenoblade 2.
The interview also touches upon the new epilogue, Xenoblade Chronicles Future Connected. As we previously heard, you can play it from the start.
Xenoblade Chronicles Future Connected takes around 10 to 12 hours to complete, and takes around 20 hours in total if you do its side content.
Monolith could increase Xenoable DE‘s new content even more with DLC. Doing this however would negatively impact the development of their other upcoming game(s).
Xenoblade is regarded as one of the best games on Wii so it’s nice it’s getting this Switch remaster. Now, I think it would be great if Xenoblade X got one too. There’s no secret tough, and no miracle. If it’s deemed profitable, it’ll happen. But if Nintendo doesn’t think Xenoblade X on Switch will make money, the game will stay stuck on Wii U.
If time permits we might be updating this article with more details when Famitsu is available in a few hours. You can check out some Xenoblade Definitive Edition gameplay and explanations on its system with our past coverage. Monolith Soft also recently celebrated its 20th anniversary with some cool artwork.
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