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Cotillion

I played this on 3DS, so this is a huge step up in graphical quality for me. It also seems to bring it more in line with XC2 aesthetically, which makes sense to do.

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Dezzy

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Love the new lighting in this image.
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That model's been completely redone too. Compare it to the original and notice they added a lot more detail. They've just made it all look very similar to the original.

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Dezzy

Here's a good trailer analysis:

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StephanDLW

The new models look absolutely fantastic.
I do hope they don't change the gameplay though. I strongly prefer it over XC2 and will be rather disappointed if they change it too much. Just a graphical overhaul is enough in my opinion.

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Dezzy

I noticed something interesting. If you look at that last shot of the Bionis Shoulder and compare it to the original, you see that the floating island with that square building is actually completely new.Untitled Not only that, but it has the glowing blue bottom like the islands in Eryth Sea. Well I looked at the original game footage and it looks identical to this island from Eryth Sea: Untitled It has the walkway across the middle AND the square building with steps around the outside. So it looks very likely that they're actually merging the 2 areas. Shoulder and Eryth Sea combined to be one huge area. That also explains why Alcamoth is a bit closer than you'd probably expect it to be

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kkslider5552000

I just had a crazy thought. What if more areas of the game are also connected?

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MonadoBoy

@kkslider5552000 That would be interesting if they went truly open-world with the game instead of having a series of separated big areas. Though I think it's more likely that they'd only merge the new area with Eryth Sea just to have it not affect the story. Or maybe it will have implications in the plot, I really don't know much about the history of the area.

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Dezzy

@kkslider5552000
Most of the areas are so distinctly separated that it seems unlikely. (the first 3 main areas are all separated by big caves or tunnels)

One thing I bet they might fix is that Alcamoth was loaded separately from Eryth Sea in the original. So you couldn't go to the top of Alcamoth and then jump off into the sea. That was obviously due to the limited memory on the Wii.

I bet they'll fix that, because it's the kind of thing they like doing in Xenoblade games. If you can jump over the edge of something high-up into the water below, they nearly always let you.

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kkslider5552000

I mean to be fair, they could just change it slightly and get rid of transitions and loading between some areas.

Main one that comes to mind would be Colony 6 with the Ether Mine, since with the exception of a plot only area, they're both relatively small.

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Dezzy

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In plenty of cases those loading areas are part of the logic of the game world though. Like Colony 9 is supposed to be at the back of the Bionis knee. So when you then go through to the Bionis Leg, it makes sense that you need to go through a long cave of some kind, because you're going through the inside of the knee.

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Magician

Anyone want to place a bet on the likelihood of a Xeno-themed Switch Lite to go along with this definitive edition?

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link3710

@Magician Pretty low. I think we'll get something for it (a reprint of the Xenoblade Pro Controller maybe?) but given Xenoblade is aimed more at core gamers, I doubt they'll be a lite. Maybe a standard Switch special edition?

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Dezzy

Very unlikely. Xenoblade is a game to play on a big TV, not on the smallest-screened version of the console.

I really hope they take advantage of the fact that it's already highly optimised to get as high resolution as possible out of it. 720p on undocked would be incredible. And then maybe 900p or 1080p docked.

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StephanDLW

Here are some hi-res images of the new character models.
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JoeDiddley

I picked this up cheap on 3DS a couple of months ago. But I’ll definitely be waiting for the definitive Switch edition now for my first playthrough.

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Dezzy

I wonder if they'll add some new scenes to enforce the games connection with XC2. They obviously couldn't in the original because that connection hadn't been invented yet. But they could now.

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Mountain_Man

Great, that's all I need for the Switch: another open world game that takes dozens of hours to beat. Come on, Nintendo, have mercy on my free time!

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Arbor

so this is the first xenoblade game, right? is it a prequel to xc2, which i haven’t played yet either?

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StephanDLW

@Dezzy
I hope they don't. I'm not a fan of this recent trend of tying everything together.
Why does everything nowadays need to be part of a larger connective universe? What's wrong with separate stories and universes?

I sincerely hope Monolith Soft approaches future Xenoblade games like Square has done with Final Fantasy. Every main entry completely its own thing. It allows for more creativity and avoids the pitfalls of continuity errors and trying to live up to expectations from fans.

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