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iLikeUrAttitude

Reposting the party members official art now with the official names of the characters along with a description of them via https://www.nintendo.co.uk/Games/Nintendo-Switch-games/Xenobl...

Noah: One of the protagonists of Xenoblade Chronicles 3 and a solider of Keves. Noah is also an “off-seer” who mourns for soldiers who’ve lost their lives on the battlefield.
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Mio: The other protagonist of this story, Mio is a soldier of Agnus and an off-seer like Noah.
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Eunie: A childhood friend of Noah and Lanz who has a sharp tongue and rough personality. She specialises in healing her allies in battle.
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Lanz: An ally of Noah’s who wields a great sword that doubles as a shield.
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Taion: A tactician who fights alongside Mio using his smarts and insight.
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Sena: This soldier is an ally of Mio and Taion. Despite her petite figure, Sena wields immense physical strength!
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VoidofLight

I have a theory that the main party is called "Ouroboros", and that's what Melia was referring to at the end of the trailer. If you look closely at their artwork, all of them have a gem in their weapons, and some of those weapons have a gleam that looks kinda similar to a serpent devouring it's tail.

With this in mind, Melia's line is "Ouroboros abhors this world", which maybe could be in reference to the protagonist in the trailer not seeming happy about the fact that their world is built upon a seemingly endless war, with both sides living to kill, and killing to live. Perhaps the main characters make their own faction to put a stop to this endless cycle of living and dying, and the clocks with Ouroboros is supposed to represent the cycle they wish to put an end to?

"It is fate. Many have tried, yet none have ever managed to escape it's flow."

Ninja84

@JaxonH
Yeah, know the systems from the previous titles. I was just wondering if they would ever Switch to a style like Ni No Kuni ll with basic attacks and Combos to charge up the special attacks. I prefer more classic action RPG combat, but to each they’re own. Will definitely check it out at some point!

Ninja84

Wolverine

Should I know the story of Xenoblade and Xenoblade 2 for Xenoblade 3

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Grumblevolcano

@Matt_Barber XC2 and Torna are a good example of why people who haven't played XC1 and XC2 should be cautious when Nintendo says XC3 can be played standalone. While you can play Torna standalone you get major XC2 spoilers from playing Torna, even the intro cutscene spoils a massive plot point of XC2.

Grumblevolcano

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Munchlax

@Wolverine Probably would help to have played the main campaigns of 1 and 2.
The best play order is 1 -> Future Connected -> 2 -> Torna the Golden Country. Really, you can play 1 and 2 in either order, but the companions games should always come after the main campaign (Honestly, it probably won’t matter much if you skip FC and Torna).
Xenoblade X is a separate continuity, so you don’t need to know anything about that.

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Vortexeo

@Wolverine I don't think it'll be required based on what the director said but I do think it'll definitely enhance your experience with Xenoblade 3 if you know the stories of 1 and 2.

Ugh...I just want to play Xenoblade 3 :(

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Matt_Barber

Grumblevolcano wrote:

@Matt_Barber XC2 and Torna are a good example of why people who haven't played XC1 and XC2 should be cautious when Nintendo says XC3 can be played standalone. While you can play Torna standalone you get major XC2 spoilers from playing Torna, even the intro cutscene spoils a massive plot point of XC2.

Again, I'm not too worried. Torna was originally written to be a flashback segment in XC2 between chapters 7 and 8 so could only be extricated from that so much in the limited amount of time.

Even then, the payback is that it greatly enriches the lore and characters of XC2 and I ended up enjoying the story of that game a heck of a lot more on the second playthrough.

With them having had a chance to make XC3 completely independent of the first two games, I'd be expecting more of the upside and less of the down.

Matt_Barber

Henmii

@VoidofLight

I don't rule Zelda out, but at the same time I am a bit in fear. Pleaassse release also Zelda this year!

And yeah, there's also Xeno 2 stuff in Xeno 3, like cat-eared people for example.

Henmii

link3710

The more we get, the more I'm actually believing that Mio and Noah will actually be equal protagonists. It definitely feels odd, yet it is the next logical step after XC2 essentially had co-protagonists, even if you couldn't play as Pyra/Mythra directly.

Still, I wonder why they chose to drop having one core protagonist?

link3710

VoidofLight

@link3710 Probably to show both sides of the war, as well as have a duality of mindsets. We already know, thanks to the Japanese Xenoblade Twitter, that Noah is going to have a more depressed outlook on the world, given that he witnessed his friends die in battle.

I feel like what'll happen is before the main group meet up, there'll probably be times in the story where the party switches between Noah and Mio.

"It is fate. Many have tried, yet none have ever managed to escape it's flow."

Ralizah

I just hope the game makes healing and resource management approachable, like XC2 did. Those elements were a nightmare in XCX (and, I fully admit, are the biggest reason I dropped that game like a hot potato).

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Vortexeo

So I just realized that Euines weapon is both a staff and a gun! I really wonder what her move set is going to look like. It appears like she's a medic but I wonder if we'll be able to build her differently?

Out of the main cast so far I think Taion interests me the most. I don't exactly know what his weapon is supposed to be but I get the feeling he's going to be the primary ether attacker?

Ugh...I just want to play Xenoblade 3 :(

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VoidofLight

@Ralizah From the looks of it, the orbs are back, but I feel like they'll handle them like they did with DE, and not like X.

"It is fate. Many have tried, yet none have ever managed to escape it's flow."

Shadowthrone

I'm late to the party, but I am so stoked for this game and I love that they are continuing the story of both games. It makes me wonder how they are connecting it by announcing that early on. The connection in XC2 wasn't at all obvious to me until that pivotal moment when the familiar voice came across and changed the entire scope of the game for me when I realized what was going on. That was a surprise they kept hidden, as I recall, so the fact that they're announcing the connection already makes me think there's some big surprise in 3. Maybe that revelation meant less to some people? Because I see some have commented that they are independent games, which they are, but that connection was fantastic and I wouldn't have appreciated the scope of the events happening as much had I not played the first game.
Maybe this one will make X part of the series canon with a little retcon? I always thought they dropped the ball on that one, not making it the humans fleeing Earth before the 'event' that made the worlds of the other 2 games.
Xenoblade has been my favourite RPG series since playing the first and I cannot wait to get back into that world!

Shadowthrone

VoidofLight

@Shadowthrone I think more people downplay the connection thing, or deny it in order to preserve it for those who haven't beaten 2. However, if they are showing that plot twist straight at the beginning of 3, then there's probably something even bigger that'll be shown off towards the end of the game itself.

I don't think they'll end up connecting X though. It'd be interesting if they manage to do so, but part of me is convinced they'll continue to ignore X's existence. There are theories now that Mira is going to end up being Aionios, or that Aionios will eventually become Mira... but I don't know if I truly buy that.

"It is fate. Many have tried, yet none have ever managed to escape it's flow."

VoidofLight

The gameplay seemed cool, but the story sounds like it's a mess from what I've heard.

"It is fate. Many have tried, yet none have ever managed to escape it's flow."

kkslider5552000

I didn't do the last chapter of X but barring whatever that is, the story was less a mess and more secondary and only having the bare minimum needed to be a story worth mentioning, with the side content...trying but not quite making up for that (Mass Effect 2 or Elder Scrolls it is not).

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Ralizah

For all of XCX's failings, I'll admit, I deeply enjoyed the Sawano soundtrack. It really gave the game a sense of identity that made it stand out from the mainline entries. Also, the much purer sci-fi focus.

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ElRoberico

I'm getting ready to start the hype train for XC3, but before I do that, I need to get caught up. Which is the better order to play the series?

XC -> FC ->XC2 -> Torna
Or
XC -> XC2 -> Torna -> FC

Currently playing: Kirby and the Forgotten Land

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