Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition Artwork© Nintendo

The original Xenoblade Chronicles for the Nintendo Wii today celebrates its 10th anniversary in Japan.

Yep, believe it or not, but the first entry in this open-world RPG series by Tetsuya Takahashi was released on 10th June 2010. It arrived roughly a year later in the west. To mark this anniversary, Monolith Soft's official Japanese Twitter account has uploaded some special artwork.

Here it is in all its glory:

It's amazing to see how far this series has come within a single decade. There are now a total of five games in the Xenoblade Chronicles series (even if a few of them are re-releases) plus a new epilogue and expansion. The most recent release was obviously Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition on the Switch just a few weeks ago.

In an interview earlier this month, Takahashi said he wanted Monolith Soft to remain focused on increasing the value of the brand created within the Xenoblade Chronicles saga.

Here's to the decade ahead for Xenoblade Chronicles!

[source twitter.com, via reddit.com]