Xenoblade 3 Fusions
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Unless you live under a piece of Mechon rubble, you'll know that Xenoblade Chronicles 3 got a brand new trailer yesterday out of nowhere. But, even more exciting than that, the game is coming a lot sooner than we thought it would be — 29th July! Pre-orders are already open, too!

There were a lot of new story beats dropped in the new trailer, which shows off characters, environments, the battle system, and even the music. Multiple locations from the game are reminiscent of a few locations from Xenoblade Chronicles and Xenoblade Chronicles 2, too. Frankly, it looks and sounds bloomin' gorgeous.

While we were all foaming at the mouth at the new trailer, the Japanese website for the game opened up. And if you're not arrested and frozen in your seat by the gorgeous main theme that chimes out of your speakers, dig a little deeper, and you'll find some brand new screenshots. Luckily, we've compiled a bunch of them here for you, so take a look at what your future might be like in Xenoblade Chronicles 3:

Battles look chaotic as ever, and the story looks like it's going to be filled with that Xeno-style drama and stakes that we know and love. We talked about what makes the Xenoblade series so beloved and why you should be so excited that 3's launch has been brought forward, which you should give a read:

We've also got some more info on some of the new characters we met in yesterday's trailer. The summaries have all been machine-translated, so may not be totally accurate, but they should give us a good idea of who we'll get to meet in Aionios.


Ethel XB3
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Keves's "Colony 4" military commander. Dual wield with a slender sword.


Isulgi XB3
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Army chief of Agnus's "Colony Lambda". He used to be Tion's boss, but now he's aiming for Tion and his friends in the name of revenge.

Cam Navi

Cam Navi XB3
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Chief of the Army of Agnus' Colony Delta. A user of a fiery long spear.

Guernica Van Damme (Vandham)

Van Damme XB3
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A mysterious man who appeared in front of Noah fighting in the battlefield.

Mysterious giant

Giant XB3
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A giant who suddenly appeared in front of Noah and Mio. He overruns Noah and his friends with overwhelming power.


Riku XB3
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A Nopon of the Keves army who acts with Noah and others. He is in charge of mechanics.


Manana XB3
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A Nopon of the Agnus army who acts with Mio and others. He is in charge of cooking and loves to eat.

Nope. Definitely don't recognise anyone there. No way.

There's so much juicy info to come for Xenoblade Chronicles 3, so to say this is only the tip of the iceberg is an understatement.

We'll be sure to keep you up to date on the game, but for now, let us know how excited you are in the comments!

[source topics.nintendo.co.jp, via nintendoeverything.com]