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Update: Thu 9th Jun, 2022 09:10 BST: Well, that was a bit of a farce, wasn't it? The 'My Nintendo Store' buckled under the high volumes, preventing many from pre-ordering the Xenoblade Chronicles 3 Special Edition.

As such, Nintendo has issued a statement to confirm that pre-orders will be available again at a later date. You can read more info right here.

Update - Wed 8th Jun, 2022 16:42: It's live! You can now pre-order the Xenoblade Chronicles 3 Special Edition via the below link. Crucially, the pre-order page states that the additional goodies available with the Special Edition will ship at a later date during Fall. The game itself will ship in time for its official launch on July 29th.

At the time of writing, the website looks to be having some issues with traffic - keep trying though folks, you'll get there!

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The Special Edition will include the following (eventually):

  • Physical edition of the game
  • SteelBook® game case
  • Special Edition box featuring art by Masatsugu Saito
  • Xenoblade Chronicles 3 Collected Works, a full-color, 250-page hardcover art book

Plenty more pre-order options can be found in our pre-order guide for the game, where we're tracking all the best deals and cheapest prices across a wide variety of retailers.

Original Article - Tue 7th Jun, 2022 16:20 BST:

Nintendo has announced that pre-orders for the Xenoblade Chronicles 3 Special Edition will open from tomorrow (June 8th) for residents in North America.

Pre-orders for the Special Edition will be available via the My Nintendo Store and will be limited to 2 units per account. For those in the UK, Nintendo has stated that pre-orders for the Special Edition will go live in late July. As previously reported, the extra goodies contained within the Special Edition will ship at a later date for those in Europe, though it doesn't sound like this extends to the US.

Xenoblade Chronicles 3 will launch worldwide on July 29th. Nintendo recently revealed a brand new character for the game called Valdi, who will act as a medic in battles, using Arts to heal allies and boost their abilities.

We'll be sure to update and provide relevant links in our full pre-order guide for the game as soon as pre-orders are live.

Are you opting for the Special Edition of Xenoblade Chronicles 3? What do you make of the European delay? Let us know in the comments!

[source twitter.com]