Gallery: Here’s a closer look at the earlier than expected Xenoblade Chronicles 3

Xenoblade 3 Fusions
Image: Nintendo / Monolith Soft

Unless you live under a piece of Mechon junk, you’ll know that Xenoblade Chronicles 3 got a brand new trailer yesterday from nothing. But even more exciting than that, the game is coming much faster than we thought it would be – July 29th! Pre-orders are also already open!

There were a lot of new story beats dropped in the new trailer, which shows characters, environments, the combat system and even the music. Several locations from the game are also reminiscent of a few locations from Xenoblade Chronicles and Xenoblade Chronicles 2. Honestly, it looks and sounds flourishingly beautiful.

While we were all frothing at the mouth of the new trailer, the Japanese website for the game opened up. And if you do not get arrested and frozen in your seat by the beautiful main theme that germinates out of your speakers, dig a little deeper and you will find some brand new screenshots. Fortunately, we’ve gathered a lot of them for you here, so take a look at what your future might look like in Xenoblade Chronicles 3:

Battles look chaotic as always, and the story seems to be filled with the 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, as you should read:

We also got some more info about some of the new characters we met in yesterday’s trailer. The summaries are all machine translated, so they may not be completely accurate, but they should give us a good idea of ​​who we are going to meet in Aionios.


Ethel XB3
Image: Nintendo / Monolith Soft

Keves’s “Colony 4” military commander. Double turn with a slender sword.


Isulgi XB3
Image: Nintendo / Monolith Soft

Army Chief of Agnus’ “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
Image: Nintendo / Monolith Soft

Commander of the army of Agnus’ colonial delta. A user of a burning long spear.

Guernica Van Damme (Vandham)

Van Damme XB3
Image: Nintendo / Monolith Soft

A mysterious man who appeared in front of Noah, who was fighting on the battlefield.

Mysterious giant

Giant XB3
Image: Nintendo / Monolith Soft

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


Riku XB3
Image: Nintendo / Monolith Soft

A Nopon from the Keves army who deals with Noah and others. He is responsible for mechanics.


Manana XB3
Image: Nintendo / Monolith Soft

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

Nix. Definitely do not recognize anyone there. No way.

There is so much juicy information on the way about Xenoblade Chronicles 3, so to say that this is just the tip of the iceberg is an understatement.

We will make sure to keep you updated on the game, but tell us now how excited you are in the comments!