Pre-Release Xenoblade Chronicles 3: Pre-release Discussion Thread (Spoilers from leaks/early copies NOT allowed)

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Momo

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XENOBLADE CHRONICLES 3
GENERAL GAME INFORMATION
Release: September 2022
Genre: RPG
Developer: Monolith Soft
Publisher: Nintendo
ESRB Rating: TBA
PEGI Rating: TBA

Main character designer: Masatsugu Saito
Key artwork designer (unclassified): Koichi Mugitani (CHOCO)
Musicians: Yasunori Mitsuda, Manami Kiyota, ACE (TOMOri Kudo, CHiCO), Kenji Hiramatsu, & Mariam Abounnasr

Pre-release schedule:
4.15.22
-Nintendo of America seemingly put up a new key artwork on the game’s website by accident

2.18.22
-Tweets about a mysterious character (who strongly resembles Vandham from XC2), introduces 2 Nopon characters named Riku and Manana, and a character relationship chart

2.17.22
-Tweets about the world of Aionios and the various methods of traversal as well as “Iron Giants” serving as mobile military colonies

2.16.22
-Character details (age and JP voice actors) for Eunie and Taion

2.15.22
-Character details (age and JP voice actors) for Lanz and Sena

2.14.22
-Character details (age & JP voice actors) for Noah and Mio
-Preorders for Nia scale figure now live

2.09.22
-Xenoblade Chronicles 3 revealed in Nintendo Direct
-Tetsuya Takahashi shares a message about the game, reveals general staff information
-Nintendo tweets details about setting and the overall premise
-Nintendo UK reveals the names of the six playable characters; Noah, Lanz, Eunie, Mio, Taion, & Sena
 
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Dunban

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Like I was saying in the other thread, I really appreciate the tone being set with this game. Going off the tag line for this game “Fighting to live…and living to fight” and the confirmation of the main characters being "off-seers”, you can tell they want the premise of the game to have a more serious tone from the start.
 
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I need this game now. I can’t stop watching analysis videos and rewatching the trailer!
 

bellydrum

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Here we go. This is my thread.
I'm ready to live here until September.

Listening to somebody talk about Xenoblade as we speak lol
 

Mandos

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I’m hype but I’ll abstain. I don’t even necessarily need another trailer, I’m super sold. I’d rather have an open mind than weigh myself down with speculation
 

Chris Walken

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If they follow the gameplay path from Torna, the narrative from 1 and world building from 2 we can have here THE entry from the Xenoblade series.

Of course gtfo those fake lootboxes from 2.
 

Clix

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I really didn’t mind the loot boxes since they were optional and it was fun getting a cool random blade. My issue was how the RNG on them, especially once you accumulated quite a bit of them. If they ever do something like that again, just make either no common blades anymore and make the crystals more expensive so you have to work for them or improve the RNG considerably.
 

TreIII

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Will be keeping an eye on this one. Even if I still would love to see much more mecha, I'm mainly here for Takahashi's Wild Ride. XC2 was practically a reinvention of Gears, so I guess we only have "Episode 6" left to see now before we go into truly uncharted waters, huh?
 
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Momo

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Let be clear. Spoiler only allows for the past series and not in case of leaks right?
The former. I’m only putting in official news, interviews, videos, etc. in the OP. Rumors can be discussed here. Legitimate leaks (as in videos, pictures, or anything with hard evidence) should be in a separate thread focused on leaks.
 

Crusters

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I’m hype but I’ll abstain. I don’t even necessarily need another trailer, I’m super sold. I’d rather have an open mind than weigh myself down with speculation

I can definitely dig this.

For me, I'm all about the macro (large scale fundamental premise, but I'll definitely block out the micro (specific characters dialog events etc past a certain arbitrary line I'll eventually draw).

As for xbc3. It's reaching out across freaking EVERYTHING that has ever been Xeno, or it's source material. What's a new take on a previously explored thing? What's a reference to an old take? What's a follow up to something that was established before? What's just a neato nod?

I don't know! It's freaking crazy town right now!!!!
 

TheGreatLugia

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Like I was saying in the other thread, I really appreciate the tone being set with this game. Going off the tag line for this game “Fighting to live…and living to fight” and the confirmation of the main characters being "off-seers”, you can tell they want the premise of the game to have a more serious tone from the start.
There's a melancholy to what's been shown so far that's reminding me a lot of Torna in particular.
 

mnk

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I remember how much I enjoyed the pre-release for XC2, with the rare Blades and things being drip-fed. It was almost like a mini Smash Bros Dojo. The whole reason I made a Resetera account was to talk about XC2. I paid so much attention to pre-release material that I was able to jump into the game already fully understanding the battle system, lol.

Hopefully it's a fun pre-release period for 3 as well!
 

320

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It's time speculate the new title for "You will ______ our names".
You will reference our names
You will vaguely remember our names
You will scream our names
You will recollect our names
You will recognize our names
You will be scared of our names

:p

I am out of words
 

EpitaphMacha

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Setting up camp on this thread don't mind me.

Call it a gut feeling (because that's all it is) but I feel like reincarnation is going to appear somewhere in this game. It's one of the Xeno things I haven't seen come up yet in Xenoblade itself. At least not in the same way it does in gears and saga...
 

Dunban

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There's a melancholy to what's been shown so far that's reminding me a lot of Torna in particular.
Which is cool with me. I know they're heavy but I really enjoy it when Takahashi tackles those issues.

Setting up camp on this thread don't mind me.

Call it a gut feeling (because that's all it is) but I feel like reincarnation is going to appear somewhere in this game. It's one of the Xeno things I haven't seen come up yet in Xenoblade itself. At least not in the same way it does in gears and saga...
I was thinking the same, they've really set this world up for it.
 

WestEgg

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I've been watching Enel and Luxon's videos and it seems like this game are going to be Xeno as fuck. Wouldn't be surprised if at some point Nintendo negotiates for the Gears and Saga IPs and just officially declares this the full Master Works.
 

YoboD

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Can’t wait for the epic 100 hour long slow burn enemies to lovers Melia/Nia romance.

I love reading the fan theories and analysis around the Xeno games and how all the various sub series relate to each other.
 

Brewster123

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I've been watching Enel and Luxon's videos and it seems like this game are going to be Xeno as fuck. Wouldn't be surprised if at some point Nintendo negotiates for the Gears and Saga IPs and just officially declares this the full Master Works.
Why do that when Takahashi has already smuggled so much of those ips either over the table (kos-mos) or by skirting the limits of copyright law? The dude's a legend at circumventing ip rights.
 
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ILikeFeet

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Why do that when Takahashi has already smuggled so much of those ips either over the table (kos-mos) or by skirting the limits of copyright law? The dude's a legend at circumventing ip rights.
there's nothing circumventing anything. for as much as the games are a retelling of the story, it's still significantly different enough
 

Dunban

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there's nothing circumventing anything. for as much as the games are a retelling of the story, it's still significantly different enough
It's not Xenoblade but...

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I think if Square really wanted they could've taken action.
 

Jbone916

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You will reference our names
You will vaguely remember our names
You will scream our names
You will recollect our names
You will recognize our names
You will be scared of our names

:p

I am out of words
You will fear our names
 

Brewster123

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there's nothing circumventing anything. for as much as the games are a retelling of the story, it's still significantly different enough
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Jin Uzuki has nothing to do with Citan Uzuki, just ignore their clothes, hairstyle, fighting style, several character traits, and uhh... last names... There's also stuff like this being shared between Gears and Saga
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In addition, there's also the inclusion of a certain Monolith across all three game series:
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WestEgg

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I feel like I should try to play Xenogears and Xenosaga before this game comes out.
 

rAndom

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Xenosaga was supposed to be the spiritual sequel/retelling of Xenogears so I'm not really surprised about a lot of things that are similar between them.
 

HockeyBird

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I feel like the scenes with Melia and Nia are red herrings. It's cut in a way to make it seem like they are villains but in the actual context of the game, those scenes may not be as diabolical. For all we know, they could be talking directly to the party in both cases.
 

Phendrift

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Is XC2 NG+ hard or is it the same with over leveled party? Just trying to breeze through really
 

WestEgg

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Is XC2 NG+ hard or is it the same with over leveled party? Just trying to breeze through really
Same with an over leveled party. You can also delevel your characters if you want, though if you still have the core chips and equipment, you'll still be pretty OP
 
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