Xenoblade Chronicles Definitive Edition Announced for Nintendo Switch; Releasing in 2020

Sep 5, 2019
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Xenoblade Chronicles Definitive Edition for the Nintendo Switch has been announced during yesterday’s Nintendo Direct broadcast.

The game that originally launched back in 2011/2012 as a Wii title (2010 in Japan) is now being rebranded as Xenoblade Chronicles Definitive Edition and is making its way to Nintendo’s hybrid platform next year.

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“MONOLITHSOFT’s epic Xenoblade Chronicles game, which originally launched in 2012 on the Wii system, is destined to be reborn on Nintendo Switch as Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition”, Nintendo’s description reads. “The game, which chronicles the adventures of Shulk and Fiora, is scheduled to launch for Nintendo Switch in 2020.”

From the looks of it, this Definitive Edition packs some graphical enhancements but no further details have been released.

You can watch the announcement trailer below. We've also included the game's original description from 2012.

Set on the bodies of two huge titans,  Xenoblade Chronicles asks players to wield the Monado blade to save the world from destruction. With ordinary weapons having no effect on the machine race known as the Mechon, the power of the Monado blade is the only hope. The hero, Shulk, uses it to fight the Mechon and see glimpses of the future. Players control Shulk as they engage monsters in battle and go on quests. Players can also upgrade their equipment and abilities in a variety of ways. Weapons, headgear, body armor, gloves and boots can all be modified, with each change affecting both the ability and the look of the character. The same piece of gear even takes on a different appearance depending on which character is wearing that piece. Players can also enhance the abilities of their existing equipment by using Gems, special augmentations created by collecting resources in game. Gems may improve Arts ability, increase agility or add strength.

Xenoblade Chronicles was already re-released for the New 3DS back in 2015.

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