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Xenoblade Chronicles 3 release date, story, and more

The acclaimed JRPG series received a new instalment, learn more about the Xenoblade Chronicles 3 release date, gameplay, characters, story, and more.

Xenoblade Chronicles 3 release date: two main characters playing flutes

Xenoblade Chronicles 3, developed by Monolith Soft, is out now on the Nintendo Switch. This is the fourth installment in the much-loved Xenoblade series, and the trailer showcases lush landscapes, giant mechons, and grand drama. We love the game, as we explain in our Xenoblade Chronicles 3 review, so be sure to check it out if you’re interested.

With the Xenoblade Chronicles 3 release date set for July 29, 2022, it means the game is out now. It’s a bit of a blend of the two previous mainline entries, which could have interesting story implications. To learn more about the possibilities, check out our Xenoblade Chronicles 3 NoahXenoblade Chronicles 3 Mio, or Xenoblade Chronicles 3 characters guides to see what’s going on.

The previous game in the series, Xenoblade Chronicles 2, came out back in 2017, the launch year for the Nintendo Switch. In terms of sales, it was very successful and was followed by a remaster of the original Xenoblade. Check out our Xenoblade Chronicles 3 trailers page to see if you can spot any clues as to how the stories tie together.

When is the Xenoblade Chronicles 3 release date?

The Xenoblade Chronicles 3 release date was on July 29, 2022, meaning the game is out now. That’s right, go check it out!

What is Xenoblade Chronicles 3 story?

The story itself is new, and it “ties together the futures of the worlds depicted in Xenoblade Chronicles and Xenoblade Chronicles 2.” There are two warring factions in the world of Aionios – Keves and Agnus. The former is responsible for mechanical technology, while the latter prefers magical tech. You can learn more in our Xenoblade Chronicles 3 colonies guide.

What can you expect from Xenoblade Chronicles 3’s gameplay?

When in combat, you can battle with up to seven characters, and, much like in previous Xenoblade games, you must directly face an enemy out in the field to engage in a fight. Naturally, each character brings their own strengths to the battlefield, and this allows you to use a range of strategies. There’s also a new mechanic called interlinking, which you can learn more about in our Xenoblade Chronicles 3 Ouroboros guide.

Xenoblade Chronicles 3 release date: an image of a battle taking place in a massive field

Furthermore, each character falls under a different class, and this only adds to the diversity that the game gives you, which you can find out more about in our Xenoblade Chronicles 3 classes guide. Nothing like switching between characters and classes to keep things fresh.

There you have it, everything we know about Xenoblade Chronicles 3. If you need something else to keep you busy, you can check out our list of the best Switch RPGs and best Final Fantasy games to see what adventures await you.