We’re just over three weeks away from Xenoblade Chronicles 2, and to celebrate, Nintendo today offered a bunch of new details for the upcoming Switch role-playing game, including a spotlight of the combat system and the reveal of a season pass.
In a Nintendo Direct this morning, the publisher showed off a new trailer and took a granular dive into battle mechanics and skills, to the point where it almost felt like we were all reading an instruction manual. In short, this is a JRPG. Just like its predecessors on the Wii and Wii U, Xenoblade Chronicles 2 has a unique combat system involving swords, arts, and timed attacks.
Nintendo also announced a $30 “expansion pass” for Xenoblade Chronicles 2 that includes the following:
If you want to catch all of the new footage and mechanics, here’s the full video: