Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Game's Prequel Expansion Previewed in Video

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Story expansion gets physical release on September 21

Nintendo began streaming a new trailer for the new story expansion for Monolith Soft's Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Switch game on Tuesday. The new expansion is titled Xenoblade Chronicles 2: Torna ~ The Golden Country. It will debut on September 14 for expansion pass holders, and will get a physical edition on September 21.

Nintendo describes the new expansion:

Guide a group of legendary warriors on a journey through the tragic history that doomed a kingdom and drove a hero down a dark path 500 years before the events of Xenoblade Chronicles 2. Defend yourself from Malos and his forces using all the fury of this refined battle system, allowing you to fight as both the artificial lifeforms known as Blades and their masters, the Drivers.

The game shipped last December.

Tetsuya Takahashi returned as the game's executive director. The game features main character designs by Masatsugu Saitō (Expelled From Paradise, Cyborg 009 Call of Justice), as well as character designs by Tetsuya Nomura (Kingdom Hearts, Final Fantasy VII). Yasunori Mitsuda, ACE (Tomori Kudo, CHiCO), Kenji Hiramatsu, and Manami Kiyota returned from the first game to compose the game's music.

Nintendo released the original Xenoblade Chronicles for the Wii in Japan in 2010, Europe in 2011, and North America in 2012. Nintendo released Xenoblade Chronicles 3D for the New Nintendo 3DS in April 2015 in North America and Europe. The Xenoblade Chronicles X "spiritual successor" shipped for the Wii U system in December 2015. Takahashi previously expressed a desire to port Xenoblade Chronicles X to the Switch.

Source: Nintendo's official YouTube channel

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