Xenoblade Chronicles Definitive Edition announced for Nintendo Switch

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The end of Nintendo’s Direct today confirmed Xenoblade Chronicles is going to get remade for the Nintendo Switch, dubbed Xenoblade Chronicles Definitive Edition.

Shown at the end of the today’s Nintendo Direct, the game, which initially released on the Nintendo Wii in 2010, was a big critical success for Nintendo and veteran Japanese developers Monolith Soft. It sold better than expected for a JRPG in the west, enough to have a sequel confirmed for the Wii U and Switch. The trailer features Shulk, striding toward an army, displaying several improvements to graphics and animation over the original package, though no in-game gameplay footage came out to make a side-by-side comparison.

It’s been heavily requested by fans of the series for years after the sequel released in 2017. A JRPG can span over 100 hours with plenty of fantastic storytelling and characterization, beautiful, luscious terrain, and an excellent combat system. Xenoblade Chronicles Definitive Edition will surely delight fans of the game with another round.

No release date came up during the presentation for the title, but Nintendo confirmed that development is well underway. Fans can expect a release date for the game sometime in 2020.