Nintendo plans to release a year's worth of new content, that will include new quests, weapons, a new challenge mode, and new story content. This Expansion Pass includes a lot more DLCs, which will drop periodically throughout 2018.
Nintendo also announced that there would a day one content update that will allow players to get Japanese audio with English subtitles. On top of all of that, Nintendo revealed that Xenoblade Chronicles 2 will be getting a season pass that will support the game through most of 2018. That quest will be available from November 9.
Xenoblade Chronicles 2 comes out on December 1 for the Nintendo Switch and is now available for pre-order. When players fight alongside a Blade, they might trigger effects that protect the Driver, strengthen attacks, and other helpful actions. Abilities differ from Blade to Blade, so selecting different Blades adds to the strategy of battle.
Today's Direct showcase unearthed a ton of details about Xenoblade Chronicles 2, and showcased a vibrant world full of exploration, magic, and enchanting mech-fantasy-and of course unique team-based combat.
Players will also run into shining spots called Collection Points which provide an opportunity to pick up valuable items or dive under the clouds to salvage hard-to-find treasures. The big announcement was that the game would be getting a season pass, featuring everything from new modes along with main and side quests.
Xenoblade Chronicles 2 will launch exclusively for the Nintendo Switch system on December 1 at a suggested retail price of $59.99. The collector's edition and special Nintendo pro controller will also release on launch day. Gamers can pre-order the physical or digital versions of the game bundled with or without the expansion pass.
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