New Details Revealed About Xenoblade Chronicles X

Wednesday, January 28th, 2015

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Xenoblade Chronicles X

Tons of new information has surfaced today about the upcoming Xenoblade Chronicles X, courtesy of Japanese gaming magazine Famitsu. The magazine set aside ten pages completely dedicated to coverage of the game, including an interview with the game’s director Tetsuya Takahashi. We got some new information on the world, the characters, and the gameplay.

Here is we know so far directly from the NeoGaf post :

  • Mira is 400km2, which is 5 times the size of Xenoblade’s world
  • Takahashi’s final check play time was over 300 hours
  • “Union” Sound; something like factions for quests
  • There are 8 of them, and you can join any of them, and change them depending on your goal
  • They are: PATH FINDER, COLEPEDIAN, INTER CEPTOR, LAND BANK, AVALANCE, ARMS, TESTAMENT, COMPANION
  • Nagi (Takayuki Sugou): Former Captain of the White Whale and current Military Chief in the Autonomous Government of New Los Angeles
  • Guin (Yuichi Nakamura): Worked in the same division as Elma and Irina on Earth; was their subordinate
  • Many options for player avatar customization
  • Kunihiko Tanaka did the preset avatar designs
  • Some famous voices actors providing their voice as options for the avatar, will be announced on the Xenoblade homepage later
  • GamePad shows character locations, quest locations
  • Warp to previously visited areas on the GamePad
  • The use of ‘X [Cross]’ has implications for the online functionality
  • Not a standard online game, more ‘loosely connected’
  • About 90 songs in the game
  • Xenoblade had 1 vocal song at the end, but Xenoblade X has many vocal songs (many for an RPG)
  • Sawano involved in all aspects of music
  • Battles are faster paced, more-actiony than Xenobalde
  • Differentiates close and distant attacks
  • There will be no healers
  • Healing done with new system called ‘Soul Voice’
  • 4-player party
  • You control 1 character, the AI controls the rest
  • More unique monsters and equipment than Xenoblade
  • Xenoblade was a traditional RPG, whereas Xenoblade X is an open world RPG
  • Xenoblade was linear despite having big world
  • Xenoblade X you will get quests from different places and have more freedom

What do you guys think about this? I know I’m even more pumped for the game after reading this. Let us know what you think though in the comments.

 

About Colin Malone

Colin has been playing video games since he was very young and is a fan of several genres including RPG, strategy and platformers, among others. He graduated from Southwestern University with a degree in communications and currently writes for Wii U Daily, Operation Rainfall and Inspectioneering Magazine. His long term goal is nothing less than to become the Hunter S. Thompson of games journalism.