"Xenoblade Chronicles 2" Video Reveals Expansion Pass, "Zelda" Collab

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The big news is that Xenoblade Chronicles 2 will be getting a full Expansion Pass (a first for the series). It includes new items and quests coming in December and January, plus new gear, a new mode, and "a brand-new story and adventure" landing each season through Autumn 2018.

Today Nintendo presented a special Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Direct (the recording starts at 25:00). It looks like Xenoblade Chronicles 2 will be upping the ante in that regard, with the file size to prove it.

Xenoblade Chronicles 2 is set to launch on December 1 exclusively for Nintendo Switch, and will serve as the final major release for the Switch this year. Is Xenoblade Chronicles 2 one of the games you're most looking forward to for the Switch?

The Direct discussed details of Blades, which are artificial lifeforms that bond with Drivers like Xenoblade Chronicles 2's main character, Rex.

Fans can switch the audio from English to Japanese from the game's menu. When players fight alongside a Blade, they might trigger effects that protect the Driver, strengthen attacks, and other helpful actions. These humanoid weapons boost Drivers' power in battles in many different ways, depending on the Blades' unique abilities.

While traveling the massive world of Alrest, players will run into shining spots called Collection Points – which give players the opportunity to pick up valuable items or dive under the clouds to salvage hard-to-find treasures – or special landmarks that players can transport to at any time. The big announcement was that the game would be getting a season pass, featuring everything from new modes along with main and side quests. It's great to see that availability continue in the next, upcoming release, and it's a good sign when it comes to ongoing trends from Nintendo.

It will launch alongside a brand new Nintendo Switch Pro Controller and a Collector's Edition.

While journeying through the game world, players will encounter both peaceful and aggressive wildlife.

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