With less than a month to go before Xenoblade Chronicles 2 makes its Switch debut in time for the Holidays, there is still plenty to learn about the game, its settings and characters in the meantime. So it’s a good thing Nintendo UK took the time to provide some new intel on a few of the characters and that is precisely what we’ve rounded up for you here:
Rex is a young Driver bursting with vitality who used to work as a salvager, scavenging useful resources from beneath the Cloud Sea. Since meeting Pyra everything has changed, and the future of the world now depends on him…
Pyra is the fire-wielding Blade who fights alongside Rex. Together, they are trying to make it to Elysium, the birthplace of all humanity. She also happens to be a sacred Blade known as the Aegis, and there’s no shortage of people who seek to make her power their own.
Nia is very energetic and headstrong, and she isn’t afraid to give the others in the party a piece of her mind. She particularly enjoys arguing with Rex. That’s not just a fancy hairdo, y’know – those are Nia’s real ears!
As Nia’s Blade, the noble Dromarch has been her constant companion and helper since childhood. Despite his appearance, he can communicate normally with Nia and the rest of the party. He calls Nia “my lady”, which makes him sound a bit like a butler.
It’s Tora, Rex’s Nopon sideki- uh, friend! He’s a mechanically-gifted boy who’s long dreamed of becoming a Driver. Sadly, he lacks the aptitude to become a Driver himself, but he does have a back-up plan…
Tora built an artificial Blade, Poppi, to fulfil his goal of becoming a Driver! Obviously, she speaks fluent Nopon. Her powerful metallic body is crafted out of a lifetime of Tora’s hopes and dreams!
Jin leads the secretive group, Torna, who are in search of the Aegis. He appears cool and composed on the outside, but conceals a burning resolve within. He’ll do whatever it takes to achieve his goals…
Torna’s number two is Malos, a big guy with a wild temper. He’s a top Driver, and pretty scary on the battlefield – as you can probably tell just from looking at him!
I know what you’re thinking, Link from The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, wears the Salvager gear better than Rex does, but let’s give him a chance, he and Xenoblade Chronicles 2 might just blow us all away.