Direct from Aionis.
While people are desperately clinging to the hopes of a Nintendo Direct this month, Nintendo has thrown us a curve ball of sorts by announcing a Xenoblade Chronicles 3 Direct. The Direct is said to be around 20 minutes long and will be livestreamed on Wednesday, June 22, 2022.
Tune in on 22/06 at 15:00 (UK time) for a livestreamed #XenobladeChronicles3 Direct presentation featuring roughly 20 minutes of information about the upcoming RPG adventure for #NintendoSwitch.— Nintendo UK (@NintendoUK) June 20, 2022
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For Xenoblade Chronicles fans like ourselves, this is great news as it means more information about one of our most anticipated titles of this year. Another way to look at it is that with Xenoblade Chronicles 3 having its own direct, there’s nothing to say that a proper direct can’t come next week. Most directs are usually 30-40 minutes long and if Xenoblade Chronicles 3 was a part of it, it would take up most of the allotted time slot in the direct.
What are your thoughts? Are you happy for the direct? Are you still holding out for something more? Do let us know in the comments.
About Xenoblade Chronicles 3:
Join Noah and Mio, members of the two opposing nations of Keves and Agnus, on a heartfelt journey through a rich open world to end the cycle of violence. A group of six characters from these nations join together to awaken the colonies of Aionios and expose the true threat both nations face. Traverse massive, fantastical landscapes as you learn how this game connects to the larger Xenoblade Chronicles™ story.
Command six characters and seamlessly enter real-time, RPG combat – All six of your core party members jump into action against enemies, auto-attacking with their distinct arts and weapons. Position your team to take advantage of Arts and maximize damage and debuffs. Pairs of characters can Interlink to form a mighty Ouroboros capable of taking down the most threatening enemies with powerful Arts.
The Biggest Upcoming Switch Exclusives for 2022:
- Mario Strikers: Battle League (2022) – Release Date: Jun 10, 2022
- Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes (2022) – Release Date: Jun 24, 2022
- MONSTER HUNTER RISE: SUNBREAK (2022) – Release Date: Jun 30, 2022
- LIVE A LIVE (2022) – Release Date: Jul 22, 2022
- Xenoblade Chronicles 3 (2022) – Release Date: Jul 29, 2022
- Splatoon 3 (2022) – Release Date: September 9, 2022
- Pokémon Scarlet (2022) – Release Date: November 18, 2022
- Pokémon Violet (2022) – Release Date: November 18, 2022
- Advance Wars 1+2: Re-Boot Camp (2022) – Release Date: 2022
- Bayonetta 3 (2022) – Release Date: 2022
- Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope (2022) – Release Date: 2022
Source: Nintendo UK (Twitter)