As we get closer to the release of Xenoblade Chronicles 3 for the Nintendo Switch, we also get closer to the release of the game’s Expansion Pass with the first lot of content, becoming available on launch day. It is in light of this activity, Nintendo has opted to provide more details on what is to be expected from the Expansion Pass, thanks to details on what Volume 1 is said to cover, along with release dates and other tidbits, which we have grouped together below for your reading leisure:

Xenoblade Chronicles 3 Expansion Pass Vol. 1: (July 29, 2022)

  • Items to support your adventure:
  • Consumable items:
    • Nopon Coin (Silver) x30
    • Nopon Coin (Gold) x10
    • Accessories: Iron Temple Guard, Circlet of Wisdom, Silver Belt, Auto-Balancer, Glass Memory, Nopon Strap (All items can also be acquired within the game)
  • Outfit colour variants:
    • Noah – Color #02
    • Mio – Color #02
    • Eunie – Color #02
    • Taion – Color #02
    • Lanz – Color #02
    • Sena – Color #02”

Xenoblade Chronicles 3 Expansion Pass Vol. 2: (October 13, 2022)

  • Challenge Battles
  • New Hero character and quests
  • New outfits

Xenoblade Chronicles 3 Expansion Pass Vol. 3: (April 30, 2023)

  • Challenge Battle
  • New Hero character and quests
  • New outfits

Xenoblade Chronicles 3 Expansion Pass Vol. 4: (December 31, 2023)

  • Brand new story scenario

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:

  • LIVE A LIVE (2022) – Release Date: July 22, 2022
  • Xenoblade Chronicles 3 (2022) – Release Date: July 29, 2022
  • Splatoon 3 (2022) – Release Date: September 9, 2022
  • Bayonetta (2022) – Release Date: September 30, 2022 [Physical Release]
  • Kirby’s Dream Buffet (2022) – Release Date: Summer 2022
  • Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope (2022) – Release Date: October 20, 2022
  • Bayonetta 3 (2022) – Release Date: October 28, 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

Source: Nintendo

By Jack Longman

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