Contrary to speculation, Nintendo has confirmed Xenoblade Chronicles 2 will be released in 2017.
Xenoblade Chronicles 2 was a highlight of the latest Nintendo Direct. It focused on the game’s world of Alrest and its many factions’ political, military, and religious positions, and noted that each kingdom lives on the bodies of titans in a world of clouds.
Nintendo also talked about the Blades, a group of people who work with you, providing different forms of weapons and abilities based on their class. Different classes include Attacker, Defender, and Healer. Class choice will change your approach to combat - you will be balancing different characters depending on the situation.
A December 1 release date was confirmed.
A special edition will include the game, a soundtrack CD, a 220-page art book, and a steel-book case. A Xenoblade Chronicles 2 themed pro controller has also been revealed.
Watch the trailer below for more on the game’s factions and gameplay: