Xenoblade Chronicles 2 - Catch All Info Thread

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You know, there's really no point having two ongoing Xenoblade threads. Someone should probably create a new one with info we have up to now in the OP, and then I can lock both old ones. :p
Ask and you shall receive.

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A NEW JOURNEY TO FIND ELYSIUM BEGINS NOW…
In the latest entry of the Xenoblade Chronicles series, a new hero will seek
out Elysium on an immense journey through a brand-new world.
FEATURES:
• Executive Director: Tetsuya Takahashi (Monolith Software Inc., Executive
Director from Xenoblade Chronicles and Xenoblade Chronicles X)
• Character design: Masatsugu Saito
• Music:
• Yasunori Mitsuda
• ACE (Tomori Kudo, CHiCO)
• Kenji Hiramatsu
• Manami Kiyota

Platform: Nintendo Switch
Launch Date: 2017
Genre: Role-Playing Game
Rating: Rating Pending -Visit esrb.org for rating information.
Players: 1
Developer: Monolith Software Inc.
Suggested Retail Price: TBD
URL: TBD
Plot spoilers

I wonder if the 3 script pages were picked randomly or with specific intent to communicate the tone of the game, because man, one of them is Tales as fuck. Lol.

There's the page with Van Damme explaining the Blade to Rex as I mentioned, and then there's one with a team investigating an ancient ship, which sounds Xeno as hell. And then.... then... there is a bath scene with 3 female characters with awkward shit, including one commenting on the other's figure. Lol.

A.N.I.M.E.
Oh was he? I don't remember many of the details in Xenoblade anymore, I just googled to check. Yeah, definitely a recurring homage character then.

Regarding the most visible page with Van Damme talking to Rex (the main character).... I think it definitely reveals the main context of the hints in the trailer.

The "Blade" in Xenoblade 2 is definitely a humanoid character as well. The one mentioned is called "Homura" and is likely the red haired girl with the same armor design as the blade Rex has at the end. The wielder of a Blade is called a Driver. As long as the Driver lives, the Blade is immortal and will regenerate from any injury. A Driver protects a Blade. And Rex says he will protect Homura.

Transforming waifu weapons here we come!
Localization
Think that's everything.

Everything in this post shamelessly stolen from Cerium, Duckroll, Hero of Legend, Skypunch, and kuroneko0509
 
#7
Character design is off putting. I really hate anime despite liking Japanese games a lot on average. Xenoblade 1 is certainly one of the best JRPGs ever, arguably the best I've ever played actually. Monolith has ridiculous talent so I'm looking forward to this.
 
#18
Hoping to see more of this.

I liked the first one but the trailer for this looked pretty uninteresting. I hope we get to see more varied and crazy settings as in the original
 
#19
The character faces are fine now. They didn't necessarily need to be anime style and the costumes could use some work, but anything is better than the faces of the last game. Thank you! I wasn't a fan of XB X, but I loved the first game and this seems more in that vain. Looking forward to it!
 
#25
Yeah, just like the first one.
This kinda counter argument really annoys me. Look, the first Xenoblade was anime-inspired, but so was Cowboy Bebop, or Ghost in the Shell, or Princess Mononoke. There's good anime design, and bad anime design, and those in between. Xenoblade was somewhere in between to good, Xenoblade 2's are flat out garbage tier.

Okay garbage may be too harsh, I've seen much worse from NIS and Compile Hearts, but it's still really incredibly generic and coming from a first party production, it just is bad.
 
#31
Thank you for making this thread!

Really so happy this is being made. Can't wait to see more. Art looks amazing. ACE making the soundtrack again is probably the best news I've heard :D
 

marc^o^

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#33
I love the character design, which is a fist in the series for me. 2nd good point it has is, such a game is suited to handheld gaming.
 
#40
I hope Namco is taking notes for the visual style of the next Tales of games, since this game seem to have nailed what I expected for their next game.
 
#43
Just like in XBC i will enjoy the hell out of Monoliths World Design, and try to ignore the disgusting characters and nonsensical story.

At least the character style this time looks coherent, instead of the vomit that was XBC's character design.

Personally would've loved a sequel to X more. Mira still holds so many mysteries and I enjoyed the approach to character writing much more. But alas, maybe they manage to find a middle ground that allows me to enjoy the characters this time.
 
#44
This kinda counter argument really annoys me. Look, the first Xenoblade was anime-inspired, but so was Cowboy Bebop, or Ghost in the Shell, or Princess Mononoke. There's good anime design, and bad anime design, and those in between. Xenoblade was somewhere in between to good, Xenoblade 2's are flat out garbage tier.

Okay garbage may be too harsh, I've seen much worse from NIS and Compile Hearts, but it's still really incredibly generic and coming from a first party production, it just is bad.


It's like you've played the game and all that.
 
#46
As long as it's not soundtracked by Wesley Willis this time.
I would probably have appreciated a Wesley Willis soundtrack more. I just hope they don't ignore the plot completely again in favor of having the maximum number of extremely generic mmo quests. Really interested to see where they can go with a system with a lot more ram though.
 
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