It’s being printed to rejoice Xenoblade Chronicles 3, however has tidbits on prior video games
Nintendo just published an official Xenoblade interview that talks to key growth workforce members, and it touches on prior video games within the collection, not simply Xenoblade Chronicles 3.
[Note that the interview contains vague spoilers for the third game.]
The roundtable consists of Tetsuya Takahashi (senior director and chief inventive officer at Monolith Soft), Koh Kojima (producer and director at Monolith Soft), and Genki Yokota (producer and director at Nintendo). The workforce kicks issues off by saying this new entry is the “culmination of the trilogy,” which is extra like a broad assertion when it comes to depicting themes (confirmed instantly after in the identical interviews), but in addition touches on a narrative justification for it.
However, Takahashi insists that every game is a standalone story (having completed Xenoblade Chronicles 3, I really feel like that is apt): “No, the stories of one, two, and three all stand alone. Although some elements and designs from one and two will appear in this third entry here and there, there is no need to have played the first and second games to understand the story or how to play. However, since this is a series of works, the underlying theme is consistent, and in each case, the story unfolds based on ‘the relationship between foreign things.’ Also, I used the word ‘culmination’ earlier, but this title brings together all the themes that have been developed over the past 15 years since 2007, when development of the first title in the Xenoblade Chronicles series began, as well as the gameplay systems that have been developed throughout the series.”
Takahashi additionally talks in regards to the core thesis of the game (what would folks do in the event that they solely lived for 10 years), and the way the early life of his life influenced that idea. Yokota agreed that it could be the easiest way ahead, stating: “We had a great deal of discussion in the beginning about why to have a 10-year life span. Although the seriousness was in full swing from the beginning, I remember hearing the thoughts Takahashi-san just mentioned, and I was in complete agreement. Doing so would surely bring out that sense of Xenoblade-ness, and I thought that I wanted to stay the course with this storyline.”
If you’re a hardcore Xenoblade fan, it’s positively price studying in full (although sadly there is no such thing as a respect for Xenoblade Chronicles X). Two extra interviews are arriving immediately and tomorrow (July 27 and July 28), billed as “Chapter 2 and Chapter 3.”