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“This official Xenoblade interview is a celebration of your entire collection”
It’s being printed to have fun Xenoblade Chronicles 3, however has tidbits on prior video games
Nintendo simply printed an official Xenoblade interview that talks to key growth group 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 artistic officer at Monolith Smooth), Koh Kojima (producer and director at Monolith Smooth), and Genki Yokota (producer and director at Nintendo). The group kicks issues off by saying this new entry is the “end result of the trilogy,” which is extra like a broad assertion by way of depicting themes (confirmed instantly after in the identical interviews), but additionally touches on a narrative justification for it.
Nevertheless, Takahashi insists that every recreation is a standalone story (having completed Xenoblade Chronicles 3, I really feel like that is apt): “No, the tales of 1, two, and three all stand alone. Though some components and designs from one and two will seem on this third entry right here and there, there is no such thing as a have to have performed the primary and second video games to grasp the story or tips on how to play. Nevertheless, since it is a collection of works, the underlying theme is constant, and in every case, the story unfolds based mostly on “the connection between overseas issues”. Additionally, I used the phrase “end result” earlier, however this title brings collectively all of the themes which have been developed over the previous 15 years since 2007, when growth of the primary title within the Xenoblade Chronicles collection started, in addition to the gameplay techniques which have been developed all through the collection.”
Takahashi additionally talks in regards to the core thesis of the sport (what would folks do in the event that they solely lived for 10 years), and the way the childhood of his life influenced that idea. Yokota agreed that it could be one of the simplest ways ahead, stating: “We had quite a lot of dialogue at first about why to have a 10-year life span. Though the seriousness was in full swing from the start, I keep in mind listening to the ideas Takahashi-san simply talked about, and I used to be in full settlement. Doing so would certainly convey out that sense of Xenoblade-ness, and I assumed that I wished to remain the course with this storyline.”
If you happen to’re a hardcore Xenoblade fan, it’s undoubtedly value studying in full. Two extra interviews are arriving as we speak and tomorrow (July 27 and July 28), billed as “Chapter 2 and Chapter 3.”