Xenoblade Chronicles 3D Releases Today on New Nintendo 3DS XL

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Written by Dustin Murphy


You heard it the day the Nintendo Direct regarding the New Nintendo 3DS XL and LL were announced for most parts of the world. This included a game that told us the story of two giant titans who were frozen in time. On their bodies? A war had broken out as humans and machines clashed in epic battles across the vast lands that brought our not-so-meant-to-be hero, Shulk, into the scene. With his ancient blade equipped, he set off on a magnificent adventure that would attempt to put an end to the generations-long war and bring peace to the world. Thanks to the power of the New Nintendo 3DS XL and it’s new buttons as well as face-tracking 3D, players can take this journey to whole new extent as it has been remade from its original Wii version to provide players with an unforgettable sci-fi epic adventure.

New Nintendo 3DS XL owners will not want to miss out on this hand-held version of an amazing game,” said Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of America’s executive vice president of Sales & Marketing. “Xenoblade Chronicles 3D is simply enormous in scale, but is perfect for portable play on New Nintendo 3DS XL, and a must-have for any and all fans of open-world role-playing experiences.

His words speak of the games beauty, size, and large open-world experience that it provides, which will bring players to become friends with new NPC’s that will become memorable, and emotionally unforgettable. As players embark upon the main story of Xenoblade Chronicles 3D, they will get to know Shulk, which has become infamous thanks to Super Smash Bros. 3D, which has surely intrigued players to enjoy his unforgettable story, but also those friends of his that adventure across the two resting titans below their feet. With his blade in tow, Shulk will meet companions who will come from all walks of life, battle beasts that are not so friendly while befriending others that are, and even take in breathtaking sights of breathtaking environments in full blown 3D.

Just like the original, Xenoblade Chronicles 3D revisits the deeply intuitive battle system that will let players take on enemies in real time, and not the formerly known turn-based battle systems that traditional RPG’s are known for. Players will get to watch their characters auto-attack while targeting an enemy. Players will also get to move freely around fields, select from special abilities known as ‘Arts”, and even unleashed in style or in chains to bring forth overly devastating attacks

Will you have what it takes to complete hundreds of side quests, defeat powerful enemies, and explore parts of an entirely new world? Find out today in the newly implemented character customization and upgrade system, and even a unique armament system while building relationships with the characters Shulk will engage conversations and friendships with.

In the new Collection Mode, which is exclusive to the 3DS title, players can look over a number of animated models of both friends and enemies in Model Viewer, listen to the games beautifully crafted soundtrack via the Jukebox while the system is even closed. These can be unlocked by using the StreetPass feature, spending their Play Coins or tapping a Shulk amiibo (not included) to the touch screen of their New Nintendo 3DS XL.

Xenoblade Chronicles 3D is now available exclusively for New Nintendo 3DS XL (this game will not work on the original Nintendo 3DS XL)  in stores, in the Nintendo eShop and at Nintendo.com at a suggested retail price of $39.99. For more information about the game, visit http://xenobladechronicles3d.nintendo.com.

About the Writer:

DustinBATGRPhoto1Dustin is our native console gamer, PlayStation and Nintendo reviewer who has an appetite for anything that crosses the boarders from across the big pond. His interest in JRPG’s, MMO’s, Handheld Gaming, and Pizza is insatiable and can’t be softened by even the biggest names in the gaming industry. His elitist attitude gives him direction, want, and a need for the hardest difficulties in games, which is fun to watch, and hilarity at its finest. To follow Dustin, hit him up on Twitter over at @GamingAnomaly, find him on his Google+. Wanna game with him? You can find him on PSN with RaivynLyken.

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