Since the release of Xenoblade Chronicles 2 in 2017, we’ve been waiting to hear about a sequel with Monolith Soft back at the helm. According to this week’s reports, Xenoblade Chronicles 3 not only exists, but it’s apparently almost done.
Recently, voice actress Jenna Coleman, who played a key character in the original Xenoblade Chronicles, hinted that a new game was in the works for a meeting. Imran Khan, formerly of Game Informer and now works with Fanbyte, added to this, stating that Xenoblade Chronicles 3 is in development and will conclude the trilogy.
Apparently, Xenoblade Chronicles 3 was going to be announced by Nintendo earlier this year, targeting a 2021 release window. However, the game was one of many to be hit by the pandemic, so now Monolith Soft is aiming for a 2022 release instead.
With Xenoblade Chronicles Definitive Edition for Nintendo Switch, an expansion has been included called “Future Connected” which heavily hinted at a new game. Currently, rumors suggest that Nintendo may announce Xenoblade Chronicles 3 again this year, possibly during ‘a Direct from September 2021.
KitGuru says: Xenoblade games are some of the best RPGs available on Nintendo Switch, so hopefully these rumors prove to be true and we can get a sequel.