The long-awaited continuation of the Xenoblade Chronicles franchise, Xenoblade Chronicles 3, is almost upon us. What is the Xenoblade Chronicles 3 release date? And what’s the Xenoblade Chronicles 3 expansion pass that Nintendo keeps talking about? It’s almost enough to make you give up in confusion.
Not to fret, as we’re here to tell you everything you need to know about Xenoblade Chronicles 3 from the aforementioned release date to the various editions of the game that are available for purchase!
Xenoblade Chronicles 3 Release Date
Xenoblade Chronicles 3 releases on July 29, 2022. Being developed by Monolith Soft and published by Nintendo, it’s a Nintendo Switch exclusive.
It’s now been twelve years since the release of the original Xenoblade Chronicles, with it forming a legacy of seven games including Xenoblade Chronicles, Xenoblade Chronicles 2, and Xenoblade Chronicles 3 among others.
With that said, Xenoblade Chronicles 3 promises to tell the story of the worlds featured in the original Xenoblade Chronicles and Xenoblade Chronicles 2, and delve further into what happened after the finales of those respective games and the characters within them.
Players will discover what exactly their actions led to, and how they’ve dramatically affected these worlds, sometimes for the better, and sometimes for the worse.
“A brand new RPG adventure awaits in Xenoblade Chronicles 3 for Nintendo Switch. Bringing together the futures of Xenoblade Chronicles and Xenoblade Chronicles 2, this title will take players to the world of Aionios, home to two hostile nations.”
It’ll cap off a story that’s been going for quite a while now, and give players closure on this universe. Well, as much closure as an ongoing series is going to give.
Xenoblade Chronicles 3 Expansion Pass
So Xenoblade Chronicles 3 has an expansion pass, or what might be more commonly known as a season pass. No wait, don’t look away just yet, Xenoblade Chronicles 3 will have four different waves of DLC releasing throughout the year, starting on the 29th July and ending on the 31st of December.
You can buy the expansion pass itself for $29.99 or £26.99.
You can find out what exactly is in each wave on our page for the expansion pass itself, but it’s worth noting that several of the waves promise new quests and new playable characters.
Xenoblade Chronicles 3 Special Edition
While there was a special edition of Xenoblade Chronicles 3 available, it’s sadly not available for purchase anymore.
Read More: Xenoblade Chronicles 3 Pre-Orders Are A Mess
Once the pre-orders for the special edition went live the Nintendo site was bombarded by people trying to get it, both genuine customers and scalpers.
Due to this it was basically impossible for people who actually wanted the special edition to get it, which is a shame seeing as the special edition contains:
- Xenoblade Chronicles 3 Game
- Xenoblade Chronicles 3 Steelbook
- Xenoblade Chronicles 3 Artbook
Now the only chance that fans will have to get this edition will be through trawling third-party vendors such as eBay.