Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Trailer Explains How Blade Arts Work

Xenoblade Chronicles 2

A new gameplay trailer was recently released for the Nintendo Switch exclusive, Xenoblade Chronicles 2. The new trailer covers the various factions in the game, along with a quick rundown of the game’s story, gameplay mechanics and the different environments.

Despite having a layered storyline, the trailer manages to condense a lot of the nuances down into a short synopsis.

After covering the different factions and each of their desires to get their hand on the Aegis blade, the trailer then covers how the game is played and the complexities of the Blade Arts system.

They explain that you can have up to three Blades per character. There are a total of three Drivers who can wield Blades. The Blades offer the player different abilities and skills that can be utilized throughout the fight.

During the fight, the more you attack the higher your Blade Arts gauge is increased, which then enables you to unleash a devastating special attack.

As you progress through the game and level up, you can access additional Blade Arts, and you can then mix and match them in battle that will allow you to perform certain kinds of feats. Certain arts are themed around elemental attacks, while others are centered around defensive abilities, while others are about brute force. You’ll have to mix and match the different Blades to get different results that will help aid you in battle to overcome some enemies throughout your journey.

Despite Nintendo also utilizing Treehouse to work directly with the Japanese development studios, it looks like they’re still keeping Pyra’s big boobs intact and her short-shorts and thong attire preserved. Hopefully the localizers don’t butcher the game like they did with Fire Emblem: Fates, or what’s happening so often in other communities where Asian games are being censored left and right when they launch in the West… such as Hyper Universe.

Anyway, Xenoblade Chronicles 2 is due for release on December 1st, 2017 at the end of the year, exclusively for the Nintendo Switch.

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