Is XBC3 The Last Xenoblade Game | Screen Rant

Xenoblade Chronicles 3 is meant to be the culmination of the series that kicked off with Xenoblade Chronicles, but is it actually the final game in the series? Xenoblade Chronicles has become one of Nintendo's biggest first-party RPG franchises, especially on the Nintendo Switch, which has seen the release of two new Xenoblade Chronicles games, a remaster of the first game, and multiple Xenoblade Chronicles representatives in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. The Nintendo Switch is only missing Xenoblade Chronicles X, which is one of the few remaining Wii U exclusives, and many speculate that it will receive a port in time.

The events of the Xenoblade Chronicles games are connected, but it's easy to enjoy them all in isolation without feeling like major story elements have been skipped. The story of Xenoblade Chronicles 3 is set in Aionios and it involves a conflict between the nations of Keves and Angus. The people of Aionios only live for ten years and the never-ending conflict means they spend most of that time in battle. The six playable characters in Xenoblade Chronicles 3 belong to both sides of the conflict, and they team up to learn the truth about the war in Aionios, becoming exiles and outcasts in the process.

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Xenoblade Chronicles 3 will act as the ending for the story that began in Xenoblade Chronicles. This raises questions regarding the future of the series, as it could mean that Monolith Soft is shutting the door on Xenoblade Chronicles and will move on to something else. Xenoblade Chronicles has been a hit for Nintendo and it has the potential to produce new games for years to come, so would the company be eager to let it end so soon?

The Xenoblade Chronicles fans of the world needn't worry, as there are more entries in the series to come. The developers of Xenoblade Chronicles 3 were interviewed by Nintendo UK ahead of the Xenoblade Chronicles 3's July 29 release date, and the question of the future of the series was brought up. Xenoblade Chronicles 3 co-director Genki Yokota is adamant that the series will continue, even if the current story is drawing to a close.

Finally, I would like to ask Yokota-san a question. You mentioned that this title is the culmination of the series, but am I right to assume that the Xenoblade Chronicles series will still go on?

Yokota: Yes, it will still go on! I want to keep it going as long as possible!

Like the Final Fantasy and Dragon Quest series, Xenoblade Chronicles could move to more self-contained stories that have nods to the previous entries. The series has also used a number of outlandish concepts that combine fantasy and science fiction together, so there are many directions for the Xenoblade Chronicles franchise to go in future installments. There was a time when there were doubts that the original Xenoblade Chronicles would receive a release in North America, but it has grown into a huge JRPG franchise and it will hopefully prosper for years to come. Xenoblade Chronicles 3 is concluding the current story, but the franchise will continue in the future.

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Source: Nintendo UK

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