Xenoblade Chronicles DE Future Connected Details Emerge

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Nearly two months have passed since Nintendo revealed Xenoblade Chronicles Definitive Edition. As fans of the Monolith Soft JRPG series fawned over the updated graphics and music reproduction, the Nintendo studio had one more trick up its sleeve: a brand new epilogue. Dubbed “Future Connected,” the new story will focus on the events following the conclusion of Xenoblade Chronicles DE. On Monday, Monolith Soft finally revealed details about the epilogue gameplay. Let’s dive in.

Every Hero(pon) Needs Friends.

The Xenoblade Chronicles 2 story DLC was a blockbuster success. Released in late 2018, Torna was brimming with nearly 30 hours of content. When Monolith Soft announced that a free stand-alone epilogue was accompanying Xenoblade Chronicles DE, the community was hoping for a similar experience. But Monolith cloaked the epilogue’s gameplay and exploration in secrecy. Until now.

In a flurry of tweets, the official Xenoblade Japan Twitter account had multiple revelations. Here is what we discovered:

  • The main protagonists still include Shulk and Melia. However, players can recruit a talented group of Nopon surveyors to assist in battle.
  • From the teaser images, there are a total of 12 recruitable Nopons, and players can enlist up to two active Nopon party members per battle. There appear to be different colors of Nopon, which include red, blue, and yellow. It is likely that the colors correlate to different class types, such as attack, healer, and mage.
  • To recruit a Nopon, players must complete a quest, which grants a total of 30,000 experience points.
  • Melia appears to be a passive party member who Shulk can call upon when activating a chain attack. It is unknown if Melia is playable.
  • The more Nopon that a player recruits, the more damage that chain attacks can unleash. In the teaser video, Shulk is able to inflict more than 25,000 damage on a unique monster.
  • It is unclear what level the player begins the epilogue; however, Shulk’s level in the video below is 65. This leads us to believe that the DLC will have post-game content in a similar fashion as Torna.


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