I mean, good songs are kind of the norm in this series
So far, Xenoblade Chronicles 3 is putting its best foot forward. We’ll see how it fares come July, but for now, I’m pretty happy with what Nintendo is showing off. And that includes this new beautiful Xenoblade Chronicles 3 song called “A Life Sent On.”
Shared by way of the Nintendo UK Twitter account, the track is described as a “somber flute-based melody,” which is played by “off-seers” in the universe (specifically Noah and Mio) to mourn people who have fallen in battle. Based on the small amount of lore we have, off-seers are tasked with some sort of guidance for a facet of the afterlife, and could potentially play a larger role in the narrative.
For now, I’ve listened to this particular Xenoblade Chronicles 3 song a bunch of times now (even when writing this!) and it’s giving me extremely good vibes for how the game will turn out. Aesthetically it seems to be nailing everything it needs to, as that’s arguably been one of the stronger points of the series from the start: outdoing other similar games on the same hardware.
Hopefully we get even more quality of life upgrades and a killer story. There’s a lot to improve upon in the second core game mechanically.
[Update: As more songs are dropping on various Nintendo Twitter accounts, we’re adding them below!]
Listen to the Xenoblade Chronicles 3 track A Life Sent On
— Nintendo UK (@NintendoUK) June 9, 2022
Listen to the Xenoblade Chronicles 3 track The Weight of Life
???? This is “The Weight of Life”, a moving song that expresses the emotions of Noah, Mio and their friends as they fight their way through the world of #XenobladeChronicles3. pic.twitter.com/spL8dKdJOJ
— Nintendo of Europe (@NintendoEurope) June 16, 2022
Listen to the Xenoblade Chronicles 3 track Keves Battle
— Nintendo UK (@NintendoUK) June 17, 2022
Listen to the Xenoblade Chronicles 3 track You Will Know our Names – Finale
— Nintendo of Europe (@NintendoEurope) July 5, 2022
Listen to the Xenoblade Chronicles 3 track Millick Meadows
— Nintendo of Europe (@NintendoEurope) July 13, 2022
Listen to the Xenoblade Chronicles 3 track Chain Attack
You’ll hear this energetic song in #XenobladeChronicles3 when triggering a Chain Attack. Take turns dishing out different attacks and devastating specials. Your enemies won’t know what hit ‘em! pic.twitter.com/5iTL2M1diT
— Nintendo of Europe (@NintendoEurope) July 21, 2022