Still due on April 25
In case you missed it (and it was easy to miss!), Nintendo shadow-dropped a trailer and release date for the Xenoblade Chronicles 3 story DLC. Truth be told I expected this thing to arrive in Q3 or Q4 of this year, but, uh, it’s out on April 25!
Following the core reveal, the Nintendo of America YouTube channel also gave us a new song from the DLC, and it’s a banger. The track is called “New Battle!!!” (make sure you get those three exclamation marks in there), and I can’t wait to listen to it over and over in-game. Suddenly, the massive string of emotional JRPGs I played from the ’90s through the early aughts came rushing back to me. I love how much Xenoblade Chronicles just does that on a regular basis, dating back to the release of the original on the Wii.
With each and every release the Xenoblade name continues to be out there, and I hope that when the next inevitable entry drops, it’s an even bigger success. Also, timing! This DLC got in right before Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, which is going to be dominating the collecting gaming conversation come mid-May. Until then we have Xenoblade Chronicles 3 and Star Wars Jedi: Survivor to talk about.