Xenoblade Chronicles 3D is a port of the action-RPG game, Xenoblade Chronicles, originally released for the Wii, released exclusively for the New Nintendo 3DS developed by Monster Games in 2015.


Changes from the original[]

Aside from the lower resolution, the game is mostly the same. Outside the main game, there is one major addition. The game has a music player and model viewer. The player gathers them as he plays, but he can get them faster if he StreetPasses with another player or uses the Shulk amiibo. The music player also works when the 3DS is closed like in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS so the player can hear the soundtrack on the go.


The plot remains the same as the original Wii version.


The game was revealed in Japan alongside the New 3DS on August 29, 2014. They stated that the game was complex to run on the old 3DS. It wasn't until a Nintendo Direct in January where Nintendo revealed it for the West alongside the US reveal of the New Nintendo 3DS XL.

They also announced Monster Games was the developer. After a Japanese-only stream of Xenoblade Chronicles X, Nintendo opened the official site where they revealed the Streetpass and amiibo features and this same info was revealed for the West later that morning with a release date for North America.

3DS eShop Description[]

Take up arms against an invading army in this remake of an acclaimed RPG, only on the New Nintendo 3DS™ XL system. Explore landscapes and beat down foes in battles that blend real-time action with RPG strategy. Exclusive features make the Xenoblade Chronicles™ 3D game the ultimate way to learn the truth behind the mythical sword, the Monado.

Due to the processing power and additional buttons of the New Nintendo 3DS XL, you can experience this epic RPG portably. Command your party or quickly jump between locations by pressing the new ZL & ZR buttons and look all around the game's beautiful enviornments using the C-Stick.

These features perfectly round out an already outstanding adventure comprised of intense combat and intriguing storytelling. British voice actors and gorgeous art direction lend the story an authentic fantasy feel, while the customizable moves of your characters and chainable combos keep you on the edge of your seat.

Check out the theme inspired by this game in the Theme Shop. Just tap the icon in the upper left corner of your Nintendo 3DS HOME Menu to get started.

Earn in game tokens in Xenoblade Chronicles 3D by tapping a Shulk amiibo figure to the New Nintendo 3DS XL. Tokens can be used to unlock music and animated 3D models of various characters.


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