Today's Nintendo Direct presentation for Xenoblade Chronicles 2 on the Nintendo Switch confirms this upcoming RPG is stuffed to the brim with characters, a complex story, and a deep battle system—all the stuff that makes previously-released Xenoblade games (and the original Xenoblade Chronicles specifically) cult classics.
But wait! There's more! Toward the end of the presentation, Nintendo revealed an "Expansion Pass" for Xenoblade Chronicles 2. The $29.99 USD pass, which is available for pre-purchase today (like the game itseslf), will add new content to the game through next fall.
The pass gives you access to:
- Support items (December 2017)
- New quests for the main game (January 2018)
- A new rare blade (Spring 2018)
- A new challenge battle mode (Summer 2018)
- A new story-based adventure (Fall 2018)
The additional content is a single DLC pack; you can't buy the downloads separately. However, a free day-one download will give you the Japanese voice track if you want it.
The Direct presentation had one particularly surprising revelation: If you own The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, you'll be able to access a side-quest wherein Link acquires an outfit inspired by the hero of Xenoblade Chronicles 2, Rex. If you want to turn Link into a delightfully doofy anime character with very big pants, you can access the side-quest on November 9.
Xenoblade Chronicles 2 comes to the Nintendo Switch on December 1.