The official Twitter account for the upcoming Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition has shown some interesting new details through a handful of screenshots and text. The first of these tweets features the classic title screen familiar to gamers who played either the original Wii version of Xenoblade Chronicles in 2012 or the Nintendo 3DS port in 2015. However, shown alongside it is a stunning new title screen unlocked after completing the main story and linked to the new epilogue chapter titled Future Connected.
The second tweet introduces the “Event Theatre” mode, which lets you watch any of the game’s cutscenes at your leisure. Interestingly, after translating the Japanese text accompanying the screenshots, it states that “some equipment, time of day, and weather can be selected”, implying that the cutscenes can be tweaked to suit a particular visual preference.
— ゼノブレイド総合 (@XenobladeJP) May 22, 2020
One of the most consequential JRPGs of last decade, Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition is shaping up to be a worthy remaster for this fan favourite. Outside of the obvious visual upgrades, this version of the game will also have quality of life improvements to the battle HUD and quest interface. However, the biggest new addition is the previously mentioned Future Connected epilogue which takes place one year after the main story and is expected to take around 10-12 hours to beat.
Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition will release exclusively on Switch on May 29, 2020.