Xenoblade Chronicles 3 is a “stopping point” for Takahashi

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Tetsuya Takahashi, senior director of Xenoblade Chronicles 3 and creator of the series, has shared a message with fans in Japan following the release of the new RPG. In the email, he said that “while it is a conclusion, that does not mean it is the end of the Xenoblade series. It is just a stopping point in my mind”, as reported and translated by Nintendo Everything.

Things get more interesting when he continues, talking about Xenoblade Chronicles 3’s story: “I think that everyone who played this title and the additional stories in the Expansion Pass can imagine what lies in the future for Xenoblade.” I’m not completely sure what he means, but maybe once we get our hands on the Xenoblade Chronicles 3 expansion pass things will be a tad clearer.

If you want to try and get a better understanding yourself, check out our Xenoblade Chronicles timeline breakdown to see how the games fit together in the series. Or, for a bit of a history lesson, check out our feature on Xenoblade Chronicles’ Operation Rainfall fan movement to see how the game almost didn’t come to North America.

You can see the full email below.

Mio from Xenoblade Chronicles 3. She is a woman with a silver bob and cat ears, a blue dress and black jacket, black gloves holding a flute up to her mouth. Behind her are a couple of other people, and the light of a bonfire.

“Greetings to everyone who purchased Xenoblade Chronicles 3. This is Takahashi from Monolith Soft. Thanks to your support, we’ve released the third Xenoblade title, twelve years after the original Xenoblade was released for the Wii in 2010. Xenoblade 3 has been called the culmination of the whole series up until now, and it truly is the culmination. We at Monolith have put everything we have cultivated over the past twelve years into it.

“It is also a stopping point to me. This title depicts the conclusion of the Xenoblade story that began with Klaus’s experiment. While it is a conclusion, that does not mean it is the end of the Xenoblade series. It is just a stopping point in my mind. I think that everyone who played this title and the additional stories in the Expansion Pass can imagine what lies in the future for Xenoblade.

“I have one recommendation for how to play Xenoblade Chronicles 3. Some things are marked by a ‘?’ on the game map. Even if you are in the middle of progressing the main story after finding the ‘?’ marks, try taking a detour. There are many encounters waiting there. Thank you for your continued support of Xenoblade Chronicles 3!”

Anyway, to see if it’s the game for you, check out our Xenoblade Chronicles 3 review, because we think it’s pretty darn neat.

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