The Xenoblade Chronicles 2 release window has finally been confirmed to be sometime this year, 2017. The news came from a Nintendo financial meeting where the company confirmed that the game would be releasing sometime this year. However, we still don’t have an official release date, and likely won’t have one for a while.
Xenoblade Chronicles 2 will, obviously, be the sequel to the original Xenoblade Chronicles, which came out on the Wii back in 2010, and was later ported to the New Nintendo 3DS in 2015. The game won critical acclaim, and with Xenoblade Chronicles 2, it’s finally getting a sequel instead of a spiritual successor.
The game was originally revealed during the Nintendo Switch’s press event back in January, but we haven’t heard very much other stuff about it since then. It’s likely that Nintendo either has another Direct planned to reveal more about the game, or will talk about it at E3 this year.
Going to E3 to give more details on the game may be more likely, considering E3 will be in mid-June, which is only around a month away. In the meantime, all we can do is just watch and wait until Nintendo decides to give us more information besides the Xenoblade Chronicles 2 release window.
Going by the game’s cover art, we’ll likely be getting a new protagonist that can wield the Monado sword, with Shulk apparently nowhere to be seen. We also don’t really know anything about the story or any party members that will be in the game, but those will likely wait until the game gets more information.
Either way, with the Xenoblade Chronicles 2 release window being confirmed for 2017, we at least won’t have very long to wait regardless of when the game’s release date will be. Hopefully Nintendo will be unveiling a true release date for the game soon, hopefully at E3 or an upcoming Direct.