Xenoblade Chronicles 3 is arriving earlier than expected. The open-world RPG is now launching for Nintendo Switch on July 29 instead of in September, as initially announced.
The news came alongside a new trailer, which showcases the first footage of the game’s battle system. As in previous Xenoblade titles, players can run around the battlefield in real time and attack by selecting from a palette of different “Arts.” This time, characters will also be able to fuse together into powerful mech-like monsters called Ouroboros during battle.
In addition to the new trailer, Nintendo revealed a special edition version of Xenoblade Chronicles 3, which will be sold exclusively through the company’s online store. This edition will include a copy of the game, a steelbook case, and an art book. No pricing details have been announced yet.
Xenoblade Chronicles 3 is one of several marquee games Nintendo has lined up for Switch this year. Later this month, the company will release afor the console. Splatoon 3 and Bayonetta 3 are also slated to launch in the next few months, while are coming this holiday season.
One game that won’t arrive this year, however, is the sequel to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Last month, Nintendo announced it is .