The Wii game Xenoblade Chronicles will be remade for Switch. Nintendo announced today that a remastered version of the 2012 JRPG called Xenoblade Chronicles Definitive Edition will be released sometime in 2020. A trailer for the new game was unveiled at Nintendo Direct, which you can watch below.
MONOLITHSOFT's acclaimed RPG is destined to be reborn on #NintendoSwitch as #XenobladeChronicles: Definitive Edition. Explore Bionis and Mechonis with Shulk, Reyn, Fiora and friends in this legendary adventure when it arrives in 2020. pic.twitter.com/HUr7XYHalO
— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) September 4, 2019
Xenoblade was originally developed by Monolith Soft, which was later acquired by Nintendo. The story follows the character Shulk and his friends as they embark on a quest for revenge against the Mechon for destroying their home. The gang travel on the backs of titans and uncover the secrets of the Monado weapon.
A sequel, Xenoblade Chronicles 2, came out on Switch in 2017. Still, most fans seem to prefer the original JRPG. In our 2012 review, we were struck by how "rich and expansive" the world of the original game felt and praised the "novel twists" of its combat system. One noted drawback was that the Wii's graphical limitations didn't do the game's art design any favors. Hopefully, the remastered version for Switch will aim to look better.