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Xenoblade Chronicles X

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Xenoblade Chronicles X
XenobladeX (ゼノブレイドクロス)
Zenobureido Kurosu
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Developer(s): Monolith Soft
Publisher(s): Nintendo
Platform: Wii U
Category: Action role-playing
Players: 1-4
Predecessor: Xenoblade Chronicles
Successor: Xenoblade Chronicles 2
Release dates
N. America: December 4, 2015
Japan: April 29, 2015
Europe: December 4, 2015[1]
Australia: December 5, 2015
PEGI: 12
USK: 12
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Xenoblade Chronicles X is the sixth installment in Monolith Soft's Xeno franchise, developed for the Wii U, and a spiritual successor to the previous game, Xenoblade Chronicles, making it the second original installment in Monolith's Xenoblade Chronicles series. Originally unveiled under the working title of "X", the game was originally planned to be released in 2014 but was pushed back.

In North America, a "Special Edition" version of the game was released, which in addition to the game comes with a double-sided art card, art book, and a custom USB drive with ten songs from the game. In Europe, the special edition version comes with the game (in a Steelbook case) and artbook, but also a poster and a physical map of the game world. Europe, Australia, and Japan would also receive console bundles, though the Japanese bundle comes with several special items, including the artbook, map, and a 1000 yen Nintendo eShop card.



The Earth Is Gone. Your New Home Awaits.

Explore the strange vistas of a hostile alien planet.

Survey the vast, uncharted reaches of the planet Mira.

Master combat arts against ferocious life forms large and small.

Earn your own robotic Skell and customize it to take on gigantic enemies head to head and travel to new heights–if you can see it, you can reach it.

E3 2015 website

Explore an exotic world and save humanity

Fight for survival while exploring the vast expanses of an unknown planet where anything you see is reachable in your weaponized mech, called a Skell. Customize a lethal skill set of combat and defensive skills, called Arts, to strengthen your strategies and defeat enemies efficiently. Attack your enemies from multiple directions using melee weapons, guns, and your greatest asset—your tactical mind.


  • Explore a seamless open world filled with unknown creatures of all sizes.
  • Features a unique battle system that builds on the triumphs of the Xenoblade Chronicles game.
  • Ride and control a giant mech, called a Skell, to fight against aliens and unknown creatures.
  • An all-new story involving intergalactic war between aliens and human survivors.
  • Rich character and weapon customization.
  • Join an online squad to share and receive information about items, quests and local wildlife with other players.
  • Recruit other player's avatars and use them in the single player story.
  • Join an online squad with other players to battle powerful World Bosses and share information about items, quests and enemies.
Nintendo website

X Marks the Spot

The next massive sci-fi role-playing game from Monolith Soft, the creators of Baten Kaitos and Xenoblade Chronicles, comes exclusively to Wii U. A terrible intergalactic war leaves just a handful of Earth survivors trying to live in a beautiful yet hostile environment. Players engage in battles against powerful creatures of all forms and sizes using the deep battle system that builds on the triumphs of Xenoblade Chronicles for Wii.


  • Riding and controlling a weaponized mech, players can explore every inch of the massive open world displayed in gorgeous high-definition graphics. The world is filled with strange and imaginative creatures, from small bugs to giant dinosaurs.
  • As characters improve in different classes, they will learn new combat and defensive skills, or Arts. Players can customize the Arts palette as their characters learn new Arts. All Arts have a “recast" time – once cast, the player must wait out a “cooldown" period before that Art can be used again.
  • Players can customize everything about the main character's appearance, including gender, shapes, height, skin color, voice and tattoos.
Nintendo eShop

Earth has fallen. Yet mankind endures, taking to the stars and crash-landing on an alien world in a desperate attempt to escape. Defend the survivors using high-tech weaponry on a mission to rebuild humanity. Suit up in heavily armed mechs to tame the wilds of planet Mira and beat back the hostile forces threatening to obliterate the human race.

All of civilization faces annihilation from an intergalactic war between two alien races. Battle powerful creatures using a real-time combat system that is filled with tactical options. Tailor your character and mech to showcase your individuality and strength. Then equip with customized weapons to dominate real-time battles.

Conquer a huge world, and forge new friendships with alien beings. Stand together or fall. Humanity's fate rests, like a sword, in your hands.


In the year 2054, Earth has been destroyed after being caught in a war between two alien races. Humanity evacuates the planet in the form of massive ships carrying them through space, one taking off from every major city on the planet. Two years later, one of the two alien forces catches up to one of the evacuee ships, the White Whale which departed from Los Angeles, and attacks. The ship is heavily damaged and crash-lands on the planet Mira, breaking apart as it enters the atmosphere.

The player is awakened from stasis by a woman named Elma, who takes them back to the human colony of New Los Angeles. Now, working for the organization BLADE, the player must work to defend the colony of New Los Angeles from threats while also searching for the missing Lifehold.


Xenoblade Chronicles X features similar gameplay to the original title, with a greater emphasis placed on exploring the world, which is entirely open. The objective of exploring each area is to find stasis capsules which have landed all over the planet and recover them. Players can travel on foot or in massive robots called Skells, which can fly and transform into other vehicles.

Using the Wii U GamePad, player can access information on the native life forms that has been collected, view the map, warp to previously visited locations, or play using Off-TV Play.

Technical details

Technical Details

Wii U Game Disc
Digital download

Download size

22.9 GB

Supported features

Nintendo Network (Miiverse, online play, leaderboards)

Input / compatible controllers

Wii U GamePad, Wii U Pro Controller

Additional content


Version no. Release date(s) Description
1.0.1[2] JP: July 15, 2015[3]
WW: December 4, 2015
Changes to the UI, changes to the Union mechanic, gameplay changes.
1.0.2 NA: January 20, 2016 Adds Spanish and French language subtitles.

Downloadable content

Four free "data packs" are available for download for use with the physical version of the game, which, while not mandatory to play the game, are meant to improve performance and load times by installing certain data to the system's hard drive. As such, these data packs are incompatible with the download version of the game.

  • Basic High-Speed Data Loading Pack - Installs frequently used game data to improve city and field load times.
  • Enemy High-Speed Data Loading Pack - Installs the data for enemies to load them faster.
  • Player High-Speed Data Loading Pack - Installs the data for character graphics and equipment; speeds up city and character load times.
  • Skell High-Speed Data Loading Pack - Installs the data and graphics for Skells to load them faster.

The Japanese release of Xenoblade Chronicles X features seven paid additional content packs. Four packs include the additional characters Yelv, Alexa, Bozé, and H.B., allowing players to recruit these characters, play exclusive missions featuring them, and obtain exclusive Arts. Three other content packs include missions that allow players to obtain more money, experience, and affinity than other missions.[4] All of these contents are included for free in the western versions of the game.[5]

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  1. Star Fox Zero, Mario Maker Wii U Bundle Release Dates Announced. GameSpot (August 24, 2015). Retrieved August 24, 2015.
  2. Xenoblade Chronicles X receives Version 1.01 update in Japan. Nintendo Insider (July 23, 2015). Retrieved August 11, 2015.
  3. Xenoblade Chronicles X receives version 1.0.1 update. Nintendo Everything (July 15, 2015). Retrieved March 25, 2016.
  4. Xenoblade Chronicles X Has No Shortage of DLC in Japan. GameSpot (April 28, 2015). Retrieved January 28, 2018.
  5. Xenoblade Chronicles X: character DLC will be included for free in the West, Lin now slightly older. Perfectly Nintendo (October 30, 2015). Retrieved January 28, 2018.

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