The Original Xenoblade Getting Visual Makeover in Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition

Xenoblade Chronicles is often regarded as one of the best JRPG’s of the past few generations of video games and it’s easy to see why. While even its most die-hard of fans wouldn’t deny that the original 2010 Wii game’s graphics haven’t aged particularly well, it’s a game whose story, world, music and cast of characters remain cherished by many. A game that needed a fan petition to get it localized for the West but due to its critical and consumer acclaim, resulted in two follow-up titles in the form of 2015’s Xenoblade Chronicles X and 2017’s Xenoblade Chronicles 2.

Now, the first in the Xenoblade sub-series of the greater Xeno IP, is getting a remake in the form of Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition. Other than a evident visual overhaul, from its closing sweeping shot across what looked to be Gaur Plains, it seemed that the Definitive Edition will also feature expanded regions featuring new areas that weren’t part of the original game. Just what other (if any) improvements to the gameplay or other departments will be made; needless to say it’ll be good to see a beloved modern classic return, and not just via a mere port. The game is planned to launch on Nintendo Switch sometime in 2020. Check out the game’s announcement trailer below.