What Is It?

Lost in a sea of clouds, entire civilizations rest on the backs of Titans. As the giant beasts march toward death, the last hope is a scavenger named Rex—and Pyra, a living weapon known as a Blade. Can you find the fabled paradise she calls home? Command a group of Blades and lead them to countless strategic victories before the world ends.

Each Titan hosts its own distinct cultures, wildlife, and diverse regions to explore. Search the vast open areas and labyrinthine corridors for treasure, secret paths, and creatures to battle and index.

During these escapades, you’ll get to know a large cast of eclectic characters, including the weaponized life forms known as Blades. Gather these allies, bond with them to increase their power, and utilize their special ARTS to devastate enemies. But to save the world of Alrest, you must first demystify its cloudy past.

A new story in the Xenoblade Chronicles™ series
- The next adventure is on the Nintendo Switch™ console—set on the backs of colossal, living Titans
- Discover each Titan’s diverse regions, culture, wildlife, equipment, and hidden secrets
- Find, bond with, and command weaponized life forms known as Blades to earn abilities and enhance them
- Uncover the history of Alrest and the mystery of its endless ocean of clouds

The Heroes


An energetic young man who works as a salvager to make ends meet. He meets Pyra and comes to play an enormous part in determining the future of the world.


Rex's partner and a Blade who commands the power of fire. Together with Rex, she aims for paradise.

Do I Need To Play Xenoblade Chronicles or Xenoblade Chronicles X To Understand Xenoblade Chronicles 2?

No, not really. Xenoblade Chronicles 2 is a standalone story with new characters, settings and worlds. It shares some similarities with the previous two games in terms of themes and characters races, like the Nopon. Think of it as kind of like Final Fantasy or The Legend of Zelda, each game has had it's own stand alone stories, worlds and characters despite sharing the same franchise name.

When Is It Out?

Xenoblade Chronicles 2 releases world wide on December 1st, 2017 for the Nintendo Switch. There is also a special edition, as well as a Xenoblade Chronicles 2 themed Nintendo Switch Pro Controller.

Trailers and Gameplay Videos

Reveal Trailer

E3 2017 Trailer

E3 2017 Gameplay Demonstration

September 2017 Nintendo Direct Video


Standard Edition

Special Edition

Includes a 220 page premium hardbound art book containing beautifully illustrated concept designs and artwork of the characters, landscapes and objects from the game, a special metal game case, plus game, and a sound selection CD featuring memorable music tracks from the game!

Nintendo Switch Pro Controller

Kick your game sessions up a notch with the Nintendo Switch Pro Controller featuring a special Xenoblade Chronicles 2 theme. Includes motion controls, HD Rumble feature, built-in amiibo™ functionality, and more. Also includes charging cable (USB-C to USB-A).

Xenoblade Chronicles 2 - Official Site