Xenoblade Chronicles X, known in Japan as XenobladeX, video game developed by Monolith Soft and published by Nintendo for the Wii U home video game console. Part of the Xeno series of video games, it serves as a spiritual successor to Xenoblade Chronicles on the Wii. The game centers on the player’s customizableavatar, who works to coexist with the indigenous creatures on a hostile alien planet while striving to protect humanity. Similar to its predecessor, the game features an open-world design that strongly emphasizes exploration. It was released on April 29, 2015 in Japan and in December 2015 internationally.
In a similar fashion to the original Xenoblade Chronicles, the game plays as anopen world role-playing video game, with an emphasis on exploration.Traveling can take place on foot, or in large humanoid robots, approximately four times the height of the average playable character, called “Skells” (“Dolls” in the Japanese version), that the player may opt to control. The Skells have the ability to fly, traverse water, and transform into vehicles such as motorcycles or tanks. Aerial battles also take place in the game.
During the game, the player seeks out and recovers the stasis pods that were ejected from the White Whale’s hull during its emergency landing, which land in various places across Mira. In order to search for places with stasis pods, the player must expand the “Frontier Navigation” information system by installing data probes at places called “Frontier Nav Spots”. By establishing data probes at various points on Mira, the Net obtains information on the related areas and expands its scope.
The game’s battle system works similarly to the battle system found in the original game, with some improvements.The “Arts palette” returns from the previous game. Each special attack, or Art, from the palette enters a “cooldown” period when used. This forces the player to wait for it to fully charge, at which point they can either use it again, or let it re-charge twice, at which point its use will deal even more damage, keep its charge, or induce extra effects. Specific targets on an enemy’s body, such as body parts or external weapons, can be targeted and destroyed in the midst of battle, denying the enemy use of certain attacks or increasing the chances of certain drops occurring.
The past game’s quest log will also return in an improved form. The Wii U GamePad is used as an “information terminal” for data the player gathers about native organisms, a map, a way to warp to previously-visited locations, and for Off-TV Play.