The introductory sequence of Xenoblade Chronicles X, a spiritual successor to Xenoblade Chronicles on Wii, looks amazing. The forces of Earth have gotten together to try to escape Earth as it plays stage to a giant battlefield between alien species.
Showcasing character customization for the main character who awakens from a sleeping pod on one of the escaping ships. There are people who escaped safely and people who were scattered as survivors throughout the galaxy like yourself adding into the larger meta story an element of search and rescue. Elma, one of the survivor scouts, finds you in a stasis pod and takes you through a bit of the history of how you got where you are and an early tutorial space.
The skills are arranged at the bottom of the screen in what is called an Art Palette. The Arts can switch between ranged, melee, and short attacks. There is a bit of a recharge after using each art.
The battles are in real time including small command prompts in the middle of the battle. If you time properly, you can heal yourself with the soul voice of your partners.
The world itself for Xenoblade Chronicles X is rather huge once you leave the tutorial area. The world is wide open and the creatures vary greatly in size and incredibly designed. The animals range from docile to aggressive, where some will not attack you unless attacked and others are very territorial and attack you.
The battle system features a high range of customization as you level up and get more arts and weapons. Options allow you to pick between knives, guns, and shields. You also can upgrade various arts and collect more powerful weapons as you level up and specialize your character.
Check out the trailer for Xenoblade Chronicles X below:
Xenoblade Chronicles X is coming to Wii U in 2015. More gameplay videos and images will surely come in between time. This game looks great.
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