Nintendo reveals the Nopon Party members in Xenoblade Chronicles 3

Nintendo has just revealed the two members of the Nopon group that players will spend so much time with in Xenoblade Chronicles 3. The game will come to Nintendo Switch on July 29, 2022. Next title over the past month on its Japanese Twitter account .

The translations in this particular case are courtesy of Perfectly Nintendo. The two members of the party in question, Riku and Manana, will accompany players into combat, but instead of fighting separately, the pair will seemingly team up to take down enemies.

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Riku is described as “a Nopon from Colony 9 in Keves (like Noah and his friends) who sports some pretty bushy eyebrows. Back in the colony, he is a mechanic responsible for crafting items and maintaining the Iron Giant. He is an insightful Nopon who always stays calm no matter the situation, and the advice he gives Noah and others is worth following.” Colony 9 was a location of significant importance in Xenoblade Chronicles.

When it comes to Manana, Nintendo describes the character as “a Nopon that comes from Agnus and a sidekick to Mio and the others. If his chef’s touch wasn’t clear enough, his specialty is cooking. Her skills are unparalleled and that’s why it’s not a huge surprise that she was in charge of cooking at her former colony.” The company added that “Manana is sure to brighten up your travels with her cheerful personality.”

Nintendo previously revealed a cutscene, some information on combat mechanics, and a good look at two of Xenoblade Chronicles 3’s regions, Millick Meadows and Eagus Wilderness.

Although the game is rated “T for Teen,” Xenoblade Chronicles 3 will apparently feature “deep cleavage” and “partially exposed breasts,” according to a statement released by the Entertainment Software Rating Board. “This is an RPG game in which players follow fighters through a conflict between two nations,” the group explains. “From a third-person perspective, players complete quests and engage in melee battles against enemies (e.g. animals, creatures, human boss characters). Combat is highlighted by impact sounds, explosions, and screams of pain. The cutscenes depict more instances of violence: characters impaled by the sword, a character shooting himself off-screen, a man stabbing himself off-screen. A handful of scenes depict blood (e.g. drops falling from an injured character, drops of blood on a character’s face).”


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