Nintendo has been bringing its A game since the March release of the Switch. We’ve seen not just one but two game-of-the-year contenders coming from the Japanese juggernaut, and it looks to end the year on a strong note with Xenoblade Chronicles 2. For fans of the upcoming Switch-exclusive RPG, a Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Nintendo Direct dedicated to the game is set to go live on November 7 at 6 a.m. PT (9 a.m. ET).

There isn’t much information about the upcoming Direct, but many details about Xenoblade Chronicles 2’s world, story, and combat system were revealed back in September. For those who missed it, the game stars Rex, a character known as a “Driver” in this world. Drivers work with other beings called “Blades” to fight. Pyra is one of these Blades who was featured in September, but with the way the combat is set up, it’s likely possible for Rex to work with other Blades, similar to switching out equipment in other RPGs.

In an interview with IGN, Monolith Soft studio head Tetsuya Takahashi has said that Xenoblade Chronicles 2 will have “a completely different world, with completely new characters.” It’s similar to other JRPG classics like the Tales of series or Final Fantasy, where each iteration has a whole new story with different settings and cast of characters.

The upcoming RPG is set in the world of Alrest, and it follows the journey of Rex and Pyra as they search for Elysium, a nondescript paradise for all humans. As with the previous entry in the series, the lands you roam are actually giant beasts called Titans that sustain life on their bodies. Although the first game only had two Titans, Xenoblade Chronicles 2 looks to have more than that in store for players, with each Titan having a unique environment and atmosphere.

Xenoblade Chronicles 2 is set for release on December 1 for the Nintendo Switch. You can check out the Nintendo Direct below when it goes live on November 7.

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Robert Scarpinito

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On the occasions when I'm not talking about how good the Persona series is, I'm probably playing video games. When I'm not playing games, I'm probably talking about them on the Tiny Disc Podcast. I also enjoy practicing my cooking and mixology.