Xenoblade Chronicles Definitive Edition is the perfect remake for the Switch. It was already ahead of its time for the Nintendo Wii and although it looked, from a graphical standpoint, little more than a PlayStation 2 game, it was the RPG of a generation. It’s by far the best RPG for the Nintendo Wii, and if I dare say it, the best RPG to grace the Wii family of systems. From its story, expansive world, mythology, and lore, it established itself as a title that rivaled Final Fantasy itself. It helps matters that the game was created from the ground-up in the Xenoblade Chronicles 2 engine, which only enhances this classic. While graphically the original game was lacking (this didn’t take away from the experience), the environmental effects were extraordinary. The Xenoblade Chronicles Definitive Edition promises to be what Xenoblade was always intended to be, and then more. With rumors of additional added, cut content, as well as one of the greatest stories ever told, the Nintendo Switch is about to have a classic on their hands.

Xenoblade Definitive Edition is the Perfect Remake

Shulk, infuriated

Xenoblade Chronicles had a limited release in the United States through GameStop. Once shipments were about the run-out, they sold new units as used for about $90 apiece. I could still sell my original copy for $20, cash. Capitalizing on the Xenoblade brand, with Xenoblade 2 selling just under 2 million units, is genius. At this point, Xenoblade Chronicles Definitive Edition is the perfect remake for the Switch. There were rumors, as far back as the Nintendo Switch launch, that Xenoblade X would be the game that would receive a port. This makes sense, as so many missed out on it on the Wii U. That being said, many missed out on the original Xenoblade too. It’s the perfect game to bring to a whole new generation of Xenoblade fans. It appeals to both veterans of the series and newcomers.

Xenoblade Definitive Edition is the Perfect Remake

Shulk wields the Mondado

Xenoblade is the new Final Fantasy of our generation. Now, one can only hope, that they release a Xenoblade Collection, in addition to future Xenoblade games on the Switch. Monolithsoft has talked about wanting to bring X to the Switch and even an X-2 and a Xenoblade 3. Monolith Soft isn’t screwing around. They are building one of the greatest franchises of all-time. Xenoblade Chronicles 2 was a masterpiece. What Nintendo is doing is smart, much like they’re doing with Zelda. They are slowly introducing older titles to a new generation. This will not only help drive sales, but it will also help push the branding of these titles. It’s ingenious.

Xenoblade Definitive Edition is the Perfect Remake

Melia is Best Girl

The future of Xenoblade is bright. Xenoblade Chronicles Definitive Edition is a step in that direction. All they need is an HD collection of Xenosaga, and the brand will expand even more!

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Morgan Lewis is a Video Game Journalist and is the Founder, Owner, and Editor-in-Chief of VGCultureHQ. He has been writing about games for over six years and has written over 2,000 articles during that timespan. He first fell in love with gaming when he received A Link to the Past for Christmas when he was six and is the guywazeldatatt. He also loves anime and anything that has to do with gaming culture and Tetsuya Takahashi games. He is also a huge anime and Star Wars fan.

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