Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition is by far the most exciting upcoming Nintendo project that we have a release date for. It looks absolutely stunning and gives us a chance to play one of the best JRPGs of all time on the go, which will make its dozens of hours of optional quests and exploration a breeze. The Switch version, however, is not the first chance we’ve had to play the game on the go. Years ago, Xenoblade Chronicles 3D dropped exclusively on the New Nintendo 3DS in a bid to show off and sell Nintendo’s upgraded handheld, and we’ve just learned that some unique features from that edition will not make it over to Switch.
The New Nintendo 3DS version had some unique extras like a StreetPass-compatible Collection Mode and amiibo support that allowed players to unlock music and various animated models of the game’s characters. According to Siliconera, the Japanese website for Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition states that these New 3DS features will not make it over to the remaster. Oh well.
The Collection Mode’s omission makes sense, given the Street Pass functionality, but it is a bit of a shame that amiibo support won’t make it over in the original capacity. Still, though, this does absolutely nothing to diminish my excitement for Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition. The added epilogue and significantly improved graphics mean a lot more to me in the long run. What about you?