Nintendo Direct for ‘Xenoblade Chronicles 3’ airing this week

The monkey's paw tightens

Nintendo has announced a Direct presentation scheduled for this week, with it set to focus on the upcoming Xenoblade Chronicles 3

The Nintendo Switch title is set for release next month, and Nintendo has announced today (June 20) a presentation of roughly 20 minutes about the upcoming RPG.

Players can watch it live at 3PM UK time / 7AM PT / 10AM ET on July 22, with the stream viewable right here.


This likely isn’t exactly what most Nintendo fans have been hoping for, as word continues to swell of a company-wide Nintendo Direct later this month. In fact, multiple reports and sources suggest one will take place on June 29. Although, how long it will be, what it will cover, and any official announcement are yet to be shared.

Xenoblade Chronicles 3 is set for release on July 29 next month, after being announced back in February. The release was originally scheduled for September, although it had been brought forward fairly recently. This was done likely to give Splatoon 3 space for its own release, as that was announced for September of this year back in April.

Xenoblade Chronicles 3‘s own executive director Tetsuya Takahashi also shared a message on the game recently, giving more information about the game.

Xenoblade Chronicles 3
Xenoblade Chronicles 3. Credit: Nintendo

“We are currently making final adjustments to ensure we create the best game possible based on everything we’ve learned from the past entries in the series,” Takahashi said.


“The key visual features a broken great sword of Mechonis and the body of the Urayan Titan with a gaping wound,” the director continued. “I imagine everyone who saw the trailer was quite surprised by the final scene. What is this visual hinting at? I can’t reveal that just yet.”

In other news, Reggie Fils-Aimé has said that Nintendo should leverage more of its classic Wii and GameCube content.