Operation Backlog Completion 2024
Jan 092017

Ever since I finished Xenoblade Chronicles X, I’ve hoped for a sequel announcement. Xenoblade Chronicles X, despite not being as story-driven as most JRPGs I love, won me over with its world and humor.

It ended with a clear sequel hook… and several questions that need to be resolved.

There have already been rumors of a Nintendo Switch port of Xenoblade Chronicles X, although according to the rumors, Monolith Soft isn’t handling the port themselves.

However, it seems as though Monolith Soft might have something in store for the January 12 Nintendo Switch event.

Soraya Saga, one of the primary people behind the Xeno games (and the wife of Tetsuya Takahashi, the head of Monolith Soft), has been retweeting Nintendo’s announcement of the event. She also tweeted about the Nintendo Treehouse gameplay demonstration on January 13.

Finally, she tweeted an unexplained message of: “Keep calm and keep your pants on.”

All together, it sounds like she wants fans to look forward to something.

Could Monolith Soft be ready to announce a new Xenoblade game for the Nintendo Switch, possibly a sequel to Xenoblade Chronicles X? There are other games to keep in mind, as well.

While Xenosaga HD often seems like a pipe dream, Xenosaga on the Switch might not be impossible. After all, Bandai Namco (who might have the rights to Xenosaga)) is on the list of Switch partners.

And don’t forget, Bandai Namco expressed interest in creating a new Baten Kaitos, another series developed by Monolith Soft.

Now, as much as I want to believe Monolith Soft is going to announce a Xenoblade Chronicles X 2, Xenosaga HD, or Baten Kaitos 3 (or… 2? since the second is a prequel?), it might not be anything so exciting. Monolith Soft helped with The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, so it might even be just about that.

Nevertheless, I’d love to see a new game announcement from Monolith Soft. What are you hoping to see?

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