Operation Backlog Completion 2024
Apr 052023
 

Procyon Studio, the music studio founded by composer Yasunori Mitsuda, has announced a Xenoblade Chronicles 3 soundtrack release, as well as a “Trinity Box” set, with limited editions released on July 29.

On the website, the Trinity Box is listed as including the soundtracks for Xenoblade Chronicles Definitive Edition, Future Connected, Xenoblade Chronicles 2, Torna ~ The Golden Country, Xenoblade Chronicles 3, and the Xenoblade Chronicles 3 Expansion Pass Vol. 4.

(Xenoblade Chronicles X’s music wasn’t composed by Mitsuda, so it makes sense that it’s excluded.)

While it’s exciting to see the soundtracks themselves (the Xenoblade Chronicles 3 soundtrack limited edition even includes two mini replica flutes, among other bonuses), what might be even more interesting is that they include music from the upcoming Expansion Pass Vol. 4.

Volume 4 is the story DLC, which was teased in the February Nintendo Direct. If its soundtrack will be released on July 29, it seems likely that the DLC itself will already be out by then.

The timing also fits. Xenoblade Chronicles 2’s story expansion, Torna ~ The Golden Country was released in September 2018, just over 9 months after Xenoblade Chronicles 2. July 29 will be exactly one year since Xenoblade Chronicles 3 came out, so coming out before then makes sense if we consider Torna’s release an example.

I can’t believe Xenoblade Chronicles 3 has already been out for over 8 months and I still haven’t finished it. I expected to be fully addicted to it, yet I keep putting it aside for games like Fire Emblem Engage. Here’s hoping that I finally get back into it and reach the end in time to get excited for this upcoming story expansion!

Do you think Xenoblade Chronicles 3’s story DLC will be out before the soundtrack releases on July 29? Are you planning to pick up the soundtrack?

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  3 Responses to “Xenoblade Soundtrack Collection Announced, DLC Release Date Hint?”

  1. I understand the Xenoblade stuff: this game is honestly really good, but there’s so much to do that it can feel a bit easy to get distracted, especially as other games come into play. I still want to go back and finish up some things that unlock after beating the game… but now I might wait a bit, especially if the DLC also happens to include anything for the main game.

    I do highly recommend getting to the end of the game. It’s a great story overall, I highly enjoyed it and the main cast of characters, and especially the easter eggs and references to the prior two Xenoblade games!

  2. […] two weeks ago, we looked at the Xenoblade Chronicles soundtrack collection announcement and wondered if it could be a sign that the Xenoblade Chronicles 3 story DLC would be released […]

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