Japanese customers recently received an email from Nintendo that included a message from Monolith Soft about the future of the Xenoblade Chronicles. The message comes from Tetsuya Takahashi, the senior director of the recently released Xenoblade Chronicles 3 and a co-founder of Monolith Soft.
Warning: Light Spoiler Ahead.
The message has been translated into English thanks to Kim Louse Davis and Nintendo Everything. (You can read the entire translated message over at Nintendo Everything.) In the message, Takahashi thanks fans for their support over the years and explains that Xenoblade Chronicles 3 is the “conclusion of the Xenoblade story that began with Klaus’s experiment.” While it’s the end of one story, Takahashi confirms that this doesn’t mean the “end of the Xenoblade series.”
For the uninitiated and casual Xenoblade fans, the Xenoblade Chronicles, Xenoblade Chronicles 2, and Xenoblade Chronicles 3 are all part of the same epic story arc that began when the original Xenoblade Chronicles was released for the Nintendo Wii back in 2010. Fans of the series can expect to see another game coming in the future, but it will bring a whole new story arc with it. And this isn’t totally surprising. There’s already another game in the series that exists outside of the Klaus arc: Xenoblade Chronicles X, one of the only major Wii U games that hasn’t (yet) been ported to the Nintendo Switch. (Fingers crossed.)