Update: the Pyra figure from Xenoblade Chronicles 2 by Good Smile Company is now available for pre-order!
On November 14th, the official website of Xenoblade Chronicles 2 was updated in Japan, adding a new section: Production Notes. It’s a blog-like section, where members of the development team will come discuss various aspects of the game.
Xenoblade Chronicles 2 – Production Notes #1: Drivers and Blades
Xenoblade Chronicles 2 – Production Notes #2: Script
Xenoblade Chronicles 2 – Character Design (Part 1)
Xenoblade Chronicles 2 – Production Notes #4: Music
Xenoblade Chronicles 2 – Production Notes #5: Introduction to Xenoblade Chronicles 2
Xenoblade Chronicles 2 – Production Notes #6 (Ver. 1.1.1 update)
Xenoblade Chronicles 2 – Production Notes #7 (Pyra figure)
The latest Production Notes blog post for Xenoblade Chronicles is from Tetsuya Takahashi (General Director), who’s here to talk about something collectors and fans of Pyra are going to love… a Pyra figure, by Good Smile Company!
That Pyra figure is at 1/7 scale, and pre-orders for it will go live tomorrow (on December 26th, JST). As you can see for yourself, the figure has Pyra holding a sword (the very sword that Rex uses in battle with Pyra as his Blade), which gives the character a strong presence.
Naturally, both Masatsugu Saito (the main character designer, who designed Pyra in the first place) and Monolith Soft. supervised the creation of this figure. It’s actually based on illustrations created by Masatsugu Saito especially for this figure, they did not simply re-use existing artworks of Pyra. The materials give the figure an in-game CG-like look.
Good Smile Company paid a lot of attention to minute details for the sculpting, including… the underwear (yes, that’s something Tetsuya Takahashi pointed out specifically). You can also see the attention to details in the cloak, the texture of the shoes, but also the core crystal (reproduced faithfully), and more. By using metallic paint, Good Smile Company made sure the contrast between “shiny” and mat areas really was really striking.
The pose that was chosen for this figure makes it look quite dynamic, as if it was going to slash at something using the sword.
More details about the figure (price, release date, how to purchase, etc.) will come at a later date (most likely tomorrow: that’s when pre-orders go live in Japan, after all).
In the mean time, here’s some pictures of the figure:
Naturally, Tetsuya Takahashi hasn’t forgotten about the upcoming DLC for Xenoblade Chronicles 2, and will share more details about it as soon as it’s finalised. He hopes that players will keep enjoying Xenoblade Chronicles 2 in 2018, and hopes everyone will have a good year.