During the Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Direct, last year, Nintendo announced that Xenoblade Chronicles 2 was getting an Expansion Pass with a fair amount of DLC. One of the “packs” includes brand new story content, for players who are already done with the main story but want to extend their journey through Alrest.
And today, during the Nintendo Direct: E3 2018, the story content from the Expansion Pass was revealed. It’s called Torna ~The Golden Country, and it basically serves as a prequel to Xenoblade Chronicles 2. It features the very events that are mentioned and shown in the main story of the game.
Here’s what the story is all about:
The year was 3564. The 107th Indoline Praetor, Rhadallis… had sent an armed expedition against the country of Coeia. Its capital, Omrantha, fell overnight… and sank beneath the clouds, along with the rest of the Titan. It was officially declared that this was the result of the Allied Forces’ assault, mainly Indol and the emerging Mor Ardain, but in fact, it had been the work of One Blade. The Aegis, a man known as Malos.
The story will shine some light on Lora, one of the key characters of the main story of Xenoblade Chronicles 2… but we can’t say much more, or we risk spoiling the game to those of you who haven’t cleared it yet!
Here’s the debut trailer for the Torna ~The Golden Country story DLC:
Here’s the official description of the game:
Guide a group of legendary warriors on a journey through the tragic history that doomed a kingdom and drove a hero down a dark path 500 years before the events of the Xenoblade Chronicles 2 game. Defend yourself from Malos and his forces using all the fury of this refined battle system, allowing you to fight as both the artificial lifeforms known as Blades and their masters, the Drivers.
Xenoblade Chronicles 2: Torna ~The Golden Country will be released on:
- Digital (for Expansion Pass owners): September 14th worldwide.
- Retail (physical): September 21st worldwide. Price: 3 980 Yen in Japan;
If you already own the Expansion Pass, you have nothing to buy: the story DLC will be downloaded automatically, like all the other DLC packs for the game. You don’t have to buy the retail version… unless you want that shiny new box and the story DLC on physical format!
If you don’t already own the Expansion Pass and/or Xenoblade Chronicles 2, you can buy the retail version of the story DLC, which is basically a stand-alone release of the story DLC. You don’t need the full game if you buy that retail version. In the box, there’s a Download Code for the Expansion Pass, allowing you to enjoy that content if you decide to buy the full game.
Finally, here’s some screenshots for Xenoblade Chronicles 2: Torna ~The Golden Country:
Xenoblade Chronicles 2: Torna ~The Golden Country (Switch) comes out on September 14th for Expansion Pass owners, and September 21st at retail, worldwide.