The 3rd part of the B.L.A.D.E. short-story now has an English fan-translation! You can find it there.
Just like every other Thursday in the past few months, Monolith Software have just updated their official website for Xenoblade Chronicles X, with a look at positionning, a video about Overclock Gear, a new batch of screenshots, some concept-arts and more. As usual, you can find a breakdown of all new stuff below!
Xenoblade Chronicles X – Positionning
During battle, your position matters when using certain Arts (some of them are more powerful from a specific position). You can also combine arts to create combos (just like in Xenoblade Chronicles), like Break > Topple > Daze. This allows you to deal even more damage than by attacking mindlessly.
You can also increase the power of your attacks by attacking from blind spots: from behind, from above… Finally, it’s possible to target specific parts of a monster’s body, in order to cut it. When you do that, the monster can’t use that part to attack you, and you can even get bonus items (important for some quests).
Xenoblade Chronicles X – Overclock Gear
When using Overclock, you can just chain Arts again and again, without having to wait for them to reload, in order to deal massive amounts of damage. A counter appears on the screen, and the higher it goes, the more damage you’ll deal in the end. Overclock Gear also allows you to use Triple Recast, where you triple-charge an Art: this results in an even more powerful attack than with a double-charged Art. Finally, you can use Triple Recast with all your teammates, and the end result is quite devastating.
Here’s a video about it, as well as a screencap:
The third part of the B.L.A.D.E. short-story is available there. An English translation should pop up in the upcoming days.
Xenoblade Chronicles X – Concept-arts
Here’s a couple of concept-arts by Mr. Kazama:
Xenoblade Chronicles – Screenshots
And finally, some new screenshots for the game, showcasing some of the monsters and environments:
Xenoblade Chronicles X (Wii U) comes out in April 29th in Japan, and later this year in Europe and North America.