With all the Xenoblade Chronicles 2 hype, it seems Monolith studios might have more plans to bring fans Xenoblade on the Nintendo Switch. According to the website “ComicBook” an interview with Monolith’s president Tesuya Takahashi revealed some interesting possibilities for a Xenoblade Chronicles X port.
“Personally speaking, there are times I feel like playing Xenoblade Chronicles X and think about how nice it would be to play it on the Nintendo Switch. Of course that will depend on demand and such, but I will think about it while discussing future plans with Nintendo,” said Takahashi.
The possibility of getting Xenoblade Chronicles X doesn’t seem like much of a stretch since the game originally game out on the Wii U in 2015. A system that is somewhat infamous for its poor sales. Nintendo has been known to port over certain games to newer systems to with the original Xenoblade Chronicles being ported over as an exclusive to the New 3DS XL.
It seems highly likely that with the high attach rate of game sales on the Nintendo Switch combined with the renewed interest in the series that it would be a no brainer for Nintendo to port over the massive JRPG. And this interview from Takahashi certainly seems to suggest that there will be a push made to make it happen.
Xenoblade Chronicles X was released in December 2015 and was met with very positive reviews. The game is known for its massive open world and huge 70 hour story campaign. That of course doesn’t include side quests and bonus content that could put a persons play time with the game well over a 100 hours.
It still remains to be seen exactly what Nintendo’s 2018 and beyond plans are for the hybrid console, but Xenoblade Chronicles X is definitely a strong possibility that would suit the system quite well.