Xenoblade Chronicles 3 Melia: The Definitive Guide

Melia is the Queen of Keves in Xenoblade Chronicles 3. You get to unlock her as a hero in the game.

Xenoblade Chronicles 3 is the latest installment of the Xenoblade Chronicles series from Nintendo. The game brings some new exciting content set in the world. A lot has changed since the story of the last games. In the latest installment, Melia has made a comeback as a Queen in Xenoblade Chronicles 3.

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Who Is Melia In Xenoblade Chronicles 3?

Melia is an unlockable character in Xenoblade Chronicles 3.
Melia in Xenoblade Chronicles 3.

Melia was the protagonist of the Xenoblade Chronicles. And once more, she is a playable character, but now, in Xenoblade 3. Before you get on to How to Unlock Melia in Xenoblade Chronicles 3, we must warn you of SPOILERS.

Melia is a returning character from Xenoblade Chronicles. She was one of the seven protagonists in the first Xenoblade Chronicles. Her story is an important one in Xenoblade Chronicles 3. before you jump on to read it, we must warn you that it does contain spoilers of Xenoblade Chronicles 3. 

How To Unlock Melia

Melia returns as an NPC in Xenoblade Chronicles 3, and you can unlock her if you fulfill the tasks. In Xenoblade Chronicles, you need to complete certain Hero Quests to unlock the game. Things in Xenoblade Chronicles 3 start to get complicated here.

You can’t unlock Melia during your first playthrough. But don’t worry, this seems to be the case with most of the JRPGs that have several unlockable characters. You’ll have to have a New Game+ mode, or the game allows you to play after the end. That happens to be the case in Xenoblade Chronicles.

We aren’t going to spoil the story too much here and tell you what you need to do to unlock Melia. After the end, you’ll get the Melia quest. In the quest, you get to unlock Melia. For it, you don’t need to start the game again with a New Game+. All you have to do is continue playing after the game ends.

A few of the players have claimed that to get Malia and play with her in Xenoblade Chronicles 3, and you need to unlock all characters. But that’s not all, and you need to liberate all of the colonies. Although we weren’t able to confirm, that’s what we did before we went on to unlock Melia.

As soon as we are able to confirm this, we will update our article. So stay tuned for the latest information on how to unlock Melia as an NPC for your team in Xenoblade Chronicles 3.

Melia’s Role In Xenoblade Chronicles 3

in Xenoblade Chronicles 3 announcment trailer, Melia revealed.
Melia is revealed in the trailer. Thanks to your Twitter account @Stealth40k.

Melina was one of the seven playable characters of Xenoblade Chronicles. She is a part of the High Entia Race. Melia is a powerful mage-like character. Before you get more into the story, you should know that there will be SPOILERS about Melia of Xenoblade Chronicles 3.

If you continue reading, then it’s on to you. But if you want to experience the story as intended by the developers, then you should stop. Anyway, let’s get on with the story.

Melia was the princess of an advanced race. She is a humble and kind lady with a strong sense of duty. She was brought up with a strict daily upbringing because she was a princess. But still, she knew how to be humble to those of lower status.

Melia was a playable character in the first Xenoblade Chronicles title. In that game, she has deemed a worthy successor to the throne, but her coronation was delayed for a year. She spends this time with the protagonists of the first game to avenge her father.

The game developers revealed Melia’s identity by mistake. In the subtitles of the announcement trailer, they mentioned Melia’s name in subtitles. Although Nintendo, later on, removed her name from the trailer, that was more than enough for the fans of Xenoblade Chronicles.

Sometimes, after the events of previous Xenoblade Chronicles titles, Melia became Keves’ Queen. A disaster occurred when the two worlds that were created by splitting the original began to fuse. Melia then makes a contract with Nia, the Queen of Agnus of the other world. In this, they set up a plan to allow their people and culture to live by constructing an ark named the Origin.

Nia in Xenoblade Chronicles.
Nia, the Queen of Angus.

The Origin system becomes corrupt, and it creates an entity named Z. Z, then hijacks the fusion process and puts Melia into cryogenic sleep. It then creates a new world with Melia’s nation in it. Z takes over the new nation by using a robotic double of Melia and uses it as a puppet ruler. He then uses the puppet ruler to wage a never-ending war with Agnus and keep the world in a ‘State of now.’

Final Thoughts

Melia’s addition in Xenoblade Chronicles 3 is a great gift for players that played other titles. It is a treat for the players that were curious about what happened to Melia later on. The game finally answers that she was a humble Queen that was ready to save her people.

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Zohaib Abdullah


From a young age, Zohaib immersed himself in FPS and RPG games. Now, at eXputer, he uses that experience to write Game Guides. Once he finishes writing the latest guide, he hops back on his latest Skyrim save to continue Dragonborn’s Journey.