Xenoblade Chronicles is one of Nintendo’s most beloved IPs and one of the most critically acclaimed JRPG franchises in the modern gaming climate, with Xenoblade Chronicles 2, the latest entry in the series managing to stand alongside a tall giant like Persona 5 while also being the highest selling game in its own series. Nintendo also recently released a remaster/remake of the first Xenoblade Chronicles game with Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition which came out to great success.
It has been reported that a new game has been in the works for quite some time now, recently being anything but confirmed through a fan interview with famous actress Jenna Coleman, who has starred in shows like Doctor Who, and also played a prominent character in the first Xenoblade Chronicles. Coleman stated in her interview that:
“God, when was the first game? Ten years ago? It was a long time ago, I did it pre-Doctor Who days and when they did the second one, they asked me to come back. And I think they’re going to do another.”
While the interview itself was months ago, it seems that Coleman’s statement has finally started to gain traction among fans of the Xenoblade Chronicles series. Xenoblade Chronicles 3 has been rumored to be in development for a lengthy time at this point, but it is also suggested that the game could very well be revealed as early as sometime this year, hinting that it’s very likely at its final stages of development at this point. The supposed delay in its reveal has possibly been caused by the pandemic still at a high point in a lot of countries. The game is rumored to be set in the same universe as Xenoblade Chronicles 2 in the far future and with a handful of returning characters.