Xenoblade Chronicles has become quite an important franchise for Nintendo over the last few years. Each of the series’ mainline releases have been met with great reception from critics and audiences alike, while the games have also enjoyed strong sales, especially on the Switch. With Xenoblade Chronicles 2 now having launched well over three years ago, many have begun wondering how far away we are from the series’ next game. It’s possible that that might be approaching soon.
Yasunori Mitsuda – the longtime composer of the Xeno metaseries, including all mainline Xenoblade Chronicles games – recently published an update on his blog, showing an image of music sheets scattered around a studio. Mitsuda explains that he will be beginning a “large-scale” recording session in April, and that as such, there’s plenty of work coming up for him in the near future.
Monolith Soft studio head and Xenoblade creator Tetsuya Takahashi said about a year ago that the studio wants to continue building the Xenoblade brand, and that, combined with the series’ success, would strongly suggest that a new game will eventually be released. Whether that is what Mitsuda is working on remains to be seen, but that’s definitely what series fans will be hoping for.