One of Nintendo’s studios, Monolith Software, made an appearance at the recent Switch presentation. And if you’re familiar with Monolith’s recent work, then you know what that means: a new Xenoblade game! So, let’s admire the scenic landscapes in Xenoblade Chronicles 2.

Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Will Seize The Nintendo Switch

Xenoblade Chronicles 2 is the third game in the JRPG series. While details on the story are scarce, the title implies that 2 will be a direct sequel to the original Xenoblade, rather than continue from the Wii U’s Xenoblade Chronicles X. If nothing else, its atmosphere is certainly more in line with the first Xenoblade.

Beyond that, we know our new hero and his Monado-esque sword made a promise to arrive at Elysium. Other prominent characters can be seen in the trailer as well, in addition to a Nopon.

Tetsuya Takahashi is returning to helm the experience. Masatsugu Saito, a newcomer to the series, is working on the character design. Furthermore, most of the composers behind the original Xenoblade are back on board.

A vague “2017” is all we have in terms of a release date. However, assuming it’s not delayed, that means Xenoblade Chronicles 2 will join my party this year.