The version 1.4.0 update for Xenoblade Chronicles 2 will launch on April 27 and add two new Rare Blades, Nintendo announced.
Here are details on the update, via a production note by Monolith Soft director Tetsuya Takahashi:
A Rare Blade that can only be obtained by users who purchased the Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Expansion Pass.
The Blade is designed by Masatsugu Saito.
While Poppi is an artificial Blade exclusively for Tora, Poppibuster is an artificial Blade designed for use by characters other than Tora.
Poppibuster is obtained via a quest, not through Blade resonance.
What is with the yellow-haired Poppi that rides on its hand? And what is that antenna-looking thing on top of its head? While there may be many things on your mind, please be sure to check them out for yourself by doing the Poppibuster’s dedicated quest.
T-elos Re: is a Rare Blade created with the cooperation of Bandai Namco Entertainment. It is the gift character mentioned in a previous production note rewarded to players who clear the game once.
T-elos Re: appeared as a rival character to KOS-MOS in the Xenosaga series.
The Blade is designed by CHOCO.
Actually, CHOCO, who knew that Kunihiko Tanaka “always kept respect for CHOCO in mind” when designing KOS-MOS Re:, designed this T-elos Re: with both the respect and gratitude “that Tanaka gave to me.”
T-elos Re: is a little cuter than when she appeared in the main story of Xenosaga, but according to CHOCO, the point you should focus on is in the visor.
The character modeler kept CHOCO’s thoughts and point of focus in mind, and modeled the character with complete devotion.
T-elos Re: is a Blade that can be obtained by anyone who has cleared the game. In your clear save data, if a star mark can be seen next to your money count in the menu screen, it means that you are good to meet T-elos Re: through Blade resonance.
Although it will be a lottery from Core Crystals, the resonance rate has been set to be considerably higher, so anyone can resonate with T-elos Re: instantly.
Other updates in version 1.4.0 include:
- On and after your second playthrough, Traveling Bards will be able to exchange EXP for Poppi Parts.
- New sorting option added to the menu.
Non-Version 1.4.0 Stuff
Starting in May, we plan to add new quests, as well as even more new Rare Blades, challenge battles, an “Extreme” difficulty mode, and more for users who purchased the Expansion Pass.
One particular Rare Blade was designed by a new illustrator and is played by a new voice actor, and will be an Expansion Pass complete original (actually, we just recorded the voice actor’s lines today). Please look forward to it!
Xenoblade Chronicles 2 is available now for Switch.
View a new set of screenshots at the gallery.