In a new report by former Gameinformer senior editor Imran Khan, Xenoblade Chronicles 3 is rumored to be near the final stage of development. Monolith Soft has been working on the game for a few years and development was affected by the coronavirus pandemic. According to Khan’s report, Xenoblade Chronicles 3 was supposed to be announced earlier this year and release this winter. The third entry in the series is now rumored to be announced at the end of 2021 with a 2022 release date.

Rumors suggest upgrades were made to the game’s engine during development. More character models may be used in battle than before with the same being said about enemies. Additionally, Xenoblade Chronicles 3 is rumored to have more party members than the previous games in the series. Monolith Soft is looking to exceed expectations from fans for the title. Nate from Direct Feed Games also corroborates the report as accurate to what he’s heard in the industry.

Like most rumors, please take this report with a grain of salt until a proper announcement from Nintendo comes. In the meantime, stay tuned at Final Weapon for the latest Japanese gaming news and support us on Patreon!