- Aug 10, 2018
Had to comment on this one because this is something that has been in my mind too. The possibility that Monolith was contacted and suggested to "skip" X as they were already working on a new game, or something on these lines. They said they think continuing with the X side of the franchise is important, but they have lied / hidden information in the past, so at this point I am not even sure if I trust Monolith anymore. If they are really going to keep X fans in the dark for too long I will probably just stop supporting them, which saddeness me, because up until now I have been puting a lot of effort to bring more people into the xenoblade fanchise.Seeing how all the enhanceable spirits are walking spoilers even for extremely niché games, I feel X got once again shafted, because Elma deserved atleast this treatment
Also now that we know Sakurai started this games roster right after Corrin and Bayonetta released in 4, its clear to me he or Monolith skipped X at this point and it doesn't help that they went to so much lenght to include atleast XB2 content(yes they have WoL battles)
Sakurai had intel on the Switch since the beginning and he had to talk to Monolith to get the rights of Shulk back, so he could easily have chosen Elma there or take a gamble on Rex & Pyra, but nope only Incineroar had the priviledge of a reserved slot.
At this point I feel Monolith has to come clean what the whole situation with X is, because fans deserve closure