- Apr 8, 2015
- The Metaverse
- 3DS FC
- Switch FC
Oh yes I completely acknowledge that Definitive Edition is meant as a stopgap project meant to draw in new players whilst getting ready for their next big title, however as Nintendo is deciding the picks for DLC and they’ve wanted the original Xenoblade to be successful numerous times but have never had the opportunity, I could see them going with a character from 1 as a result of that. The game is also in a really good spot as it was announced the day more fighters were announced to be in development, which would retroactively give them a good two months to lock them down before planning finished. All-in-all I could see another character from 1, even if Definitive Edition is just a remaster it’s still the most recent game as of right now, though that is subject to change.For as incredible of a game Xenoblade Chronicles Definitive Edition is, Monolith Soft considers it to be a remaster/remake hybrid. It was a budgetary title that was being developed alongside Monolith Soft's upcoming game with the sole purpose of getting more people into Xenoblade Chronicles as a franchise with both Shulk's representation in Smash Bros and Xenoblade Chronicles 2 as convenient entry points.
It'd be awesome to have Fiora as a fighter in the fighters pass but it would be the least logical pick from a business perspective, every character in the fighters pass thus far has either been selected to cater to a new audience (third party fighters) or as a vehicle to promote current Nintendo content (Byleth). Another Xenoblade Chronicles 1 representative doesn't achieve either and that's coming from someone who sees Xenoblade Chronicles as their favourite game of all time.