The next game in Monolith Soft's Xenoblade series is just around the corner, with Xenoblade Chronicles 3 now launching earlier than originally planned.

Nintendo has announced that the game will now release on Switch on 29th July 2022, earlier than the September release window that was given earlier this year. Here's what to expect:

The latest entry in the long-running role-playing series, which connects the futures of the two previous mainline Xenoblade Chronicles games, invites players to embark on an epic adventure with “life” as its central theme. In the game, players will step into the roles of protagonists Noah and Mio amid turmoil between the nations of Keves and Agnus. Six characters hailing from those nations join forces to learn the truth behind their conflict, and set their sights for Swordsmarch, a land pierced by a giant sword.

Pre-orders have already started to appear, and we'll be keeping this page up to date with all the best offers as and when retailers decide to drop them. Make sure to bookmark this page and keep checking back, or grab a pre-order now from the options available below.

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Pre-Order Xenoblade Chronicles 3 In The US & Canada

Here's where you can grab a copy of the game in the US:

Pre-Order Xenoblade Chronicles 3 In The UK

The first listings for Xenoblade Chronicles 3 are now starting to appear in the UK, too, with some options already well below RRP:

Pre-Order The Xenoblade Chronicles 3 Special Edition On Switch

Xenoblade Special Edition
Image: Nintendo

Nintendo has revealed the special edition release pictured above, which is exclusive to the My Nintendo Store. It includes package artwork from Masatsugu Saito, a full-colour 250-page+ hardcover art book and a steel case. Pre-orders have already opened in the US, but have since sold out – we'll update this article if stock returns!

Pre-orders will also go live across Europe at a later date – we'll post links to buy it right here in this guide as soon as they appear.

Are There Any Pre-Order Bonuses For Xenoblade Chronicles 3?

Xenoblade Chronicles 3 Postcards

If you pre-order the game from GAME or ShopTo, you'll receive the post card set pictured above. You can also get the postcard bundle from Amazon UK, but only through this link.

Pre-orders made at My Nintendo Store UK come with a free A4 notebook (you'll see it appear when you go to the checkout).

Xenoblade Chronicles 3 Expansion Pass

The Xenoblade Chronicles 3 Expansion Pass includes access to four waves of DLC, all due to be released by the end of 2023. If you want to buy a Pass, you can grab one from Nintendo below.

Get Ready For Xenoblade Chronicles 3

If you can't wait for Xenoblade Chronicles to launch this summer and want to immerse yourself in the series, you might want to check out these options on Switch.

If you haven't tried them yet, you can grab the original games below.

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