Xenoblade Chronicles 3 receives new content on October 13 with new hero Ino, Challenge Battles, and more

Nintendo and Monolith Soft revealed new content coming to Xenoblade Chronicles 3 as part of Wave 2 of its Expansion Pass. It comes with a new Hero character, Ino, and Challenge Battles that test a player's mettle even further.

Ino is a new Hero that seems to take on the appearance of a mechanical girl that consumes ether cylinders. Her Defender-role class is Noponic Champion and the brief look at her status screen teases that a Save Party Formation function will be added to Xenoblade Chronicles 3 as well. An exclusive Inoswap system for Ino presents an enhancement screen similar to UI found in Ouroboros Skill Trees. Complete her character quest to add her to the party.

Challenge Battles make their way to Xenoblade Chronicles 3 in a similar fashion to how they manifest in the Expansion Pass for Xenoblade Chronicles 2. They come with multiple difficulties with certain restrictions; the faster you beat them, the better the rewards. In this content drop for Xenoblade Chronicles 3, players can unlock swimsuits for party members.

In a teaser for Wave 3 of Xenoblade Chronicles 3's Expansion Pass, another new Hero will be added and there is an image that shows two Heroes participating in battle at once.

Xenoblade Chronicles 3 is now available on the Nintendo Switch and we gave the excellent JRPG a 10/10 in our review of it.

Watch the new trailer for what's coming in Xenoblade Chronicles 3 on October 13.

Enhance your Xenoblade Chronicles 3 journey through Aionios with the next volume of the Xenoblade Chronicles 3 Expansion Pass! Meet the new Hero named Ino, a girl who looks ... mechanical!? Complete her quest and she’ll join your party, expanding the classes and gameplay options available to you. Challenge Battles will also be added. Test your might in consecutive battles against tough enemies! Accessories and special outfits can be earned by challenging stronger and stronger enemies. Wave 2 of the Xenoblade Chronicles 3 Expansion Pass launches on Oct. 13. The Xenoblade Chronicles 3 Expansion Pass, which includes four total volumes that will be released through the end of 2023, is available for purchase now in Nintendo eShop.

Xenoblade Chronicles 3 Expansion Pass Wave 2 Screenshots