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Xenoblade Chronicles On Switch Cuts Some Features From The 3DS Version

Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition is coming to Switch on May 29, complete with new story content and upgraded visuals. But while this release has the potential to be the best version of Monolith Soft’s beloved RPG, it will be missing two features introduced in the 3DS version of the game.

As spotted by Twitter user Luxin, the Japanese store page for Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition says that the “Collection Mode” and amiibo compatibility of the 3DS version will not be available in the Switch edition.

from the JP MyNintendo site: the model viewer, sound test and amiibo support from the 3DS version will not be included in Definitive Edition, it seems like it’s the definitive version of the Wii version and the Wii version alone pic.twitter.com/z2tGJhV0gA

— shulk but real (@_Luxin) March 29, 2020

The Collection Mode allowed you to use tokens to unlock 3D models that could be viewed, as well as music from the game. Tokens could be unlocked using Streetpass tokens or with the Shulk amiibo. In fact, scanning Shulk to unlock tokens was the only amiibo functionality in the game.

While it’s not the biggest feature, it’s a shame that the game’s Definitive Edition will be missing a feature from the 3DS version, which was very good despite having to compromise on the game’s graphics.

Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition will come with new content that veteran players can access from the start. Here’s our guide for how to preorder the different regional collector’s editions.

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