The latest instalment in the Monolith Soft‘s Xenoblade Chronicles series is almost here. Xenoblade Chronicles 3 was announced during a Nintendo Direct in February and originally set for a September release, but that date was later bumped up to launch on 29 July.
The upcoming action JRPG is set in the world of Aionios, which is currently being ravaged by two warring nations, Keves and Agnus. These two colonies use specially engineered soldiers that are bred for fighting with lifespans of only 10 years. Xenoblade Chronicles’ world is a mix of sci-fi fantasy, where Keves is a technologically advanced nation that uses various mecha to support its troops, while Agnus’ army is proficient with magical technology known as ether.
In Xenoblade Chronicles 3, you play as a group of teenagers from the rival nations who join together on a quest to save Aionios and defeat a great, hidden evil.
If you’ve played one of the previous Xenoblade Chronicles games, you’ll know what to expect with this one – multi-layered combat mechanics, different character classes, an expansive world full of unique characters and plenty of grinding.
A Nintendo Switch Direct in June gave us a pretty good look at what we can expect from Xenoblade Chronicles 3, and you can check out Kotaku’s reaction to what we saw here. While you can pick up this game without having played the previous instalments, if you’re not someone who can put up with aggressive RPG bullshit, then this might not be the game for you.
Reviews for Xenoblade Chronicles 3 have begun to appear, with some calling it a “modern JRPG masterpiece” while others have criticised the game’s struggle to perform with the Switch’s hardware.
Ahead of its release at the end of the week, we’ve collected everywhere you can grab a copy of Xenoblade Chronicles 3 for cheap in Australia.
Where can you get Xenoblade Chronicles 3 for cheap?
Xenoblade Chronicles 3 has a retail price of $79.95, but most major Australian retailers are selling it with a $10 to $15 discount. However, in terms of cheapest prices, eBay is selling the game for $63.71 when you use the code PLJL15. That price doesn’t factor in shipping, so Amazon Australia has a slight edge over it at $64.90 with free shipping.
Here’s where you can pick up a cheap copy of Xenoblade Chronicles 3 in Australia:
- eBay: $63.71 with the code PLJL15
- Amazon Australia: $64.90 + free shipping
- The Gamesmen: $68
- Big W: $69
- JB Hi-Fi: $69
- Catch: $69
- Kogan: $69
- EB Games: $79.95
That dedicated Nintendo Direct also revealed a $29.99 Expansion Pass for DLC – the first of which will launch alongside the game’s release.
Xenoblade Chronicles 3 is exclusively available for the Nintendo Switch, with a release date of 29 July.