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Behold: Xenoblade Chronicles 3 in 12 glorious images

Let’s show them a thing or three!

The first Nintendo Direct of 2022, held on February 9, was chock-full of surprises.

Nintendo saved the best for last, showing the first footage of the long-awaited next installment of a beloved action-RPG series, Xenoblade Chronicles 3.

Here are 12 delightful images of Xenoblade Chronicles 3.

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Our first glimpse of the new protagonist.

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A treacherous foe towers over a shallow pond.

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This scholarly fellow summons a flock of paper birds in battle.

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Your heroes flit by as a massive yellow lizard stomps across the sandscape.

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This grizzled fellow seems like he has an interesting past.

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The protagonist and his companion take a musical moment. Who — or what — might be listening to their song?

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That might be the scariest seahorse ever imagined.

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Looks like someone’s here to make a whole lot of trouble.

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These vast, rolling plains and endless skies are quintessential Xenoblade.

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A beautiful moment at daybreak.

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This lady looks like trouble.

Xenoblade Chronicles 3 comes to Nintendo Switch in September 2022.