Xenoblade Official Site Updated
Meet the latest cast members, and learn the true power of the Monado sword.
The Xenoblade official site got its expected weekly update today, once again formalizing some of the information that could be loosely picked up from the latest trailer.
That trailer, "Omen," can be seen in high quality off the trailer page. Or, if you don't want to put up with a full Flash site or just want a summary of what everyone is talking about, stream the trailer here.
Good news for those who've enjoyed the three trailers shared so far. The trailer page was given two extra slots today, so it looks like there will be more footage to come.
The world section was updated with two new subsections:
- Kishin Army
- A section about the mechanical creatures of the Kishin side of the world. This describes the events of one year prior, when the Kishin armies attacked the Kyoshin side of the world and were wiped out by the hero Dunban, who made use of Monado, the god sword.
- God Sword Monado
- The last remaining hope for the Homs race. It's said to be a sword of legend given by the gods. The blade holds a mysterious power and is able to slice through the powerful Kishin troops. However, because the great power causes great burden on the sword's user, only the Homs hero Dunban was able to use it.
The Monado section also shares a few additional details about the story. The recently released trailer depicts an attack in which main character Shulk takes the Monado from Dunban, who is no longer able to control it, and is able to instantly use it to fend off the attacking Kishin troops. This scene is in a Homs residential area called Colony 9. When Shulk takes the sword in hand, he sees a glimpse of the future, known as a "Vision."
- Age: 44, Height: 181cm, Race: Homs, Gender: Male, Voice: Tsuyoshi Koyama. An old war friend of Dunban. He's respected as an elder and watches over orphaned Shulk from the position of a guardian.
- Age: 30, Height: 195cm, Race: Homs, Gender: Male, Voice: Norio Wakamoto. A skillful warrior who once competed with Dunban to wield the Monado sword.
You can hear voice samples of these two characters at the site.