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There are many reasons why I believe this will be, but I'm currently out the door busy with some things. I just wanted to make a thread to share and discuss why I think this will be, and there are many hints. I will be on within the next 48 hours to post pics, share theories, and share some strange focus' shown in the trailer, but not so strange if the game is connected to X. Apologies it will take so long, but the world doesn't end for me even when the world is ending, and I will just be too busy.  



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Gonna wait to see your theory, but I think XC DE will connect to XC 2.



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Well considering that they already officially said XCX takes place on a different planet, and XC2 is actually loosely tied to the future of XC1...

I would say it is far more likely that it will strengthen the connection of 1 and 2, with XCX remaining a spin off.



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Yeah I'm with Shiken, given the close ties already between 1 and 2, and the fact both are/will be on Switch, it seems more likely to connect those two further.

Nintendo and Monolith seem to be fairly content to let XCX be left behind in relative obscurity, given its one of the few significant Wii U games that hasn't been ported to Switch, and the fact they made XBC2 and XB1:DE instead of XCX2 or XCX: Definitive Edition.

As a fan of the series though I'm interested in discussing it.

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For those who played Xenoblade 2

Spoiler!

Alvis in the trailers, his necklace was changed from a Key in the original game to a crystal-like blades or Pyra. It's the same shape. Gears fans know it as the Zohar.So now we know Alvis is the 3rd Aegis. I know they will change the space station to not only be facing the earth this time but also jet out of it like XB2. So they are already connecting the 2 games even more so.

The DLC could connect them further. It could tie into the XB2 DLC. It could tie into XB3. But here is a crazy idea. Unlikely but possible.

It ties into X. Now while there is a quest in the game to dig up a replica Monando. Few remember this. We can take the Monando hairclips as fanservice but not so sure on the side quest where you dig up a Monando replica. Top it off there is a telethia in the game. Maybe it's Melia far far in the future. But how as they escaped Earth that blew up? Alt universe or who knows the entire effects Shulk did when he wished for a world with no gods. Timelines and stuff get thrown out. Sounds silly now but they may just try to link them.

Then there is the insane and I mean insane idea that it crosses over with Xenosaga or Gears. We had Saga blades in XB2. Maybe Square is kind enough to let a crossover happen with Gears even if very brief. The whole thing with XB2 revelation is it created multiple universes and this maybe how they all tie together. They all have the Zohar



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Personally, I think it will have a XCX nod at best. Maybe someone discussing other planets with ridable mechs or something. I doubt it will have a true connection beyond that.

I think the connection will be between XC1 and XC2.



Yeah sure, Elma's gonna appear out of a portal blazing guns just like business as usual :P

I'm interested in what you're cooking but I'm a firm believer that this is more about a connection between XC and XC2.

XCX is more designed as another series in the Xenoblade verse.



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It's possible to redact and contrive into existence connections where you feel they are necessary. Nintendo pretty much did that with the Zelda series.

Xenoblade Chronicles 2 sort of confirmed a multiverse connection of sorts with the other Takahashi games toward the end. Xenosaga did something similar with Xenogears with how the Zarathustra machine was used to create a new universe.

Xenosaga is basically Tetsuya Takahashi's take on Isaac Asimov's Foundation universe: a galactic wide empire of humans where the original Earth has been lost to history. The Zarathustra machine has a role similar to what happened in The End of Eternity. Like The End of Eternity, when the Zarathustra machine was used, it rebooted the universe; in the Xenogears and Xenoblade Chronicles X universe there were aliens, while in the Xenosaga one there weren't (The Gnosis weren't really aliens, as you learn later). Also, Xenoblade Chronicles 1 and 2, there is no confirmation as to whether or not aliens exist as every non-human creature seems to be a creation of humans. Nopons are an update of the Chuchus from Xenogears.

But Xenoblade Chronicles, the original one, I think ended up being more successful than Takahashi anticipated as it originally wasn't even going to be granted a "Xeno" title, until they decided to give it such a title. Then he brought it into the greater Xeno-universe by introducing the Zohar* during Xenoblade Chronicles 2.

* Zohar- which he renamed the Conduit (I would guess it's because Nintendo seems to be very cautious about religious and cult references, but it is more likely that Takahashi lost interest in religious references because Nintendo probably would have not wanted "Monado" in the game if they were also against the term "Zohar" - both of which are based on mystery religions, one a book from Kabalah and the other just being a Greek Mystery religion word for God).

But Takahashi likes to remix stuff into later games. If you play Xenogears and Xenosaga, it might shock you at how many plot points and such have been reused from earlier games, only presented in a different world context. Shulk, is basically a simplified version of the Fei arc, except he is on Bionis instead of the Xenogears planet and with a Monado blade instead .

Speaking of which, old Alrest (which is Earth) heavily resembles Fifth Jerusalem from Xenosaga, the Capital of the Galactic Federation.

Interesting to note, that Fifth Jerusalem was the fifth replacement for Lost Jerusalem (which is Earth). It is conceivable that Earth was intended to have a beanstock and "orbital" station as far back as Xenosaga. The reality is Takahashi probably liked the design and wanted to reuse it in Xenoblade, but it also makes for a very easy connection. Another easy connection with Xenosaga and Xenoblade are the Mims, in Xenoblade Chronicles X are just Realians controlled by remote data of human memory. Again, Realians are from the Foundation Universe, they're basically the same as robots - except in Asimov's timeline robots became unacceptable among the Galactic civilization as they led the Spacer civilization to a form of decadence, where people became so advanced in their little corner that they failed to see any logic in expanding throughout the rest of the galaxy - and so it was the second wave of Earth migration, people who cared less about their own lives, who made the push beyond the original 51 planets.

Anyway, I am rambling, and I think only people who know the Xeno games and science fiction well will understand what I am talking about =P



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It's possible to redact and contrive into existence connections where you feel they are necessary. Nintendo pretty much did that with the Zelda series.

Xenoblade Chronicles 2 sort of confirmed a multiverse connection of sorts with the other Takahashi games toward the end. Xenosaga did something similar with Xenogears with how the Zarathustra machine was used to create a new universe.

Xenosaga is basically Tetsuya Takahashi's take on Isaac Asimov's Foundation universe: a galactic wide empire of humans where the original Earth has been lost to history. The Zarathustra machine has a role similar to what happened in The End of Eternity. Like The End of Eternity, when the Zarathustra machine was used, it rebooted the universe; in the Xenogears and Xenoblade Chronicles X universe there were aliens, while in the Xenosaga one there weren't (The Gnosis weren't really aliens, as you learn later). Also, Xenoblade Chronicles 1 and 2, there is no confirmation as to whether or not aliens exist as every non-human creature seems to be a creation of humans. Nopons are an update of the Chuchus from Xenogears.

But Xenoblade Chronicles, the original one, I think ended up being more successful than Takahashi anticipated as it originally wasn't even going to be granted a "Xeno" title, until they decided to give it such a title. Then he brought it into the greater Xeno-universe by introducing the Zohar* during Xenoblade Chronicles 2.

* Zohar- which he renamed the Conduit (I would guess it's because Nintendo seems to be very cautious about religious and cult references, but it is more likely that Takahashi lost interest in religious references because Nintendo probably would have not wanted "Monado" in the game if they were also against the term "Zohar" - both of which are based on mystery religions, one a book from Kabalah and the other just being a Greek Mystery religion word for God).

But Takahashi likes to remix stuff into later games. If you play Xenogears and Xenosaga, it might shock you at how many plot points and such have been reused from earlier games, only presented in a different world context. Shulk, is basically a simplified version of the Fei arc, except he is on Bionis instead of the Xenogears planet and with a Monado blade instead .

Speaking of which, old Alrest (which is Earth) heavily resembles Fifth Jerusalem from Xenosaga, the Capital of the Galactic Federation.

Interesting to note, that Fifth Jerusalem was the fifth replacement for Lost Jerusalem (which is Earth). It is conceivable that Earth was intended to have a beanstock and "orbital" station as far back as Xenosaga. The reality is Takahashi probably liked the design and wanted to reuse it in Xenoblade, but it also makes for a very easy connection. Another easy connection with Xenosaga and Xenoblade are the Mims, in Xenoblade Chronicles X are just Realians controlled by remote data of human memory. Again, Realians are from the Foundation Universe, they're basically the same as robots - except in Asimov's timeline robots became unacceptable among the Galactic civilization as they led the Spacer civilization to a form of decadence, where people became so advanced in their little corner that they failed to see any logic in expanding throughout the rest of the galaxy - and so it was the second wave of Earth migration, people who cared less about their own lives, who made the push beyond the original 51 planets.

Anyway, I am rambling, and I think only people who know the Xeno games and science fiction well will understand what I am talking about =P

If I remember right, a large part of his work has been influenced by the original Xenogears in which he and his wife wrote  what would become "Perfect Works" which was the whole story schematic the franchise would go through (which counts 6 parts). Likely enough, Xenoblade Chronicles is litteraly his first legit opportunity to continue with it and do the whole thing he wanted back then (dwarfed twice by previous publishers and lack of sales).

From what I understand, Xenoblade Chronicles 1 & 2 would be both retelling of the Part 5 of the book. Coincidentally, Torna would fit right the bill with Part 4 ... (Or was it 3 ?)

Now, Future Connected might be the bridge we've been waiting for so that we might get Part 6 in the future which is the discovery of the New World now technically inhabited by Shull and Rex on parallel sides.



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