Xenoblade Chronicles 3’s Second Expansion Adds a New Hero This October

Xenoblade Chronicles 3's second expansion is bringing new quests and a new mechanical hero called Ino to the game on October 13.

Announced during September's Nintendo Direct, Ino's arrival includes a whole new quest line for players to enjoy, the completion of which will add Ino to the party, expanding the gameplay and class options available to the player.

The second expansion – which is available as part of the Season Pass which costs $29.99 / £26.99 – also introduces Challenge Battles to the game for those seeking tougher battles.

Players can fight a series of enemies in a boss rush style mode that awards a variety of rare accessories and special objects for a strong performance.

Two further DLC expansions are included in the Season Pass, the third of which is expected to be released by April 30 next year and includes another new hero, new quests, and more. The fourth and final expansion will be released by the end of 2023 and promises to bring an entire new storyline to the game instead of just random quests.

In our 8/10 review of the main game, IGN said: "Xenoblade Chronicles 3 can take some meandering detours across its massive 150-hour campaign, but great characters and addictive tactical combat make it all well worth the time."

Ryan Dinsdale is an IGN freelancer. He'll talk about The Witcher all day.