See Xenoblade Chronicles 3 through to its heartfelt conclusion, and you will be rewarded for your efforts with access to the New Game Plus mode.
This lets you start the game again from the beginning while retaining the character growth of the save file that you select. Gameplay mechanics such as Chain Attacks and Interlinking will need to be unlocked through story progression like normal, and tutorial notifications will be removed although you can still access and read these through the Tips menu.
Monolith Soft adds that you will “get to keep your full inventory as recorded in your save data, but all key items will be reset, with the exception of Origin Shards, The Art of Flow and Nopon Coins.”
The Unique Monsters that you have beaten and become graves will also be revived, meaning that you will need to defeat them once again – after which you can also see the records that you achieved in your first playthrough. However, the Soulhacker Arts and skills that you obtained from them in your previous playthrough “will all be kept intact.”
We enjoyed our time with Xenoblade Chronicles 3, concluding in our review: “The developer’s masterful approach to character development and world-building results in an unforgettable adventure that is set in a world that is just as remarkable to explore. It is the emotional storytelling that makes it an unmissable journey that’s worth undertaking, elevating the experience to not only be considered as a Game of the Year contender but an all-time classic that will be remembered for decades to come.”
If you’re looking for more help with Xenoblade Chronicles 3, we also have guides for hunting down the game’s Unique Monsters, the amiibo rewards that you can receive, how to approach Gem Crafting, and the game’s many cooking recipes.
Xenoblade Chronicles 3 is now available at retail and digitally on the Nintendo eShop for Nintendo Switch worldwide.