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Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Music Production Is Complete; 300 Musicians Involved in the New Switch JRPG

Yasunori Mitsuda wrapped up the production of the music for Xenoblade Chronicles 2, and it appears to be a massive project.

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OtakuDJK1NG-Rory72d ago

Yup the game is near completion. When you have the ending music you have to have the ending available.

Abriael72d ago

Uh.. who told you that?

I don't doubt that the game is close to completion, since it has to come out fully localized within four months, but that's simply not accurate.

OtakuDJK1NG-Rory72d ago (Edited 72d ago )

uh they had half localized version at E3 2017 during the Treehouse Live.
Only thing that needed to be added was the English VA
Which is a build that had to be readied before the event and not one the event. So you're looking at an E3 2017 build.

Nice Try though

Abriael72d ago (Edited 72d ago )

Nice try for what?

I'm simply telling you, beyond any reasonable doubt, that you do not need to have the ending complete and available to finalize the ending theme song.

That's not how game development works, even more so in Japan. Quite often they finalize even the voice acting before scenes are actually complete, let alone the music.

TheOtherVitaOwner71d ago

The tree house guys said the localization was done at E3. They just didn't have time to get all the dialogue into the E3 demo version of the game

wonderfulmonkeyman72d ago (Edited 72d ago )

Not really.
It very likely could be the exact opposite.
Take, for example, book authors; there are examples out there of some authors who have the endings of their books envisioned before the entire plot is even written out, and use said ending like an initial building block, adding to it by working backwards until they've reached the origins of their heroes.

In the same way that the ending is just one aspect of the story for a book, the music is just one aspect of the experience for an adventure game like this; it doesn't really give an indication of how close to completion it actually is.

However, given that it's said to release this year, we can at least take it as a positive sign that progress is moving along at a rapid pace.

OtakuDJK1NG-Rory72d ago (Edited 72d ago )

If it wasnt near completion Nintendo would had announced a delay by now

Not only that book are different from games so you can't compare the two.

wonderfulmonkeyman72d ago

It's very comparable; in books, there's a process of multiple different parts of the story to go through; character personalities, background stories, world-building, economic and government states etc etc etc, just as with Xenoblade 2.
Just because the music is done, doesn't mean all of the dialogue and plot are, not to mention enemies, area designs, mechanics, testing, there's a lot that they'll probably have to do, and since we have no idea how much of that has been done outside of the few brief glimpses of areas we've seen, we don't actually know how close to completion it all is.
For all we know, there's probably a few super bosses that they haven't yet completely fleshed out yet for whatever end-game the game has.

FallenAngel198472d ago

I'm surprised how relatively quick this massive game is coming along

Summons7571d ago

Nice but I still have my doubts it's actually coming out this year. We still only have a release window, not a firm date and this late in the year you think they would be confident enough to have a date picked out not still sitting with a very vague release window.