Yesterday marked the global launch of Xenoblade Chronicles 2‘s incredible soundtrack. With the complete music anthology now readily available to purchase off of online music services like iTunes and Amazon Music around the world (a Nintendo first), the release of the actual physical album included a special bonus for fans in Japan.
In the album’s booklet, a message was included from Monolith Soft president Tetsuya Takahashi and director Koh Kojima as they shared their aspirations for the future of Xenoblade. This isn’t an outright confirmation on their part, but the Monolith heads are poised to work on a new RPG project in the future, as well as Xenoblade Chronicles 3 and a sequel to the Wii U’s Xenoblade Chronicles X.
Concerning the new project, Redditor WandererLugulbanda translated the note, in which Takahashi spoke of wanting do to something else than the numbered Xeno series alone, lest they start getting stale. He then went on to describe his vision as “something you’d see on an American cable drama like ABC. Violent and erotic and heavy. Something that there’s no way we would be allowed to do it. […] Completely serious though, I would like to do a Z rated game, and just do whatever the hell I feel like doing.”
To note, the Z rating is the CERO equivalent of the ESRB’s M rating.
Takahashi previously expressed his interest in porting X to the Nintendo Switch in a November interview with 4Gamer. Xenoblade Chronicles 2 went on to sell over a million copies within its first month on store shelves.