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Xenoblade Chronicles 3’s street date has reportedly been broken over a week before its official release.
Photos of copies of the game in the wild were shared on ResetEra on Wednesday, before many were taken down.
Several ResetEra users also report having been able to order the game from eBay sellers who claimed to have it in hand and ready to ship, Nintendo Life reports.
Xenoblade Chronicles 3 – Overview trailer (Nintendo Switch)
Additionally, it’s claimed that one player who managed to obtain Xenoblade Chronicles 3 early has been showing game footage on Chinese video sharing website Bilibili, which revealed details about one of the Hero characters players can recruit to their party.
Expectedly, some fans are now expecting more footage and story spoilers to appear online before the Xenoblade Chronicles 3 release date, which was originally scheduled for September, had been moved forward to July 29.
Last month Nintendo announced plans to release a Xenoblade Chronicles 3 Expansion Pass priced at $29.99/£26.99.
It will feature four waves of DLC, which won’t be available to purchase individually, including a new story scenario set for release before the end of 2023.
Nintendo released an eight-minute Xenoblade Chronicles 3 overview trailer on Wednesday. Viewable above, it introduces players to the characters, world and gameplay of Switch RPG sequel.
Xenoblade Chronicles 3 “boasts Monolith Soft’s classiest combat yet” and “combines the best of the Xenoblade series into a Switch adventure with huge potential”, VGC wrote in a preview of the game published earlier this month.