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* BreakthroughHit: While Monolith was originally known for developing several {{Cult Classic}}s beforehand, it was ''Xenoblade''[='=]s surprise success that would allow them to become recognized in the mainstream.


* {{Jossed}}: Theories abound as to what purpose the DummiedOut Bionis Shoulder map might've originally served in the plot, with the most common being that the party would've crossed it to get from Makna Forest to Eryth Sea, that it was the home of the extinct Giants race, or the original location of Colony 6, and that it was cut for time/budget reasons. However [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WwZq82Y3OOY interviews]] after the release of ''Definitive Edition'' revealed that the Bionis Shoulder was not cut as most people assumed, but rather that it was was an early map used for testing purposes, and that there were no plans for it to appear in any major fashion.


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* {{Jossed}}: Theories abound as to what purpose the DummiedOut Bionis Shoulder map might've originally served in the plot, with the most common being that the party would've crossed it to get from Makna Forest to Eryth Sea, that it was the home of the extinct Giants race, or the original location of Colony 6, and that it was cut for time/budget reasons. However [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WwZq82Y3OOY interviews]] after the release of ''Definitive Edition'' revealed that the Bionis Shoulder was not cut as most people assumed, but rather that it was was an early map used for testing purposes, and that there were no plans for it to appear in any major fashion.


** The seventh party member is often referred to as "7th" or "Seven" to avoid spoiling that Fiora is revived as a Face Mechon and eventually rejoins the party. It also doubles as a ShoutOut to another blonde female cyborg, Seven of Nine from ''Star Trek: Voyager''.



** The seventh party member is often referred to as "7th" or "Seven" by the fanbase to avoid spoiling that Fiora is revived as a Face Mechon and eventually rejoins the party. It also doubles as a ShoutOut to another blonde female cyborg, Seven of Nine from ''Star Trek: Voyager''.



** As people completed ''VideoGame/XenobladeChronicles2'', there was an immediate suspect for where the dimentionally-lost Ontos core ended up. ''Definitive Edition'' confirmed this by changing Alvis' keyring necklace into what is clearly a dark red Aegis Core crystal.

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** As people completed ''VideoGame/XenobladeChronicles2'', there was an immediate suspect for where the dimentionally-lost dimensionally-lost Ontos core ended up. ''Definitive Edition'' confirmed this by changing Alvis' keyring necklace into what is clearly a dark red Aegis Core crystal.


* DummiedOut: The [[WhatCouldHaveBeen Bionis' Shoulder]], it was featured multiple times in early previews of the game, and the location is actually in the game data as a mostly fleshed out map. There were many on what purpose the map would have served, but was later confirmed to be meant for testing purposes and wasn't meant to be in the game. [[AvertedTrope Averted]] as of the ''Definitive Edition'', where the Bionis' Shoulder is part of the new epilogue, ''Xenoblade Chronicles: Future Connected''.

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* DummiedOut: The [[WhatCouldHaveBeen Bionis' Shoulder]], it was featured multiple times in early previews of the game, and the location is actually in the game data as a mostly fleshed out map. There were many theories on what purpose the map would have served, but was later confirmed to be meant for testing purposes and wasn't meant to be in the game. [[AvertedTrope Averted]] as of the ''Definitive Edition'', where the Bionis' Shoulder is part of the new epilogue, ''Xenoblade Chronicles: Future Connected''.


* DummiedOut: The [[WhatCouldHaveBeen Bionis' Shoulder]], it was featured multiple times in early previews of the game, and the locations is actually in the game data as a mostly fleshed out map. There were many on what purpose the map would have served, but was later confirmed to be meant for testing purposes and wasn't meant to be in the game. [[AvertedTrope Averted]] as of the ''Definitive Edition'', where the Bionis' Shoulder is part of the new epilogue, ''Xenoblade Chronicles: Future Connected''.

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* DummiedOut: The [[WhatCouldHaveBeen Bionis' Shoulder]], it was featured multiple times in early previews of the game, and the locations location is actually in the game data as a mostly fleshed out map. There were many on what purpose the map would have served, but was later confirmed to be meant for testing purposes and wasn't meant to be in the game. [[AvertedTrope Averted]] as of the ''Definitive Edition'', where the Bionis' Shoulder is part of the new epilogue, ''Xenoblade Chronicles: Future Connected''.


* DummiedOut: The [[WhatCouldHaveBeen Bionis' Shoulder]], it was featured multiple times in early previews of the game, and the locations is actually in the game data as a fully fleshed out map. The only rumor that can be agreed on by the fandom is that it most likely would have been the area connecting Frontier Village and Eryth Sea. [[AvertedTrope Averted]] as of the ''Definitive Edition'', where the Bionis' Shoulder is part of the new epilogue, ''Xenoblade Chronicles: Future Connected''.

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* DummiedOut: The [[WhatCouldHaveBeen Bionis' Shoulder]], it was featured multiple times in early previews of the game, and the locations is actually in the game data as a fully mostly fleshed out map. The only rumor that can be agreed There were many on by what purpose the fandom is that it most likely map would have been served, but was later confirmed to be meant for testing purposes and wasn't meant to be in the area connecting Frontier Village and Eryth Sea.game. [[AvertedTrope Averted]] as of the ''Definitive Edition'', where the Bionis' Shoulder is part of the new epilogue, ''Xenoblade Chronicles: Future Connected''.


* PosthumousCredit: Although Creator/GoroNaya (Odama), Takashi Taniguchi (Agares and Zanza) and Sayuri (Laulan) died years after the game's release on the Wii, they are still credited for the ''Definitive Edition'' release since it contains the original dialogue.

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* PosthumousCredit: Although Creator/GoroNaya (Odama), Takashi Taniguchi (Agares and Zanza) and Sayuri Creator/SayuriYamauchi (Laulan) died years after the game's release on the Wii, they are still credited for the ''Definitive Edition'' release since it contains the original dialogue.



** In the English voice cast, [[Creator/AdamHowden Shulk]], [[Creator/NicholasBoulton Gadolt]] and Meyneth are ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII''[='s=] Anders, male Hawke and Lady Hawke respectively!
** In Japanese, Dunban (Creator/RyoHorikawa) is [[Anime/DragonBallZ Vegeta]]. Metal Face (Creator/NorioWakamoto) is by that proxy, [[Anime/DragonBallZ Cell]].
*** Likewise, both Sorean (Creator/JojiNakata) and Metal Face (Creator/NorioWakamoto) can be respectively, [[Manga/{{Hellsing}} Alucard and Anderson]], [[VideoGame/GuiltyGear Sol Badguy and Johnny Sfondi]], [[VideoGame/KingdomHeartsII Luxord and Xemnas]], [[VideoGame/TalesOfTheAbyss Van Grants]] and [[VideoGame/TalesOfDestiny2 Barbatos Goetia]], [[VideoGame/SoulSeries Algol and Yoshimitsu]]; the list can go on.

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** In the English voice cast, [[Creator/AdamHowden Shulk]], [[Creator/NicholasBoulton Gadolt]] Gadolt (Nicholas Boulton), and Meyneth are ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII''[='s=] Anders, male Hawke and Lady Hawke respectively!
** In Japanese, Dunban (Creator/RyoHorikawa) [[Creator/RyoHorikawa Dunban]] is [[Anime/DragonBallZ Vegeta]]. [[Creator/NorioWakamoto Metal Face (Creator/NorioWakamoto) Face]] is by that proxy, [[Anime/DragonBallZ Cell]].
*** Likewise, both Sorean (Creator/JojiNakata) [[Creator/JojiNakata Sorean]] and [[Creator/NorioWakamoto Metal Face (Creator/NorioWakamoto) Face]] can be respectively, [[Manga/{{Hellsing}} Alucard and Anderson]], [[VideoGame/GuiltyGear Sol Badguy and Johnny Sfondi]], [[VideoGame/KingdomHeartsII Luxord and Xemnas]], [[VideoGame/TalesOfTheAbyss Van Grants]] and [[VideoGame/TalesOfDestiny2 Barbatos Goetia]], [[VideoGame/SoulSeries Algol and Yoshimitsu]]; the list can go on.


* IKnewIt: There was a theory that the Mechon that saved Juju and Otharon from the Telethia when Shulk and the party is going up against Dickson was actually Xord, due to sharing the same voice actor, though some were unsure that this was the case due to Xord exploding. [[https://i.redd.it/xcdkfe6xhb051.jpg The Monado Archives confirms that it was actually Xord]].

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There was a theory that the Mechon that saved Juju and Otharon from the Telethia when Shulk and the party is going up against Dickson was actually Xord, due to sharing the same voice actor, though some were unsure that this was the case due to Xord exploding. [[https://i.redd.it/xcdkfe6xhb051.jpg The Monado Archives confirms that it was actually Xord]].Xord]].
** As people completed ''VideoGame/XenobladeChronicles2'', there was an immediate suspect for where the dimentionally-lost Ontos core ended up. ''Definitive Edition'' confirmed this by changing Alvis' keyring necklace into what is clearly a dark red Aegis Core crystal.


* KeepCirculatingTheTapes: In the United States: The retail game is now out of print from its highly limited run by one retailer. This gives it a high value to collectors. This is likely the reason why it got a port on the New UsefulNotes/Nintendo3DS. The Wii version has also since been released on the Wii U Virtual Console, in Europe on August 5, 2015, North America on April 28, 2016, and Japan on August 5, 2016. Used copies can be found at nearly any Gamestop, albeit still at close to original retail price.
** And now the game is being remastered[=/=]remade for the UsefulNotes/NintendoSwitch, with a release date of May 29, 2020.
* LimitedSpecialCollectorsUltimateEdition: ''Xenoblade Chronicles: Definite Edition'' for the Nintendo Switch will have a collector's edition upon release. The ones in Japan and Europe will have an artbook and a soundtrack selection (with Europe soundtrack being on vinyl), while North America will only get the artbook.

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* KeepCirculatingTheTapes: In the United States: The retail game is now out of print from its highly limited run by one retailer. This gives it a high value to collectors. This is likely the reason why it got a port on the New UsefulNotes/Nintendo3DS. The Wii version has also since been released on the Wii U Virtual Console, in Europe on August 5, 2015, North America on April 28, 2016, and Japan on August 5, 2016. Used copies can be found at nearly any Gamestop, albeit still at close to original retail price. \n** And now Eventually, the game is being was remastered[=/=]remade for the UsefulNotes/NintendoSwitch, with a release date of May 29, 2020.
UsefulNotes/NintendoSwitch as the ''Definitive Edition''.
* LimitedSpecialCollectorsUltimateEdition: ''Xenoblade Chronicles: Definite Edition'' for the Nintendo Switch will have had a collector's edition upon release. The ones in Japan and Europe will have had an artbook and a soundtrack selection (with Europe soundtrack being on vinyl), while North America will only get got the artbook.


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* PosthumousCredit: Although Creator/GoroNaya (Odama), Takashi Taniguchi (Agares and Zanza) and Sayuri (Laulan) died years after the game's release on the Wii, they are still credited for the ''Definitive Edition'' release since it contains the original dialogue.

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* {{Jossed}}: Theories abound as to what purpose the DummiedOut Bionis Shoulder map might've originally served in the plot, with the most common being that the party would've crossed it to get from Makna Forest to Eryth Sea, that it was the home of the extinct Giants race, or the original location of Colony 6, and that it was cut for time/budget reasons. However [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WwZq82Y3OOY interviews]] after the release of ''Definitive Edition'' revealed that the Bionis Shoulder was not cut as most people assumed, but rather that it was was an early map used for testing purposes, and that there were no plans for it to appear in any major fashion.


* DummiedOut: The [[WhatCouldHaveBeen Bionis' Shoulder]], it was featured multiple times in early previews of the game, and the locations is actually in the game data as a fully fleshed out map. The only rumor that can be agreed on by the fandom is that it most likely would have been the area connecting Frontier Village and Eryth Sea. [[AvertedTrope Averted]] as of the ''Definitive Edition'', where the Bionis' Shoulder will be part of the new epilogue, ''Xenoblade Chronicles: Future Connected''.

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* DummiedOut: The [[WhatCouldHaveBeen Bionis' Shoulder]], it was featured multiple times in early previews of the game, and the locations is actually in the game data as a fully fleshed out map. The only rumor that can be agreed on by the fandom is that it most likely would have been the area connecting Frontier Village and Eryth Sea. [[AvertedTrope Averted]] as of the ''Definitive Edition'', where the Bionis' Shoulder will be is part of the new epilogue, ''Xenoblade Chronicles: Future Connected''.

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** "[[NakedPeopleAreFunny Naked Dunban]]" for the common strategy of combining the effects of Dunban's Spiritual Awakening and Inner Peace skills with Melia's Unadorned Beauty to make him a very potent dodge tank when armorless.


** Some fans give Dunban and Fiora the surname "Uzuki," even though their actual surnames are never given (assuming they even ''have'' them, since most Homs have OnlyOneName). This is mostly a homage to [[VideoGame/{{Xenosaga}} Jin, Shion,]] and [[VideoGame/{{Xenogears}} Citan Uzuki]].

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** "[[CowboyBebopAtHisComputer Duncan]]" began circulating for Dunban after a [[EightPointEight notorious review]] by IGN of ''Definitive Edition'' which initially pronounced his name that way (as well as pronouncing Reyn as "Rain").
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Some fans give Dunban and Fiora the surname "Uzuki," even though their actual surnames are never given (assuming they even ''have'' them, since most Homs have OnlyOneName). This is mostly a homage to [[VideoGame/{{Xenosaga}} Jin, Shion,]] and [[VideoGame/{{Xenogears}} Citan Uzuki]].


* NewbieBoom: Newcomers started rushing in in late 2014/early 2015 partially because of the protagonist Shulk's inclusion in the fourth installment of the ever-popular ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'' series, partially because of LetsPlay/{{Chuggaaconroy}} playing it, and partially because it got a [[KeepCirculatingTheTapes much-needed]] re-release on 3DS and the Wii U Virtual Console. Eventually, its own popularity and that of its sequel resulted in an UpdatedRerelase for the Switch.

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* NewbieBoom: Newcomers started rushing in in late 2014/early 2015 partially because of the protagonist Shulk's inclusion in the fourth installment of the ever-popular ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'' series, partially because of LetsPlay/{{Chuggaaconroy}} playing it, and partially because it got a [[KeepCirculatingTheTapes much-needed]] re-release on 3DS and the Wii U Virtual Console. Eventually, its own popularity and that of its sequel resulted in an UpdatedRerelase UpdatedRerelease for the Switch.


* NewbieBoom: Newcomers started rushing in in late 2014/early 2015 partially because of the protagonist Shulk's inclusion in the fourth installment of the ever-popular ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'' series, partially because of LetsPlay/{{Chuggaaconroy}} playing it, and partially because it got a [[KeepCirculatingTheTapes much-needed]] re-release on 3DS and the Wii U Virtual Console.

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* NewbieBoom: Newcomers started rushing in in late 2014/early 2015 partially because of the protagonist Shulk's inclusion in the fourth installment of the ever-popular ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'' series, partially because of LetsPlay/{{Chuggaaconroy}} playing it, and partially because it got a [[KeepCirculatingTheTapes much-needed]] re-release on 3DS and the Wii U Virtual Console. Eventually, its own popularity and that of its sequel resulted in an UpdatedRerelase for the Switch.

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