Tetsuya Nomura Designing Characters for Xenoblade Sequel

The director of Kingdom Hearts III has had a lot on his plate.

Xenoblade Chronicles 2 will feature multiple characters designed by Tetsuya Nomura.

At the end of the new Xenoblade Chronicles 2 trailer that was released last week at E3, Nomura—who is currently directing both Kingdom Hearts III and Final Fantasy VII Remake—is credited at the end for character designs of “Ira” (or “Torna” in English).

While “Torna” was initially believed to be the name of a single character, the official Japanese Twitter account for Xenoblade Chronicles 2 (translation via Siliconera), clarified that “Torna” is actually the name of an organization in the game.

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Xenoblade Chronicles 2 “Torna” character, via Twitter

As such, Nomura is actually designing multiple characters for Switch-exclusive RPG, one of which you can see pictured above, and another below:

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Xenoblade Chronicles 2 “Torna” character, via Twitter

Xenoblade Chronicles 2 will be released this holiday season, exclusively for Nintendo Switch. Check out IGN’s interview with Monolith Soft studio head Tetsuya Takahashi to find out why Xenoblade Chronicles 2 isn’t merely a simple sequel.

Alex Osborn is a freelance writer for IGN. You can follow him on Twitter and subscribe to his YouTube channel.

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