|Console:||Nintendo 3DS (3DS)|
|Genres:||Open world, Console role-playing, Action role-playing, Role-playing|
Xenoblade Chronicles, known in Japan as Xenoblade, is a science fiction role-playing video game developed by Monolith Soft and published by Nintendo for the Wii console. The game was announced during E3 2009 under its original title Monado: Beginning of the World. It was later renamed Xenoblade in January 2010 to honor Tetsuya Takahashi, the director of the game and all prior games in the Xeno series. The game was first released on 10 June 2010 in Japan and later localized and released on 19 August 2011 in Europe. However, remarkable time passed without any confirmation on a North American release, which led to the Operation Rainfall fan movement in order to generate interest in a release in the region. Despite Nintendo's statement that they were not influenced by the movement, the game was eventually released in North America on 6 April 2012. Additionally, a handheld port titled Xenoblade Chronicles 3D was released in April 2015, which is exclusively compatible with the New Nintendo 3DS. The game follows Shulk and his band of friends as they search for answers about the mysterious "Monado" sword and defend their homeland from violent robotic creatures known as the Mechon.
There are two components for playing a 3ds Xenoblade Chronicles game on your PC. The first component is the emulation program which can imitate the 3ds OS and software.
The second component is the Xenoblade Chronicles game itself to play on the emulator.
Step 1: you can start by downloading a reliable and bug free emulator. We’d suggest Citra – it’s open source, fast and one of the most frequently updated.
Once you have finished downloading Citra, extract the downloaded .7z file to a location, for example your Desktop. After, double click the citra-setup-windows.exe file in order to start the emulator.
Your emulator will now be ready to play Xenoblade Chronicles. But now you’ll need to find the correct ROMs online. A ROM is essentially a virtual version of the game that needs to be loaded into the emulator.
Step 2: return to Citra and hit File > Open. Navigate to the downloaded .exe file and double click it to open it. The game will now run on the emulator and you can play the game freely.
Tip: Saving games on an emulator functions a little differently. The integrated save system will not save your progress.
Instead, you’ll need to click File > Save State and then choose an empty slot. You can save your progress in whatever point you like within the game, not only on the official checkpoints offered by the game.
When playing in the future and you want to continue from your saved state, you can use File > Load State to load up the game from exactly where you last saved it.