Xenoblade Gets Its Obligatory Cute Mascot Character

By Spencer . May 3, 2010 . 7:43am

imageRiki, a member of the mercantile Nopon race, is one of the seven playable characters in Xenoblade. That’s him flashing his fangs on the right. While Riki isn’t the protagonist he playfully says he was chosen as this year’s legendary hero.


Rein and Carna appear to be more battle ready. Rein is one of Shulk’s childhood friends and a Colony 9 squad member. He seems protective of Shulk too since he says won’t let Shulk get injured. Carna, part of Colony 6’s squad, carries a gun-like weapon and is skilled with projectiles.


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Melia looks like Xenoblade’s resident magic user. She comes from Hienter, a technologically advanced society on Kyoshin, and uses ether attacks. In past Xeno games, ether skills were the equivalent of magic spells.



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  • Serge73

    Uh oh…is Riki another Chu-Chu character?? -_____-

  • Jaxx-Leviathan

    Innovative and original these characters are not. But then again, it wouldn’t be right if these types weren’t included in a RPG.

  • LSakala

    I’m having flashbacks to chu-chu. I just hope Riki doesn’t have a ‘unique’ way of speaking.

  • Guest

    Cute? More like terrifying.

  • fallen

    God, ether attacks. The smallest thing sets my fanboy heart aflutter.

  • Aoshi00

    I must say the art is very nice.. I would prefer Riki to not speak and stay cute..

    • MisterNiwa

      The more i get to know about this game, the less i like it, lol.

      • Aoshi00

        The thing is I still don’t know much about this game, artistically the in-game char models look pretty weird.. See why they use the Xeno- part in the title to trick us :) But I’m a sucker for good music.. like TheCleaningGuy said below, it does looks scary like Critter Crunch lol..

        • MisterNiwa

          Critter Crunch is absolute cute in my opinion!
          This thing is just.. scary as hell.

          Oh and, you know whats great about games with good Music?
          They’ll have OST’s!

          And yeah, this Xeno- part sure makes my buddies fall for it, it’s sad.

  • Kris

    Looks more scary than cute, to me… Kinda reminds me of Critter Crunch, though.

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