Monolith Soft and Nintendo will be talking about Xenoblade Chronicles X’s player-controlled mechs, called “Dolls,” in a new presentation on the game this Friday. While you wait for that, director Koh Kojima has other things he wants to talk about, such as the fashion equipment in the game.
After you play Xenoblade Chronicles X to completion once, a “fashion equipment” option will be added to the equipment menu. This option will allow you to customize your character’s visual equipment separate from your actual gear that you use for combat purposes. In summary, you’ll be able to equip the gear you like visually, without actually using its stats.
“Also, it appears that there are users that are concerned about creating their avatar, but you’ll be fine even if you just create one quickly and begin playing, probably,” Kojima says in another tweet. This would imply that your character’s look isn’t necessarily set in stone and that you will have an opportunity to customize it once the game begins as well.
Xenoblade Chronicles X will be released on April 29th in Japan. A Western release is planned for sometime later this year as well.