Game Informer’s October 2015 issue has a feature on Xenoblade Chronicles X that discusses the fate of some of the Nintendo Wii U game’s DLC. In Japan, a number of supplemental add-ons were sold that brought additional characters, quests, and buffs into the game. For the North American and European releases, these four extra characters will be free. Originally, they were ¥500 each.
The four additional characters for Xenoblade Chronicles X are Axana, Boze, HB, and Yelve. Axana is the only woman, Boze is the bald, older man, HB is the man with the glasses, and Yelve is the blond with the tattoo on his face. Each character has two unique Special Arts and blueprints, and becomes playable after completing the three quests tied to them.
This means people will have access to 16 playable characters in Xenoblade Chronicles X on December 4 without having to pay an any additional fees. The other DLC quests were not discussed in the article. However, it was revealed that Lin Lee, formerly Lynlee, will be 15 in the Western releases, as opposed to 13 in the original Japanese iteration.