Xenoblade (JP) (commonly referred to as Xenoblade Chronicles) is a series of action RPG games developed by Monolith Soft and published by Nintendo that acts as the spiritual successor to the Xenogears and Xenosaga series. The series started to obtain fame and awareness in the Nintendo fanbase after Shulk's inclusion in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U.
- Xenoblade Chronicles (2010) - the first entry, for the Wii, that covers Shulk's journeys across the Bionis and Mechonis.
- Xenoblade Chronicles X (2015) - the second entry, for the Wii U, that covers humanity's stand on Mira
- Xenoblade Chronicles 2 (2017) - the third entry, for the Nintendo Switch, that covers Rex's journey across the cloud sea in hope to guide his Blade, Pyra, to Elysium.
The battle system is similar in all of the games but each entries has its own quirks that build upon the bases intoduced in the first game to create their own identities.
- The Nopons are a recurring species that appears in every game in the series up until now.
- The Telethia are also a recurring species in the series.
Super Smash Bros.
Shulk and Gaur Plain as well as Metal Face, Dunban, Riki and several trophies make appearances in the fourth and fifth entry of the Super Smash Bros. series, Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U as a playable character and stage respectively.
In Pop Culture
The petition to get Xenoblade Chronicles (among other RPGs) for the United States localization spawned a large movement called Operation Rainfall, congregating the community for a single cause and spawning a site that takes a closer look at localized niche games and localization.
Additionally, the British dub and the silly catchphrases of the cast of the original caught on on the internet, in particular, Reyn's lines. It's Reyn Time is a notable meme in relation to the series.