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Xenoblade Chronicles 2: Torna ~ The Golden Country (Japanese: ゼノブレイド２ 黄金の国イーラ, Zenobureido Tsū Ōgon no kuni Īra) is an expansion to Xenoblade Chronicles 2 and standalone game published by Nintendo and developed by Monolith Soft for the Nintendo Switch. It was first announced during the Nintendo presentation at E3 2018. It was first released as part of the Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Expansion Pack on September 14, 2018, with a standalone release on September 21, 2018. The standalone release will also be bundled with download codes for the Expansion Pack.
Xenoblade Chronicles 2: Torna ~ The Golden Country features gameplay mechanics very similar to the main game. However, unlike the main game, in which only the Drivers can be directly controlled, players can control both Drivers and their resonated Blades.
In battle, both Blades and Drivers can switch between support and attack positions, with new Battle Arts known as Switch Arts that are immediately performed on a switch to an attack position. Drivers and Blades share the same stats, including Level, EXP, HP, etc.
Xenoblade Chronicles 2: Torna ~ The Golden Country is a direct prequel to Xenoblade Chronicles 2, taking place during the Aegis War approximately 500 years prior. It focuses mainly on Lora and her Blade Jin, as well as their allies in their battles against Malos.