Jenna Coleman returns as the voice of Melia in Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition, available now on Nintendo Switch.
Developed by MONOLITHSOFT, Xenoblade Chronicles tells the tale of the Monado, a sword which lets you see into the future. To uncover its secrets and save the world, young hero Shulk must travel across the bodies of two titanic gods: the Bionis and the Mechonis.
Originally, Xenoblade Chronicles began life as a Nintendo Wii game, first released in Japan in 2010. It received widespread critical acclaim and was hailed as one of the greatest examples of the RPG genre. Following huge fan demand, it later released in Europe in 2011 and North America in 2012. The game also went on to receive a handheld port, Xenoblade Chronicles 3D, on the New Nintendo 3DS in 2015.
The Definitive Edition, You Might Say
Now, a decade after its original release, Xenoblade Chronicles is back and better than ever on Nintendo Switch. Most notably for Doctor Who fans, it stars the voice of Jenna Coleman in her first ever videogame role. In the English dub, Jenna plays Princess Melia Antiqua of the High Entia, a powerful mage who joins Shulk’s party as a playable character on his adventure.
In fact, the Definitive Edition features more of Jenna’s work than ever before. While her dialogue in the main game pre-dates her time as Clara Oswald, there is also a brand new epilogue chapter called Future Connected. Set one year after the main game’s events, this additional content tells a wholly original story focusing on Melia. It may have been 10 years, but Nintendo have confirmed that Jenna came back to reprise her role for Definitive Edition – so even veteran players can look forward to hearing her voice again in brand new dialogue!