The newest trailer for Xenoblade Chronicles 2 provides a glimpse of the game's emotional stakes before its December 1 release.

Posted by Nintendo earlier today, the video offers insight into how the world's transforming Blade characters carry on their memories across their endless lives. Heartfelt exchanges, gut-wrenching losses, and prolonged battle screams ensue.

Developed by Monolith Soft, the game follows Rex and his Blade ally Pyra as they search for Elysium, a hidden paradise which could provide a new home for humanity. To do this, they journey high above the clouds on the backs of titans, which are large airborne beasts that the world's remaining humans have built fledgling civilizations on.

Players can dive into the drama themselves when the game launches this Friday exclusively on Nintendo Switch. 

To learn more about Xenoblade Chronicles 2, check out our extensive feature.