Judging by the online chatter, a lot of players are interested in Xenoblade Chronicles 2 romance. There are a lot of questions being thrown around, seemingly with no answers. The most common ones are if the player can actually seduce blades, and whether Rex ends up together with Pyra or Mythra. The trailers did have some romantic overtones, so it’s no surprise. Plus, open world RPGs let players engage in relationships with NPCs more often than not – it’s a legitimate concern.
Can you romance blades in Xenoblade Chronicles 2?
It doesn’t seem like you can. At least not most of them. The relationship between a driver and their blade seems to be a bit complicated, and romantic feelings don’t seem to be the basis of it most of the time. You’re welcome to try – we’re not going to stop you from trying to stick your weenie into a weapon – but it doesn’t seem to be possible.
Is there romance between Rex and Pyra (or Mythra)?
Not as far as we know. Some people have interpreted the dialogue from the trailers as romantic banter, but we think it couldn’t be farther of the truth. Rex and Pyra do love each other, obviously – she sacrificed a lot to keep him alive – but it’s entirely platonic. They don’t split up after the game ends, but their relationship is not one based on passion.
On the other hand, there is a particular cutscene in which Nia confesses her love to Rex, but his answer is kinda non-committal, to put it gently. If it’s romance you’re looking for, we’d say she’s your best bet.