Art assets and text related to Xenoblade Chronicles 2’s Expansion Pass Story DLC have been datamined and released on the Internet.
The contents of the datamined items obviously contain spoilers, so keep in mind if you do not wish to be spoiled.
On Blades and Story..
Set in the Aegis War, the Driver-Blade mechanic is gone and instead you control characters like Addam, Mythra, Brighid, Minoth, Lora, etc. directly, they all have 7 arts but characters like Addam for example can’t upgrade their weapons with core chips. Also, there’s blade data for Jin, Haze and I think Malos too so they will probably be rewards or something. Oh, and Shulk and Fiora return as blades, Shulk has the Monado and his upgrade dialogue is on 4chan, I don’t know if I’m allowed to link it though. He also has a “I’m really feeling it” taunt, because of course he would.
Gameplay mechanics and a bit of the premise.
Also, the datamine confirms that The Conduit is the Zohar (might just be a reference to its shape though)
On the World Tree…
timor Domini principium scientiae sapientiam atque doctrinam stulti despiciunt
(The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom. The foolish despise wisdom as well as doctrine.)
audi fili mi disciplinam patris tui et ne dimittas legem matris tuae
(Listen, my son, to the discipline of your father, and forsake not the law of your mother,)
ut addatur gratia capiti tuo et torques collo tuo
(so that grace may be added to your head and a collar to your neck.)”