Long-time Xenoblade Chronicles fans will probably be familiar with memes about Shulk eating a sandwich, but not actually taking a bite out of it due to the Wii’s limited hardware. With the reveal that Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition is updating the whole game with all-new visuals, however – many have been wondering if that hilarious cutscene of Shulk not-eating his sandwich will make a return. Well, that question has been answered today!
Nintendo of Europe has shared that exact scene as it will appear in the Definitive Edition release, perhaps acceding to fans’ requests to finally see it. If you’re new to the series, the cutscene depicts Shulk and his friend Fiora sitting down for a snack.
So, does Shulk take an actual bite out of the sandwich on Nintendo Switch? Take a look below:
When people try talking to you during lunchtime. pic.twitter.com/dqFhvBkN3b
— Nintendo of Europe (@NintendoEurope) April 27, 2020
Yup. As many fans suspected, Monolith Soft kept the cutscene mostly unchanged, with Shulk not really biting the sandwich! For comparison, here is the original cutscene on Wii:
Of course, fans were quick to laugh and cry about this remastered cutscene – with some wondering if it was kept the same on purpose. Some even made jokes about the forbidden nature of the sandwich.
FAITHFULL ADAPTATION BABYYYYYYYYY. LET'S GO.
— Lampros (@Lampros000) April 27, 2020
The sandwich is the true final boss of xenoblade
— kami (@KamikiKinu) April 27, 2020
Guys, he does bite off a bit of the sandwich, it just regenerates instantly, its the infinite sandwich.
— Hoppo (@Tom__Hoppo) April 27, 2020
thats the best part though
— Sadie (@SadieBecke) April 27, 2020
SHULK EAT THE SANDWICH COME ON THE POOR SANDWICH JUST WANTS TO BE EATEN SHULK
— ReddthePotato (@ReddPotato) April 27, 2020
Regardless of where you stand on the sandwich-eating debate, it’s still pretty cool to see that cutscene receive such a dramatic face-lift after all these years! Let’s hope we get to see a few more of such previews before the game launches on 29 May 2020!