Maybe it will be released this year after all.
During Nintendo's E3 spotlight Xenoblade Chronicles 2 was reconfirmed to launch this year, officially slated for Holiday 2017
Nintendo released a brand new trailer showcasing new characters and landscapes. The game appears to feature airships, vehicles and a brand new cast of playable characters.
Of course the Nintendo Switch seems like an ideal platform for this JRPG, and fans of the original Xenoblade Chronicles should be excited for it seems that this sequel is returning to it's roots, unlike the 2015 Wii U installment, Xenoblade Chronicles X.