Monolith Soft's next Nintendo exclusive JRPG, X, directed by Tetsuya Takahashi, got a nice chunk of new gameplay footage during today's Nintendo Direct showing off the game's combat. The game takes much from its predecessor, Xenoblade Chronicles, including open-world exploration and the part RPG, part action-style combat. Takahashi said that the new title's combat system is based on Xenoblade's, but "with a lot more polish." It even has all the familiar in-combat dialog.
The footage shows off a small and a large enemy, and reveals that players will be able to jump in and out of mechs in the middle of battle, which should allow for some pretty crazy strategies. See the footage after the jump.