Edit: Stupid me. Publisher XSEED Games is the one bringing The Last Story to the shores of the colonies. Boo, Nintendo for passing up the opportunity, but my pat on the back remains for Xenoblade Chronicles (and Pandora’s Tower, the just-happy-to-be-invited-to-the-party target of Operation Rainfall).
It’s so easy to complain about the things the game industry does wrong, (see my malcontent DLC and Final Fantasy articles), so it’s nice to congratulate game companies for doing something commendable. (It’s even rarer to have an excuse to dust off my Wii.) Good work, Nintendo.
A handful of highly anticipated games were released overseas in 2011, but not in North America. However — thanks to the uproar from, and much to the surprise of, many fans — we’ll soon see a few. Fans launched “Operation Rainfall,” a fan campaign meant to persuade Nintendo to publish previously unreleased JRPG’s in North America. Thanks to the hard work and dedication of these fans, next month we’ll be getting the critically adored Xenoblade Chronicles, from Tetsuya Takahashi, the passionate creator of the Xenosaga series, and June will see the release of The Last Story, the latest from Hironobu Sakaguchi, the creator of Final Fantasy and notably uncreative titler (not to mention longtime Final Fantasy composer Nobuo Uematsu, who was unceremoniously dumped from Final Fantasy XIII). Read the rest of this entry
Fans Call for Suikoden VI
By: Lee Guille
Recently, Konami asked a simple question on their Facebook page: “What Konami game franchise would you love to see brought back?”
They asked, and the fanboys (and fangirls) answered: Suikoden!
The real question here though should be, “Is Konami listening?” Read the rest of this entry