XSEED Games announces The Last Story for U.S. release

Remember last year’s Operation Rainfall? Hardcore JRPG fans from the States wanted Nintendo to release 3 exclusive Wii titles: Xenoblade Chronicles, The Last Story and Pandora’s Tower. Their wishes came true and without the support of the gaming community, it may never have succeeded. Late last year Nintendo announced it would release the first game Xenoblade Chronicles in April and is exclusive to the Nintendo website and Gamestop only.

Today, the second part of the goal is completed as XSEED announced it would be localizing The Last Story for U.S. audiences this summer. Possibly one of the most desired of the 3 games, The Last Story, developed by both Mistwalker and AQ Interactive, is spearheaded by Hironobu Sakaguchi (the father of Final Fantasy) and with music composed by Nobuo Uematsu.

“I am very happy to be able to confirm that The Last Story will be released in North America,” stated Hironobu Sakaguchi, CEO of MISTWALKER. “XSEED Games has a reputation for bringing high-quality JRPGs to America, and I’m sure they will do a great job with this release too.”

Jun Iwasaki, President of XSEED Games, shared Mr. Sakaguchi’s sentiments. “I am excited to have the opportunity to work on such a unique and ground-breaking RPG. I’m sure that North American gamers will love this title.”

I am pretty happy about this. Personally before Xenoblade Chronicles was announced for US release, I had ordered the European version online to play the game. After playing the game, it mentioned a US release, and I happily went out to pre-order it to show my support. I was thinking about importing Last Story too, but XSEED saved the day.

So Wii fans, it’s time to dust out your console and Wii-motes and get ready for some RPG love.

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Growing up Chris watched a lot of the original Saturday morning cartoons and developed a love for arts and animation. Growing up he tried his hand at animation and eventually script writing, but even more his love of video games, anime and technology grew.