Nintendo of America's official Twitter account has issued a statement regarding the localization of Xenoblade, The Last Story, and Pandora's Tower.
Same old story regarding this. I know in my heart that at least The Last Story will be localized (JUST PUT SUBTITLES ON IT, DAMMIT), but the other two may not. IT'S SO SAD. WE ARE ROBBED OF SUCH EXCELLENCE.
I hate games released in Only Japan. Is it bad to ask that they just throw in english subtitle? IDK if the Wii Region Lock, but if it's up to Devs then would it be hard for everyone to just import it then with them supplying Sub/menu in english? I wish Devs would do that
this wouldn't be happening in the first place if you know people actually bought JRPGS in the west the only JRPG nintendo even cares about is DQ oh well though the only one that looks good is last story anyways
dragon quest is a more established name it might not be huge in the west but the way nintendo is pushing it dragon ques has been growing in the west i can't say the same about these as much as i want these games especially last story lets get real here how many of you guys see xenoblade or pandoras doing good on the wii new names new JRPGS of all things in the west? i don't see em being a smash hit i do have hope for last story though
@ Eyeamnumber1: Once again, Kingdom hearts, FF, Pokemon, Demon's Souls, Lost Odyssey, all sold well enough in the west to warrant release. Hell, the latest DQ on the DS was the best selling DQ in the west so far. Btw, Pokemon and FF outsell any Wrpg and if Capcom would get their head out of their ass and give Monster Hunter some support in the west it could be a massive global hit. Look, I know it's envogue right now to bag on Jrpgs, but lets get the facts straight atleast, k thanks.
what do all of those games besides pokemon have in common? THEY AREN'T NINTENDO GAMES i have said it many times before nintendo have NOT brought games over simply because they thought it wouldn't make much money they have done it so many times already why the shock all of a sudden is beyond me
I don't get Xenoblade. That freaking game was shown at a previous E3 as Monado. Why would you show a game at an American trade show that you have no intention of releasing in America? Just another slap in the face to the core gamer from Nintendo this gen.
WTF! Nintendo is acting like a bunch of jerks.
What I don't understand is if they're releasing PAL versions of these games, won't they aready be making them in English?
im sure it has more to do with the fact that europeans seem to buy JRPGS more than north americans
You really are an ignorant kid aren't you?
no are you? nintendo for countless years have NOT brought over games to NA that they thought would not sell well yet all of a sudden people are surprised they aren't? oh yeah im the one being ignorant
So Nintendo for countless years hasn't brought over games... but that's not what you said. You said Europeans buy more JRPGS than we do. And... well, I'll just be nice and say no. They don't.
Way to alienate your fans that grew up with your brand. Now, you're turning them to home-brewing and importing, money you are losing out on. On top of all this, many fans will simply just stop using your brand all together as you don't care about your core fans. It's getting real hard to cheer on you guys anymore...
Nintendo just trolled nintendo's USA fans. I've never seen a AAA game being sold in only one country. This is the first.
since when was xenoblade or pandoras tower AAA? they look like good games but far from the term AAA
Xenoblade and The Last Story have gotten rave reviews out of Japan. Pandora's Tower not so much, but it's certainly not crap.
i never said they were crap i just said they are far from AAA games i have never once heard of anyone refer to zeno and pandoras as AAA ever
Haze got good reviews in japan...that's not saying much...Japanese reviews are literally all over the place...I can't make heads or tails of them...
Imo they don't look like AAA games. AAA = Inject lots of Money The only AAA games on Wii are from Nintendo and their IPs, Mario, Zelda, Donkey Kong and Metroid.
Umm The Last Story got great reviews and looks incredible. Plus it was made by Sakaguchi and hes a genius so that might be AAA.
Looks like I'll be modding my Wii and importing. Hopefully the homebrew community can get a translation for Pandora's Tower going (and Last Story too, if that doesn't get released in Europe).
Same here. I like how Nintendo is encouraging people to mod their products by region locking. Oh well. I hacked mine up long ago just for this kind of situation. Now I just need to master the Japanese language....
I'll gladly pirate the EU versions. Thanks for nothing, NOA.
europe is getting it and the us isn't? who are you and what have you done with the real nintendo? really though, i am assuming the eu version will have english, so what this talk about not localising it? its already localised. nintendo can be so bloody boneheaded at times. i mean, who region locks a handheld?
Screw you Nintendo
I've said it once... I'll say it again.... I hate NOA!!! Reggie is such a hypocrite. He complains about company's like Ubisoft or EA not bringing games like Dead Space(the real kind) or Assassin's Creed to Wii, but he doesn't publish those big Nintendo games in America. If he really wants to win the hardcore crowd, he can start by making a show of good faith!!!! Winning the hearts of gamers is not an easy task. Gamers need to know that they will be supported. But it's like he is doing everything he can to alienate us! No Fatal Frame 4, Disaster Day of Crisis, Pikmin 2(New Play Control), Xenoblade, Last Story, or Pandora's Tower???? Come on man!!! I'd like to import Xenoblade from Europe, but the PAL games always look crummy on NTSC systems because of the resolution difference.
Doesn't effect me as I live in the UK, so will be getting Xenoblade in September, and Last Story next year. But, how Nintendo can be so adamant the core gamers will adopt Wii-U, yet they treat core gamers like shit, is beyond me. They know they're not popular with core games right now, yet they refuse to localize a couple of games for them? They've made more money from DS and Wii this gen than Sony and MS combined. They have no damn excuse.
This really sucks, after reading the offical statement from Nintendo the only thing i can really think to say is... "Fuck you Nintendo." Though i do still have hope, however fleeting it may be.
Then they should let Xseed, NISA, Atlus or any other publisher who probably very interested is localizing these games after operation rainfall handle them
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