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Nintendo Europe Launches Japanese RPG Trio Contest

Posted by James Newton

Look away, North America

One of the ways Nintendo of Europe marketed the superb Xenoblade Chronicles was with a series of official Let's Play videos over on YouTube. Depending on your point of view, it either went very well or very badly, as NoE now wants players to create their own Let's Play series as part of a new competition.

The videos can be up to ten minutes long and should explain exactly what you love about Monolith Soft's glorious Japanese RPG. At the end of October, five finalists will be chosen and the overall winner will be voted for by Xenoblade fans and have their video featured on the game's official YouTube channel.

That's not the best part, though. The winner will receive vouchers entitling them to free copies of much-anticipated 2012 Wii releases The Last Story and Pandora's Tower. Four runners-up will receive vouchers for one of these two games.

The contest closes on 18th October and you must be 16 or over to enter.

[via nintendo.co.uk]

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JayceJa

#7

JayceJa said:

My favourite thing about Xenoblade Chronical's is the cover art, I have yet to open the game... That's right, I have it JUST to taunt you Americans, actually THAT'S my favourite thing about Xenoblade Chronicals's.

Widdowson91

#9

Widdowson91 said:

It's only fair that Europe are finally getting the good treament after years of neglect. I still find it sad that classic SNES RPGs such as Final Fantasy and Chrono Trigger missed us. Of course it's bad for American though, but you have to understand that the market for JRPGs is bigger in Europe at the moment. WRPGs are dominating America sales, and Nintendo obviously feel that Xenoblade will under perform in America. I'll be getting both The Last Story and Pandora's Tower day one.

X-145

#11

X-145 said:

Well I think that's cool. Though I might not get it here in New York, I still think the others of the world should enjoy it and the contest!
P.S. Shouldn't we Americans not bother trolling on this every time there is an artical on Xenoblade? (for future reference)

ToadFan

#14

ToadFan said:

Can't Nintendo just stop region-locking consoles if therr not going to bring these games over to North America?

misswliu81

#16

misswliu81 said:

this is a very cool contest and the prizes are just brill- last story and pandora's tower games: perfect. :-)

AVahne

#17

AVahne said:

My Wii was stolen...BUT DAMN IT I STILL WANT THESE GAMES!
WHY NOA?!?! WHY DO YOU HATE US SO MUCH? IS IT BECAUSE OUR MONEY IS GETTING SUCKIER?

FonistofCruxis

#19

FonistofCruxis said:

While the prizes are tempting I'd like to focus on actually beating this excellent game as it is such a long game and I'm not as fast as some gamers on this site

Bassman_Q

#21

Bassman_Q said:

Alright so if I ever import these games from Europe, would I have to buy a European Wii as well? Or would I have to hack my Wii to un-region-lock it?

Frankly, I'm not willing to do those things just to get my hands on some top-notch RPGs. So I'll just sit back and curse NoA for being such dumb@$$es in not localizing it. :P

MetroidMasher17

#22

MetroidMasher17 said:

@James If you say not to look at something, then of course we'll look at it. That's just the way society works, like the fact that bacon is good for you.

wedgeredleader

#24

wedgeredleader said:

I finally tracked down a copy of Persona 3 FES and was feeling pretty content... Then I read the titles Xenoblade Chronicles, Pandora's Tower, and The Last Story all in the same post (and it wasn't about NTSC Localization).
I cried tears of sadness.

Noire

#25

Noire said:

noe y u trollin usa is beat contry nad reggie bring gaems over hear NOW BRO k tanks

Traxx

#28

Traxx said:

Since Euro value is in decline, we won't receive such niche games anymore. Euro countries were the cash cow of all those japanese videogame publishers equaling $ with €. That's history now.

BRAINFOX

#29

BRAINFOX said:

It's time for extreme retalliation! Its time for OPERATION THUNDERSTORM!!!!!!!!!

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