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The Last Story Coming to Wii in North America

Posted by James Newton

At last!

Your prayers have been answered: The Last Story is coming to North America.

XSEED Games is publishing the critically acclaimed RPG in North America later in 2012, Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime announced.

You can read our The Last Story review to find out why this game is worth the wait.

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User Comments (106)

BenAV

#2

BenAV said:

No surprise there.
Good news for America.
My copy should be arriving later hopefully. :P

ville10

#5

ville10 said:

Nintendo is giving up the publishing rights? NoA has really fallen behind NoE...

Luigifan141

#6

Luigifan141 said:

This is great news! Now all we need is Pandora's Tower, which could be announced at E3...

stipey

#7

stipey said:

The XSEED bit is surprising to me. NoA still wouldn't publish something they thought would be a little risky?

CorbsAdmin

#9

Corbs said:

Wake me when Pandora's Tower is announced for release in NA. :D

RonF

#12

RonF said:

Excellent! Hopefully, it will sell well and later NOA will be sorry for not releasing it in the same way Sony public said about Demon's Souls.

Popyman

#17

Popyman said:

Love XSEED. If NoA wouldn't even publish this, Pandora's Tower doesn't have a chance without XSEED or Atlus...

FluttershyGuy

#18

FluttershyGuy said:

YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This was just the news I hoped to come here and read this morning! :D

Dodger

#19

Dodger said:

2 out of 3 is fine with me. Xenoblade was 9 out of 10, Last Story was 8 out of 10 and Pandora's Tower was the one I was least interested in.

Whopper744

#20

Whopper744 said:

Everybody seems to be real excited about this game...haven't played much RPG's myself. Is there anything someone could possibly compare this game to?? (Haven't played Final Fantasy games if that means anything...except for the first one for about 20 minutes and kept getting killed by these big horses.)

TwilightV

#21

TwilightV said:

XSEED never disappoints! :)

Now if only something could be done about One Piece games...

motang

#23

motang said:

@Joshers744 honeslty if you haven't played much RPGs then it's hard to compare it and tell you why we are all excited about it.

Objection

#25

Objection said:

...F--k yeah!
Shame on NOA for not picking it up, but whatever, I'm buying it day one.

Azikira

#26

Azikira said:

Thank god! Now I don't have to modify my Wii to play this amazing game!! Been so excited about it ever since the reveal, and I am very pleased to hear it will make a US launch now. Tears of joy

WaLzgiStaff

#27

WaLzgi said:

Perhaps people missed the part where NoA was partnering with XSeed for the publishing of the game? Seems to me like NoA has its hands full atm and asked someone else to pick up the slack

RR529

#28

RR529 said:

My Wii is broke, so I've missed out on Return to Dreamland, Skyward Sword, Xenoblade, and now this :(

Hopefully you all enjoy it though. At least I can keep myself busy with all the 3DS games coming out.

Ren

#30

Ren said:

great, it'll be just in time for the release of the better HD capable system. Wouldn't want to just release them in all the regions together or anything to keep support high for the only involved adult oriented games that can compete with HD systems.
Now we just have to wait for all the complex de-europization; i.e. take out all the cricket matches and replace all the "chips" with "fries" (and ad 50 pounds to all the characters).

leon_x

#34

leon_x said:

Stupid Nintendo of America!!!!!!!!!

Great job XSEED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

leon_x

#35

leon_x said:

The objective of operation rainfall was to create interest in those games.

ejamer

#36

ejamer said:

NoA is awesome. Thanks for continuing to bring the core games to your loving fans!

Objection

#37

Objection said:

@lz- this article doesn't mention that, so its naturally many people missed that, assuming its true
@siavm- OR's objective was for these games to get localized. NOA is a vessel to do so, not the objective itself. Don't be biased.

ejamer

#38

ejamer said:

@Lordlz

...or maybe NoA wasn't going to publish it unless someone else did all the heavy-lifting and they could just profit. You know, sort of like how GameStop partnered with them for the Xenoblade release in North America.

...or maybe NoA just have small hands if changing the region and pressing discs is too much effort to handle?

theblackdragonAdmin

#39

theblackdragon said:

@Objection: the bottom line is that we have no proof whether OpRa worked or not, but i'm sure they'll be patting themselves on the back anyway, lol. it irritates me when people start flipping their lids when things aren't announced for a/n (insert region here) release NOW NOW NOW — patience is the key. :3

X-145

#43

X-145 said:

Now who doesn't expect pandora's tower next, huh? I mean We westerners finally got 2 awesome RPG's that weren't originally supposed to be released here (?) but they are coming!

ville10

#46

ville10 said:

@Lordlz: They have a lot of pressure from the fans, they just want to take some credit for the localisation. After all it is a Nintendo game, so it would only make sense for them to reveal it after all of this.

BanjoKirby

#47

BanjoKirby said:

2 down, 1 to go

but of course we still are missing a few certain wii games: Pikmin 2, Another Code R...

WaLzgiStaff

#48

WaLzgi said:

@ville10: Oh yeah, I'm sure Nintendo wants credit for this. After all, heaven forbid that XSeed take all the credit for something that Nintendo gave them permission to publish.

Malkeor

#50

Malkeor said:

This is AWESOME

I lost hope at first, but now this is truly awesome.
If this (and Xenoblade) sell well, Nintendo better take a hint to localize more quality JRPGs ;)

ville10

#51

ville10 said:

@Lordlz: Sure, it's very much possible Nintendo may be helping out in more ways than just handing XSEED the publishing rights. Fact remains though, Nintendo wasn't willing to publish it themselves, nearly costing a whole region the chance to play it.

Tasuki

#55

Tasuki said:

Great now all the idiots that were going on and on about Operation Rainfall will will be going on on how Operation Rainfall worked. Operation Rainfall did not work it was the publisher who came to the decision to release it in NA. Petitions do not work ever. I was hoping this wouldnt get released so I didnt have to hear those idiots go on and on abut how Operation Rainfall worked.

zezhyrule

#56

zezhyrule said:

@tasuki: who gives an eff? we're getting it! Would you rather it not get released here just so the operation rainfall people will be sad? That's stupid!

And now that I read your whole comment, yeah you did hope that. Wow, just ignore them. We're getting an awesome game, who cares about operation whateverfall?

FonistofCruxis

#58

FonistofCruxis said:

Enjoy Americans! Hopefully you'll get Pandora's tower too, then you won't be behind us on first party wii RPGs.

Shining-Void

#59

Shining-Void said:

YES! Yesterday I was frustrated because the u.s version hasn't been announced. Now i'm happy, nice to see some more rpg's.

MasterGraveheart

#60

MasterGraveheart said:

I know some people roll there eyes at pony stuff, but for RPG fans, I think this augmentation of a line from Rarity works wonders.

Ahem...

"Of all the best possible things... this is THE. BEST. POSSIBLE. THING. EVER!"

Two down, one to go! Then we can start asking about Earth Seeker and Ace Attorney Investigations 2 (I know, AAI is Capcom, but Ii still want it over here, lol).

Bankai

#62

Bankai said:

Yay! Now the Americans can celebrate a substandard JRPG and pretend better doesn't exist on the other consoles along with the rest of us!

Congratulations, guys!

WolfRamHeart

#65

WolfRamHeart said:

Pinch me, I must be dreaming! Hell hath frozen over! :D

Thank you Nintendo and especially XSEED!

DarkKirby

#68

DarkKirby said:

About time. Now it's time to hope for Japanese voice option even though I know it won't happen.

MagicEmperor

#70

MagicEmperor said:

Magic Emperor wakes up and, knowing that Nintendo had a big Direct Conference, visits Nintendo Life. He finds this piece of news and immediately breaks out into elated song
Everything is great! Everything is grand! I got the whole, wide world in the palm of my hand...!

Bankai

#75

Bankai said:

@zionich - Finished the Japanese game, working through the English version. Making more sense doesn't make the game better.

@LordLz - Glad someone knows what's what.

WOLFER

#78

WOLFER said:

2 out of 3 aint bad. Man where am i gonna get the money for this? So broke.

bonesy91

#82

bonesy91 said:

I cannot wait for this. Xenoblade and The last story. The Wii sure is going out with a bang. Proving once again the Gameplay>>>>>>>>>>>>Graphical power.

:)

sinalefa

#85

sinalefa said:

Wonderful news indeed.

In order to support Xseed for doing this, I am ordering Solatorobo right now. And good thing this is not exclusive to any retailer either.

NiaLovesNinty

#86

NiaLovesNinty said:

Does it matter how we're getting the game? The point is that we're getting it.

Some people like to over analyze everything.

Noire

#87

Noire said:

Well awesome. My Wii wasn't dead on Skyward Sword's arrival like I figured.

Hope I can scrounge up enough money for a pre-order so I can show Nintendo what's what in my little way.

cyphid

#89

cyphid said:

That's some great news, I'm glad xseed is responsible for the US release, I bet they approached Nintendo about it!

Gamer83

#90

Gamer83 said:

Well, it seems NoA still can't be bothered to do this themselves, proving why they are the worst branch in the company right now, but whatever, I've been hoping for the game to get a NA release and XSEED has stepped up to the plate. I'll definitely be pre-ordering this and picking it up day one.

Gamesake

#92

Gamesake said:

@Malkeor

I'm dishonestly disappointed. It will be great to finally see what Hironobu Sakaguchi has in store for the Wii.

AVahne

#94

AVahne said:

@Lordlz
NoA having their hands full? From what I've been seeing lately, NoA has the least to do and is doing the least out of all the other regions. Even Europe and Australia are releasing more games than America and they also get awesome special editions.
Thank goodness XSeed stepped in to publish this first party Nintendo game (even though it's from Mistwalker, the IP is owned by Nintendo too) in NoA's place

Objection

#96

Objection said:

@lordlz-
"Nintendo announced it, not XSeed. This means they had a hand in the publishing as well."

Or they paid for the event, which is about THEIR system that the game is for. Unless it is explicitly said, don't just assume NOA did anything.

Gamer83

#97

Gamer83 said:

I don't know how anybody could be thanking NoA. They didn't have the guts to publish the game themselves, eventhough it's apparently a Nintendo owned ip. That's absolutely pathetic. All the credit goes to XSEED for doing what NoA didn't want to do. Hopefully they get rewarded for it.

WaLzgiStaff

#99

WaLzgi said:

@Gamer83: Okay, don't thank NoA. They'll keep all the IPs to themselves and let no one publish them. I honestly don't understand the whole "they didn't have the guts to publish the game" ideal. Perhaps XSeed begged them for it?

Also, food for thought, XSeed's using the European translation.

WolfRamHeart

#100

WolfRamHeart said:

@Lordlz: That is good to know about XSEED using the European translation for the game. I heard some of the voice samples and they sounded pretty good. Glad to hear that they are sticking with that.

I am wondering if the US will be getting the Limited Edition like Europe. It would be nice to have but either way I am just grateful that we are getting this game period.

nefisto

#102

nefisto said:

What surprises me is that Nintendo did not publish his own franchise in America when hiso in Asia, Europe and America Ossianic but the request to another company.

nefisto

#103

nefisto said:

What surprises me is that Nintendo did not publish his own franchise in America when hiso in Asia, Europe and America Ossianic but the request to another company.

Objection

#104

Objection said:

@lordlz-a good point, but one that can be interpreted both ways, and we can only infere which one is true.
On one hand, Nintendo possibly reached out to make sure the game got released because they "couldn't" or else XSEED saw that and asked for it and Nintendo priviledged them.
On the other hand, should we be that grateful that NOA didn't do its darnedest for this game to NOT be released? It's not like it hurts them, its mutually beneficial for the game to be released.

Anyways, I'm going to try to stop debating this. The important thing is we're getting TLS sometime this year.

Malkeor

#105

Malkeor said:

I don't really mind who publishes the freakin' thing, we're getting it, isn't that all that matters? sheesh guys :P

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