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Pandora's Tower Will Be Invading North America in April

Posted by Andy Green

XSEED reveals first US trailer

Back in January, XSEED Games announced that it would be bringing the long awaited Japanese action-RPG Pandora's Tower to North America in Spring 2013.

It's now been narrowed down a little bit more, as the publisher has announced it will be releasing it at some point in April.

XSEED has a bit of a reputation for making a success out of localised games. The Last Story, which it released in 2012, quickly became the company's most successful game of all time. Considering the Wii is right at the very end of its life cycle, it's unlikely Pandora's Tower will smash any records, but there's still plenty of demand in North America for it and XSEED will hope for bumper sales.

Europe has had Pandora's Tower since April 2012 and now, one year on, North Americans can finally get their hands on it.

A new trailer has been released and can be found below. Are you looking forward to finally playing this one, North America?

[via siliconera.com]

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Dpullam

#3

Dpullam said:

At least North America is finally getting it. I'm not sure how good the game is though. I'll reserve my thoughts until I find out more about it.

Spoony_Tech

#4

Spoony_Tech said:

I'm on the fence about this. Part of me wants it but the other part says just move on. I'll wait for some user reviews and impressions of friends!

Haxonberik

#6

Haxonberik said:

Meh, I'm still considering The last Story and will soon try to pick up a copy of Xenoblade, but I really dont care much about this one.

MattL

#10

MattL said:

It's a rather touching tale, in my opinion, with a very different take on the genre. I found it to be immersive, engaging and fun, with the heartfelt relationship between the two main characters maintaining my interest till the very end. The dungeons are rather simple at first, but soon become labyrinthian and challenging. Hope you guys enjoy it :)

RoryLee

#11

RoryLee said:

I had this on preorder for awhile now. The story looks like its gonna be pretty deep and twisted. I don't know too much about the game, but I'm really excited to play it.

Tasuki

#12

Tasuki said:

Thank god its April. There is already a bunch of games coming out this month that I want and can't afford.

MeloMan

#14

MeloMan said:

Ah. So... the final of the trio of Operation Rainfall WILL actually come to the west. Well, I'll plop that into my Gamefly Q then as I'd still like to play it.

SKYW4LK3R

#22

SKYW4LK3R said:

They should release premium Wii games like this in digital form on the WiiU eshop, I'm sure everyone would be happy to buy good games like Skyward Sword, The Last Story and Pandora Tower...

ArkOne77

#24

ArkOne77 said:

@SKYW4LK3R ...I agree...can't find Xenoblade anywhere! Gamestop is selling it for $10 more "used" , than what it sold for new! And I refuse to pay a ridiculous price off of ebay & amazon....

thrashoholic

#26

thrashoholic said:

I hope they have that kind of promotion that allows you have get those three gold coins on Nintendo Club for owning all three of the Operation rainfall games! Those coins looked so nice!

MAN1AC

#27

MAN1AC said:

This is a rare case where I don't mind the push back. I just started The Last Story, so this gives me a little more time before this comes out. I really want this game though. There's nothing better than a dark rpg.

arrmixer

#28

arrmixer said:

Well I'm definitely waiting for this one.. The delay Is a good for me... More time to save up :)

hydeks

#29

hydeks said:

I'll be definitely getting it, didn't care much for the trailer, though :P

FonistofCruxis

#30

FonistofCruxis said:

I'm glad that they delayed it as this means it will be released in a less crowded month and it deserves all the appreciation it can get. I beat it last month and it is one of the best games on the Wii!

XCWarrior

#31

XCWarrior said:

If people don't buy this, you have a serious mental illness. This is a mature rated title for a Nintendo system. And it's exclusive. And it's crazy. Buy it.

coolvw93

#33

coolvw93 said:

good to know its coming soon still. had this preordered last month so im ready for it. For people looking for xenoblade chronicles, have fun trying to find a copy, its hard to come by nowadays, im glad i got that on day 1. its $80USD used on amazon. cant wait to get game #3 of opperation rainfall!

Blizzaga

#34

Blizzaga said:

That was a terrible trailer. I could barely here them speaking above the music.

Shanksta

#35

Shanksta said:

Noo! I'm not really that upset but I was hoping that gamestop was right with their release date of March 26. Oh well, will definitely pick this up because 1) it looks awesome and 2) I really want to support localization of more games like this.

Zombie_Barioth

#36

Zombie_Barioth said:

@Tasuki Loos like you beat me to the punch, I was gonna say the same thing.
I'm still on the fence about this one, the game sounds interesting but I'm not sure I'd care for the gameplay.

kurtasbestos

#37

kurtasbestos said:

I totally preordered as soon as I could, and I'm excited! However, since I finally got around to starting Xenoblade Chronicles in the last few weeks, and since it took me a year to finish Skyward Sword... I imagine I'll probably start playing this game sometime in 2018 and finish it by the time my grandchildren are in college. Yay!

Ryon

#39

Ryon said:

Im in the US, but I played/Beat the European version.

Definately an emotion driven game, It'll pull at your heart strings, and by the time you finish the game, Everything that they didnt tell you during it, till make sense.

Definately one of the best games of our current time.

DarkCoolEdge

#40

DarkCoolEdge said:

@Haxonberik What are you waiting for? Xenoblade and The Last Story are two of the best Wii games and two of the best jrpg of the entire generation of consoles.
@Tech101 It wasn't developed by Nintendo. Produced and edited but the developer is not owned by them.

Araknie

#42

Araknie said:

I'm european and so i've played it, all i can say without giving any spoiler is: it has a better story than the last story and gives more freedom to the player in terms of pure gameplay.
Plus, there's lots of secret stuff and the NG+ is really worth it.

Kroisos

#45

Kroisos said:

This will get pushed back a bit for me, as I just got the ZombiU Wii U bundle, and Lego City Undercover is next; and that's just on the console side. I made sure to preorder each of the Operation Rainfall titles, both because they all looked like great games--and I thought The Last Story and especially Xenoblade were--and because I hope it never becomes necessary to form Uperation Rainfall.

retro_player_22

#46

retro_player_22 said:

I'll get the game but just for the story and gameplay. I heard the game got multiple endings and unlockables so those I'll definitely check out.

AJWolfTill

#47

AJWolfTill said:

American's this game is definately worth your time! While it's not on the same level of Xenoblade this game is excellent. The relationship between the two lead characters is probably the most touching video game romance I have ever witnessed. While the game does suffer from utilising some archaic elements such as fixed cameras and having two similar looking levels for each of the 5 elements, the game is challenging, engaging, and has spectacular boss battles better than many recent Zelda offerings.

burninmylight

#48

burninmylight said:

XSEED is becoming my favorite publisher outside of Nintendo. Preordered the heck out of this game.

fishwilson

#49

fishwilson said:

Its so nice to see all three of these games coming out both in EU and US. Gives me some hope that we will someday get all of the Legend Of Heroes games translated and released too.

simonbelmont82

#51

simonbelmont82 said:

looks to be one of the awsome games for wii as far as rpgs go have the other two xenoblade and the last story.

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