The other day we brought you news that Nintendo has no plans to bring Last Story Westward, and naturally it gave rise to plenty of ire amongst Wii gamers.
Keen to do something about it, one fan created a petition to bring the game to North America and Europe, and it's already gained close to 7,000 signatures.
If you want to lend your support to the petition, you can sign it here and cross your fingers that someone high-up takes notice.
I just wonder if it's worth the effort, are they doing this just because the game has shiny graphics or is there something special about it?
Aren't people always complaining about these petitions.
YES. I'm signing this NOW. Even if it doesn't do anything, at least I tried, and it takes 30 seconds.
@y2josh An online petition to stop online petitions!
Signed it. Hope it does actually make Nintendo decide to bring it out to other countries. The Wii needs more games like this.
Ehh, usually I could care less about petitions (except the one for Moogle Mystery Dungeon, omg), but... I'll sign it. I have no idea why, but I will.
Not really my thing, but there are many who will appreciate the support.
I would really want this and Xenoblade in 2011..
I'm not gonna sign any petitions, its not worth my time. It is not because I don't want it released, but I've recently learned petitioning for signatures is a waste of time and will inevitably end in disappointment. If they release it, they'll get my money, if they don't then I'll spend it on something else.
it's at 6939 now. I don't think a petition is necessary, but it only took two seconds to e-sign the thing, so whatev'. :3
I am not signing this petition, even if I desire the game.
Not only is it very vague, poorly written, and rather impolite, it also presents a misspelling of the production studio's name (i.e. "Mistawalker")
Count me out.
I just love signing things so this is right up my avenue.
These are pointless. Everone knows Nintendo doesn't care what fans want, they do what's financially smart. I mean they are a business, they are suppose to do it that way, and they are good at it.
Sucks, but that's how it is.
Signed it. Doesn't matter if it's poorly written or whatever, if it does gather enough steam to land on Mistwalker's doorstep then everyone benefits. If not, there's no loss in signing it.
Oh it will come out anyway. These things take time to translate and it's not even released in Japan yet. It might be a flop for a start - get bad reviews, low sales etc. They have to take these things into account before announcing it for other countries. I think it's a little early to be starting petitions.
Look at Tatsunoko Vs Capcom for a start - we thought it would never be released out of Japan but it did. Just took a bit of time and that's a way more obscure title than Last Story. Be patient - it will come.
I signed right away. The West NEEDS this game.
Signed because I'm sick of the EU Wii owners getting the rough end of the stick wrt games releases in general - on nintendo consoles.
Signed it. WE need RPGs on the Wii!
Signed of course!!! Europe is in desperate need of Wii RPGs! If the Wii3D isn't going to come out this year with new RPGs, what else should I play?
Signed. When a game by the maker of Final Fantasy is coming out, but not in America, then I will get sad. I honestly am not a fan of the graphics, but more so by the story and music of the game
I'm no. 7213
<---7239, Now if we could just start one for getting more of the Tales series here.
Thanks for the link ! I signed the petition although i'm not very optimistic it will change the big N's mind.
In the end i think Nintendo should try another distribution model for these niché-games.
You could declare that you will pay the game in advance or preorder it. If there are enough people doing this they wouldn't have to worry about the costs much and could bring the game over to western markets without bigger problems.
wow, these people are determined! I guess I'll sign too.
Fortunately the graphics argument is always void with the Wii since people who buy it, if they really wanted graphics, they'd have gotten a 360 os P$3.
On-topic: Signed. Might stir something up. I'll be pissed if it does go to the USA and not Europe, though.
Signed it, I would also like to see XenoBlade.
Hello, I’m the Founder of the petition, Michele Larini. I’d like to notice you the important events of these days. First We reach an important achievement, the 7000 signs, a great result in less than a week. And this has been possible only with your help, thank you^^ Second I report you that now, Mr Sakaguchi and the Mistwalker know the petition and our support to him, to the company and to the game. This is the proof of Sakaguchi sama on twitter and there is another from the mistwalker (Gianluca Gus I a man who still work with me for the petition) http://img413.imageshack.us/img413/8352/sakaguchiaboutlaststory.jpg
Third I notice you that also with your help many video games website report the news. Only for quoting some website, many of the most important website in Italy, Spain and German. And now gonintendo, vg247, some important blog like destructoid and many more. Now we want reach the achievement of publishing the petition on IGN and more important international website. Fourth we reach each place in the world: Germany, Spain, UK, France, Portugal, US, Greece, Russia and Arabian Countries, Australia, Brazil, Mexico, ecc… Then I ask you some more things to help us again: Sign the petition, if you didn’t do it first, publish again and everywhere you can the petition and contact to sign it everyone you know and try to contact website for the publication of the petition link. I remind that this is the link of the petition: http://www.petitiononline.com/TLSWR/petition.html
And I remind also the link where you can find all the place where the petition is published: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Gruppo-Localizzazione-JRPG-JRPG-localization-group/186217788063157
And, if you want spread this message.
Signed. This game looks great, and the Wii needs more RPGs. And I'm sick of games only being released in one region when there are thousands of people who would gladly buy it in the other regions.
I'm signing. The Wii has had to few good rpgs! However we don't even know if this game will be that good. Looks aren't everything.
Unfortunately it's gonna take a lot more than 7500 people for a game to have big sales
If RPG nuts want another RPG to their collection, let me pertition...
I just signed as Number 7500. Not that it will do anything, but that sounds like a decent number.
I'm pretty well convinced this is coming over, anyway, though, given all the extraordinarily heavy press it's gotten over here.
@Iz20XX Fortunately, people who didn't sign the petition will buy the game too!
I signed. It really takes no time at all and it helps the gaming community overall. I wish all games were released everywhere, so people all over have a fair chance to play what they want.
If I knew about a petition for One Piece Unlimited Cruise to come out in the US, I would've signed that too. I'll never get over those games not being released.
Petitions don't normally work but I really want to play this game so I signed it.
Looks fun and a lot people seem to want it so I signed.
Idk if these do anything but I hope that it catches NOA's attention a little. It's now at over 7,640. (I signed)
signed # 7263.
ME CROSSESS EVERYTHING
For all the good it will do, signed, #7733.
I'm gonna laugh if this gets announced on Wednesday and that was when they were planning to announce it the entire time.
I'm gonna sigh if people think this petition is why they announced it.
@accc: I'd buy it on day one if it is released, but signing a petition is an absolute waste of time, its more productive to discuss it and to educate others on the futility of it all.
Petitions aren't an accurate barometer of critical period sales, it'll most likely flop. Besides, as is standard with these types of things, there are too many fakes or duplicate entries.
Anyways, if Mistwalker already knows about the petition and are still unsure about releasing it, a few thousand fake signatures aren't gonna change their collective minds.
There are lots of costs to consider in the localization of such a title and its not like they're backed financially by JRPG-hungry Microsoft this time around.
TL;DR: I'm not gonna bother signing, nor are my family or pets or deceased ancestors. Petitions = useless, discussion because of petition on the other hand...
I signed at #7675. Summary of thought; not looking forward to this year for the Wii, localizing this game would help make the year better for everyone. Will also buy the game new.
Usually, I consider petitions useless due to the nature of most of them, but considering that I can see the use of this, I'll be willing to make an exception for this one.
signing it now im 7869
I signed this the other day, I was like 600 and something. I've tried posting it other places.
So, 7,000+ have signed it? That probably means 50 or so people have been busy spamming the petition, which is why these things are an absolute waste of time.
I'm going to sign it, just in case. But, it seems Nintendo and most everyone else releases games based on what they want to release, regardless of demand. Not getting on the Earthbound bandwagon. I'm pretty much indifferent about it's release. But, it was mentioned in one Nintendo Power issue that it was the most-wanted VC game. This was some time ago. And yet, it's not been released yet. Nintendo's going to do what Nintendo wants to do. Sometimes it'll coincide with what fans want them to do, sometimes it won't.
I signed it a week ago but I'm not convinced petitions really help. I remember hearing about one floating around for Seiken Densetsu 3.
I'm signature #6170.
The idea is that if there is enough demand for the game represented on the petition to make it clear to Nintendo that the game would be a financial success in the west, Nintendo would bring it over. What that magical number would be, I don't know.
Yeah, if the SMRPG remake/sequel petitions didn't work (we only got a VC version LOOOONG after it was forgotten about), if we still haven't gotten more Earthbound games again in America, do you honestly believe this will matter?
True a petition might not really do anything but raise awareness, but If a creator of a game is that hessitant to release a game when there is demand, to me, that speaks more about the quality of there product. Or at least how they percive it.
8143rd person on the bandwagon. Will probably never play this game lol.
i think theses things do help anyone remember Tatsunoko vs.Capcom that was not commin to the NA but the people voices where heard
Signed. Want this game in EU.
Signed. Almost 10,000 people on board, NIIICE. We may have a chance at this yet
8492. Hope it is released eventually.
I never sign petitions, they seem silly. I signed this one though, cos I really really want that game and have to at least try.
@Reala: Well start a petition to bring back petitions then
Totally signed this.
I signed it....With a fake name!
This MUST happen, peoples! Maybe if it break 10,000 they'll do it (it's close!)
Almost 10.000 by now
Nintendo should rename the Wii, the Petitioning videogame console since in more cases than one, there's always a lot of petition to do in order to get Nintendo or game developers who created games for the Wii to get to release their title here.
Apparently, Kirby's Epic Yarn is partly to blame for Nintendo's alleged decision to not release it outside Japan - http://www.vg247.com/2011/01/20/3ds-and-kirbys-epic-yarn-partly-to-blame-for-the-last-story-releasing-only-in-japan/ Uh-huh. Nothing like seeing asininity at it's finest. Way to go Nintendo.
They not at all saying Kirby might be to blame. He's just using the opportunity to mention that Nintendo DOES have games coming out.
All he said about Last Story was that for the game to be a viable release in Europe, they'd have to release it in a number of languages, which may or may not be feasible.
Anyway, I caved in and signed it. It's over eleven thousand now!
Do give the Xenoblade petitions a chance as well, though:
wow, 11,930... craziness~
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