Westward, ho?

Despite a few highlights on the horizon, we can all agree that Wii is in its final throes for hardcore gamers, but there are bright lights waiting to be translated: Pandora's Tower, The Last Story and Xenoblade Chronicles. Of those three however, only Xenoblade has a Western release confirmed, and even that is currently only announced for Europe. As you can imagine, Wii fans are unhappy about this turn of events, and they're making their feelings heard.

The official Nintendo Facebook page has been flooded with comments demanding the three games, with several fans taking it a step further and requesting other unreleased games. Here's a sample of comments:

J. Noble Gibbins: Good day, gentlemen and ladies of Nintendo. I am here to inquire about the--oh, how do I say this--lack of Xenoblade. It seems it will be getting quite the rousing cup of tea over in Europe, but none of such delightfulness in the States.

Myriam Maon: Nintendo wants core gamers to come back to the WiiU - what kind of message do you think you are sending them by not localizing Xenoblade and Last Story in the US? By not bringing Xenoblade and Last Story to the US you are losing any credibility you had with lots of core gamers. Why should core gamers believe things will be different with the WiiU that they were with the Wii when even Nintendo doesn't bother bringing its most praised "hardcore" games to the US?

If you want to lend your voice to the growing throng, several dedicated players have created Operation Rainfall, a campaign to prove to Nintendo the desire to purchase that exists for these games.

We'll keep you updated on the release status of these much anticipated games.

[source facebook.com]