Now this is a knife

Along with today's confirmation that Japanese RPG The Last Story and the more action-focused Pandora's Tower will release in Europe sometime next year comes a meaty chunk of new screenshots for the latter title.

The game centers around the chain-equipped Ende and his journey to rescue Ceres from succumbing to a curse that is transforming her into a literal monster.

There is currently no word on whether the RPG trio of Pandora's Tower, The Last Story and Xenoblade Chronicles — the impetus behind localization campaign Operation Rainfall — will be released in North America, but Nintendo of America head honcho Reggie Fils-Aime has said that they will be closely watching European sales.