EDIT: Summer 2012 release!!
In case you haven’t heard by now (and if you’re a Nintendo or JRPG fan, then not knowing is a crime!), The Last Story has been confirmed for a U.S. release! The exact date has not been confirmed, but nonetheless, this is great news. Also, XSEED Games will be publishing the game, not Nintendo. This news comes a few months after Xenoblade Chronicles was confirmed for a U.S. release as well (it’s coming April 6th! Go pre-order your copy at GameStop/EBGames or the Nintendo online store). These two JRPG’s are heralded as the best JRPG’s in a long time, so if you’ve been bored by recent JRPG titles, these two games should reinvigorate you. Of the two, I’m definitely looking forward to The Last Story moar. It was developed by the creator of the Final Fantasy series, Hironobu Sakaguchi. I’ve missed his work in recent Final Fantasy games, so I’m really interested in playing something in which he had major involvement with.
A quick thank you to everyone who has participated in Operation Rainfall thus far; there is no doubt that we have made a huge impact in getting these games released here in the states. I was critical of Nintendo when they gave a mere “Thank you” for the support when Operation Rainfall first started petitioning. I’m so sorry for ever doubting you Nintendo! Remember folks: never doubt the Big N. And lastly, for all those that petitioned, now that these games are confirmed, you better freaking buy it! Strong sales will only encourage moar imports! Let’s continue to support Nintendo everyone!