'Xenoblade Chronicles' gets European bundle, no dice for North America
Thursday 30 June 2011
Xenoblade Chronicles is one of the most highly rated role-playing games on the Nintendo Wii in its native Japan and, when it arrives in Europe on September 2, will be bundled with a special edition controller.
No such luck in North America, however, as a campaign to bring Xenoblade and two other titles to the continent has been rejected by officials comments on Nintendo's Facebook page.
Though Xenoblade may not be a household name outside of its homeland, Famitsu magazine gave it a near-perfect score and voters on Japanese user review portal MK2 still rate it as the Wii's best role-playing adventure.
Fans of Xenoblade, The Last Story, and Pandora's Tower have organized themselves to co-ordinate Operation Rainfall, petitioning Nintendo to localize the three titles for the North American Wii.
Nintendo broke the news on January 30, thanking fans for their enthusiasm, and saying "We never say 'never,' but we can confirm that there are no plans to bring these three games to the Americas at this time."
Current pre-orders for Xenoblade Chronicles, under its working title of Monado, have made it Amazon.com's second best-seller for the Wii, ahead of Zumba Fitness and behind Just Dance 2.
Life & Style blogs
National Burger Day: all your beefy questions answered
36-year-old skeleton of dead baby found inside Indian woman
Anal sex study reveals climate of 'coercion'
The science of saturated fat: A big fat surprise about nutrition?
Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini review: a watertight little brother to the S5 with a top flight screen
Exclusive: We share blame for creating 'jihad generation', says Muslim strategist
Robin Williams Emmys tribute led by Billy Crystal criticised for including 'racist' joke about Muslim woman
The Rotherham child abuse scandal is a tale of apologists, misogyny and double standards
Scottish independence TV debate: Pumped-up Alex Salmond bounces back in bruising second round against Alistair Darling
Do you realise just how foolish the UK looks?
Arizona shooting: Gun instructor accidentally killed by nine-year-old girl with Uzi
- 1 Miley Cyrus' homeless MTV VMAs date, Jesse Helt, is wanted by the police
- 2 Arizona shooting: Gun instructor accidentally killed by nine-year-old girl with Uzi
- 3 Paul Scholes: Manchester City were so good against Liverpool I felt like turning the television off
- 4 Notting Hill Carnival: Woman shares selfie after being ‘punched in face for telling man to stop groping her’
- 5 Homer Simpson has taken the ALS ice bucket challenge because of course he has
- < Previous
- Next >
iJobs Gadgets & Tech
£50000 Per Annum excellent benefits package including company car: The Green R...
£55000 - £70000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus: Harrington Starr: Front-End Deve...
£30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus: Harrington Starr: Graduate C# De...
£45000 - £50000 Per Annum + £5k shift allowance, 12% bonus, benefits: Clearwat...