Its sad but now we know how Europe felt back in the old days when it used to be only America getting good games. Now it looks like the tables of turned. Is it just me or has Nintendo been releasing their games in Europe before America sometimes before Japan? Im not complaining or anything but ive been noticing it a lot lately.
Doesn't happen that much. It's still a safer bet to be NA. It seems it's cheaper and released earlier usually. There have been a few games exclusive to the Wii this generation in Europe and not NA, so there was a slight shift. There was a fear that Xenoblade and Last Story won't arrive in NA. Now it did. But I think NA still has the edge both in release time and in the d/l games, like Wiiware and VC.
Lucky I've started to really enjoy RPGs in the last year or so (never used to be my thing), because it makes me all the happier to support both this and Xenoblade. I already have them both on pre-order, and I hope everyone else will do their part to show their support and get more games like this released in the U.S.!
Pandora's Tower is another JRPG published by Nintendo, being localized for Europe, but with no release announced for the Americas. It is coming out in Europe on April, 13th. Pandora's Tower is the other Operation Rainfall game along with The Last Story and Xenoblade.
Pandora's Tower is quite a bit different from what I've seen/heard. Though, I guess you could say the same for Xenoblade and The Last Story. Anyway, Pandora's Tower has been called "3D Castlevania done right," and there are probably some similarities. You can forge weapons, upgrade items, level up, and apparently make a few interesting choices through the game. It plays like a God of War-style hack and slash, from what I've heard. NoE and NoJ have advertised it as an "Action RPG," for whatever that is worth.
But anyway, I have both Xenoblade and The Last Story pre-ordered, and am really hoping the hints that XSeed has dropped about a CE come true. I want one!
I keep crossing my fingers now that we'll get that cool Xenoblade bundle with the red Classic Controller Pro that Europe got... come on, Nintendo! But Nintendo's probably thinking that we should be counting our blessings just to get Xenoblade, period. :-/