Pandora's Tower coming to Wii this spring

The year-old "Operation Rainfall" campaign sought western localizations for a trio of Wii-exclusive JRPGs. It can now be called an unqualified success; the final game has been announced for a North American release. Pandora's Tower is coming to our shores some time this spring from XSEED.

The game centers on an ex-mercenary named Aeron, who attempts to save his beloved Elena from the horrible fate of transforming into a grotesque monster by descending a tower. As he defeats the monsters inside, Elena has to eat them one by one to fight off her transformation, but her humanity is slowly slipping away. So it's a princess story meets Dr. Jekyll.

The game was developed by Japanese developer Ganbarion. Despite early denials, the game joins Xenoblade and The Last Story in their slow journey to the US. This announcement gives Wii owners one more meaty RPG to look forward to as the system continues to wind down.

"It's fantastic to be bringing such a highly-anticipated title like Pandora's Tower to such a vocal fan base," said XSEED president Shinichi Suzuki, in the announcement. "North American gamers have been very patient in waiting for this game to be released, and we're confident they will be pleased when they get their hands on the title."